Sever/Isolate: Political Affairs

Willie Doherty (Photographer)

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Group Exhibition at Hamburger Kunstverein , Hamburg which exhibited Willie Dohertyʼs Sever/Isolate, 1989, diptych, black and white photographs with text. Doherty’s early distrust for depending on what can be perceived as a precise historical record led to an interest in the inconsistencies and ambiguities of images. In Strategy: Severe/ Isolate (1989), Doherty addresses how images spread through mass media influence our interpretation of people and events. Instead of a factual representation of the political landscape, he raises questions about the internal truth claims of photographs and the possibility of authenticity. Doherty’s works refer to how society moves along and is divided by binary ideological lines of catholic/ nationalistic/republican versus protestant/ unionist/loyalist: dualities that are constantly complicated by Doherty’s practice and even turn up here as a special vanishing point. Group exhibition included International artists - Karo Akpokiere ,Art & Language ,Alice Attie, Monica Bonvicini, Andrea Bowers, George Brecht , Daniela Comani, Guy Debord, Jeremy Deller ,Willie Doherty ,Sam Durant ,Elmgreen & Dragset , Öyvind Fahlström ,Claire Fontaine ,Jakob Kolding ,Barbara Kruger ,Aleksandra Mir ,Adrian Piper, Pope.L .Chris Reinecke .Allen Ruppersberg. Maruša Sagadin .Superflex .Ron Terada and Poet Ai Gelesen Von - read by Donika Kelly
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDortmund
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 17 May 2019
Event"Political Affairs", Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg - Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 17 May 201921 Jul 2019


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