Berlinische Galerie

Mutations III

15 Oct 2010 - 28 Feb 2011

© Edmund Clark
Aus der Serie "Guantanamo: If the light goes out" 2010

15 October 2010 – 28 February 2011

Press conference: 14 October 11 am
Opening of the exhibition: 14 October, 7 pm

As a joint project involving the seven partner cities of the Month of Photography, ‘Mutations’ has been dedicated since 2006 to the fringes and experimental areas of contemporary photography. While in 2006 the limits of the medium, whether digital or analogue, were thematic, in 2008 the specifically photographic treatment of videos was the object of investigation. Now in 2010 the perceptible blurring of traditional boundaries between the public and private spheres, as seen on the internet, above all in ‘social networks’, is the topic under scrutiny. The Berlin edition of Mutations III involves five web-based projects: ‘Topographics of the Insignificant’, ‘Subjective Cartography’, ‘Guantanamo: If the light goes out’, ‘The Sochi Project: Empty Land, Promised Land, Forbidden Land’ and ‘Personal Views – an interdisciplinary web project focusing on identity construction in private photography’. All these take a seriously critical, sometimes sarcastically surreal look at the new way in which the internet community deals with pictures, and the associated public assimilation of private life.

The catalogue "Mutations III" is published in october 2010, as well as the book ‘Guantanamo: If the light goes out’ by Edmund Clark (Dewi Lewis Publishing). Both publications are going to be available at the Berlinische Galerie.


Benjamin Cadon & Ewen Chadronnet (F), Edmund Clark (GB), Anders Bojen & Kristoffer Ørum (DK), Rob Hornstra & Arnold van Bruggen (NL), Susanne Wehr (D) in Zusammenarbeit mit Birgit Szepanski und Rainer Totzke

Guided Tours

Sunday 31 October and 28 November 11 am

Tags: Edmund Clark, Rainer Fetting