Serial Tendencies brings together work by German artists who use photography, in serially developed bodies of work, which examine human tendencies and their social dimensions. These artist's explorations are informed by aesthetic theory and conceptual modes of art making, a reformist project which avoided beaux arts techniques in favour of critical image making. These important early practitioners employed the tactics of the commercial photography to turn its gaze on its own contorting effects. In doing so they marked new territory for the discussion of civil liberties and the evolving legacies of Feminism.
Press release courtesy SETAREH.