Saturday, June 29, 2019

UK: Cindy Sherman

 Do not miss Cindy Sherman's first UK retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery in London

This major new retrospective will explore the development of Sherman’s work from the mid-1970s to the present day, and will feature around 150 works from international public and private collections, as well as new work never before displayed in a public gallery.

Focusing on the artist’s manipulation of her own appearance and her deployment of material derived from a range of cultural sources, including film, advertising and fashion, the exhibition will explore the tension between fa├žade and identity.

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© Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of Metro Pictures, New York.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Germany: Natalie Christensen The Deconstructed Self

Galerie Minimal - Gallery for Minimalism
Mittenwalder Str. 57, 10961
Berlin, Germany
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Vernissage Events: Saturday, August 3, 2019
5pm – 6pm Artist talk
6pm – 10pm Official Vernissage

Sunday, August 4, 2019
Photo Walk with Natalie Christensen
3pm – 5:30pm

Throughout the Exhibition – Guided Tours of The Deconstructed Self
Friday, August 8, 6pm – 10pm
Friday, August 23, 6pm – 10pm
Friday, September 6, 6pm – 10pm
Friday, September 20, 6pm – 10pm

Friday, October 4, 2019: 6pm-10pm Finissage

Galerie Minimal, Berlin is proud to present a solo exhibition by photographer Natalie Christensen.

Speaking on The Deconstructed Self, Christensen states: “In 2014 I moved from the state of Kentucky to Santa Fe, New Mexico leaving my lifelong home and my 25-year career as a psychotherapist behind. While it was an exciting moment it was also a time of questioning and reflection.

Like many artists who have come to New Mexico, I was immediately drawn to the distinctive Southwestern light. The beauty of the natural environment is evident to most people; however, my interest was to explore the more banal peripheral landscapes that often go unnoticed by the casual observer. I began by photographing color fields and geometric shapes. I was interested in the way light and shadow could spark complex narratives, and I quickly became aware that these isolated moments in the suburban landscape were rich with metaphor. Closed and open doors, empty parking lots and forgotten swimming pools drew me to a scene; yet it was my reactions to these objects and spaces that elicited interpretation and projection.

As a psychotherapist, I learned the art of asking the question – in many ways these photographs are an extension of that work. The symbols and spaces in my images are an invitation to explore a rich world that is concealed from consciousness.  And the scenes are an enticement to contemplate narratives that have no remarkable life or history yet tap into something deeply familiar to our experience; often disturbing, sometimes amusing…unquestionably present.”

About Natalie Christensen: The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art named Natalie Christensen as one of “Ten Photographers to Watch”. Christensen’s photography has been exhibited in London, Dusseldorf, New York and Los Angeles. The Royal Photographic Society in the United Kingdom has presented her artwork and a lecture by the artist. As one of five invited photographers for “The National 2018: Best of Contemporary Photography” at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, her work was bestowed the purchase prize and thereby added to the museum’s permanent collection. Collaborative site-specific projects have been put forth by Iconic Standard Vision Billboard, Los Angeles; El Rey Court, Santa Fe; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and Peckham Levels, London.

About Galerie Minimal: Florian Wassily Kazimirski and Fabian Willi Simon have created a place in the heart of Berlin Kreuzberg where people can deal with the topic of minimalism both artistically and philosophically. In addition to regular art exhibitions, various presentations and courses, such as mindfulness workshops and photo walks, are part of the concept. "Minimalism is zeitgeist for us. Considering the challenges of our time, it is a holistic and sustainable approach to be happy with oneself and one's environment in unison. Our art is the visualization of this idea, which we want to make accessible to the people." --Florian Wassily Kazimirski