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Charting the Invisible is an exhibition showcasing the collaborative work of twenty-two members of the Urban Photographers’ Association (UPA). Working in pairs UPA members have produced works exploring the 2017 UrbanPhotoFest theme, Cartographies.
Maps work on the thin boundary between science and art, between rational representation of spatial data and the evocation of the hidden and emotional layers that compose the reality as we experience it. The inner meaning of a bi-dimensional map resides in what is left out of the physical frame, in those evocative elements that conveys a full perception of the territory considered and represented.
Cartographies are not only a combination of paper and ink or digital data; their meaning resides in those hidden intangible layers that allow a full comprehension of the charted territory. In a similar way a photographic frame works as a self-contained limit whose meaning stands in what remains out of it. The omitted, and its evocative meaning, becomes the significance of the image. Charting the Invisible aims to break the boundary of what we traditionally consider the cartographic interpretation of reality. The representation of those hidden layers - emotional, intangible and evocative – becomes the focus of the works shown in the exhibition.
Exhibiting Artists: Kamal Badhey, Stefano Carnelli, Peter Coles, Andy Day, Diego Ferrari, Lauren Finch, Lene Hald, Paul Halliday, Sayed Hasan, Tanya Houghton, Nai Wen Hsu, Rachel Sarah Jones, David Kendall, Rebecca Locke, Bas Losekoot, Luc Pauwels, Vrinda Seksaria, Konstantin Sergeyev, Yanina Shevchenko, Manuel Vázquez, Gesche Würfel, Kyler Zeleny
This exhibition is curated by Tanya Houghton and Stefano Carnelli, and organised in partnership with Tate, the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR), Goldsmiths, University of London, Openvizor, UrbanPhotoFest and the Urban Photographers’ Association (UPA).
Photo © Rachel Sarah Jones, 2017
The exhibition is part of UrbanPhotoFest 2017