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|Portrait (s) 4th Season Under the Sun|
Between the last fantasies of childhood and the first concerns of the adult world, puberty is a delicate period of physical and psychological transformations. The Dutch photographer Hellen van Meene has for many years produced portraits of teenagers. The gracefully choreographed gestures and glances are tinged with both apprehension and melancholy.
VISAGES / portraits europeens
A retrospective steeped in the history of European portraiture featuring 24 photographers such as Anton Corbijn, Beat Struli, and Juergen Teller.
|Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland 1861 - 2008|
"…the first major exhibition to use visual art as a lens to explore the lure that Coney Island exerted on American culture over a period of 150 years. An extraordinary array of artists viewed Coney Island as a microcosm of the American experience, from its beginnings as a watering hole for the wealthy, through its transformation into an entertainment mecca for the masses, to the closing of Astroland Amusement Park following decades of urban decline."
Works by Helen van Meene are included in this show curated by Frits Gierstberg currently showing at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels. FACES NOW: European Portrait Photography since 1990 brings together some of the best examples of modern portrait photography from over 30 of the top artists working today including Thomas Struth, Juergen Teller, and Tina Barney. The show runs through May 17th, 2015. Read more.
Work by Lisa Kereszi is included in the show Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008 on view now at the Wadsworth Museum of Art in Hartford Connecticut through May 31st, 2015. This multimedia show chronicles the rise and fall of the "World's Greatest Playground" located on the shores of Brooklyn, New York. Kereszi's color photographs from the early 2000s document the final stages of the park's decay through her focused attention to often overlooked details. Read more.
A two-person exhibition, Old Dreams, New Dreams, featuring the work of Dutch photographers Ata Kando and Hellen van Meene, is currently on display at Museum Kranenburgh in Bergen, the Netherlands, through November 1. Work by van Meene also is included in the group show, de herontdekking van de wereld (the rediscovery of the world), at the Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, through December 8.
Lisa Kereszi's exhibition, Joe's Junk Yard & Other American Dreams, curated by Rebecca Soderhold, is on display through October 11 at Drew University's Korn Gallery.
Lisa Kereszi's solo exhibition, The Party's Over, will open at Yancey Richardson Gallery on May 24, 2012. Her work is currently on display in Beyond Words: Photography in the New Yorker, at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, China from April 15 – June 10, 2012. Additionally, Kereszi's 4th book, Joe's Junk Yard, will be published by Damiani this Fall, and distributed by DAP. A solo exhibit, Joe's Junk Yard, will be on display at Metronom in Modena, Italy from September 14-16 as part of the Festival Filosofia.
Works by Andrew Moore and Hellen van Meene are featured in the upcoming exhibition, An Orchestrated Vision: The Theater of Contemporary Photography, on display at the St. Louis Art Museum from February 19 – May 13. The museum's photographic survey includes Moore, van Meene, Edward Burtynsky, Gregory Crewdson, Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Taryn Simon, Thomas Struth, and Larry Sultan, among many others.
Hellen van Meene's work Untitled #301, from the Pool of Tears series, has been acquired by the Boston Museum of Fine Art.
The artist's photographic portraits are in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, SF MOMA, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, among many others.
Gallery artists Mitch Epstein, David Hilliard, Lisa Kereszi, Andrew Moore, Alex Prager, and Victoria Sambunaris are all included in People Power Places: Reframing the American Landscape, a group exhibition at Davidson College, North Carolina, on view through March 6, 2011.
Gallery artists Mitch Epstein, David Hilliard, Kenneth Josephson, Laura Letinsky and Hellen van Meene are all included in Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection, a group exhibition at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, on display through June 19, 2011. The exhibition also features works by Eugène Atget, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, László Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, Cindy Sherman, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Vik Muniz, and Richard Misrach, among others.
Allure, Lisa Kereszi's solo show at Hagedorn Foundation Gallery opens September 30th. The artist will be present the evening of the opening for a gallery talk.
Kereszi is also participating in Group Shows at Biblioteca Civica d'Arte Luigi Poletti during September, at Showtime Show House (Cassa, Gramercy Park, NYC) through October 22nd, at Gallery Out of Place (4-14-2 3F Minamiazabu Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan) through October, and at Pool Gallery in Berlin from Nov. 19- Jan. 15, 2011.
Foto Kunst Stadforum in Innsbruck, Austria is exhibiting tout va disparaître, a traveling solo show of works by Hellen van Meene, open through June 2, 2010. Originally exhibited at Yancey Richardson Gallery, tout va disparaître comprises a selection of work made in New York City, the American South, Russia, and the Netherlands between 2007 and 2009.
In conjunction with the 2010 Hollywood awards season, the New York Times Magazine commissioned Hellen van Meene for a portrait portfolio of five starlets from award nominated films. The Secret Lives of Girls includes portraits of Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones), Abby Cornish (Bright Star), and Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria). The limited edition portfolio is available through Yancey Richardson Gallery.
Lisa Kereszi's monograph Fun and Games will be released in September 2009 by Nazraeli Press. Titled after the name of a Jersey Shore arcade and the Ancient Roman wrestling phrase, "It's all fun and games, until someone loses an eye," the book documents the artist's self-described obsession with what is hidden behind the facades of strip clubs, haunted houses and nightclubs and other places of fantasy and entertainment.
Amy Elkins and Hellen van Meene are included in The Portrait: Photography as a Stage, from Mapplethorpe to Nan Goldin currently on view at the Kunsthalle Wien, Austria. The exhibition also includes Roger Ballen, Tina Barney, Valérie Belin, Clegg & Guttmann, Anton Corbijn, Rineke Dijkstra, JH Engström, Alberto Garcia-Alix, Nan Goldin, Katy Grannan, Jitka Hanzlová, Peter Hujar, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe,Thomas Ruff, and Wolfgang Tillmans among others. Curated by Peter Weiermair, the exhibition runs through October 18th, 2009.
Hellen van Meene is one of twelve contemporary Dutch photographers featured in the exhibition Dutch Seen: New York Rediscovered on view through September 13, 2009 at the Museum of the City of New York. To watch a video on the exhibition narrated by the curator please click here. Her new monograph tout va paraitre has just been published by Schirmer Mosel.
Victoria Sambunaris and Christian Patterson have been nominated for the 2009 Baum Award for Emerging American Photographer. Lisa Kereszi was the 2005 recipient.
Hellen Van Meene is included in a group exhibition Darkside: Photographic Desire and Sexuality Photographed, at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zürich up through November 16th 2008.