“traces how artists have used the camera to blur boundaries between past and present, fact and fiction”
Lucas Blalock, Anne Collier, Sara Cwynar, Natalie Czech, Andreas Gursky, Elad Lassry, Richard Prince, Thomas Ruff, Cindy Sherman, Erin Shirreff, Wolfgang Tillmans, Sara VanDerBeek, Jeff Wall, Christopher Williams
You Are Looking at Something That Never Occurred brings together 14 international artists who work with photography. It spans a 40-year period, from 1977 to the present day, and traces how artists have used the camera to blur boundaries between past and present, fact and fiction.
Today, the photographic image feels ever-present, perhaps even over-familiar. How then do artists go about producing works that can engage us? In You Are Looking at Something That Never Occurred the recognisable world of images is used as a starting point. The languages of the personal snapshot, advertising and cinema are reworked to produce new pictures.
This publication has been produced in an edition of 500. The book also includes texts by the exhibition’s curator Paul Luckraft, a discussion hosted by Chris Wiley, with Lucas Blalock, Sara Cwynar and Erin Shirreff and an essay by David Campany.