PHOTO50

Photo50 is London Art Fair’s annual exhibition of contemporary photography, providing a critical forum for examining some of the most distinctive elements of current photographic practice. Guest curated every year, it highlights a timely theme in current photography and adds a space and context to the photography presented by galleries at the Fair.  

Who's looking at the family, now?

Who’s looking at the family, now? is an exhibition curated by Tim Clark that will engage with some fundamental questions about family life, its dynamics and complexity, as represented by a group of contemporary photographers and artists working in the UK and internationally. 2019 will also mark twenty-five years since British curator Val Williams’ seminal exhibition, Who’s looking at the family? which opened at the Barbican in 1994, offering the opportunity to consider the multifarious changes, both to notions of the family and photography, that have taken place during this time.

Ranging from documentary modes and found photography to conceptual approaches to the medium, and bringing together forms of construction or performative acts as well as sculptural interventions, the exhibited works meditate on what might constitute, or in some cases deconstruct, a family photograph. Many demonstrate the way images embark on a journey from a point of origin in the private sphere to enter the public gaze. Furthermore, boundaries between internal and external worlds become blurred to create part-spectacle, part socio-historical testimonies that provide windows onto issues of class, race and identity.

 

Mariela Sancari, Moisés

Exhibiting Artists

Exhibiting in Who’s looking at the family, now?, are acclaimed British Artists David Moore, and Léonie Hampton alongside works by artists on display for the first time in London, including Mexico-city based Mariela Sancari, Thai-born artist Alba Zari, Iranian Amak Mahmoodian and Lebohang Kganye from South Africa. EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Poulomi Basu | Thom Bridge | Jonny Briggs | Matt Finn | Léonie Hampton | Lebohang Kganye | Erik Kessels | Louis Quail | Amak Mahmoodian | David Moore | Trish Morrissey | Mariela Sancari | Mar Sáez | Alba Zari

Des at Christmas. From the series Uncle, Matt Finn

Hayley Coles, June 17th, 2006. From the series Front, Trish Morrissey

Lebohanh Kganye, Ke Sale Teng, animated film, 2017. 3 min 22 sec. Courtesy: Afronova Gallery, Johannesburg.

From the series Big Brother, Louis Quail

Mum waiting for Dad. From the series Mother, Matt Finn

 

From the series Big Brother, Louis Quail

 

Tim Clark

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Clark as curator of the thirteenth edition of Photo50, our annual exhibition of contemporary photography. Tim Clark is a curator, writer and editor. Since 2008 he has been Editor in Chief and Director at 1000 Words.

Tim Clark, Venice Biennale 2017

Photo50 is supported by Photography Focus Day taking place on the Friday of the Fair with a programme of talks and tours led by practitioners and experts. Photo50 at London Art Fair is kindly supported by Genesis Imaging.