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Issue No. 17 - Enigma

"No Greater Fiction" at BOSI Contemporary

Image Above: Felix R. Cid, Bullfight, 2013, Courtesy of BOSI Contemporary

  BOSI Contemporary is pleased to present, No Greater Fiction, a photography based group exhibition featuring the works of Peter Baker, Felix R. Cid, Sarah Muehlbauer, Yorgos Prinos, Manal Abu- Shaheen, Hrvoje Slovenc, and Mónika Sziládi. While disparate in their approaches and processes, what links this group of artists is a shared sense that what passes for everyday public activity in our current society is more bizarre, baffling, and incomprehensible than our imaginations are capable of contriving.

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If there is no greater fiction than the real, why do we still insist on making sense of our lives by taking and looking at photographs that are fictions in and of themselves? The seven New York-based artists in this exhibition explore the multiple realities of contemporary life through pictures that blur the dichotomy of real and unreal, analog and digital. Whether they explore staged encounters or random intimacies among objects and bodies, they create fictions we recognize from the urban spaces and suburban interiors of the early 21st century city. Asking old questions about the joint fictions of reality and the photographic medium in ways that take us beyond the documentary and the poetical, No Greater Fiction pictures the often dystopian experiences, shifting scales and topographies of the real by reminding us that being aware of make-believes does not obliterate our need to have them.

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Photographs from the opening by Polina Neshpor

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