Fotogalleriet hosts a temporary installation, ‘Representation and Beyond’, which focuses on investigating the historical and current status of broadly defined portraiture (including self-portraiture). Apart from works that fit a more classical understanding of this particular genre, the installation also includes photographs that avoid a literal understanding of portraiture in favor of abstract - or simply different – representational forms connected to various personal or ethical issues (intimacy, politics, etc.). In this context, the portrait becomes a mirror of various visual languages and approaches underlined by one main rule: respect for the photographed subject and understanding of his/her situation and the given context.
In ‘Representation and Beyond’ you will find books (or/and projects) by: Dawoud Bey, Christian Belgaux, Magnus Cederlund, Andrea Gjestvang, Mads Greve, Rebecca Jafari, Sofie Amalie Klougart, Lin Shiauyu, Linda Zhengová.
Fotogalleriet also hosts book launches/artist talks and shortlisted photobook dummies from the Inaugural Hong Kong Photobook Festival (Clean Hong Kong Action by Siu Wai-hang, The Man Who Attends to the Times by Yim Sui-fong, The Dayspring of Eternity by Lau Chi-chung).