Judith Stenneken's Solo Exhibition in Munich
16 may 2016 by art:i:curate team
art:i:curate artist Judith Stenneken presents her new body of work as part of her solo exhibition entitled 'Denn Bleiben ist nirgends' (For staying is nowhere) at Galerie f5,6 in Munich.
Judith Stenneken's photographs resemble impressions and souvenirs of past travels, like a photo diary some of us might have started in a similar way, too. Each photograph promises the beginning of a story, an expectation that is being dissolved by the time one catches a glimpse of the following photograph.
The presented work is a collection of seemingly unconnected fragments, which find a common aspect in exactly that. It is about the absence of a history and relations, about experiencing places without a history of their own and the effect this has on identity. The world of travelling is becoming a reference to ones own transitory conditions. The string of hotel or airport scenes and of images easily overlooked in everyday life, are being put in contrast to their appearance as beautiful photographs with an almost magnetic pull. Formally seemingly tangible meets almost unreal imagery, fleeting moments seem to frozen still in perfection. The photographer also breaks with expectations in regards to her working methods and switches from colour to black and white throughout the series.
The exhibition will last until the 29th of July 2016.
Judith Stenneken, Untitled, 2011, archival pigment print, edition of 5, 70.7 x 90 cm.
Judith Stenneken is an artist working in photography, video and installation. She earned her MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York (2013). In 2011, she was named one of PDN's 30 – New and Emerging Photographers to Watch as well as the recipient of the Grand Prize Winner for 'Last Call' as part of the 'Photography Book Now' by Blurb in 2010 and the International Young Talent Award as part of the F/Stop 3rd International Photography Festival in 2009. She has exhibited in solo and group shows including Together, art:i:curate (New York, 2015); 'Guest Room', Der Greif in collaboration with Galerie f5,6 (Munich, 2015); 'A Survey Of Documentary Styles In Early 21st Century Photobooks', PHOTOVILLE (New York, 2013); 'Last Call', Galerie Gebrueder Marten (Leipzig, 2011).
All images courtesy of Judith Stenneken.