evolution of portrait in photography

Ausstellung in St. Petersburg

26.11.2011 – 12.01.2012

ul. Bolshaya Morskaya, 35
Exhibition halls:
daily 11–19

Ilse Chlan, la presence

Zum Text zu Ilse Chlans Serie

The show embraces artworks of over 50 authors from 20 countries. Works by young artists hardly known to St.Petersburg audience are found side by side with the photographs by famous artists including the American Laurence Gartel, one of the pioneers of digital art, South Aftican artist Roger Ballen of US descent, Corean Atta Kim, ‘Chinese Mapplethorpe’ Almond Chu of HongKong, Japanese Kimiko Yoshida now living in Paris. The exhibition also includes artworks by over 10 authors from Moscow, St.-Petersburg and other Russian cities. The FACE combines traditional images and conceptual interpretations of portrait genre in various photographic techniques. Shown togehter in one exhibition, these artworks comprise an ensemble that does not claim to reflect the whole mass of ideas realized in contemporary photography today, but sheds a light on the specifics and the place of portrait in contemporary art.

Brigitte Konyen,
Familienalbum: Schwester, Digi-Print, 2008

Beteiligte Künstlerinnen und Künstler

Ilse Chlan und Brigitte Konyen Austria, Ben Hansen, Christoph Meul/ Belgium, Derek Besant, Davida Kidd, Pascal Yelle/ Canada, Almond Chu/ China/ Hong Kong, Jiri David/ Czech Republic, Tero Puha/ Finland, Kimiko Yoshida/ France/Japan, Norio Kobayashi, Japan, Eugenia Gortchakova, Ono Ludwig, Jan Stradtmann/ Germany, Lorenzo Di Loreto/ Italy, Frank Dituri/ Italy/USA, Common Culture/ Northern Ireland, Zbigniew Kosc/ Netherlands/Poland, Barry Cornbluh, Netherlands/USA, Roger Ballen/ South Africa, Atta Kim, Chang Soo Kim/ South Korea, Carlos Escolastico/ Spain, Wu Cheng Chang/ Taiwan, Serena Andrieni, Dara Herlihy, Davide Maione/ UK, Tom Chambers, Jennifer Drucker, Laurence Gartel, Deena des Rioux, Jenny Vogel/ USA, Viktor Koen, USA/Greece

Ausstellung in Nowosibirsk

16.02. – 14.03.2011

Historical Museum/Novosibirsk

Kuratiert von Andrey Martynov, General Director, Moscow Biennale Art Foundation

Zu den weiteren Arbeiten

Die Ausstellung wird in der Folge in Krasnoyarsk, Omsk, Ekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk zu sehen sein und am 4. Dezember 2011 in St. Petersburg enden – mit einer Schlußveranstaltung, während der Lectures, Master Classes usw. vorgesehen sind.