02.05.13 - 12.06.13 Nobuyoshi Araki
27.04.13 - 28.04.13 SPLINTER - An Independent Photography...
12.02.13 - 28.03.13 Michael Eastman: Havana
01.11.12 - 01.12.12 Lucas Foglia
07.09.12 - 27.10.12 Daido Moriyama - Tights and Lips
30.05.12 - 28.07.12 Valérie Belin – ‘Yohoho’
20.04.12 - 24.05.12 Alex Prager - Compulsion
02.02.12 - 05.04.12 Guy Bourdin
02.12.11 - 21.01.12 Boris Savelev - Colour Constructions
07.10.11 - 12.11.11 Jerusalem
08.09.11 - 01.10.11 Alejandro Chaskielberg - High Tide
15.07.11 - 25.08.11 Patagonia
13.05.11 - 09.07.11 Burke + Norfolk: Photographs from th...
24.02.11 - 21.04.11 Sohei Nishino - The Diorama Map Series
08.12.10 - 12.02.11 Winter Contemporary
14.10.10 - 06.12.10 Robert Bergman
10.09.10 - 10.10.10 Daido Moriyama
26.07.10 - 21.08.10 Guy Bourdin
10.06.10 - 17.07.10 Alex Prager - Week End
07.05.10 - 05.06.10 Daniele Tamagni and Araminta de Clermont
24.03.10 - 01.05.10 Yoshihiko Ueda - QUINAULT
14.01.10 - 20.02.10 Kishin Shinoyama- NUDE
25.11.09 - 09.01.10 C O L O U R - Group Show
22.10.09 - 21.11.09 Ellen von Unwerth- Fräulein
10.09.09 - 17.10.09 Starting with a Photograph
27.07.09 - 05.09.09 Revive - Group Show
04.06.09 - 25.07.09 Ofer Wolberger (Life with) Maggie
21.04.09 - 30.05.09 Boris Savelev- 31 Years
11.03.09 - 20.04.09 Miyako Ishiuchi Mother's
05.02.09 - 10.03.09 Scarlett Hooft Graafland-You Winter, ...
13.01.09 - 31.01.09 John Davies Rachel Whiteread HOUSE
20.11.08 - 10.01.09 Nobuyoshi Araki- Hana Kinbaku
09.10.08 - 17.11.08 Simon Norfolk - Full Spectrum Dominance
30.08.08 - 04.10.08 Tiina Itkonen - Ultima Thule
25.06.08 - 27.08.08 Polly Borland - Bunny
25.04.08 - 16.06.08 Alex Prager - The Big Valley
07.03.08 - 12.04.08 Tod Papageorge - Passing through Eden
28.11.07 - 11.01.08 Jeff Bark
04.10.07 - 26.11.07 Eyes Of An Island - Japanese Photogra...
06.08.07 - 31.08.07 Group Show I
21.06.07 - 21.07.07 Valerie Belin
20.04.07 - 01.06.07 Scarlett Hooft Graafland
22.02.07 - 07.04.07 John Davies - The British Landscape
26.11.06 - 03.01.07 Jeff Bark - Abandon
01.10.06 - 28.10.06 Eleven Contemporaries
01.07.06 - 15.08.06 Valérie Belin - Pallette & Chips
07.10.05 - 26.10.05 ARAKI
08.06.05 - 20.08.05 Dodo Jin Ming - Free Element / Behind...
04.02.05 - 24.03.05 Tina Itkonen - Inughuit
24.06.04 - 30.08.04 Desiree Dolron - Xteriors
26.11.03 - 03.01.04 Laura Letinsky
24.09.03 - 22.11.03 Desiree Dolron - "Te dí todos mis su...
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Scarlett Hooft Graafland-You Winter, let's get divorced
05.02.09 - 10.03.09
This February, we are delighted to announce our second solo exhibition of work by Dutch artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland.
In this new series, Hooft Graafland successfully combines straight photographic practise with performance and sculpture. The resulting work is delightful - visually engaging yet constantly referring to a more profound cultural discourse. Using a surrealist language of intriguing visual jokes, Hooft Graafland wittily alludes to her anthropological interests and environmental concerns. For You Winter, let’s get divorced, she spent four months living in Igloolik in the northern reaches of Canada. The beauty of the harsh natural landscape with its infinite snow and ice forms Scarlett’s canvas and playground - a pair of rubber gloves are joined in prayer before an iceberg- is their wearer imprisoned under the snow or perhaps attempting an appeal to save the huge yet vulnerable iceberg from its imminent demise.
Although her concerns are serious, Scarlett’s childlike palette and informed wit are intrinsic to her work. Bold colour, incongruous objects and local folklore are combined to create an individualistic take on themes such as cultural integrity, domesticity, as well as the dire environmental issues facing the region.
Her diptych, from which the show takes it’s title, ‘You Winter, lets get divorced’ was inspired by the words of an old Inuit poem, which describes how isolation and alienation caused by long term exposure to the bleak landscape and endless dark begin to affect the Inuit, and to experience warmth and light becomes necessity. Scarlett herself was not immune. ‘I did not spend the full winter months up there…but even during the four months I spent in Igloolik I started to long for friendlier weather, to see some colour again, flowers, moss, birds.’
Born in 1973 in the Netherlands, Hooft Graafland is based in both Amsterdam and New York. Her work to date has included sculpture, installations, photography and performance. She has studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem and Parsons School of Design, New York. She has had solo exhibitions all over Europe and has been part of group shows at the Metropolitan Museum, New York and Musée D’Orsay, Paris, amongst others.
You Winter, let’s get divorced follows from Hooft Graafland’s last show at Michael Hoppen Contemporary which was work made in Bolivia, entitled Soft Horizons.
Work from You Winter, let’s get divorced will be also shown by Michael Hoppen Contemporary at Art Miami this December.