EXHIBITIONS | SITE-SPECIFIC | PHOTOBOOKS
The future of art spaces is much more in outdoor and site-specific places. As well as in PHOTObooks to circulate the audience worldwide.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, many artists and curators seemed getting tired of the white cube galleries, artwork hung on colorless walls, often in expensive areas of metropolitan cities. Because of the pandemic our already born tendency to change that turned into a must. We photographers have been forced to rethink how and where to show our work. Maybe also if and why. With whom to talk through our work.
While galleries remained closed or at a restricted capacity, we were inspired to innovate.
Where do we go from here, when galleries might never be the same again? Or would we rather have them so?
Photoillustrata's aim is to live and create out-door and site-specific to connect with public on places where we live, hang-around, pass by in everyday life. Also explore the meaning of exhibiting, the impermanence of expositions and messages sent.
We also aim to develop communication of our work throughout creating PHOTObooks, because that is when we touch the real form, solid material, we connect.
While the term photobook is recent, it is a form invented in the mid-19th century and is one of the most critical aspects to the photographer’s practice, as well as the history of photography.
A photobook is a book, a book object, in which
photograph is the dominant content. It is a work of art that is meant to be experienced and to challenge
the possibilities of photography.