Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent photographs by Florian Maier-Aichen. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in London.I have always been interested in the making of things. Most products and materials conceal their process of manufacture. It’s the same with photography, which turned from a discipline that was subject to the mastery of the few (alchemists) into a readily available industrial mass product, too transparent and too technical.
Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent photographs by Florian Maier-Aichen. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in London.
A photographer schooled on both sides of the Atlantic, Maier-Aichen’s work reflects on the dual influences of the history of photography and the history of painting, whether drawing on such dichotomies as German Romantic painting and the pioneers of German “objective” photography, or applying his post-factum experience of American frontier art — from the Hudson River School and Abstract Expressionism to Land Art and West Coast conceptualism — to his own topographical depictions of landscape subjects. He focuses on the camera’s consummate power to establish typologies of thought, perception, and feeling, producing images that, in mining the past, come to embody a matrix of issues salient to recent photographic practice.
|Duration||03 September 2009 - 05 October 2009|
|Times||Hours: Tue-Sat 10-6|
|Venue||Gagosian (Britannia Street)|
|Address||6-24 Britannia Street London WC1X 9JD, ,|
|Contact||. 44.207.841.9960 / / www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/2009-09-03_florian-maier-aichen/|