Exhibition from February 1st to March 8th, 2014
Opening on Saturday, February 1st
Kodak: la présence de l'image
galerie frank elbaz is pleased to present Kodak: la présence de l'image, the first solo exhibition at the gallery by Vienna-based artist Mladen Bizumic.
The exhibition revolves around a story of the Kodak's bankruptcy and the materiality of photographs. Historical materialism, deriving ultimately from
Marx and developed by Lukács, manifested itself in writing about art that emphasized contexts and conditions of production over the most traditional
topics such as iconography. Bizumic sets up displays of photographs that are works' plus their x value. The x value stands for a number of contextual
factors such as architecture, location, framing devices. There is a constant tension between the works and their display, the content and the context.
Bizumic's oeuvre is not about choosing one or the other but about the constant, precise and affirmative change of attention values.
This fills space with time, opens up potentialities and creates new points of perception.
By Lizi Mud McBane, Vienna, 2014