Since its debut in Sweden in 2010, Fotografiska has embedded itself as a Haven for innovation and free expression. Synonymous with contemporary photography, its goal is to bring forth rich history and culture through more than 200 exhibitions of powerful and unparalleled photography exhibits by the likes of David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Albert Watson, Sally Mann, Cooper & Gorfer, Ren Hang, and Christian Tagliavini.
Now set to open in the Flatiron District, Fotografiska New York, announced today its expanded inaugural season. The exhibition space will open on October 18th, 2019 with solo presentations of photography by Ellen von Unwerth, Tawny Chatmon, Adi Nes, Helene Schmitz, and a documentary partnership with TIME featuring the work of Anastasia Taylor-Lind.
Following the initial lineup of shows, in January 2020, Fotografiska New York will present three solo exhibitions by Nick Brandt, Julie Blackmon, and Man Ray, in addition to a group show of work by emerging photographers in partnership with VICE.
Fotografiska New York is the newest global outpost emanating from the internationally renowned, Stockholm-based destination for photography. Located at 281 Park Avenue South, the six-floor, 45,000 sq ft. historic landmark will be home to a multi-concept venue, featuring three floors of exhibition space, and a dining room, bar and cafe concept operated by the award-winning Starr Restaurants group and designed by Roman and Williams. A versatile event venue with vaulted ceilings and skylights will host programming for the Fotografiska member community as well as private hire.
About the artists:
Adi Nes stands out as one of the most revered and leading photographers in Israel. For more than 20 years, his work has influenced an entire generation of artists while presenting the multi-layered complexities of Israeli identity. Nes creates meticulously crafted, staged images that are both autobiographical and attest to living in a country amidst conflict.
Tawny Chatmon, a self-taught artist, has worked in the field of photography for the past 16 years. She considers her photographs a first layer of communication, which are then further articulated and united with other photographic and artistic mediums – paint, digital collage, illustration and gold leaf. Inspiration for her work is derived from her children, and the desire to contribute something momentous to a world in which her children can thrive.
English and Swedish photojournalist Anastasia Taylor-Lind has spent more than a decade documenting issues pertaining to women, violence and war. Fotografiska New York and TIME, have commissioned Taylor-Lind to explore the intricate web of child care which elucidates some of American society’s biggest problems – the oft-neglected rights of immigrant workers, the uneven division of labor between men and women, and the unequal access to quality child care.
Ellen von Unwerth
Ellen von Unwerth will explore her provocative, yet playful photography through the lens of seven emotional expressions: Play, Gender, Love, Power, Passion and Lust. Each image reflects the lively, energetic, sensual style – with a slight humorous tough – characteristic of Von Unwerth. For the artists, it’s never about objectifying, rather, playing with archetypes, high and low, stirring emotions and creating commotion.
Helene Schmitz’s work explores how the anthropocentric paradigm has shaped, ordered and exploited the natural world and its resources. Her most recent projects explore large-scale disturbances caused by humans on landscapes. Her exhibition at Fotografiska New York will be a selection from her series Thinking Like a Mountain (2018) and Kudzu Project (2013.)
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