previews

  • Alec Soth, Joy's Divorce Party, 2004, digital color photograph, 40 x 32". From “ClickDoubleClick.”

    Alec Soth, Joy's Divorce Party, 2004, digital color photograph, 40 x 32". From “ClickDoubleClick.”

    “ClickDoubleClick: The Documentary Factor”

    BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts
    Rue Ravensteinstraat 23
    June 26–September 3, 2006

    Haus der Kunst
    Prinzregentenstrasse 1
    February 8–April 23, 2006

    Curated by Thomas Weski

    Throughout its history, the practice of documentary photography has implied a rigorous responsibility to truth—an illusive ideal that has grown increasingly problematic in the digital age. This exhibition examines the influence of digital manipulation on the documentary tradition and how technology has weakened the medium’s integrity and authenticity. Although sympathetic to the documentary ideal, the roughly 150 images on view, by Taryn Simon, Larry Sultan, Jeff Wall, Luc Delahaye, and nineteen others, operate between fact and fiction. At its core, the show emphasizes photography based on the artist’s interpretation rather than fact, undermining the credibility of the objective witness.

    Travels to the Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, June 26–Sept. 3.