Jaya Pelupessy at the exhibition Back to the Future. The 19th Century in the 21st Century
The Mai Manó House hosted the exhibition Back to the Future. The 19th Century in the 21st Century which focused on the work of contemporary artists who employ techniques, methods, processes, and themes that resemble those of early nineteenth-century photographers.
The exhibition Back to the Future featured the work of the Dutch duo Jaya Pelupessy and Felix van Dam.
The work of the contemporary artists who took part in this exhibition is characterized by an appetite for experimentation, by cross-fertilization and by a multiplicity of hybrid forms. They pay a great deal of attention to the physical creative process and to the material qualities of their work, returning to the basic principles of photography: light, photosensitive materials, emulsion and chemical processes. By purposefully experimenting, they create radically new artworks that sometimes only distantly echo the photograph but also tend in the direction of drawings, sculptures and paintings.
This exhibition was an initiative of Foam in collaboration with C/O Berlin, Germany.
Foam Magazine #49 is devoted to ’Back to the Future’.
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