Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020
The four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020 are:
Comprising a survey of Bourouissa’s work over the past 15 years, the exhibition includes works from Nous Sommes Halles (2003-2005 in collaboration with Anoush Kashoot), Périphérique (2005-2008), Temps Mort (2009), Shoplifters (2014-2015) and his augmented-reality piece revealing the invisible Army of the Unemployed.
Questioning the act of commemoration and its potentially limited means of representing grief and suffering, Kusters proposes other ways of seeing and dealing with such history. The installation also features a 13 year-long generative audio piece by sound artist, composer and songwriter, Ruben Samama, which represents, in both sound and duration, the period between 1933 and 1945 when the camps were active, and further signifies the human loss at each of the sites.
Neville began taking photographs in Guingamp, Brittany (“little Britain”) in 2016 and over three years, produced a complex, multi-layered portrait of this tight-knit provincial farming region. Connecting art and social documentary practices, he further photographed different agribusinesses in the community - from small holdings to large industries. The resulting photobook, now accompanied by a publication of essays by Brittany farmers articulating the need for a sustainable, humane, even ecotopian type of agriculture, was sent out to UK and European ministries of agriculture and food as well as key policy makers, calling for the urgent adoption of more ecological methods of farming.
Strand was Inspired by George H. Eckhardt’s publication Electronic Television (1936) and adopts this methodology as a way of exploring the process of transmission and reception, recreating existing photographic images into paintings via encoded messages by telephone. The project features photographs (information sources) and paintings (information destinations) also reflecting the competitive and often problematic relationship between the two media.
Title: Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020
Publisher: The Photographers' Gallery, 2020
Author: Anna Dannemann, Ulrich Baer, Cécile Bishop, Orit Gat, Will Self
Photographer: Mohamed Bourouissa, Anton Kusters, Mark Neville, Clare Strand
Graphic Design: Sara Boris
Format: Softcover book, PVC cover with interchangable cover plates.
Size: 27 x 22 cm