08/13/2014 10:17 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Punctum. Reflections on Photography (VIDEO)

Punctum. Reflections on Photography at Salzburger Kunstverein is an exhibition about the nature of photography today. Curated by Séamus Kealy, the exhibition takes its cue from the term "punctum," which was coined by the French philosopher Roland Barthes in his final book Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. "Punctum" refers, for example, to a striking detail in the photograph that captivates the viewer. Séamus Kealy invited artists, curators and writers to select photographs that are emblematic of "punctum." As a result, the exhibition in Salzburg (Austria) presents fifty photographs and artworks by artists such as Willie Doherty, Eva Kotátková, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Kader Attia, and Ken Lum; selected by participants such as Duncan Campbell, Peter Weibel, Rabih Mroué, or Boris Groys. In this video, we attend the opening reception of the exhibition on July 25, 2014. We also had the chance to speak with the Director of the Salzburger Kunstverein and curator of the show, Séamus Kealy, who provides us with an introduction to the exhibition. Punctum. Reflections on Photography runs until September 21, 2014.

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Punctum. Reflections on Photography at Kunstverein Salzburg (Austria).