Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)

Katrin Koenning


Koenning makes images that sit at the limit of documentary photography. In Swell, the artist addresses collective states of environmental urgency in which we find ourselves. Avoiding expected tropes of disaster-imagery, the work offers counter-narratives in order to focus on what is at stake and to decipher how humans and nature impact on each other. This exhibition offers a contemporary response to the tradition of environmental photography of the 1970s and 80s. Koenning proposes a view of nature and wildness that is more psychological than intrepid. Her alluring and unsettling images give us a sense of Earth’s beauty and precariousness. MGA presents this exhibition as part of the CLIMARTE Festival: ART + CLIMATE = CHANGE 2019.

9 Mar - 12 May

Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)

860 Ferntree Gully Road Wheelers Hill VIC 3150