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Andrzej Steinbach, Untitled (Figur II) (from the series Figur I, Figur II), 2015. Archival inkjet print, 60 x 90 cm. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Conradi, Hamburg.

Arvida Byström, Thibaut Henz, Artor Jesus Inkerö, Hanna Putz, Jana Schulz, Andrzej Steinbach, Thomas Taube. Curated by David A. Kerr.
No True Self
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No True Self is a major exhibition of an emerging generation of critically acclaimed contemporary artists, featuring unique perspectives from Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Poland and Sweden.

The artists address important and universal questions of gender, sexuality, agency and cultural identity in the extreme present, representing the generation shortly before the digital native generation at the precipice of the post-digital, and possessing a variety of unique approaches to photomedia, truth and artifice, and the presentation of the human subject.

Curator David Ashley Kerr leads a guided tour of No True Self, part 1.

Presented to Australian audiences for the first time, No True Self investigates the blurring of private and public realms and the agency of the individual within a post-digital society. No True Self asks us to confront our performative selves, and consider how we connect, amidst such an uncertain future.

Today, there is less and less communication between physical bodies, and more reliance through our digital limbs. Images, and importantly, photography, play a crucial role in this digital ether, and exploring new ways in which artists use this ubiquitous medium today can help us better understand both the malleable present and uncertain future of our digital (and IRL) existence.

Curator David Ashley Kerr leads a guided tour of No True Self, part 2.

ANDRZEJ STEINBACH

Andrzej Steinbach, (L—R, clockwise) Figur II, installation view, 2020; Figur I, installation view, 2020; Figur II (detail), 2015. Documentation photography by J Forsyth. Artwork image courtesy the artist.

Andrzej Steinbach (b. 1983, Czarnkow, Poland) is interested in the signs and codes of photographic portrayal and how our assumptions turn individuals into signifiers - and into characters. At times political and containing various subtexts to revolt, his photographs cast a critical gaze squarely at the ubiquitous and unambiguous norms perpetuated by governments and algorithms. Challenging our assumptions of identity using superficial factors and pluralities of gesture, body language, clothing, race, and by subverting the conventions of photographic portraiture to which we are accustomed, he renders the familiar, unfamiliar.

In 2017 Steinbach received the German Federal Prize for Art Students and has exhibited throughout Europe and North America, including group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York and the Centre de la Photographie in Geneva, Switzerland. Steinbach is represented by Galerie Conradi, Hamburg.

Steinbach’s black & white portraits methodically play with the gestural language of fashion photography and traditional photographic portraiture, which he repeatedly subverts, paring away at the image to reveal hints of the residual identities of his models.

Andrzej Steinbach, Figur II, installation view, 2020. Documentation photography by J Forsyth.

In Figur II, a young woman uses a garment to create a mask, her movements documented in each image, with our sense of clarity made deliberately ambiguous as we are made to consciously search through the various codes of gesture, attire, and finally, toward unclear signifiers of race and culture, intention and meaning.

Andrzej Steinbach, Figur I, installation view, 2020. Documentation photography by J Forsyth.

In Figur I, Steinbach similarly distorts our perception of signifiers. An androgynous subject is posed in a gestural language and dress that forces the viewer to consider the gendered aspects of representation.

ARTOR JESUS INKERÖ

Artor Jesus Inkerö, (L—R) Swole, installation view, 2020; Swole, Kim, Caitlyn & Justin, installation view, 2020. Documentation photography by J Forsyth.

Artor Jesus Inkerö (b. 1989 in Helsinki, Finland), works across photography, video and performance, creating works that the artist terms, a “holistic bodily project”. Embracing hyper-masculine bodybuilding standards, and using the supplements, gestures, attire and behaviours associated with this subculture, Inkerö (who uses the pronoun “they”) manipulates both the viewer and the external qualities of self-representation. Conflating artist and persona, they use online culture in their work as part of their self-transformation, a performance that is both a physical and social experiment and one that performatively addresses the visual and societal expectations of gender.

Inkerö has exhibited in numerous high-profile group and solo exhibitions across Europe and the USA, including at the National Museum of Finland, New Museum in New York and SALTS, Basel. Inkerö is currently artist in residence at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Inkerö presents their video work, Swole (2017), as well as a series of poster portrait works.

Artor Jesus Inkerö, Caitlyn & Kim, installation view, 2020. Documentation photography by J Forsyth.

In their poster works, Kim (2017), Justin (2016), and Caitlyn (2017), the artist poses themselves as three iconic pop culture figures, restaging three viral images of these “stars”: Kim Kardashian’s Paper Magazine “Break the Internet” cover, Justin Bieber’s photoshoot for Calvin Klein and Vanity Fair’s image of Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner.

The posters are free for visitors to take home.

Artor Jesus Inkerö, Swole, installation view, 2020. Documentation photography by J Forsyth.

In their video work Swole (2017), Inkerö undertook an intensive bodily transformation. Gaining over 20kg of muscle for the project, Inkerö submerged themselves into the world of intensive bodybuilding, dieting and supplement taking. Swole documents a real-life commitment and long-form engagement with bodybuilding subculture, in particular the way in which online culture reinforces a mainstream concept of masculinity.

Inkerö’s works examine the comfort we seek through identification with others and through the stability of generic forms and predictable behaviours. Their work joins the world of appearances with the personal project of self-fashioning and highlights the conflation of self and other as an omnipresent mode of control in late capitalist society. In short, Inkerö’s videos explore the choices we make—and the limitations we encounter—in order to identify with or feel connected to those around us. — Helga Christoffersen

ARVIDA BYSTRÖM

Arvida Byström, (L—R) Untitled & Disembodied Daughter, installation view, 2020; Untitled (detail), 2016. Documentation photography by J Forsyth. Artwork image courtesy the artist.

Arvida Byström (b. 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden) is an artist, Instagram influencer and role model of the digital native generation. Byström rose to mainstream fame for her brand collaborations and photographic work celebrating femininity in all its forms, including visualising female body hair and the menstrual cycle. She has exposed the ways in which online culture has been weaponised against feminine and queer bodies, as well as combating the censorship of these bodies on social media platforms, most notably through the publication Pics Or It Didn't Happen: Images Banned from Instagram (2017, Prestel) co-edited with artist Molly Soda and authored by Chris Kraus.

Byström is also a member of The Ardorous, a collective of creative female professionals established by artist Petra Collins, and whose manifesto includes ending the destructive culture of a one-sided representation of women. She has presented work extensively throughout Europe, including exhibiting and performing at London’s Tate Modern and the Modern Art Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Byström is represented by Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm.

Arvida Byström, Untitled, installation view, 2020. Documentation photography by J Forsyth.

Byström’s wallpaper works are a common feature of her colourful installations, often combining text, image and static and interactive digital elements.

Here Byström blends the digital with the physical world through a series of fabric and commissioned wallpaper works, as well as a video work in the middle of the room.

Arvida Byström, Untitled, installation view, 2020. Documentation photography by J Forsyth.

Her most recent self portrait, created in wallpaper specially for CCP, plays with physical and virtual reality by using the dog mask filter on Instagram in physical form, and features a QR code linked to her new interactive website. Her other wallpaper is an assemblage of some of her work to date; a combination of her most iconic phone selfies, still lives and documented performances.

Arvida Byström, Disembodied Daughter, installation view, 2020. Documentation photography by J Forsyth.

Byström’s video work Disembodied Daughter (2018) is a playful critique of the Apple assistant “Siri” and our presumptive associations toward this ubiquitous digital avatar, taking on the voice of Siri as Narrator and dissecting “her” visual connotations.

HANNA PUTZ

Hanna Putz, (L—R, clockwise) Untitled, installation view, 2020; Untitled (detail), 2015—19; Untitled (detail), 2015—19. Documentation photography by J Forsyth. Artwork images courtesy the artist.

Hanna Putz (b. 1987 in Vienna, Austria) is a self-taught artist, interested in conveying moments that defy our culture of ubiquitous self-awareness. Documenting everyday moments from the tender to the absurd, Putz provokes the notion of authenticity and of self-presentation, and what she calls ‘the high demands of self-representation’ today.

Putz’s work has been exhibited internationally, including at Kunsthalle Vienna, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, FOAM Museum, The Photographers Gallery, Autocenter Berlin, and at the 6th Moscow Biennale. Her work has been featured extensively in magazines such as DUST Magazine, New York Magazine, and the British Journal of Photography. Her latest publication, aptly titled Everything else is a lie (2019) is available from PAMPAM Publishing.

Hanna Putz, Untitled, installation view, 2020. Documentation photography by J Forsyth.

Putz presents a series of images produced in the last 5 years, which feature in Everything else is a lie. As she explains in a recent interview, “where there is a lie, there is also truth”. Working slowly and methodically, Putz shoots exclusively on film and spends a lot of time with her images, cropping details and assembling captured gestures and moments. Putz sees little point in our digital hyper present in doing something that already exists in the same way, and this reflects in the originality of her images. These moments are those from her public and private spheres, moments of aggression, loneliness, and tenderness. Circumstances known to us, but perhaps not seen by all.

JANA SCHULZ

Jana Schulz, (L—R, clockwise) Golden Boys. Iğdır. Maravilla. Monterey Park (still, detail), 2018; Golden Boys. Iğdır. Maravilla. Monterey Park, installation view, 2020; Golden Boys. Iğdır. Maravilla. Monterey Park (still, detail), 2018. Documentation photography by J Forsyth. Still images courtesy the artist.

Jana Schulz (b. 1984, Berlin, Germany) uses photography, video and sound to explore interpersonal communication and relationships, preoccupied with making visible how we navigate everyday conditions. Working with groups of male protagonists, she eloquently toys with the documentary mode of representation from her female standpoint, often digressing between the staged and the non-staged, presenting fictive realities based on intimate observations and combining these with abstract imagery and sound. Ranging from moments of extreme concentration to indifferent casualness, Schulz's works operate on the border between truth and fiction, the strange and familiar, the surreal and the all-too-real.

Schulz has participated in residencies in Villa Aurora in Los Angeles and ISCP in New York, the Transart Triennale, and exhibited extensively throughout Europe, including at The Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria and recently at the Rencontres Internationales Film Festival, Paris/Berlin. She is currently a participant in the BPA - Berlin Program for Artists.

Remaining with her subjects for weeks, sometimes months, Schulz uncovers sensitivities within groups and individuals, and more specifically, of (and between) young men. These are tender, raw and revealing moments we find ourselves struggling in our digital age to uncover in any meaningful way, as we consistently view ourselves within the context of the stage, watched and witnessed by an omnipresent, digital gaze.

Schulz, a trained photographer, came to video art through the work Blaue Perle, a piece set in a cult East German nightclub of the same name (translating to Blue Pearl), a place where people danced for themselves, of unbridled inhibition in its illuminated multicoloured glory. Slowed down to 50% speed, this work, presented in the night projection window, focuses on deistic moments of gesture and mimicry in what can be seen as a kind of “prolonged photography” or rather, something straddling the line in-between the two mediums.

Jana Schulz, being on concrete (counting money, observing Dijon), installation view, 2020. Documentation photography by J Forsyth.

In her two-channel video being on concrete (counting money, observing Dijon) Schulz shows her protagonists “performing” for the camera, but more importantly, what seem like “backstage” moments where one’s guard is down, and notably up, such as when counting money on a New York street, or an aspiring street dancer learning to flip. Trading, sorting, gesticulating, the young men in Schulz’s being on concrete are from the same boxing gym in the Bronx, and spend their evenings as street performers, earning cash which they diligently sort, count and distribute amongst themselves at the end of each night.

Jana Schulz, Golden Boys. Iğdır. Maravilla. Monterey Park & being on concrete (counting money, observing Dijon), installation view, 2020. Documentation photography by J Forsyth.

Golden Boys. Iğdır. Maravilla. Monterey Park focuses on groups of young men from boxing clubs in Turkey, Mexico and the USA respectively. Observing the dynamics, power structures, and nuanced intimacy between the young men with her unique “gaze”, Schulz documents the young men engaged in various rituals and performative behaviours, but away from the main stage - delicate, intimate, and extremely personal.

THIBAUT HENZ

Thibaut Henz, (L—R) untitled, installation view, 2020; untitled, installation view, 2020. Documentation photography by J Forsyth.

Thibaut Henz (b. 1988 in Liège, Belgium) creates images that are at once visceral, affronting and beautiful. Henz belongs to a generation whose perception of the world is strongly influenced by the reception of digital images. Installed like mould spreading on a damp sharehouse wall, Henz´s images, commonly depicting transient moments, gestures, and close-ups of intimate and fragmented moments in time, form an incoherent and chaotic whole that speaks to the melancholy of our modern condition.

Henz was awarded the Ars Viva prize in 2019, a prestigious award for promising young visual artists previously awarded to Wolfgang Tillmans, Anna Oppermann, Thomas Demand et.al. Henz has exhibited extensively in Europe, including the recent exhibition Antarctica: An exhibition on Alienation at Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria.

Thibaut Henz, Untitled in No True Self, installation view at Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2020. Documentation photography by J Forsyth.

Flâneuring through cities and countries, public and private spaces, Henz documents the nuances of high and low culture, the melancholy and beautiful ugliness of our modern condition. Henz presents a new installation of his most recent work from 2018 to now. Henz alternates between snapshots and staged portraiture in a visceral and affronting approach to images and photography as a medium, while drawing from and subverting the long tradition of street photography.

This new installation created for No True Self represents Henz’s oeuvre as a whole, as previous photographs appear and reappear in every new exhibition, sprawling out like mould on the gallery walls. There are no specific places; only bodies, colours, forms, and creatures of the night, illuminated - blitzed with an unforgiving flash.

THOMAS TAUBE

Thomas Taube, Narration (still), 2020. Courtesy the artist and REITER Galerie, Leipzig and Berlin.

Thomas Taube (b. 1984 in Munich, Germany) has a background in Theology and Film Studies, whose work often deconstructs the elements of film and cinema from its traditional linear narrative structure, and with it, the creation and enacting of character roles. A former student of Candice Breitz and Clemens Von Wedemeyer, the German artist is often concerned with the tension between imagination and truth. He was a recipient of the International Studio and Curatorial Program New York (ISCP) fellowship, won the Marion Ermer Prize for his work Narration in 2016, and has participated in the Les Rencontres Internationales Film Festival and several commercial and museum exhibitions throughout Europe. Thomas Taube is represented by R E I T E R Galleries, Leipzig/Berlin.

Taube presents a special commissioned version of his acclaimed video work Narration for CCP. This work examines our use of characters in both performative media and in the world, both referencing the mediums of film, theatre and the construction of stories, but also the fallibility of truth we play with in aspects of everyday life. Concerned with this tension between imagination and truth, spectator and protagonist, Taube also toys with our expectation of linearity and the moving image in this densely atmospheric and complex work.

DAVID ASHLEY KERR

David Ashley Kerr & the CCP team in No True Self, Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2020. Photography by J Forsyth.

David Ashley Kerr (b. 1986, Yarram (Yarrem Yarrem), Australia) is an independent artist and curator from regional Victoria, based between Weimar, Germany and Helsinki, Finland. He is currently a researcher at the Center for Artistic Research (CfAR) at the University of the Arts, Helsinki, and in 2018 was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Helsinki.

Kerr is the creator of workworkworkworkworkwork.com – an experimental online platform for text, image and artwork that explores the representation of labour in contemporary art. In 2013, Kerr co-founded Strange Neighbour, a curator-led gallery and creative space consisting of a black and white community darkroom and artist studios. He has worked as a lecturer in photomedia at several Melbourne universities and continues to participate in residencies, conferences and exhibitions nationally and internationally in various capacities. He is also co-creator of the platform softandhardwares.com – a cross-disciplinary project examining the relationship between the post digital and textiles in contemporary art.

Kerr has a PhD (Art History) from Monash University Art Design and Architecture, a Master of Fine Art from RMIT and a Bachelor of Media Arts from Deakin University.

The curator would like to thank Linsey Gosper and Madé Spencer-Castle, Wendy Straume-Tsai, Max Straume-Tsai, and the Centre for Artistic Research of the University of the Arts Helsinki.


SUPPORTED BY

The presentation of this exhibition has been generously supported by Ilford Imaging Australia and Colour Factory. The curator is supported by a Centre for Artistic Research Grant from the University of the Arts Helsinki.

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Andrzej Steinbach, Untitled (Figur II) (from the series Figur I, Figur II), 2015. Archival inkjet print, 60 x 90 cm. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Conradi, Hamburg.

1:1 1989 A bewilderment A Constructed World A Four Letter Word A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World A Library To Scale a man held A Manual for Small Archives A Performative Paradox A Study Of The Insignificant A Taste of Ashes Fills the Air A to Z of Health and Wealth A treasured private notebook Abstract Hypocrisy Advertisement After Images After the War Alice's Conversations in Cyberspace All Prize Winners Paraded All the Three Letter Words in the English Language All you knit is love Computer shoulders An American Index Of The Hidden and Unfamiliar An Effort Of Memory An Elegy to Apertures An unorthodox flow of images Ancestors Angels of the Bottomless Pit Angry Black Snake Aotearoa My Hawaiki Apókryphos Architecture Makes Us: Cinematic Visions of Sonia Leber and David Chesworth Archive 1980-99 Arini Byng: (indistinct chatter) Art Calls Art+FILM Artintact As I Gaze Aspic Astral Imbalance At the junction of twelve locations on Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland, November 2011 to February 2012 Australia Authority Awareness Babel Background Sex Bad Blood BananaMilk Basilisk and a Universe of Dirt Basta! Beater Beautiful Games Behold Beyond Beyond Setting Suns Beyond Xanadu Black on White Black Ships Black White & Grey. Photographic Studies (Photosheets) Bohemian Powderpuff Brain Tumour Helmet with Microwaves Brendan Lee Buildings Are Lonely People California Re-visited Call Of The Wild Can you hear me? Canal Caroline Garcia: Primitive Nostalgia CCP 2012 Fundraiser CCP 2014 Fundraiser CCP Declares: On the Nature of Things Ccp Declares: On the Social Contract CCP Documentary Photography Award 2009 CCP Documentary Photography Award 2011 2015 CCP Fundraiser 2017 CCP Fundraiser: The Witching Hour Ccp Limited Edition Print 2008 CCP Limited Edition Print 2009 CCP Limited Edition Print 2010 CCP Limited Edition Print 2011 CCP Limited Edition Print 2013 CCP PHOTO FAIR CCP Photoblog CCP's 30th Anniversary Fundraiser Ccp Salon 2013 CCP Salon 2014 CCP Salon 2015 CCP Salon 2016 2017 CCP Salon Cecilia Sordi Campos: Tem Bigato Nessa Goiaba Cheap Flights Chronicles of the New Human Organism Citizens of the Park Clay Cameras Clearing The Mists Climbing The Walls and Other Actions Clunky Bits Colony Come to Me Compass Composite Realities Amid Time and Space: Recent Art and Photography Composite Realities Amid Time and Space: Recent Art and Photography Contagious Continuous Moment: Sordid's Hotel Continuum Counter-Space Couples Craters of the Moon Creator Cropped Cross Currents Crossing Paths with Vivian Maier Cry CU Cub Separated From Spooked Polar Bear Cultures - Landscapes Cusp and Cornice Custom Made Cuttings In The Forest Of Images Cyberspace Dance to the Radio Dark Matters: Selected photographs by Janina Green, Curated by Naomi Cass & Pippa Milne Darkness Loiters Databank of the Everyday and The Intruder Daydream de_ccp Defenceless 23° and Rising Digital Mana dis/appearance: waiting room #4 Disruption Domino Theory Don't go out walkin' Double Negatives Drama Dream of the Soft, Hard Look - The Masters Duelle Dumb Duration of Sense E-180 Ectomorphia I Edgewood: Aerial Photography Of New Suburbia Elsewhere Elysian Fields Emergence Empty Encyclopaedia Entre Nous: Claude Cahun and Clare Rae Entropia / Downtown Erysichthon's Ball Event Horizon Event Horizon Expedition Experimenta House of Tomorrow: Homepage 80/137 Faces Familiar Surroundings? Lost & Found Family Resemblance Fantastic Prayers Farm Fascination Fashioning Discontinuities Faux Thrills Fell Fictions Figuratively Speaking Filmtext First Jobs Flashlight District Flight 934-B Fluid Architecture Folded Colour Folding the Periphery For Future Reference Foto-ography French Pup Fresh From Paris From Here to Eternity From Our Members From Our Salon Prizewinners From Our Volunteers Fruits of Our Labour FX Geodetic Monuments Gloss Gone Gordon Bennett: Moving Images, Part One Gott's Treasure Graduate Exhibition Rmit Media Arts Graduate Show Great Expectations Guest House Habitat Habitation HACK WORK Hair in the Gate, a biograph Half Moon Hall Of Mirrors: Anne Zahalka Portraits 1987-2007 Hall Of Mirrors: Anne Zahalka Portraits 1987—2007 Hand in Glove Hi-Vis Dreams Highlights From The Permanent Collection Him Self How Much Longer Will You Live Like This I can see for miles I Can't Talk Now I Know You Despise Me For Not Being Stronger I Want To Swing On An Invisible Swing Ice Blink: Antarctic Photographs Ice Blink: Antarctic Photographs Iconoclastic Plastic if...so...then 2018 ILFORD CCP Salon 2020 ILFORD CCP Salon 2019 ILFORD CCP Salon Illuminated Books Image Reader In a Cave Home In a Lonely Place In camera and in public In camera and in public In Cold Light In debt: saving seeds In Light In Response To Never Being Answered Again Inbtween Index Indirect Image Indri Pickle Lab, Mango Pickle Industrial Nocturne No. 2 In/Ex Infinite Image Information Narrative Inland Inland Installation Stills Installed In The Midst Of The Visible International Waters Internationally Unknown Artists Intersection Japan Portraits Je Toto Lokální, Nebo Národní Zvyk? Join The Dots Just a Girl Keep Clear Keep passing the open window Kodak Autumn Salon 2011 Kodak Salon Kodak Salon 2005 Kodak Salon 2006 Kodak Salon 2008 Kodak Salon 2010 Kodak Salon 2011 Kodak Salon 2012 Krater Crater Kulin Project La Toilette D'une Femme Labland CCP/City Of Yarra Billboard 2011 Super 8 films Lassie Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award 2005 Leica/ Ccp Documentary Photography Exhibition + Award Leica/CCP Documentary Award 2005 Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Exhibition + Award L'homme dans les draps Like a clap of thunder Liminal line Lit from the Top: Sculpture through Photography Lives and Works in Melbourne Location Los Nomadas Del Mar Lose Lost World Love at First Sight Love Lucy LumpCD Lyric Theatre Mac Making Faces Making Models: The Collaborative Art of Wendy Ewald Man Walking/Man Running Material From Another Medium Maturing Maxwell Summer Salon 2000 McKeich Digital Art folio Melbourne Art Fair 2008 Melbourne Art Fair 2010 Memo Memory's Surface Men Undressed Meniscus Merge Nodes Metabody: From Cyborg to Symborg Metropolis Minimal Interventions Miriam Charlie: My Country No Home Mirror Miss Carmichael's View Mizuno D301 Mnemosyne, or Do Humans Dream in Negative Strips? Models Modus Operandi Mona Lisa Monster Move Tracey Moffatt: Art Calls Multiple Xposure Mutatis Mutandis My Australia Nail + Hammer National Housing Search <$250,000 Natural History New Branches on an Old Tree New Fragrance New Images, Works In Photocopy New Reading Order New Work: Expanded and Compressed Nightwalks 2004 Nikon Summer Salon Nikon Summer Salon 2001 2002 Nikon Summer Salon 2002 Nikon Summer Salon 2003 Nikon Summer Salon 2003 Nikon Summer Salon Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer Of The Year 2002—2006 That takes balls No Place Like Babylon No True Self No Vertical Song Nosegay Not Moving Not Only Skin and Fabric Not Really Aboriginal Objects in Life Objects Of Life Oh No Momento On The Line On The Road One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong One Thing Leads To Another One Word Movie Oneirophrenia Open-ENTRY Award and Competition Ophelia Bakowski: Embrace; A River Runs Through Orbital Orchestra of Rust Overhead Project (Galla Placidia) Owner-Builder of Modern California House Pale Worlds Pan No.2 (one step forwards, one frame backwards) Parallel Worlds Parasite Parkies of Old Fitzroy Parklife Parting Embrace Pass Perennial Perfect Strangers Perishable Goods Photocopier Photographs Photographs (Sun Series) Photography & Videos Photography Portfolio I & II Picture This as an Idea Play with Me Polar Convergence Portfolio Portraits from my Village Post War Retro Postcard from Tunis Poste Restante Precious Metals Presence between Alborz and Hekla Presented Pret-a-Porter - Infrastructure Spectaculaire Pretty Aprons & Getting Dollied Up Primitive Nostalgia Projection Window Proof Of Concept Props and Gesture Prowl Pruitt Igoe Falls Pursuit of Happiness Quality Photographs Queer Economies Quiver Radiolucent Rapt Rapt! 20 Contemporary Artists From Japan Rapt! 20 Contemporary Artists From Japan Rapture (silent anthem) Raw Backyard R+D Really Really Recent Animation Reflections Rehearsing The Landscape Relatively Speaking Remember Me I'd Never Seen Or Heard Anything So Clearly Made For Me Reservoir Reverse Wild Bunch Rhapsodia Rmit Media Arts Graduate Exhibition Rooms RSVP Ruang Mes56: Contemporary Photography from Indonesia Ruang Mes56: Contemporary Photography from Indonesia Rumba Sola Runes: Photography and Decipherment Santiago Breathing Scenic Themes Seeing System Selected Photography Selected Video Works 1999–2004 Selected Works Selected Works Selected Works Selections From Penumbra: Contemporary Art From Taiwan self-remembering-optimal viewing distance Sequence Set To Zero Sexinstereo shadow sites Shiver Shock In the Ear Side-effected Industries Sign Of The Times: The Fashion Photography Of Rennie Ellis Silent Ruptures Crowd Theory Sixth Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award Sixth Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award Skin Club Sky Views Sleeping Under a Motorcycle Not Sleepy Sleepwalker Softstyler Solid Estate Some Kinds of Duration Some Things Uncanny Somewhere Between Art & Design Sony Alpha Awards Exhibition Space that we are Span Specimen Spinning Stalker Standstill Still Counting (Don't Forget Me Again) Still-Life with a Whore Still Lives Storing Up Stranger Knocking Strangers In The(ir) City: Contemporary Vietnamese Photography Studies in Rising and Falling - Kiribati 2011 Studio Practice Pt 1 Sub Zero Summer Salon Suburban Fetish Suburban Stormtroopers Suck Roar Suddenly Slowly Summer Salon 1999 Surveying The Void Suspense Syntax 7.0 Take Care! The Phantom! Takin' a Shot Tanztee And Erbgericht Target Practice An American Index Of The Hidden And Unfamiliar Temoin Oculaire: Shelter or Prison: a meditation on incarceration and madness Thank You, Friends 束の間の、つなぎのようなもの - That is, like a brief moment to be filled The Art Bar 2018 CCP Fundraiser: The Art of Collecting The Art of Play The Art of Publishing: An Exhibition of MACK Books The Box Brownie Years 1956-58 The Chimerical Daughter The Chosen The Club The Copse, parts 2 and 3 The Dark Pool The Derwent Project The documentary take The Entertainer The Folly The Fourth Dimension The Good Cook The Great Leap Forward The Ice Shaver The Industry Of Working The Jess Trap The Lambs Of God The Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Exhibition + Award The Likes of Us The Measured Room The Memory Room The Mourners The Mutant Gene and Painted Coolade Sideshow The Neighbour's House The Occupation 2 The One Thousand Other Things The Poetics of Thresholds The Process of Feeling The Promise The Red Tricycle The Ribbon The Sievers Project The Sixth Mile The Sky After Rain The Spectre Smitten The Sta. Mesa Diaries The Sweetest Path The Terrible Boredom Of Paradise The Tuvaluan Project The Village The Wandering I The White Transformation Parlour The Window The World As One Photography From Germany After 1989 The Young Ones There Stands The Glass They stand outside looking at their house which looks at them in turn as future ghosts This Summer This Weather Thoughts of Self Three Angles Three Mile Creek Three Steps Removed Throw Brother From The Train Time and Distance Time Slice timespace04:timelapse2002 Torrent Tour of Duty Traits Transgression Travels with C.O.D. Trees In Space: The Reorder Of Things Trompe l'oeil True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works Tsuka: An Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Photography Turn on the Tongue Twelve Exits Uncle Bill Under A Tungsten Star Underpin Universal Language – alternate reality Untitled_ccp_archive.jpg Untitled Spaces Untitled (walking) Useby Vacillation Plate Vantages Video Diaries 32 Volumes Wait Not Want Walk In Silence Walker Evans: The Magazine Work Wall Drawing (window) Wall of Seahorsel We told ourselves we needed separate beds to sleep Wellington What Time is this Place? When I look outside the window my shoes creak When Nature Forgets When Our Horizons Meet Whirl White Collar Undone Why Take Pictures? Wild Boy Wild Thing Without Words Wonky Works from the Jeleni Studio Residency Worry For The Fruit The Birds Won’t Eat Writers' Block Yesterday's News Yiorgalletos Your Own Personal Mundaneum Taking it Blak Olga


While we prepare to welcome visitors to the gallery to view this exhibition soon, we are thrilled to present this online experience introducing you to the artists and their works through a series of videos, images and downloadable material.

ONLINE PROGRAMMING

No True Self artists Hanna Putz and Andrzej Steinbach took part in a PHOTO LIVE conversation with exhibition curator David Ashley Kerr on Thursday 17 September. View the interview here.

Exhibition images

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