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ELECTRON FESTIVAL - ELECTRONIC LANDSCAPES: MUSIC, SPACE AND RESISTANCE IN DETROIT

Following the success of their book “125th: Time in Harlem”, New York photographers Isaac Diggs and Edward Hillel reunited in Detroit, another mecca of African-American musical culture, for the project of their second joint work, “Electronic Landscapes: Music, Space and Resistance in Detroit”, from which the photographic works in this exhibition are derived.

Their approach to the Electro, House and Hip-Hop scene in the “Motown” city between 2016 and 2021 shows an urban landscape and its actors, who have succeeded in creating their own world, the “Black Spaces”, in resistance to speculation and structural racism.

Isaac and Edward met in 2004 in Harlem and began working together soon after. Their first book, “125th: Time in Harlem”, published in 2014, was the subject of an exhibition in 2023 at Hunter East Harlem Gallery. In 2021, their second book, “Electronic Landscapes: Music, Space and Resistance in Detroit” was shortlisted for the Aperture Paris Photo Book Award, voted one of the ten best art books of 2021 by Hyperallergic, and honored with a national design award from AIGA, the design trade association.

Curation: Joerg Bader for JB BOOKS & PROJECTS

Isaac Diggs

Photographer and educator Isaac Diggs explores the urban fabric of cities in the United States and abroad. He has published books on Lagos and Los Angeles, and his photographs have been widely exhibited. Isaac Diggs holds a BA in English Literature from Columbia University and an MA in Photography from Bard College. He was a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York until 2021.

His work has been exhibited in the United States and Japan, and is included in the collections of the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art and MOMA, among others. The photographer has received support from the Asian Cultural Council, the Center for Photography at Woodstock and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, Harper’s and i-D Magazine.

Edward Hillel

Photographer and multidisciplinary artist Edward Hillel focuses on themes exploring community, human rights, memory and place. His international scope includes archival research, documentary or performance, in a process that takes the form of a social practice challenging hegemonic systems within a framework of dialogue and collaboration.

His work is represented in public and private collections, and has been widely exhibited and published. He has received numerous awards, including the German Critics Visual Arts Prize (Berlin), the Golden Sheaf Film Award (Canada), the Prix Alain de Rothschild (France) and the Spiro Institute Arts Award (UK).

galerie polomarco

Living exhibition space | Contemporary art
Electron Festival | 18.04.2024 – 12.05.2024

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galerie polomarco

Living exhibition space | Contemporary art
Electron Festival | 18.04.2024 – 12.05.2024

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©2023 polomarco sàrl
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