A Copenhagen Photo Festival guest blogger was at Museumsbygningen for the opening of the exhibition Land.
By Anette Lindbøg Karlsen
Museumsbygningen opened their grand exhibition LAND yesterday – which shows twelve solo exhibitions. The common focus is the contemporary landscape photography.
The opening speech was given by art historian and critic Rune Gade, who talked about the landscape photography’s long history; there among our historical understanding of the landscape, the complexity between objective and subjective experiences of nature and the various ways of representations of nature though the visual medias.
The landscapes which can found in the photographs at LAND are motives and places, which often are disregarded in terms of anonymity and absence of aesthetic values. We see ponds, weeds, dead animals, woodland areas, wild gardens, cultivated land, industrial buildings and roadsides etc. There are no idealisations or drama, this is merely how nature looks like.
LAND presents photographers from Denmark, Sweden, UK, USA and Italy. There will be several of artist talks to attend to during the exhibition period.
The exhibition displays works by Finn Larsen, Christina Capetillo, John S. Webb, Gerry Johansson, Bror Bernild, Jem Southam, John Gossage, Guido Guidi, Sven Dalsgaard, Sander Broström, Ann Johnsson and Jeanette Land Schou.
Banja Rathnov Galleri & Kunsthandel
Museumsbygningen, Kastelsvej 18
2100 Copenhagen Ø
May 28 – June 28 2014
Fotos from the exhibition by Anette Lindbøg Karlsen