Art March, 11 2009

Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography

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Reality Check, the third exhibition in the MET’s gallery for contemporary photography, explores the way photographers exploit the mediums illusionism to question what is real and what is not. Included are staged images, as well as landscapes that appear artificial. The exhibition closes on March 22, 2009, so haste is required to catch it in the flesh.

Some works are available, however on the web. For example the above, Frank Breuer’s Industrial Hall (Nike) of 2000. Here is a building that gives little indication of interior function, one of the motivating factors for Breuer’s capturing.

A few more images that caught the eye after the jump.

Mark Wyse, Marks of Indifference #4 (Accident #1), 2006

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Polar Bear, 1976.