Jason Lazarus : T. H. T. K. (Toronto)

Moser, Gabrielle. Jason Lazarus : T. H. T. K. (Toronto). Toronto, Ont.: Gallery TPW, 2013.

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Abstract (English)

"Initiated in 2010, “Too Hard to Keep” (T.H.T.K.) is a repository for photographs, photo-objects, and digital files that are too difficult for their owners to hold onto, but which are too meaningful to destroy. Bringing together a wide range of anonymous images—including portraiture, landscape and still life—the archive also includes “unshowable” photographs: photographs donated by participants with the stipulation that they are not exhibited publicly, and are instead shown face-down, obscuring the image. Through Lazarus’s installation, which presents a selection of images from the main archive as well as submissions from local donors, the T.H.T.K. archive raises questions that have been the focus of conversations about photography and difficult knowledge at Gallery TPW over the past few years; questions about what we want from photographs, how we understand images that are separated from their producers’ narratives, and why we continue to feel affective attachments to photographs as objects." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Moser, Gabrielle (Author)
Dossier: 390 - TORONTO PHOTOGRAPHERS WORKSHOP - GALLERY TPW (Toronto, Ont.)
Collation: 1 online resource (1 PDF file)
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Gallery TPW
Artists: Lazarus, Jason
Critics / Curators / Historians: Moser, Gabrielle
Art Organizations: Toronto Photographers Workshop - Gallery Tpw (Toronto, Ont.)
Event Title: Jason Lazarus : T.H.T.K. (Toronto)
Type: Exhibition
Location: Gallery TPW (Toronto, Ontario)
Dates: 5 July - 10 August 2013
Keywords: VERNACULAR; PHOTOGRAPHY; SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION
Copyright Statement: Gallery TPW
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Deposited by: Artexte Catalogueur
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2020 18:21
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2021 20:14
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/31813
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