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International Projects: Hijacked 2 - Australia/Germany

Zephyr Gallery, Mannheim, Germany  

VHS PhotoGalerie, Stuttgart, Germany  


Mannheim: 20 May - 26 August 2012

Stuttgart: 13 February - 30 March 2014


Curated by Mark McPherson and Ute Noll, Hijacked explored the socio-cultural landscapes of Germany and Australia through the diverse perspectives of 32 contemporary photographers. With a focus on the young, the boundary-riding and the fringe-dwelling, Hijacked was layered with imagery that is evocative, confronting, dreamlike and incisive.

Hijacked 2 was both a substantive book and a major exhibition that reinforced and expanded upon each other.

It featured the works of the following artists,

From Australia: Narelle Autio, James Brickwood, Michael Corridore, Andrew Cowen, Tamara Dean, Jackson Eaton, Suzie Fox, Lee Grant, Derek Henderson, Rebecca Ann Hobbs, Ingvar Kenne, Bronek Kózka, Georgia Metaxas, Polixeni Papapetrou, Louis Porter.

From Germany: Johanna Ahlert, Natalie Bothur, Jörg Brüggemann, Thekla Ehling, Albrecht Fuchs, Jan v. Holleben, Karsten Kronas, Anne Lass, Jens Liebchen, Myriam Lutz, Julian Röder, Josef Schulz, Oliver Sieber, Ivonne Thein, Olaf Unverzart, Sascha Weidner.



Image 1: Untitled, Las Vegas, Anne Lass, Courtesy and © the artist, 2004.

Image 2: Untitled (from the series ‘DL07 Stereotypes of War – A Photographic Investigation’), Jens Liebchen, Courtesy and © the artist, 2000.

Image 3: Untitled 4 (from the series ‘Not of this Earth’), Narelle Autio, Courtesy and © the artist, 2001.