Hijacked 2: Australia / Germany @ Griffith University Art Gallery Queensland College of Art, 226 Grey Street, South Bank, QLD 4101
19 February to 24 April 2011

Photography lovers and those interested in cross global cultural connections and schisms will love Hijacked 2, an exciting and provocative survey of new photography from Australia and Germany that opens at Griffith University Art Gallery on 19 February 2011. The exhibition and accompanying publication set out to erase traditional boundaries between artists, professionals and emerging talent and point towards the future of contemporary photography – layered with imagery both evocative and confronting, dreamlike and rousing.

Thanks to the Goethe Institute Australien, German photographer Jens Liebchen will be in Brisbane for the opening of Hijacked 2. Liebchen is a member of lux-fotografen, a group of freelance photographers, and is represented by Amador Gallery, New York. His photographs have been exhibited internationally in more than twenty exhibitions worldwide. He is best know for his publication and edition: DL07 Stereotypes Of War – A Photographic Investigation, as featured in Martin Parr & Gerry Badger’s, The Photobook vol. II by Phaidon.

Jens Liebchen’s visit will coincide with Orientation Week on Campus at the Queensland College of Art, beginning Saturday 19 February, ending Saturday 26th. The major O’Week events at QCA begin Wednesday 23rd and Jens Liebchen will be part of a scheduled program of Gallery tours, artist talks, studio visits and artist liaisons.

For more information contact: artworks@griffith.edu.au | For press details contact: Rebecca Perovic at Miranda Brown Publicity.

Foto: Untitled by Jens Liebchen, from the series DL07 Stereotypes Of War A Photographic Investigation, 2000.