Onorato & Krebs at FoamExhibitions / Amsterdam
21 March 2014 - 11 May, 10am - 6pm (until 9pm Th/Fr)
After winning the Foam Paul Huf Award in 2013, Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs return to Foam to present an exhibition of new work focusing on the intersection of photography, film and site-specific elements.
About Onorato & Krebs
Working together since 2003, Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs (b.1979, Switzerland) are considered to be one of the most promising teams in contemporary photography.
The two have developed a considerable body of work that includes photographs, sculptures and installation art pieces.
Delving into the nature of the photograph, Onorato & Krebs question the relationship between the photographer, the subject and the viewer through striking ironic commentary, constructing illusory staged scenes and telling visual narratives that never actually happened.
This playful photographic process questions the viewer's (and society's) relationship to the image; what does it mean when photographs and other visual materials are manipulated?
Through exhibitions such as The Light of Other Days and As Long as it Photographs It Must Be a Camera and their 2009 publication The Great Unreal, the Swiss duo continue to engage audiences while investigating the essence of photography.
Pycho Room, 2010, Onorato & Krebs
Thumb: The Waterfall, 2011, Onorato & Krebs
Camera (Armadillo), 2012, Onorato & Krebs
Exhibition at Foam 2014
As part of winning the prestigious Foam Paul Huf Award, the duo were invited to return to exhibit new work.
Lauded for their "playfulness and depth that touches upon the very DNA of photography," the international jury unanimously awarded the duo from a list of over 84 international nominees.
Opening in March, the work is still being developed, but it will continue their analysis of the role manipulation plays in the perception of visual material.
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