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Manipulating Reality: How Images Redefine the World

Manipulating Reality: How Images Redefine the World
FLORENCE  •  Palazzo Strozzi  •  Ongoing

Photography and video art have always been based on the conflict between recording reality and, at the same time, becoming themselves a falsification of that reality. Today, with the spreading popularity of easy-to-use digital technology and the massive dissemination of images through the mass media and the Internet, that ambiguity has if anything increased, pushing the conflict between appearance and reality to its outer edges and demanding that the spectator play an active role in defining what he or she is seeing as real.

The exhibition presents the work of 23 international artists - Olivo Barbieri, Sonja Braas, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Gregory Crewdson, Thomas Demand, Elena Dorfman, Christiane Feser, Andreas Gefeller, Andreas Gursky, Beate Gütschow, Osang Gwon, Tatjana Hallbaum, Ilkka Halso, Robin Hewlett & Ben Kinsley, Rosemary Laing, Aernout Mik, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Sarah Pickering, Moira Ricci, Cindy Sherman, Cody Trepte, Paolo Ventura and Melanie Wiora – who use photography and video-art as the tools of their trade, manipulating our perception of the visible world and building new models of reality.

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Contact: Fondazione Strozzi
Palazzo Strozzi
Piazza Strozzi
50123 Firenze
Tel: (39) 55 27 76 461/06

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