3 February – 12 March 2017
NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Upper Floor
Maurice van Es
Jan van der Til
On the occasion of the fifth edition of the Portfolio Review, a group show featuring the works of nine artists from the past editions will be taking place at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. The exhibition includes works by Thomas Albdorf, Andrey Bogush, Maurice van Es, Esther Hovers, Paul Hutchinson, Vendula Knopová, Sasha Kurmaz, Jan van der Til and Nikolas Ventourakis.
Conceived as an anniversary exhibition that celebrates outstanding talents who took part in the Portfolio Review since 2013, “Perfect Storm” is a record of current themes and topics that a young generation of artists is concerned with.
As passport pictures, in advertisements, urban spaces, family albums and how-to-manuals, for control and surveillance purposes, in science and in art: we produce, use, manipulate and circulate images in so many ways that itemising the different usages of photography may take forever. The over-boarding reality of images puts their realness in a different light, while experiencing reality becomes increasingly overlaid by a visual filter pre-determining what we get to see and comprehend. The artists in this show react to this world that is interspersed with visual narratives and technologies, indicating the consequences of such shifts on human identity, memory, social behaviour and the beauty therein.