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This is the archived News Blog from Photographer Jan Stradtmann. The blog was active between January 2009 – January 2014. It’s out of use but it will be kept online as an archive. All relevant news are now integrated in the new web site:

http://janstradtmann.de/current/

Thanks for following.

(screenshot: new web site)

FACELESS – exhibition

Three diptychs of the series “Garden of Eden” are part of the exhibition FACELESS at Mediamatic in Amsterdam.

Private View: 25th Jan, 7.30pm
Opening times:
26th Jan – 13th April 2014, Wed – Sun, 1pm – 6pm
Location:
Mediamatic
VOC-kade 10
1018 LG Oostenburg Amsterdam

Participating artists: Marina Abramović (SRB/USA) / Martin Backes (DE) / Jeremy Bailey (CA) / Jonathan Barnbrook (UK) for David Bowie / Aram Bartholl (DE) / William Basinski (US) / Marc Bijl (NED/GER) / Zach Blas (US) / Heiko Bressnik (AT) / Thorsten Brinkmann (GER) / Ondrej Brody (CZE) & Kristofer Paetau (FIN) / Mark Brown (NL/GB) / Asger Carlsen (DEN/USA) / Ben DeHaan (US) / Sofie Groot Dengerink (NL) / Nezaket Ekici (TUR/GER) / Arthur Elsenaar (NL) / Shahram Entekhabi (IRI/GER) / Caron Geary aka FERAL is KINKY (GBR) / Hrafnhildur Gissurardottir (IC) / David Haines (GBR/NED) / Ren Hang (CHN) / Adam Harvey (US) / Sabi van Hemert (NED) / Ursula Hübner (AUT) / Damier Johnson aka REBEL YUTHS (NGR/ITA) / Katsuya Kamo for Junya Watanabe COMME des GARÇONS (JAP) / KATSU (US) / Brian Kenny (USA) / Ute Klein (GER) / Nienke Klunder (USA) / Jakob Lena Knebl (AT) & Thomas Hörl (AT) / Miodrag Krkobabić (RS) / Mirko Lazović (RS/NL) / Theo-Mass Lexileictous (CY) / Vanessa Lodigiani (MX) / Zachari Logan (CAN) / Jill Magid (US) / Maison Martin Margiela (BEL) / Slava Mogutin (RUS/USA) / Veljko Onjin (SRB) / Bernd Oppl (AUT) / Tanja Ostojić (SRB/GER) / Marco Pezzotta (IT) / Gareth Pugh (GBR) / Eva-Maria Raab (AUT) / RAF SIMONS / Ana Rajcevic (SRB/GBR) / Daphne Rosenthal (NED/USA) / Tarron Ruiz-Avila (AU) / Mustafa Sabbagh (JOR/ITA) / Olivier de Sagazan (FRA) / Daniel Sannwald (GER/GBR) for WOODKID / Bryan Lewis Saunders (US) / Frank Schallmaier (NED) / Hester Scheurwater (NED) / Tim Silver (AU) / Jan Stradtmann (GER) / Sergei Sviatchenko (UKR/DEN) / Jun Takahashi for UNDERCOVER (JAP) / Maiko Takeda (JP) / Saša Tkačenko (SRB) / Marc Turlan (FRA) / Levi van Veluw (NED) / Ari Versluis (NL) & Ellie Uyttenbroek (NL) / Viktor & Rolf (NED) / Philippe Vogelenzang & Majid Karrouch (NED) / Daniel Vom Keller (CH/NL) / Martin C de Waal (NL) / Addie Wagenknecht (USA) & Stefan Hechenberger (AUT) / Anne Wenzel (NL) / Bernhard Willhelm (GER/FRA) / Andrew Norman Wilson (US) / Lucy Wood (UK)

See also:
FACELESS part 1, exhibition in Vienna, July – Sep 2013

2014

From the series “Sprotta”, 2004. Ten years ago.

Snow Can Wait

Snow Can Wait, 2007

Floodland, 2006

The Thoughts You Cannot Lose, 2006

If I Was a Bird, 2011

Had a Love Affair But It Was Only Paper, 2011

Telegraph Sang a Song About The World Outside, 2007

Power and Pleasure – featured at KLAT magazine

(screenshot: KLAT magazine)

Milan based KLAT magazine featured the “Power and Pleasure” exhibition. Direct link to the article: Power and Pleasure, PICS #026

Please see also:
“Belgravia”
, the complete series on my web page
“Power and Pleasure”, London Gallery West
“Nuit de la Photographie II”, Le bleu du Ciel, Lyon
“Wealth”, Landscape Stories, 11/2013
“Mondialisation mon amour”
, Le bleu du Ciel, Lyon

Power and Pleasure – installation views

Opening times: 6th Nov – 5th Jan 2014, daily 9am – 5pm
Location:
London Gallery West
The Forum
School of Media, Art and Design
University of Westminster
Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP

Participating photographers: Andreia Alves De Oliveira / Lisbeth Bang / Romain Forquy / Paul Newman / Jan Stradtmann





All images: © University of Westminster, London Gallery West, David Freeman

 

Power and Pleasure – gallery talk

The series “Belgravia” is currently on show at London Gallery West as part of the exhibition Power and Pleasure. A panel discussion led by MA Photographic Studies Course Leader David Bate, with Margherita Sprio, Senior Lecturer in Film History and Theory, and Jennifer Doyle, Professor of English at the University of California and Visiting Fellow – TrAIN/CCW Fulbright Distinguished Chair 2013, takes place on Wednesday, 20th Nov, 1 – 2pm. Free admission, open to all.

Location: London Gallery West
The Forum
School of Media, Art and Design
University of Westminster
Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP

Power and Pleasure – exhibition

Private View: 5th Nov, 5 – 8pm
Opening times:
6th Nov – 5th Jan 2014, daily 9am – 5pm
Location:
London Gallery West
The Forum
School of Media, Art and Design
University of Westminster
Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP

Participating photographers: Andreia Alves De Oliveira / Lisbeth Bang / Roman Forquy / Paul Newman / Jan Stradtmann

“The exhibition Power and Pleasure brings together photographic works that explore forms of social power, exerting their own pleasure through performance and observation. Power takes many forms just as pleasure does. Pleasure in looking and pleasure in power are two relevant contemporary questions for photography. This exhibition links the two as a question through the work of five alumni from the renowned MA Photographic Studies course at the University of Westminster, exploring the relation between pleasure and power. Can one undermine the other or increase its effectiveness? What is the nature of their intersection and how can photographic work intervene in these issues? The Politics of the Office documents the offices of financial, corporate and legal institutions based in the City and Canary Wharf, London.

Andreia Alves De Oliveira’s work presents the office as a defining space of industrialised and service-based society, and offers an opportunity to witness images of offices inaccessible to the general public, encapsulating power in its varied contemporary forms. Lisbeth Bang and Paul Newman utilise performance to challenge tropes and stereotypes in society. A Human Being is A Human Being is A Human Being sets out to counter prejudices concerning older people, often portrayed in the media as a burden to society. In response, Bang’s project depicts women and men of advanced age characterised by their interests, work, leisure activities and personality. Newman’s Mutant Mutant is a series of self-portraits modelled on gay characters from mid-century comic books. By embodying the silly and effeminate, the sinister and perverted, the diseased and contagious, his work explores the homophobic and hetero-normative discourse of the genre. Roman Forquy’s Public Intimacies is a statement about contemporary photographic practices at a time when traditional film-based photography is being displaced by more immediate and economical digital media. Incorporating numerous still images made with a mobile phone, the work stands as a testimony of our visual gluttony. Forquy posits that taking a photograph today is but an extension of looking; we carry memories in our pockets and broadcast our lives online. Jan Stradtmann’s Belgravia was shot shortly after the insolvency of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, which marked the onset of the financial crisis. Affluent Belgravia stands for the power of capital, as does the luxury Porsche brand. But the serial representation of the same scene – as encountered repeatedly by the artist – undermines the distinctiveness usually signified by a luxury car or property. Instead of representing the individuality and taste of the owner, the sign is emptied of its original meaning and the cars transform into relics set against architectural details that recall better times.” (text: press release London Gallery West)

Please see also:
“Belgravia”, the complete series on my web page
“Nuit de la Photographie II”
, Le bleu du Ciel, Lyon
“Wealth”, Landscape Stories, 11/2013
“Mondialisation mon amour”
, Le bleu du Ciel, Lyon