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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

AWE Gallery

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.

In this exhibit

Douglas Walker, Untitled #11, 1987, gelatin silver print, 120.0 cm x 92.0 cm, Gift of Carmen and Claire Colangelo, 2001

Stan Douglas, Row Houses at Herman Gardens (from the series Le Détroit), 1998, chromogenic print, 61.0 cm x 51.0 cm, Gift of the artist, 1999

Stan Douglas, Office Building on Eight Mile Road (from the series Le Détroit), 1998, chromogenic print, 61.0 cm x 51.0 cm, Gift of the artist, 1999

Media

Land Marks (installation view)

Land Marks and Re-enacting Resistance (centre)

Land Marks (installation view)

Land Marks (installation view)

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