Bokpresentasjon og samtale med Torbjørn Rødland

Dato
31.01.2013
Time
17:00-18:30
Sted:
Kiefer-salen i Bygg 2
Aktivitetskategori
Torsdagsarrangement, Kunstnerpresentasjon
Torbjørn Rødland, Astrup Fearnley
Torbjørn Rødland kommer til Astrup Fearnley Museet for å presentere og samtale med kunstnerisk leder Will Bradley ved Kunsthall Oslo om sin nye bok Vanilla Partner.

Forlaget bak boken skriver på sin nettside:

"Rødland’s practice navigates through the problematic and seemingly unchanging heart of popular photography. Accepting neither the humanist realism of most photographic portraiture nor the postmodern role-play, Vanilla Partner explores the cultural complexities and archaic foundation of contemporary image-making. Reconstructed scenes of ultrasoft BDSM read like twisted metaphors for photography’s ability to freeze or capture. The book title, dripping in innuendo, also poses a question about the ambiguity of the relationship between the artist and his medium. Is Rødland acknowledging the medium’s straight foundation or does he see himself dominated by it? Many of the images also have explicit political references, often linked to the 1980 US Presidential election. Vanilla Partner brings together works made in Oslo, Tokyo, Beijing and Rødland’s current home, Los Angeles."

Les New York Times og Time Magazines anbefalinger av boken her:

http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/our-top-10-photo-books-of-2012/ 

http://lightbox.time.com/2012/12/24/times-best-of-2012-the-photobooks-we-loved/#44 

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