July 4, 2016

Fotofocus 2016, Cincinnati, Ohio

FotoFocus Biennial 2016:
Photography, the Undocument
Cincinnati, Ohio
October 1 - 31, 2016

FotoFocus ArtHub 
Photo by Tony Walsh

The FotoFocus Biennial 2016 celebrates October as the month of photography in Cincinnati, Ohio, with featured programming October 6-9, 2016.

FotoFocus, a month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art in Cincinnati, Ohio, is pleased to announce the theme for the third edition of its Biennial: Photography, the Undocument. The Undocument questions the documentary character of photography, exploring the boundaries between facts and fabrications. The FotoFocus Biennial 2016 will run through the month of October in Cincinnati at participating museums, galleries, organizations, and in the ArtHub. The FotoFocus Biennial will include four days of concentrated programming and events to be held October 6 - 9, 2016.

Under the leadership of Mary Ellen Goeke, Executive Director of FotoFocus, the Biennial will feature exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, and performances by artists, curators, critics and art world professionals all focused on one theme: Photography, the Undocument. Curated by Artistic Director and New York-based curator Kevin Moore, the Biennial will offer an exploration of alternative understandings of the documentary photograph, both questioning its claims to objectivity and observing its
tendency toward subtle fantasy. In addition to Moore's curated exhibitions, participating venues throughout the region are also invited to address the Undocument theme. The ArtHub, a temporary pavilion designed by Argentinian-born, Cincinnati-based architect José Garcia will return and feature programs and events throughout the month-long celebration.

“We are thrilled to have Kevin Moore again as Artistic Director and Curator to lead the curatorial charge for the next Biennial in 2016," said FotoFocus Executive Director Mary Ellen Goeke. "With Kevin's vision, we will continue to bring our audience the finest in contemporary photography and lens-based art and stimulate discussion of the essential aspects of photography."

According to FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator Kevin Moore, “With the next Biennial we hope to break apart assumptions about photography as a truth-telling, documentary medium by exploring photography's natural tendency to alter the visible world, creating other realities similar to--though not quite the same as--the one that we see."

Further information about FotoFocus can be found at www.fotofocuscincinnati.org