from May 18th to 21st 2017 our gallery proudly presented at Somerset House London | Stand F12 | First Floor:
Born and raised in Sibiu, Romania, Loredana Nemes is an independent photographer active in Berlin. Her series "Beyond" (2008 - 2010) approaches men's worlds in Turkish, Oriental and Arab cafés in Kreuzberg, Neukölln and Wedding, in Berlin. As a woman and because of her different cultural background, she is denied access. Her photographs depict the architectural exteriors of these mysterious places as wondrous light-boxes, and portrays astonishing close-ups of coffeehouse guests, giving way to powerful and expressive hazy visions. "Nadelstreifen/Pinstripe" (2016), focuses on a social group unknown to her - the banker - and tries to reveal individuality and humanity which the banking world attempts to hide, also overturning gender, social and cultural issues tightly linked to its stereotype. Her latest series will be shown at a major solo exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie from the 13th of July 2018 until mid of October 2018.
Born in Paris in 1978, Leonora Hamill is an artist based in New York and London who operates between film, video, photography and collage. A graduate of the Royal College of Art (London) and of the International Center of Photography (New York), Hamill previously trained as an art historian at the Courtauld Institute (London) and at the University of Oxford (Oxford). In 2012, Hamill won the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie for her series Art in Progress which focuses on studios in art schools around the world; she also published her first monograph with Actes Sud. "Lexicon of Paisley" is a series of twenty-six collages that constitute a visual index of the paisley motif and pay homage to fabrication techniques as well as to early photographic processes. Combining printed matter, fabric, and the punch cards used in jacquard looms, Hamill's collages synthesise the simultaneous conflict and symbiosis between East and West, past and present, and craftsmanship and manufacturing processes
Born in 1976 in Paris where he also lives, Thomas Jorion, photographs urban ruins and condemned buildings that no longer serve the purposes for which they were built. „Silencio“ explores the built environment in a state of entropy, inviting viewers to reflect on the relationship between the material and the temporal. „Vestige d’Empire“ reminds us of a forgotten chapter of France’s long lasting colonial history. When along with other powerful countries, it ruled the world. For this project the photographer spent several years travelling from Algeria and Morocco to Louisiana, the Caribbean Islands, India, Vietnam and Cambodia intending to truthfully portray the remaining traces and ruins of the ancient French colonial empire. Thomas Jorion’s photographs are here to be seen to keep the tales they evoke alive. So that future generations are made aware of and better perceive history’s glorious and at time distressful past.