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Art Diary

Give and Take: Photos upon Photos

13 May 2022

The exhibition of contemporary photography at the Hamburger Kunsthalle (20 May–28 August) features 20 artists who incorporate archival materials into their work in innovative ways. The show reflects on how the artists’ use of historical film footage, artworks from museum collections and newspaper clippings bring new meaning to their compositions. Highlights include Blame the Algorithm (2021), a collaborative work by the artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin which recontextualises archival newspaper clippings to provide a fresh perspective on how we interpret visual material, and pictures from the personal archive of American artist Sara Cwynar. Find out more from the Hamburger Kunsthalle’s website.

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Rainy Days (2021) ,Frida Orupado. Galerie Nordenhake Berlin. Photo: Susann Jamtøy; © Frida Orupabo

Cleaning the Drapes, aus der Serie House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home (c. 1967–72), Martha Rosier. Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin; © Martha Rosler

Blame the Algorithm (2021), Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin. Photo: Christoph Irrgang; © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Glass Life (2021), Sara Cwynar. The Approach, London and Foxy Production, New York; © Sara Cwynar