OPENING TEMPORARY EXHIBITION / MARKUS KROTTENDORFER - PHOTOPSIA

MARKUS KROTTENDORFER
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION - PHOTOPSIA
16.06.2024-31.10.2024

Opening: 15.06.2024, 11:00 - 12:00 a.m.
LUMEN. Museum of mountain photography, Kronplatz/Plan de Corones, Bruneck/Brunico, Southtyrol

Registration needed: link to registration on our website.
Registration also includes the cable car ticket.
Registration deadline: 14.06.2024, 15:00 p.m. (after that, registrations can only be accepted for participation in the exhibition opening, NOT for the cable car).

The event will be held in german language.


Markus Krottendorfer is interested in the fragile foundations of our present, in misconceptions and failed ideas which still managed to give rise to the conquest of the world and which were with us for a while. With his special photographic method, he intervenes in places that still show traces of these often-odd ideas, places that beg questions regarding their (former) utopian potential and the way they resonate with the present.

In the “Photopsia” exhibition—a term that describes a visual disturbance manifesting in the form of hallucinatory perceptions—, Krottendorfer ties together three different projects about fictions from the early modern age.

“Mountains of Kong”—a mountain range in Africa which was included in maps of the world until the early 20th century despite the fact that it never existed, showcasing a colonial-era production of fictitious knowledge about Africa.

“Point of View”—the Chinese cabinets of the Hofburg in Brixen/Bressanone and Neustift Abbey, bearing witness to a romanticized view of an imaginary “Orient” but also to the power coming from the depiction of the world.

“Phantom of the Poles”—In 1906, William Reed published a book of the same name in which he postulates that there is another world located inside the Earth, perhaps even unknown civilizations—an early form of “alternative facts”?

All three projects allow us to reflect on the role of photography in the space between reality and fiction, truth and fallacy in our very own present.

Dates

15.06.24 at 11:00 - 16:00

Venue

Lumen - Museum of Mountain Photography
Via Funivia
39031 Brunico/Riscone

Organizer

info@lumenmuseum.it
+39 0474 431090
https://www.lumenmuseum.it/temporary-exhibitions/glaciers-end--a-colourful-study-of-our-changing-existence

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