As part of this year's Triennial of Photography Hamburg, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is presenting around 100 works by internationally acclaimed artists in the exhibition WHEN THERE IS HOPE. Photography, for all its claim to reality and authenticity, can also communicate hopes, dreams and desires. In contemporary art, above all, photographic images are often used to depict socio-political upheavals or document global developments. At the same time, photography - whether it takes the form of a collage, a staged scenario or a reconstruction - has become the most important medium in the quest for identity and the pursuit of hopes and utopian ideals. The exhibition sets out to address these ambivalent and sometimes very controversial aspects of the "principle of hope" in the realm of contemporary photography.
The exhibition will include Rivane Neuenschwander's 'A place not far from here' (2009).
WHEN THERE IS HOPE runs from 19 June until 13 September 2015.
Rivane Neuenschwander at Hamburger Kunsthalle