Art Basel + Movies = Sundance?

Ken Miller and I have been working on this for a little while. Stop by after the slopes for some hot chocolate and photography. x

Nan Goldin, Sunset over the bay of Naples from Mt. Vesuvius, Italy, 1997

 

For Immediate Release:

SPACE

 

A Photo Exhibition at Sundance Film Festival

 

January 16 - February 15, 2014

 

Park City, Utah - January, 2014: SPACE is a group exhibition of ten leading contemporary photographers that reconsiders the impact of landscape photography at a time when we are increasingly divorced from the natural world. Photographers presented in SPACE are Lee Friedlander, John Divola, Nan Goldin, Jack Pierson, Juergen Teller, Catherine Opie, Todd Hido, Peter Sutherland, Mike Brodie and Jim Mangan. SPACE will be open daily from January 17 through January 26. SPACE is located at 625 Main Street in Park City, Utah. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 16 from 6-8PM; an exhibition party will be held on the night of Saturday, January 18.  

 

SPACE is a consideration of classic landscape photography, and what it means as we increasingly interact with our environments via digital media. SPACE points to the current populist behaviour of capturing the landscape; how nature is observed, fetishized, mythologized and, finally, domesticated in photography today. In a time when we are constantly staring at screens that are inches in front of our faces, SPACE takes a step back to consider natural landscapes, and their reintroduction into our culture’s visual dialogue. Photographing nature in America has a long and storied history, starting with Ansel Adams and Edward Weston and ending with the #sunsetporn in our phones. Each of the works in SPACE interacts with this tradition; capturing monumental mountain ranges, flaming sunsets and personified plants as well as the individual's current relationship with and in nature. Moreover, the notion of space as a signifier of personal freedom has long been a defining component of the myth of the American West. To quote Owen Wilson in the American classic film Armageddon, "Dude, we're in space. Not outerspace… but SPACE."  

 

Elana Rubinfeld is a curator and an advisor specializing in contemporary art. She has organized exhibitions for top international galleries and institutions including Postmodern Pop Photography at the The Tel Aviv Museum of Art and The Lever House, The Skin We’re In at Yossi Milo Gallery and PopRally at MoMA/ P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. She consults private collectors and institutions on the contemporary art world including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Columbus Museum of Art, Microsoft and Steven Alan.

 

Ken Miller most recently presented PHOTOGRAPHY, a global touring exhibition of newly commissioned images by some of photography’s greatest artists, with support from Fujifilm’s X-Series cameras. In 2011, he curated fashion week photos and videos for Leica cameras and Vimeo.com. In 2010, Ken contributed a photo-themed shirt series for apparel brand Uniqlo. In 2009, he consulted for the Phillips de Pury auction house. In 2008, he curated New York Fashion Week conversations for MINI cars. In 2007, he curated art, fashion and technology conversations for Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal’s Tribeca Enterprises. Ken’s publishing work includes Opening Ceremony, a popular fashion monograph for Rizzoli International. Ken is author of SHOOT, a photography compilation for Rizzoli; SHOOT has been supported with events and exhibitions at the New Museum (New York), Tate Modern (London), Colette (Paris), UCCA (Beijing), and PARCO (Tokyo), among many other venues. He currently contributes “Under the Influence”, a multimedia feature for T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

Special thanks goes to Patagonia and The Sky Lodge for their generous support.

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For a complete works list, images or press inquires, please contact Elana Rubinfeld: elana.eda@gmail.com