'Slideshow' soloshow 2021
No/gallery Ghent Belgium
The archive, the collector and the photographer.

For the solo exhibition of Manor Grunewald at NO/Gallery an interpretation was made of found images from old Hasselblad booklets found in the Strand Bookstore in New York. Manor Grunewald often departs from found imagery and his collection of books and leaflets. In this particular exhibition, the booklets are showing several ‘portraits’ where each time the price tag was sticked on the head of the person portrayed. Grunewald chose single images that he repetitively used in a sequence from light to dark, this referring to the test strips that are commonly used in the darkroom to find the ‘right’ exposure to print the final photograph. Hereby, Manor Grunewald refers to the archive of the photographer as well as the technique of photography. The thematic of ‘the archive’ is also visually presented in the bench that’s placed in the centre of the space. Here the bench is presented as an archive folder where the original booklet is milled out and presented to the viewer.

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