Fotografiska New York will postpone its July 29th reopening, with the Shop and Lobby opening on August 5th.
The exhibitions that will be on view when the Museum does open will include four distinct solo exhibitions by acclaimed photographers including Martin Schoeller,Cooper & Gorfer, Naima Green, Julie Blackmon, and one group show featuring emerging talent titled New Visions, co-curated with VICE Media Group. I’ve included a brief description of each exhibition below.
Martin Schoeller’s Death Row Exonerees exhibition consists of ten moving, digital portraits of individuals who share their stories of how they were convicted and sentenced to death row for crimes they did not commit. Scholler collaborated with Witness To Innocence, a non-profit led by exonerated death row survivors who work to abolish the death penalty in the United States and seeks ways to support dealth row survivors and their loved ones as they confront the challenges of life after exoneration.
In a series of richly-imagined portraits, the artistic duo Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer explore the idea of Utopia in the age of the new diaspora. Young women who have been forced to uproot their lives are photographed like goddesses inside lustrous and surrealist-inspired sets. These vivid portraits are a judicious and of-the-moment examination of our historical memory and possibility. “Between These Folded Walls, Utopia” will open at Fotografiska New York soon.
In Naima Green: Brief & Drenching, Green’s photography conducts experiments in being. Her portrait-making begins in the form of an invitation to her sitter, to co-create a context and allow themselves to evolve within it.
In Fever Dreams, Julie Blackmon presents familiar and ordinary scenes from her hometown of Springfield, Missouri. Her photographs, otherwise innocuous domestic tableaux, are woven with fantasy and subtle satire that reflect a delicate balance between the darkness and charm of contemporary American life in suburbia.