RUUD VAN EMPEL FOR VOGUE MAGAZINE
07 August 2014
For the important SEPTEMBER issue of Vogue, RUUD VAN EMPEL, collaborated with the fashion institute of all times. In collaboration with Vogue fashion editor Marije Goekoop, RUUD VAN EMPEL created an 8 page intimate mise-en-scene. A puzzling narrative featuring two girls in a dark green forest, dressed in the ready-to-wear Autumn/Winter collections of the high-end fashion houses.
With RUUD VAN EMPEL’S poignant style of dislocated details, disturbing little dramas for VOGUE have arisen, rendering perfectly with RUUD VAN EMPEL’S fictive world of disconnection that exist everywhere today.
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Paris Photo 2014
26 June 2014
Flatland Gallery is pleased to announce to be part of the 18th edition of Paris Photo, which will be held November 13th-16th, 2014 at the Grand Palais in Paris.
The complete public program of Paris Photo, the most prestigious international fair dedicated to the photographic medium, will be announced early September.
'Korea' in Aperture Summer Open
12 June 2014
This July 2014 the series "Korea" by Julia Fullerton-Batten will be exhibited in Aperture Foundation's first Aperture Summer Open.
In 'Korea' Fullerton-Batten posed young Korean women dressed in the traditional Hanbok against a backdrop of Seoul’s modern austere architecture. The settings illustrate the country’s history, its cultural traditions, and the political tensions between South and North Korea. Hanbok is a centuries old traditional apparel unique to Korea; brilliant with bright colourings, but subdued in its flowing lines.
A single, independent kingdom for many thousands of years, after WWII Korea was split into separate nations, South Korea and North Korea. On June 25, 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea, starting a bloody war that lasted more than 3 years and involving more than 20 countries. In the work “Rickshaw” she reflects back on these troubled periods in Korea’s history. A simple rope was used as a prop in “Tug of War” to symbolise the continuing political struggles between South and North Korea.
Flatland Gallery at PARIS PHOTO Los Angeles, Paramount Pictures Studio
28 March 2014
Flatland Gallery is looking forward to present Katharine Cooper's work from 'Les Blancs Africains. Voyage au pays natal' at the second edition of Paris Photo Los Angeles, the US edition of the world’s most celebrated art fair for works created in the photographic medium.
from April 25th-27th (Vernissage April 24).
Stage 27, Booth # 06
Paramount Pictures Studios
Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
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PIETER HENKET teams up with Belgian video director Loic Maes
25 March 2014
New York based photographer Pieter Henket partnered up for some great film work with Belgian video director Loic Maes (known for his work for Dior, Hermes; Lady Gaga's Born this Way - visual effects).
For Mojeh Magazine, a Dubai-based high-end bi-monthly, they created a fashion film exclusively with DIOR HOMME using thé latest technology in Film Cameras, The Red Epic Dragon.
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Rob Hornstra (The Sochi Project) is nominated for Dutch Doc Award
25 March 2014
The Sochi Project is shortlisted for the Dutch Doc Award. Award Ceremony on June 10, 2014 in Amsterdam (Tropenmuseum). The jury includes among others FT photography critic Francis Hodgson and photographer Andrea Stultiens
British photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten joins the gallery
13 February 2014
Flatland Gallery is delighted to start working with Julia Fullerton-Batten (Bremen, Germany, 1970) a London based photographer who is known for her string of stunning concepts. Fullerton-Batten usually works with true locations and street-cast models that give her the self-consciousness and vulnerability that she wants for her images. The slight air of oddness in her images makes them unexpectedly ambiguous.
In 2006 Julia was commissioned by The National Portrait Gallery in London to shoot portraits of leading people in the UK National Health Service. These images are held in permanent collection in the Gallery. She also has a permanent collection in the Musée de l'Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2007 she was declared a winner of La Fondation HSBC pour la Photographie. Recent exhibitions include the Guangdong Museum of Art, China, 2007; The Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MOCA Shanghai), 2008; Hereford Photo Festival, 2009; Pompidou Centre, Paris, 2010; Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Fundacion Caja, Madrid, 2011; Daegu Photo Biennale (curated by Charlotte Cotton), Korea, 2012; Noorderlicht Photofestival, 2012; Museum Belvedere, 2012 and Pingyao Photography Festival, China, 2012.
NEW PHOTOGRAPHER JOINS FLATLAND: Katharine Cooper (1978, Grahamstown, South Africa)
29 January 2014
Flatland Gallery is extremely proud to work with the young and talented South African photographer Katharine Cooper. Based in Arles, France, she works in the tradition of Diane Arbus and Sally Mann.
Cooper is drawn to the slightly strange side of humans — the things that make people stand out from others, but in the most subtle and often very shyest of fashions. She is likewise interested in getting close; in breaking down the boundaries between her subjects and herself, as though she wants to see inside her subject, to reveal a personality, or a subject’s personal struggle.
Cooper received the Lauréate du Prix de Photographie Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière de l’Académie des beaux-arts in 2012 for her project ‘Les Blancs Africains, voyage au pays natal’.
With the new work of Dutch artist Jaap Scheeren she will be exhibiting at Flatland Gallery in their duo-exhibition ‘Homeland’, that runs from March 15 th till April 25th, 2014 in Amsterdam. Both their work will also be exhibited by Flatland at Art Rotterdam.
In april 2014 Cooper will be presented by Flatland Gallery at the second edition of Paris Photo in Los Angeles in April 2014.
International Press covers story of Rob Hornstra
28 January 2014
With just a few days before the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Photographer Rob Hornstra and writer Arnold van Bruggen have luckily succesfully reached the international press and audience with THE SOCHI PROJECT.
Le Monde, Huffington Post, Het Parool, NRC, The New Yorker, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The Guardian, Slate (fr), Der Standard (Austria), Stern, Fox News Chicago, ARD TV (online), Daily Mail (online); Arte.tv Metropolis TV.
Exhibitions were and will be held at Flatland Gallery / Paris Photo, 2013; Fotomuseum Antwerp, Belgium, 2013; DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago, 2014; Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, 2013; Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria, 2014; Noorderlicht FotoGalerie, Groningen, 2014; Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, 2014; Aperture Gallery, New York, USA, 2014; Photo Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 2014; Cortona On The Move Festival, Cortona, Italy, 2014.
Retrospective of Rob Hornstra’s work in Russia
14 November 2013
Huis Marseille will be showing a large retrospective of Rob Hornstra’s work in Russia over the last ten years, including The Sochi Project, the long term project in which he and Arnold van Bruggen documented the changes of the Sochi area due to the arrival of the Olympic Winter Games.
Golden years: Rob Hornstra’s Russia
Huis Marseille, Amsterdam
14 December 2013 – 9 March 2014