Landscape can be conceived as the scenery of an escape from the city, as the post-industrial arena of contemporary quests for connections between modern-day layers of civilization and the underlying notions of romanticism, or as a natural backdrop for the projections of the self. In recent decades, landscape photography has seen the return of new conceptual approaches. These post-conceptualist efforts now regard photography as the final product. Their interventions into landscape are not huge or dramatic, yet they are intended to convey more than a mere aesthetic experience. Often they play a game with the viewer, yet this is a game the meaning of which the viewer must put into question, in order to get through to the next level of the artist’s strategies. 

 

Steffi Klenz

Sarah Pickering

Magdalena Jetelová

Jiří Šigut

Elina Brotherus

Pavel Baňka

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