Australia / Germany.
Edited by Mark McPherson, Ute Noll and Markus Schaden.
Big City Press/Kehrer Verlag, 2010. 412 pp., Illustrated throughout, 10½x8½".
Hijacked 2 is a comprehensive and expansive photographic compendium,
and the first to delineate the important artistic and socio-cultural
relationship that exists between Australia and Germany. Building on the
considerable success of the inaugural publication Hijacked 1 . Australia
and America; Hijacked 2 showcases the diverse talents and perspectives
of 32 contemporary German and Australian photographers. With a focus
on the depiction and representation of the young, the boundary-riding,
and fringe.dwelling, Hijacked is layered with imagery both evocative
and confronting, dreamlike and rousing.
As a rare bilateral visual arts anthology, Hijacked compels us to consider
two socially divergent and disparate photographic nations. Germany
and Australia are juxtaposed to stimulate conversation, suggest connection
and invite deconstruction . framing a unique space marked both by
synergy and by discord. Hijacked engages with the complexities of
contemporary photographic practice and documentation, its traditional
aims and its transforming technologies, and, as such, offers exceptional
insight into an emerging and otherwise evasive zeitgeist.
Narelle Autio, James Brickwood, Michael Corridore, Andrew Cowen,
Tamara Dean, Jackson Eaton, Suzie Fox, Lee Grant, Derek Henderson,
Rebecca Ann Hobbs, Ingvar Kenne, Bronek Kozka, Georgia Metaxas,
Conor O'Brien, Polixeni Papapetrou and Louis Porter
Johanna Ahlert, Natalie Bothur, Jorg Bruggemann, Thekla Ehling,
Albrecht Fuchs, Karsten Kronas, Anne Lass, Jens Liebchen, Myriam Lutz,
Julian Roder, Josef Schulz, Oliver Sieber, Ivonne Thein, Olaf Unverzart,
Jan Von Holleben and Sascha Weidner
Read Colin Pantall's review of Hijacked: 2 in photo-eye Magazine.