The Internet and the geospatial age have changed everything we thought we knew about photography. Events and non-events are captured from a myriad of angles by a tireless network of drones, satellites, close-circuit cameras, and amateur photographers. Where there was once a single viewpoint there are now many thousands. In this golden age of perspectives, the infinite array of documents uploaded to the web offer unprecedented opportunities to reveal the workings of our world. But how do we navigate across this vast ocean of imagery and data? How can we give form to our discoveries? And how are our works recycled and reformulated in the fast-flowing currents of networked media? In this lecture, Mishka will present and reflect on his own strategies of appropriation and aggregation as ways to engage with all of the above.
Mishka Henner is among a new generation of artists redefining the role of photography in the internet age. Much of his work navigates through this vast digital terrain to focus on key subjects of cultural and geo-political interest.
Henner was awarded the ICP Infinity Award for Art and shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2013, shortlisted for the Prix Pictet in 2014, and the recipient of the Kleine Hans award in 2011. His works are held in the Tate Collection, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, the Centre Pompidou, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Portland Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. He has exhibited internationally in numerous group shows and surveys, and is a member of the ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative.