Maria Fusco

Punctum: Reflections on Photography

Salzburger Kunstverein
25 July 2014

Punctum: Reflections on Photography

An exhibition about the nature of photography today.

Punctum: Reflections on Photography

I was invited to contribute one photograph to the exhibition Punctum. Consisting of fifty photographs and artworks chosen by artists, curators and writers. Curated by Séamus Kealy, Punctum takes its cue from the term “punctum” coined by Roland Barthes in his final book Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. Barthes uses this term as a linguistic device to examine the meaning of photography. The term refers, for example, to a striking detail in the photograph that captivates or “wounds” the viewer, and completes the photograph as an object of reflection. Barthes goes much further than this, and ascribes a number of phenomenological considerations within the sphere of meaning that is “punctum.”

26 July - 21 September 2014, Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria

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