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Fiction: truth in photography and painting
Fiction: truth in photography and painting, 15 July4 September 2004, London
'Fiction' presents an alternative artistic attitude to photographic truth versus painted illusion. Until recently, discussions of contemporary photography and painting have inhabited two different worlds, with conversations on photography invariably dominated by reference to the objectivity of the Düsseldorf school exemplified by the Bechers, Struth, Ruff, Höfer etc. The works in this exhibition discuss a contrasting attitude; the realisation that truthful records of places or events are impossible in any medium. The boundaries between painting and photography therefore become meaningless.
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Fiction: truth in photography and painting – Timothy Taylor