ZGA Gallery present this online exhibition where 10 Russian photographers from 7 countries comprehend the Pandemic through photography. This exhibition was born out of the demand of the present — the refusal to ignore the existential collapse, which is currently taking place. Lifeworld, usually calculated by algorithms and prearranged by the experience of the past, when plagued by the pandemic, has presented its new “given,” one that is characterized by a slowing down and a particular intensity. It is an unfolding scene in which each player’s choices can be observed. It is a scene in which photography is acting out by showing its inherent qualities that lie beneath the surface. Whether spontaneous or intentional — and obtained as a trace of light or generated by a computer — a photographic image is revealing, even when it is created to conceal. Photography bears witness to our current reality, it is a carrier of information and noise; it is reflection, manipulation and creation; it is a record of what was and what was not; it is seduction, symptom and therapy. This exhibition...
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