Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Latitude Photographers.....


OPULENCE
Peter Ainsworth, Marc Burden, Manuel Capurso, Ania Dabrowska, Hannah Dakin, Ellie Davies, Vron Harris, Jochen Klein, Richard Kolker, Rita Soromenho, Gill Vaux

Exhibition: 4th December 2009 - 2nd January 2010
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm
PV: Thursday, 3rd December, 6 -9 pm
The Feast: Monday, 14th December, 7.30 - 10 pm

In the run up to, and during the Christmas holiday Latitude Photographers take residence in a disused shop in the East End. As part of photomonth09, the artist collective curates a show that critically explores the notion of Opulence. Responses to the theme encompass artists' considerations of its meaning in our culture, asking whether opulence is an antidote to the recession, aspirational escapism, or a Utopian ideal. The abuse of wealth has caused economic and social neglect, so how have perceptions of opulence shifted within the contemporary psyche?
The show, consisting of photography, video, sculpture, and installations, will be presented as a period of dialogue: where the works can relate to each other, rather than an ultimate presentation of artistic statements. In exploration of the theme the exhibition also highlights the nature of artistic collaboration. This period of reflection will be celebrated during the key point of the exhibition, the Feast - a black tie, artists' talk around a dinner table in the gallery space. Guests from the public will be invited to participate in the event– the culmination of the artists' investigations of the theme.
Latitude Photographers is a group of international, emerging artists working in London. It has developed out of a co-operative response to debates within contemporary art and a desire to push the boundaries of photographic practice. Defined by experimental enquiry the ethos of Latitude is to incorporate differences in approach while retaining the feel of a group response
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http://www.latitudephotographers.com/
admin@latitudephotographers.com
To reserve an invitation to the Feast: ritalatitudephotographer@googlemail.com

PHOTO-SPACE: 530 Commercial Road E1 0HY, nearest tube: Limehouse DLR

press image: Marc Burden, Test Piece for 12 Rivers, 2009
Another interesting show put together by this London based bunch. They really are producing some tiptop work. If this level of 'original thought' spreads my
NEW CLICHES series of posts may become redundant! What's more they're UK based albeit London. Not NY or Chicago, not Gemany or Netherlands. UK.

2 comments:

Vron said...

Thank you so much Mark! We really appreciate that. Thanks and best wishes from Vron on behalf of the Latitude Photographers.... PS Nice picture by Richard Kolker up above this posting that I couldn't help but notice!!!

Mark Page said...

Vron,
you and the guys can repay me by getting involved in The Rogues Gallery, see post with Rembrandt.

Cheers Mark.