Capture Festival Showcase


Co-presented by Capture Photography Festival

Curator | Birthe Piontek

Apr 1 – Apr 30, 2021

In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.” – Ernst Fischer

In 2020, the world has seen dramatic changes. Some of them appeared abruptly; others resulted from a slow, ongoing shift. And yet there are changes we are still waiting for – the ones that have an urgency, need our participation, and our voices.

The exhibition Revisions showcases critical views and propositions of change by students who are currently enrolled in the Visual Arts / Photography Program at Emily Carr University. Through the photographic medium, internal, and external transitions and transformations are made visible. By reflecting on photographic practices as forms of perseverance as well as acts of responsibility and resistance, the works offer perspectives to understand and rethink a changed and changing world.

Revisions pictures the world as full of possibility and brings together young and relevant voices working in the photographic medium in Vancouver today.

Don't miss the Revisions artist talk on April 16 featuring exhibiting students in conversation with Justin Ramsey, assistant curator at The Polygon Gallery, and Birthe Piontek, artist, curator and assistant professor of Photography in the Audain Faculty of Art at Emily Carr University. The discussion will focus on the students’ various photographic approaches to the topics of change and transition while addressing the numerous ways that COVID-19 has impacted their studies and artistic work. Find details on Capture's website!