Saturday, 4 January 2020

Exhibition at Light House Cinema: Reclaim Photography

6-30 January, Main Gallery, Free Entry

In this unique group exhibition twenty three regional, UK and international photographic artists set out to explore the aesthetic value of Wabi Sabi through analogue, camera-less and digital photography, to create unique and limited edition fine art prints.
Please note: The display at the Light House Media Centre shows adult content and mild nudity, and is therefore not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. As a result, audience discretion is advised.
Now in its fourth year, Reclaim Photography Festival returns to the West Midlands from April 2019 to January 2020.
The aim of this year’s festival is to return to the essence of our Reclaim Photography manifesto, by reclaiming the best in art photography. This year our festival theme is Beauty in imperfection: reclaiming our aesthetic sensibility. We are also pleased to host a unique Black Country regional project: Windows into Industrial Worlds. Visit our What’s On page for more details about the artists featured in these exhibitions.

Beauty in Imperfection: reclaiming our aesthetic sensibility

Light House Media Centre, WV1 1HT

6 January - 30 January, 2020

Mon-Fri 9am-6:30pm and Sat-Sun 45mins before first film until 8:30pm
Wabi Sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional. Leonard Koren, ‘Wabi Sabi for artists, designers, poets and philosophers’, 2008.

This special international exhibition sets out to explore the aesthetic value of Wabi Sabi, as described by Koren, by proposing that there is beauty to be found in imperfection, impermanency and incompleteness, thus creating an aesthetic consciousness.
The intangible qualities of beauty and imperfection assumes a transcendental significance within photography, directing the sensibility of the viewer to look beyond the immediately apparent and to search deeper within oneself for meaning and essence.

Aesthetic consciousness can be explored either through the use of photographic processes and techniques, the photographer’s artistic interpretation, from the subject matter, or by a combination of all three.

Participants were encouraged to respond to this theme through the use of analogue and camera-less photography (including historical and alternative processes) or digital photography (including photo painting, photo-montage and digital printing skills).

This year’s festival is self-funded and is supported by Himley Hall, Light House Media Centre, Framed for You and Palm Laboratory. It is with thanks to the generosity of all of the photographers involved and to our festival partners, that we are able to stage these exhibitions for the viewing public.

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