'A Picture of War is Not War', we read in Hito Steyerl's iconic film November (2004), an essayistic Super 8 film tackling the definition of terrorism constructed around the figure of the artist's best friend Andrea Wolf, who was killed as a terrorist in 1998 in Eastern Anatolia after she joined the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). Mixing documentary...
There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
Reflex Amsterdam is participating in this year's edition of Unseen Amsterdam
Todd Hido is showing a new work from his series 'Bright Black World', a profoundly beautiful and arresting collection of images. Since his show of this body of work at the gallery last year during the fair, Hido has continued on his exploration of the northern hemisphere in the impenetrable depths of winter. The haunting and arresting beauty of Hido's photographs is a hommage to nature in its raw state and is simultaneously charged with narrative. We are also showing a previously unpublished and unseen image from his renowned series 'House Hunting', which was especially made available by Hido for our presentation at Unseen.
As in previous years, new polaroids by Roger Ballen, which are exclusively sold through Reflex internationally, are part of our presentation. The small works, which have become a hit amongst starting out and established collectors alike, were Ballen's first foray into the world of colour, leading to a new series of colour photographs which we are also premiering at this year's edition of Unseen. The photographs, measuring 91 x 91 cm, build on Ballen's unique 'Ballenesque' world which combines photography with drawings, collages, paintings, and sculptures.
Last but not least our booth includes work by Daido Moriyama, who was announced as the winner of the prestigious Hasselblad Award earlier this year. For the first time ever, we will be showing some of Moriyama's recent and unseen polaroids at the fair. Shot with the polaroid camera, the instant film embodies Moriyama's snapshot aesthetic to a point and includes several of Moriyama's usual subject matters, such as city scapes and the inhabitants of Japan.
Please email us for an overview of available polaroids by Roger Ballen or Daido Moriyama.
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