20 June - 20 September 2015
In a follow-up to the success story of the RAY 2012 Photography Projects Frankfurt/RheinMain, RAY 2015 likewise presented works by outstanding exponents of international contemporary photography and video art of Frankfurt and the region.
Along with the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main and the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, the Museum Angewandte Kunst served as a venue for the main exhibition.
Today’s unlimited possibilities for producing and manipulating images have opened a multifaceted spectrum for capturing and interpreting these scenarios of transformation. Visual worlds have emerged that testify our present day and point to our future at the same time. How can we or how would we like to see the world today? How does the abstraction or the deconstruction of everyday realities generate new perspectives both through and in photography?
How do the artists use visual languages to go beyond the documentary? In what ways do they reflect upon the philosophical and existential aspects of the human and material condition of our time? The exhibition introduces artistic propositions that free themselves from the claims of authenticity and question the flood of private and public images. Real and virtual space, documentation and staging penetrate their expressions and lead to an expansion of reality.
With all of the various processes and possibilities of the medium, this exhibition showed what these artists have in common. Their images transform the environment into a world in which reality and fiction, facts and illusion are inseparably woven together.
Next to the exhibition IMAGINE REALITY, RAY 2015 supported 12 artists’ new productions and nine further partner projects in Frankfurt and the Rhine/Main region.