What inspires today’s photographers in Georgia? Where are the roots? How do the photographic artists reflect upon their own identity? The exhibition PICTURE LANGUAGES. PHOTOGRAPHIC ART FROM GEORGIA provides answers and viewpoints presenting twelve important photographic »voices« of Georgia’s relatively unknown scene. Their works, mainly created since the end of the Soviet Union, show current trends and developments: Documentary images of Georgia’s struggle for independence, forms of portraiture, studies of tradition and symbolic places can be seen.
One main aspect of the exhibition are the works of young photographers born in the late 1980s and early 1990s. They consistently work in coming to terms with the identity of their generation and the experimental handling of the medium of photography. In addition the exhibit provides insight into Georgia’s history of photography: with reproductions of the early artists Dimitri Ermakov and Alexander Roinashvili and the first female war photographer Nino Jorjadze.
Through this, the exhibition imparts impressions from the history and from modern life in Georgia – and as well various artistic positions of its contemporary photography.
FOTOGRAFIE FORUM FRANKFURT
The Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (FFF) is one of the leading centres of photography in Europe. As an exhibition space, institution and event forum the FFF deals with all aspects of photography. Since its founding in 1984 it has presented more than 250 exhibitions with historic and contemporary artists. Additionally, the program of the FFF comprises of regular workshops, talks and discussions with internationally renowned photographers, artists and experts.
Pictures Languages – Photographic Art from Georgia
September 22 – November 18, 2018
Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
60311 Frankfurt, Germany