• When: September 22, 2016 - December 3, 2016
  • Where: DAAP GALLERIES:: MEYERS GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI 2624 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45221
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    2016 BIENNIAL OVERVIEW

    The FotoFocus Biennial 2016, Photography, the Undocument is a month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art held throughout Cincinnati and the surrounding region. Featuring over 60 exhibitions and over 100 events at Participating Venues, the 2016 Biennial is anchored by eight major exhibitions curated by FotoFocus Artistic Director, Kevin Moore, questioning ­­­the documentary nature of photography, including solo exhibitions of Roe Ethridge, Zanele Muholi, and Jackie Nickerson. The Biennial Program includes four days of events and programming, featuring artist and curator talks, keynote lectures, tours, screenings, and performances to be held October 6–9, 2016. The Biennial brings together the community to celebrate October as the Month of Photography.

    The Participating Venues take diverse approaches to the theme: Photography, the Undocument, which seeks to break apart assumptions about photography’s documentary character by emphasizing the medium’s natural tendency to distort and reshape the visible world.

    ME, MYSELF, & IRL

    DAAP GALLERIES:: MEYERS GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
    Hours: Sun–Thurs 10am–5pm

    Free to the Public

    October 9 – December 2, 2016

    Me, Myself, & IRL investigates the tension between material and immaterial, and calls into question the authenticity of an image in the era of Photoshop and the Internet. The tension between material and immaterial space has become a site of investigation in how lived experiences are being defined and cultivated. The ongoing evolution of technology and its seamless integration into daily life has challenged how we define ourselves and relate to a progressively digital world.

    We continuously reassess identity, skirting the line between presentation and performance—expectations met, shattered, or desired. Reality has become obscure as its representation, temporality, and authenticity take on new dimensions. The artists in this exhibition present altered realities using experimental methods of image-making, which explore the current state of uncertainty both in our interaction with technology and state of existing in a technologically-mediated world.

    Includes artists Carlin Brown, Blaise Cepis, Anna KE, Anouk Kruithof, Florian Meisenberg, Rick Silva, Katie Stienstra, and Jordan Tate. Curated by Austin Radcliffe

    Blaise Cepis, Untitled, 2015. Pigment Print, 20 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist

    OPENING RECEPTION

    October 13, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00PM

    The Philip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery is located in the Steger Student Life Center, Main Street, University of Cincinnati.

    Free to the Public.