|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Sunday, April 23, 2017
|Only UK exhibition of Viviane Sassen's highly distinctive work opens in Edinburgh|
Nest, 2010. From the Sol & Luna series. Digital colour poster print.
EDINBURGH.- Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen, one of the most exciting names in contemporary photography, opened the only UK exhibition of her highly distinctive work in Edinburgh.
The exhibition in the Mapplethorpe Photography Gallery opens with an immersive installation which places the viewer at the centre of the work with a giant mirror reflecting projections around them, and the gallery. The second half of the exhibition showcases Sassens fashion photography for fashion houses Carven, Stella McCartney and Miu Miu and series of photographs which are grouped thematically. These include Roxanne, a visual journal of photographs in which the viewer is offered a glimpse of the creative process through the relationship between photographer and muse, and Foreplay, in which the artist explores the abstract moments before a fashion shoot begins with captivating results.
Annie Lyden, International Photography Curator at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery said: We are very excited to showcase the work of Viviane Sassen at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this winter. Sassen creates both fashion and fine art photography, but there is no hard distinction between the two when it comes to her vision. Her innovative explorations of the human form, coupled with her bold use of colour create photographs that are equally dynamic and engaging. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to view Sassens ground-breaking work through a series of projected images, framed photographs and selections from the artists personal archive that come together to create a bold and exciting gallery space
The artist Viviane Sassen added: I'm extremely proud to show my work at the Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, which has such a rich history... The atmosphere is so special!
Holding my exhibition within the walls of this gallery is very exciting, the clash of cultures so to speak. Fashion pictures deal very much with contemporary popular culture and have a kind of disposable quality which is very much in the nature of fashion opposed to the tremendous historical setting of this building and the collection. This juxtaposition helps us to see how contemporary culture is imbedded in the past, as we create new images of our time."
In and Out of Fashion brings together around 35-40 photographic prints and vitrine displays, brimming with notes, plans and magazines, selected by the artist, as well as the specially designed installation, in which 200 images are projected onto a mirror at the beginning of the exhibition.
October 27, 2013
"Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900" opens at the Victoria & Albert Museum
"Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis" on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
LACMA presents a new photography exhibition showcasing the Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection
Passport to Paris will take visitors on a Parisian voyage through 300 years of art history
Lee Harvey Oswald's wedding ring sold for $108,000 at NH-based auction house RR Auction
"Degas, Renoir, and Poetic Pastels" exhibition opens at the Cincinnati Art Museum
Exhibition of collages by renowned architect Richard Meier opens at Galerie Gmurzynska Zurich
Only UK exhibition of Viviane Sassen's highly distinctive work opens in Edinburgh
On the 40th anniversary of Bruce Lee's death, an archive of 26 of his items comes to auction
Leap of Faith: Wendell Castle exhibits at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris
Folkert de Jong exhibits bronze sculptures at Middelheim Museum in Antwerp
Leslie Hindman's 20th Century Decorative Arts Sale realizes $1.23 million
How Do You Frame a Masterpiece? Huntington's Blue Boy to get a new frame
First solo exhibition in a museum by Los Angeles-based artist Linda Stark opens at Berkeley Art Museum
Los Angeles-based artist Richard Kraft presents a new body of work at the Laguna Art Museum
Vancouver Art Gallery presents the first major survey exhibition of iconic Haida artist Charles Edenshaw
Val Sears' "In Passing" opens at Alison Milne Gallery in Toronto
Survey celebrates Queensland photographer Richard Stringer
Lyon & Turnbull sell the Mother of Pearl Ewer owned by Lord Curzon, Viceroy to India for £70,850
Nationalmuseum and Swedavia bring art to the airport
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- Comeback king or washed-up? British artist Damien Hirst's new show divides
2.- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, debuts Matisse in the Studio, revealing unprecedented insight into artist's mind
3.- Fondation de l'Hermitage exhibits masterpieces from the Bührle Collection
4.- According to study, prehistoric cannibals didn't just eat each other for the calories
5.- Statement concerning legal proceedings against Ida Ekblad
6.- Exhibition features the latest work of one of Cuba's leading contemporary artists, Carlos Luna
7.- Exhibition considers what is at stake when heritage is destroyed in war-torn region
8.- German art exhibit Documenta debuts shared Athens experience
9.- Berlin gives refuge to Rosa Parks' Detroit house
10.- Exhibition brings together John Constable's work during his little-discussed period in Brighton
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.