Hellen van Meene solo show at Foto Kunst Stadtforum, Innsbruck, Austria
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.
Known for her intimate, intense portraits of children and adolescents, van Meene's recent work explores different modes of portraiture such as role-playing, collaboration and documentation. In addition, with this work the artist has placed a new importance on the environment. Deviating from her unvarying use of a square format camera, the artist has also used a panoramic camera to emphasize the relationship between her subjects and their setting.