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
Book signings Paris Photo
14 November 2013
Book signing at Flatland Gallery, C33
Friday 15 November, 3 pm
Book signing at Aperture, EE10 - Friday 15 November, 4 pm
Book signing at Flatland, C33 - Saturday 16 November, 4 pm
Conference, at Le Bal (6, Impasse de la Défense, Paris) - Sunday November 17, 11 am
Photographer Rob Hornstra (Borne, 1975) censored for THE SOCHI PROJECT in Russia
30 September 2013
Sadly the Russian government has refused to provide Dutch photographer his new press visa. He is the first Dutch journalist since the fall of the Soviet Union to lose his press visa and press accreditation. The refusal is a blow to the bilateral Netherlands-Russia Year 2013.
The exhibition at the Moscow Winzavod art museum, Russia on the Sochi Project has been cancelled by the organisation of Winzavod. Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen were refused their visa to enter Russia and to attend their own exhibition. THE EXHIBITION THAT WAS PLANNED from 18 October 2013 till 22 December 2013 can be seen online at Lenta.ru
In the meantime, Rob and Arnold organized a shadow opening in Moscow and Amsterdam. This alternative opening will take place simultaneously in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (Pleinfoyer) and the Sakharov Centre in Moscow on Friday, 18 October at 5pm (7pm in Moscow).
Together with the Russian partners, they want to use these parallel events to make a statement against the cancelled exhibition and the denial of their visas, and for the dissemination of our alternative story about the Olympic Games in Russia.
Flatland Gallery is proud to present the last chapter of The Sochi Project by Rob Hornstra.
Book signing Rob Hornstra:
Saturday 16 November, 4 pm
Grand Palais, Paris, France
UNSEEN PHOTO FAIR
25 September 2013
Jaap Scheeren, Flowers in red, green and blue 2, C print On Fuji Archive Paper, wooden frame, 124 x 160 cm
Booth # 19 (Gashouder)
26 September 2013 till 29 September 2013
Flatland Gallery presents Jaap Scheeren, Rob Hornstra, Stanislaw Lewkowicz and Erwin Olaf.
Aside from the main presentation of FLATLAND GALLERY at Unseen Photo Fair, Unseen has invited artist Jaap Scheeren for Unseen Niches (a platform for artist collectives) and for the Photographer Talks. Also invited for the Photographer Talks is award winning photographer Rob Hornstra who will comment on THE SOCHI PROJECT, a project of Hornstra and writer/filmmaker Arnold van Bruggen.