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.
Disco Exhibition at Flatland Gallery
25 September 2013
Disco and Disco spirit are at the core of the exhibition at Flatland Gallery in Amsterdam. Selected are works (mainly, but not exclusively photographs) that epitomise the eccentricity of Disco.
From 19 October 2013 till 23 November 2013
In 2013 the pop charts know more dance-disco songs than at any other moment since the late 1970s. This may apply to just magic moments from a decade of disco eclecticism, the movement in music that integrated the legacy of minimalism that put lyrics first with the blurring of art and kick drums.
Often magic in the outlook, the selection ranges from show birds to old ladies, to the world of chemistry and psychedelic hedonistic moods. But not so obvious, the exhibition hits a serious note.
Lovers of Disco talk about a D.H.M., a "deep hidden meaning", but perhaps Disco is better characterised by a studied superficiality. Or rather a deliberately superficial aesthetic, highlighting style, a way to ignore "substance" which is often code for domestic comfort zones.
Interesting, this 'cheesy' side of Disco - it included also a thriving drug subculture, and it was the queen of hedonism: rampant promiscuity, fun, overwhelming sound, colourful pants, kitschy robot costumes and sexiness. - had a tremendous impact on gay liberation, on the connection between black, dorky white people and the Hispanic.
Flatland Gallery at Paris Photo
13 August 2013
We are proud to be participating again in this year's Paris Photo, held at the Grand Palais from November 14 to 17, 2013.
EYE screens 'Tadzio' by F. Franciscus and Erwin Olaf
12 July 2013
On July 12 EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam will host a special screening of the 1991 short film 'Tadzio'. This collaboration between the artists F. Franciscus and Erwin Olaf was inspired by Luchino Visconti's 'Death in Venice'.
The screening is part of the Federico Fellini retrospective at EYE and will be followed by a Q&A with Erwin Olaf on his appreciation for the work of Fellini.