Art Windsor-Essex respectively acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Land Marks: Contemporary Photographs from the AGW Collection Works by Christine Burchnall, Stan Douglas, ThinkArchitecture, Bill Vazan and Douglas Walker
April 12, 2012 - June 10, 2012
Douglas Walker, Untitled #11, 1987, gelatin silver print, 120.0 cm x 92.0 cm, Gift of Carmen and Claire Colangelo, 2001
‘To photograph is to appropriate the thing photographed.’
– Susan Sontag, On Photography
We live in an image-saturated world. From family albums to police files, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, to our mobile phones, digital cameras, hard drives with file sharing programs, we navigate through a shapeless empire of accrued images. Since the camera is literally an archiving machine every photograph is an archival object. This exhibition brings together a range of photographic practices – from ones that are conceptually staged to documentation and archiving practices – that examine, memorialize and interpret the conditions of the post-industrial landscapes and built environment of the Windsor/Detroit region through the lens of various photographers from the collection of the Art Gallery of Windsor.