3 June –
12 September
2021

Yves Sambu (*1980 CD), Vanitas project, 2010-2017 
© Yves Sambu

Eddo Hartman, Trolley Bus, Somun Street, Pyongyang, 2015, from the series Setting the Stage, Pyongyang, North Korea, 2014-2017 © Eddo Hartmann

Adrian Sauer (*1976 GER), Block, 2008, Digital C-Print, 21 cm x 28 cm © Adrian Sauer

Qiana Mestrich (*1977 US) The Right to Wear War, 2020, from the series Thrall © Qiana Mestrich, Courtesy: sepiaEYE Gallery, NY

Ja‘Tovia Gary (*1984 US),THE GIVERNY SUITE (still/detail), 2019 film, 39:56 minutes, three-channel installation, stereo sound, HD and SD video footage, color/black and white, 1920 x 1080, 16:9 aspect ratio dimensions variable
© Ja‘Tovia Gary. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York 

Ideologies

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RAY 2021 IDEOLOGIES

The fourth international Triennial of photographic arts in Frankfurt/Rhine-Main

Images have always had a rhetorical function in the context of discourses, societies, opinions, identities and ultimately also world views. The fourth edition of the international Triennial RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain was held from 3 June to 12 September, 2021, and focused on the theme of IDEOLOGIESn by using the critical potential of art, in particular artistic photography and other related media, to reveal the impact of past and present ideologies.

For decades, institutions and collections in the Frankfurt/ Rhine-Main region have been home to a remarkable density and competence in the field of photography. After the first three successful editions RAY 2012, RAY 2015 and RAY 2018, this special quality and versatility was presented again in an exceptional constellation: over 22 artists, 15 partner institutions, 11 exhibition venues and 9 cities in the Rhine-Main region joined together to put this focus in the international spotlight. With exhibitions, a multitude of events and a three-day festival dedicated to the theme of IDEOLOGIES, the RAY Triennial offered a multifaceted exploration of photography.