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|Horáková + Maurer: TPX-Index
Curated by Reinhard Braun
Opening: 9. 3. 2018, 7 pm
Duration: 10. 3. – 29. 4. 2018
The works shown for the first time in this exhibition go back to the years 1996 to 2000, when Tamara Horáková + Ewald Maurer started intensively exploring the properties of Polaroid TPX radiographic slide film, which lends the project its name. It is an exposure technique originating from the medical field or security sector, which sees through the things that, in this sense, pretend to represent a certain truth of things. In this way, Horáková + Maurer open up a “game” involving methods, representation, perception, and readability that situates the photographic images at the threshold of their representational possibilities. Along this boundary, the relations between photography and renderability become unstable and are subjected to an experimental probing. Horáková + Maurer intervolve the production and reproduction processes so strongly that the photographic images basically arise at the crossroads between the two, as a superimposition, an interference, sometimes even a disruption. In this respect, the practice of the artists is at once as theoretical and tangible as possible, at once real and autonomous—and with this practice, they have for years now assumed an extraordinarily independent position of thinking and showing the photographic in equal measure.
The exhibition is accompanied by an eponymous publication in the Edition Camera Austria, comprising 256 pages, 117 duotone images, and a text by Reinhard Braun in German and English.
Horáková + Maurer, TPX-Index 64/Less/1998-12-27T17:05-20:00, 1998