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Durga Rajah. I am not the Artist, I am the Photographer: a series of conceptual photo retakes

March 8–April 1, 2023
Student Gallery

I am not the Artist, I am the Photographer: a series of conceptual photo retakes approaches the photographic aspect of Conceptual Art as a subject for repetition, remediation, and re-presentation. Rajah’s exhibition, which features video, audio, and photography, presents ten “retakes” of iconic artworks. Inserting herself in the process of re-making the originals, the photographer pays both homage to them and creates new embodied meaning.

 

Events

Reception
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
6–8 pm ET
IMC Student Gallery 
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Woman in brown boots, blue jeans and green turtleneck sits with arms in her lap holding a microphone with the cord extending forward out of frame. She sits on one of four black folding chairs lined up in a row.
Fig. 1

Durga Rajah, The Fourth Chair, 2019, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist

Cut out letters build a sign that says "Top of the Morning," casting a shadow of the statement onto the floor behind it.
Fig. 2

Durga Rajah, Top of the Morning, 2019, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist

Woman stands in a bucket in a sparsely furnished room featuring a mat on the floor, a full length mirror in the corner, a camera on a tripod, a garbage bag and folded chairs leaning against the wall.
Fig. 3

Durga Rajah, I am not the Artist, I am the Photographer: a series of conceptual photo retakes (still), 2019, video. Courtesy of the artist

Installation Shots

Installation view of Durga Rajah. I am not the Artist, I am the Photographer: a series of conceptual photo retakes at The Image Centre
Fig. 1

Durga Rajah. I am not the Artist, I am the Photographer: a series of conceptual photo retakes (installation view), 2023 © James Morley, The Image Centre

Installation view of Durga Rajah. I am not the Artist, I am the Photographer: a series of conceptual photo retakes at The Image Centre
Fig. 2

Durga Rajah. I am not the Artist, I am the Photographer: a series of conceptual photo retakes (installation view), 2023 © James Morley, The Image Centre

Installation view of Durga Rajah. I am not the Artist, I am the Photographer: a series of conceptual photo retakes at The Image Centre
Fig. 3

Durga Rajah. I am not the Artist, I am the Photographer: a series of conceptual photo retakes (installation view), 2023 © James Morley, The Image Centre