Mathieu Asselin, Monsanto Ashtray, 2014 (detail) © Mathieu Asselin, courtesy of the artist. Image description: The photograph shows a white ashtray with a golden rim containing a single stubbed-out cigarette. In the center of the ashtray, "Monsanto" is written in red block letters.
Mathieu Asselin, Monsanto Ashtray, 2014 (detail) © Mathieu Asselin, courtesy of the artist. Image description: The photograph shows a white ashtray with a golden rim containing a single stubbed-out cigarette. In the center of the ashtray, "Monsanto" is written in red block letters.

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018

As part of the RAY 2018 photo triennal, the Museum für Moderne Kunst shows works of the four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018: Mathieu Asselin, Rafal Milach, Batia Suter and Luke Willis Thompson.

Typically wide-ranging in style and approach, all of this year’s shortlisted projects nevertheless reflect a concern with the production and manipulation of knowledge and systems of representation through visual formats. The projects encompass a searing photographic interrogation of global biotech giant, Monsanto (Asselin); an exploration of the seemingly innocent tactics of government control and propaganda (Milach); an encyclopaedic collection of visual taxonomies that expose the shifting and relative meanings of printed images depending on their context (Suter); and a deeply affecting filmic study of grief that reflects the personal cost of visual representation and media exploitation (Willis Thompson).

2018 marks the twenty-first year of the Prize and reaffirms its position as a barometer of talent, excellence and innovation. The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize is an annual award which has been established in 1997 by The Photographers’ Gallery, London and is awarded together with the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation. The £30,000 prize rewards a living photographer, of any nationality, for a specific body of work in an exhibition or publication format in Europe, which is felt to have significantly contributed to the medium of photography in the previous year.

Exhibition

22 Juni — 9 September 2018

ZOLLAMTMMK

Domstraße 3
60311 Frankfurt am Main


  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

mmk@stadt-frankfurt.de
+49 69 212 30447

Artists

  • Mathieu Asselin
  • Rafal Milach
  • Batia Suter
  • Luke Willis Thompson

Exhibition Views

Installation view Mathieu Asselin, courtesy the artist, photo: Axel Schneider
Installation view Mathieu Asselin, courtesy the artist, photo: Axel Schneider
Installation view Mathieu Asselin, courtesy the artist, photo: Axel Schneider
Installation view, Rafał Milach, courtesy the artist, photo: Axel Schneider
Installation view, Rafał Milach, courtesy the artist, photo: Axel Schneider
Installation view, Rafał Milach, courtesy the artist, photo: Axel Schneider
Installation view, Rafał Milach, courtesy the artist, photo: Axel Schneider
Installation view, Rafał Milach, courtesy the artist, photo: Axel Schneider
Installation view, Rafał Milach, courtesy the artist, photo: Axel Schneider
Installation view, Rafał Milach, courtesy the artist, photo: Axel Schneider
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