Exhibition

>> April 16 - May 24   |   2014 

The Motion Photography Award
Group Show of the 6 Finalists

Saatchi Gallery London
Press Preview April 16, Launch Party 6.30-9pm


Curated by Saatchi Art, Saatchi Gallery, Google+, artists Tracy Emin, Shezad Dawood and Cindy Sherman, as well as the filmmaker Baz Lurhman

With the ubiquity of smartphones and rise in photo-sharing services, the world has recently exploded with photographers from all backgrounds who are embracing new technology to tell their stories in innovative ways, not least of all via motion photography.

In recognition of the exciting potential of this new technology, Saatchi Art, the Saatchi Gallery and Google+ will award the inaugural Motion Photography Prize, inviting photographers all over the world to celebrate this new creative art form.

Six finalists (one per category) have been be chosen:

Stefanie Schneider (Landscape), Kostas Agiannitis, (Lifestyle), Micaël Reynaud (Action), Matthew Clarke (Night), Emma Critchley (People), Christina Rinaldi  (Urban)


trainride

Stefanie Schneider : Trainride

Like flickering sequences of old road movies Schneider’s images seem to evaporate before conclusions can be made – their ephemeral reality manifesting in subtle gestures and mysterious motives. Schneider’s images refuse to succumb to reality, they keep alive the confusions of dream, desire, fact, and fiction.

Schneider’s Motion Photograph is a part of a larger project, “Strange Love 2004”. The artist says about the piece: “Love, lost and unrequited leaves its mark in our lives as a senseless pain that has no place in the present. The ex lover experiences the residues of love as an amputee experiences the sensation of a ghost limb. It is the tangible experience of “absence” that has inspired this piece. Due to the steady change of perspectives – realities, illusions, dreams on different time lines, the question of  truth is impossible to answer. Reality is profoundly subjective and the search for personal happiness is a steady (manic) interpretation of one’s own truth.”


Gallery Information
{ Saatchi Gallery / Duke of York’s HQ
, Duke of York’s HQ, London, SW3 4RY Contact Phone ++44 (0)20 7811 3076  |  E-mail rebecca.wilson@saatchiart.com  |
  www.saatchigallery.com

Exhibition

>> May  15 - June 15   |   2014

Group Exhibition De Re Gallery Debut

De Re Gallery, Los Angeles
Private Preview May 15, Vernissage May 16


An Artistic Mélange Between Europe, New York and L.A. Contemporary,
De Re Gallery Spotlights Masters of Present and Past
.

Seeking to offer a vibrant new destination in the local community where contemporary art from Europe, New York and Los Angeles intertwine, and modern prodigies mingle with established masters, De Re Gallery will hold a VIP grand opening party on Thursday, May 15, followed by its public opening on Friday.


marzotto    woman in malibu    tom chambers
 Margherita Marzotto                          Stefanie Schneider           Tom Chambers

De Re Gallery is the brainchild of two visionaries. Marine Tanguy, a Cambridge art history graduate, most recently served as co-­director of Lazarides and director of The Outsiders Gallery in London. It was here where she first met Steph Sebbag, art enthusiast / collector and founder, president and chief creative officer of bpg, an award-­winning L.A. advertising agency serving the entertainment industry. Subsequently together at Art Basel Miami, a mutual idea was born for a new gallery in L.A., one that took its name and inspiration from Tanguy’s childhood home on the French island of Ile de Ré.

Scouring the world for art treasures, Tanguy and Sebbag will launch De Re Gallery with a focus on a dozen-­plus of the most promising contemporary artists, which include New York star Mike Sagato, whose meticulous oil paintings depict humanity in playful dramas, Florence-­trained, Louvre-­commissioned sculptor Victor Gingembre, who uses Michelangelo marble from Carrara, Billy Childish painting protégée Gretchen Andrew, Florence de Ponthaud, who personally trained in Matisse’s and Rodin’s studios, renowned German-­born photographer Stefanie Schneider, and Sophie Dickens, an award-­winning English sculptor and great-­great-­granddaughter of author Charles Dickens, among others. The works of these 21st century prodigies are displayed alongside those by Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Fernando Botero, Banksy and others. As director Marine Tanguy explains, the mission of the gallery is to embrace “a sense of artistic continuity,” creating a living dialogue between these masters of the present and the past.

“We have the grand privilege to witness the creation of the art world of tomorrow in Los Angeles,” offered Marianne Le Morvan, director of the Berthe Weill archive, art history academic and Modigliani expert. “Marine Tanguy, whom artistic intuition already gave her the opportunity to direct an influential gallery in the European contemporary art market, brings her whole personality to this new gallery, partnering with the creative eye of art enthusiast and collector Steph Sebbag, who could be the next Charles Saatchi.”


Gallery Information
{
De Re Gallery, 8920 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069 Contact Phone (310) 205 7959  |  E-mail info@deregallery.com  | 
The gallery will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday for private appointments only.  |  www.deregallery.com

Exhibition

>> February 14 - 19   |   2014

Stefanie Schneider & Ana Bath

Pop-up Art Gallery, Berlin
OPENING FEBRUARY 14TH 6-10pm

popupart


From Friday 14th February Pop-up Art Gallery Berlin is proud to present the work of Stefanie Schneider.

Taking the American West as her inspiration, Stefanie Schneider’s analog images evoke ideas of masquerade and play, the intense gazes of Schneider’s female characters undermine their playful edge suggesting an unnerving or tragic quality beneath the surface of these glossy women. Collectively the works evoke love, pain, loneliness, alienation and re-discovery and can be seen to suggest a social commentary on America; pointing to the cracks beneath the surface of the glitz and glamour of the ’American Dream’.

Using expired Polaroid film which is then enlarged by hand in her own laboratory, Schneider’s images both emphasis the sun drenched light of California and embody the cinematographic quality of the films of Quentin Tarantino and Oliver Stone and are reminiscent of forgotten memories, dreams and chance encounters. The blemishes of the expired Polaroid film, further add to Schneider's intent to represent an imperfect narrative.

Her work will be presented alongside one of Pop-up Gallery's most recognized and exciting artists Ana Bathe.

Born in Serbia during wartime Ana fled to Canada as a refugee at the age of ten. Raised in Toronto she always felt misplaced leading her to question her own identity. Now home in Berlin, the city and its melting pot of alternative cultures and lifestyles supports her direction of self discovery and fuels her passion to challenge ideas of conventional beauty and gender in her work.

This exhibition offers interesting look into self portrait photography by two outstanding Berlin based female artists.

This Event will run until the finissage on February 19th.

Gallery Information
{ POP-UP ART GALERY, Hohenstaufenstrasse 60, 10781 Berlin }

Awards

>> January 23   |   2014

Gregor International Calendar Award 2014
Poladarium Calender 2014 - Gregor Photo Award
Cover Stefanie Schneider



Poladarium: Yesterday we joined the award ceremony of Gregor International Calendar Award 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany. Again, Poladarium has been awarded with a Gregor Photo Award! Dear participants and friends: Without you we would never have been able to succeed in this. Thanks to all of you! Right on!
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Exhibition

>> June   |   2013

The Girl behind the White Picket Fence
 

Galerie Catherine et André Hug, Paris

heather and zeuss

Untitled, 2013, Edition of 5, analog C-Print, 40x50cm
 

Stefanie Schneider travaille à partir de films Polaroid périmés et prend l’essentiel de ses images dans le désert californien, à Twentynine Palms. Les clichés sont ensuite photographiés à la chambre dans son studio berlinois, afin d’être agrandis. La galerie Catherine et André Hug présente une sélection de photographies de la série “The Girl behind the white Picket Fence”, ainsi que le film éponyme de 60 minutes réalisé à partir de 4000 clichés Polaroid. 

Stefanie Schneider aime jouer avec les hasards qu’offrent les pellicules Polaroid périmées, dont les réactions chimiques sont imprévisibles. Les aberrations chromatiques et les halos fantomatiques qui résultent de leur instabilité se superposent de façon aléatoire aux mises en scène que l’artiste compose avec soin. Ils don-nent à ses clichés la texture incertaine des rêves et des souvenirs qui s’effacent. Stefanie Schneider s’est ainsi peu à peu forgé un univers qui évoque tout autant les road-movies que les séries B, Jack Kerouac que David Lynch, avec son mobil-home rutilant posé dans l’immensité désertique, ses chemins qui ne mènent nulle part, ses personnages échoués, tiraillés entre amour et désillusion, érotisme et solitude, désirs et vacuité. 

“The Girl behind the white Picket Fence” met en scène une jeune femme meurtrie par un fiasco sentimental, qui prend conscience de son attirance pour l’éboueur qu’elle aperçoit par la fenêtre de son mobil home. Il lui faudra, pour l’accepter, surmonter ses démons intérieurs, grâce à l’aide d’un animateur radio et d’un étrange chaman.

Chacune des photographies exposées fait partie intégrante du film et est traversée par son histoire.
 

Informations pratiques: Vernissage 12 juin 2013 de 17h à 20h, Exposition du 13 juin au 20 juillet 2013 { Galerie Catherine et André Hug,  2, rue de l’échaudé / 40, rue de Seine, 75006 Paris } Horaires mardi au samedi de 11h00 à 13h00 14h30 à 19h00 | Contact: Catherine Hug -Telephone 06.07.13.48.00 et sur rendez vous! | E-mail c.hug@orange.fr | Site www.galeriehug.com 

>> more information: download pdf 

 

Film

>> May  |   2013

Heather's Dream

has been selected for the

German Competition in the
International Shortfilm Festival Oberhausen in May 2013

Screening at the Lichtburg, Sunday, May 5th, 12.30pm
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Tanja Trittmann (Writer) and Caroline Haertel (Producer)


heathers dream


"Heather's Dream" has been accepted in the competition at the Short Film Festival Oberhausen in May 2013!

Heather (Heather Megan Christie) lies on her bed and narrates off screen: "One morning I didn´t wake up. I had a fever". And then finds herself in a dazzling desert landscape. Here a magic doctor (Udo Kier) pursues his work in his office. Something is going on. Everything seems to be prepared. The atmosphere in his office, open to all directions is hypnotic. The patient is waiting for her mysterious treatment. Dried up plants are sitting on the table. A flip book, a suitcase, a broken heart.... Enchanted examinations begin. The bizarre, charismatic doctor continues his evaluation assisted by a fairy-like nurse (Camille Waldorf). The process follows a secret logic and Heather understands that there is hope to be healed. Heather's Dream has not been filmed in a classical way but Udo Kier's and Heather Megan Christie's acting has been photographed action by action, step by step with thousands of Polaroids and edited into sequence, combined with Super-8 footage. The bright light of California, the forsaken abandoned landscapes around 29 Palms and the faded colors of the Polaroid film contribute to the poetic and surreal atmosphere of he film.

cast: Udo Kier, Heather Megan Christie, Camille Waldorf, music: Adam Weiss, script: Tanja Trittmann, directed, photographed and edited by Stefanie Schneider, production micafilm, Berlin, co-produced by Arte, supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

www.heatherdreams.net


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EXHIBITION

>> March 22  -  June 01   |   2012

SHOWstudio  presents   Selling Sex

a group exhibition with Alidra Alic, Cortney Andrews, Una Burke, Liz Cohen, Inge Jacobsen, Charlotte Kingsnorth, Atsuko Kudo, Sarah Lucas, Kim McCarty, Malerie Marder, Marianne Maric, Lisa Z. Morgan, Ione Rucquoi, Stefanie Schneider, Suzannah Sinclair, Christiana Soulou, Vahge, Shiri Zinn, and others. And as always, the exhibition will be accompanied by a series of live streams, projects and performances.

xxx
waiting

The exhibition is being organized by SHOWstudio Shop and Nick Knight

Gallery Information
{ SHOWstudio, 1-9 Bruton Place, London, W1J 6LT, United Kingdom }
contact phone: +44 207 399 4299 //  fax: +44 207 499 8225

EXHIBITION

>> July 11  -  August 26   |   2012

ROAD ATLAS
 
Straßenfotografie aus der DZ BANK Kunstsammlung

KUNSTMUSEUM DIESELKRAFTWERK COTTBUS

marlboro


Die Straße als Schauplatz des Alltags und urbanes Merkmal übt von jeher eine besondere Faszination auf Fotografinnen und Fotografen aus. "Road Atlas" vereint erstmals rund 150 Fotografien aus der DZ Bank Kunstsammlung zum Thema Straße: 26 Positionen und 70 Jahre Straßenfotografie.

Das Spektrum der von Dr. Beate Kemfert, Kuratorin und Stiftungsvorstand der Opelvillen, und Dr. Christina Leber, Leiterin der DZ BANK Kunstsammlung, ausgewählten Fotografien zeigt Straßen rund um den Globus in der Zeitspanne der Nachkriegsfotografie bis heute. Die Fotografien halten Gebäudeansichten, Alltagssituationen sowie radikale Veränderungen im Bild fest und dokumentieren so Zeiten des Wohlstands, der Stagnation und Spuren des Verschwindens städtischer Räume. Darüber hinaus zeigen sie Menschen des urbanen Raums.

Bis heute hat die Straße in der Fotografie eine besondere Bedeutung. Neben kulturellen Phänomenen üben formale Kriterien und lineare Qualitäten dauerhaft Anziehungskraft aus.

Der Reigen der vorgestellten Fotografinnen und Fotografen beginnt bei Helen Levitt (1913-2009), der Klassikerin der Street Photography, und endet bei Zeitgenossen wie Pieter Hugo (*1976).

Mit über 6000 fotografischen Werken von mehr als 550 Künstlerinnen und Künst- lern zählt die DZ BANK Kunstsammlung zu den bedeutendsten Sammlungen, die sich mit dem fotografischen Bild auseinandersetzt.

Die Ausstellung ist nach den Opelvillen vom 11. Juli bis zum 26. August 2012 im Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus zu sehen www.museum-dkw.de, im Frühjahr 2013 in der Kunsthalle Erfurt www.kunsthalle-erfurt.de und im Sommer 2013 in der DZ Bank, Frankfurt www.dzbank-kunstsammlung.de.

Fotografinnen und Fotografen: Nobuyoshi Araki, Ursula Arnold, René Burri, Gregory Crewdson, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Pietro Donzelli, Valie Export, Arno Fischer, Robert Häusser, Naoya Hatakeyama, Pieter Hugo, Gerd Kittel, Barbara Klemm, Helen Levitt, Will McBride, Aernout Mik, John Miller, Ryuji Miyamoto, Jean-Luc Moulène, Marcel Odenbach, Arnold Odermatt, Stefanie Schneider, Stephen Shore, Anatolij Shuravlev, Beat Streuli, Thomas Struth.

Information
{ KUNSTMUSEUM DIESELKRAFTWERK COTTBUS }
Brandenburgische Kulturstiftung Cottbus | Uferstraße / Am Amtsteich 15 | 03046 Cottbus | info@museum-dkw.de

WANTED

>> January   |   2012

PROGRAMMER NEEDED FOR THE 29 PALMS, CA PROJECT
WWW.TWENTYNINEPALMS.CA >>


Stefanie Schneider's independent film / art project is looking for a programmer. Skills needed:

- Python (Turbogears, Pylons)
- HTML
- Javascript (Mochikit, Mootools)
- Linuxserver (Debian)
- MySQL

Please send vita to lance.waterman@instantdreams.net

TV

>> March 31, 22.00h   |   2012

“Ich-Udo” – Der Schauspieler Udo Kier on ARTE TV
A documentary by Jeremy Fekete

P R E M I E R E / Broadcast “ICH-UDO” starring Udo Kier, Sender ARTE, am 31.03.2012,22:00 Uhr, Wdhlg Sender ARTE am 03.04.2012, 14:15 Uhr,Wdhlg Sender ARTE am 12.04.2012, 04:00 Uhr, Autor und Regisseur Jeremy Fekete

udo kier - mein leben

filmstill: Udo Kier documentary shoot at Stefanie Schneider's set "The Girl behind the White Picket Fence".

>> view online:
http://videos.arte.tv/en/videos/_moi_je_udo_kier_comedien_-6569640.html

EXHIBITION

poster_scottwhite

7655 Girard Ave Suite 101   La Jolla, CA 92037    phone 858.255.8574   info@scottwhiteart.com   www.scottwhiteart.com

ART TO RAFFLE

>> Drawing January 13, 2012, 7 pm    |   2012

Kunst zu verlosen !  // 
Art to raffle off !  

kw


Kunst zu verlosen! KW Freunde initiieren Kunstlotterie zur Förderung der KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Zur Unterstützung der Arbeit der KW Institute for Contemporary Art haben die KW Freunde dem Haus nahe stehende Künstler, Galeristen und Sammler gewinnen können, 60 Werke für eine außergewöhnliche Kunstlotterie zur Verfügung zu stellen. Die Lose zu je 100 Euro können an der Kasse der KW sowie über die Website der KW Freunde www.kw-freunde.de erworben werden. 
 
Am 13. Januar findet die offizielle Verlosung in den Räumen der KW statt.  
 
Ab dem 3. Dezember sind die Arbeiten von Fritz Balthaus, Heike Baranowsky, Oliver van den Berg, Monika Brandmeier, Monica Bonvicini, Clara Brörmann, Marcel Bühler, Angela Bulloch, Patty Chang, Martin Creed, Mariechen Danz, Kate Davis, Michele Di Menna, Wim Delvoye, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Martin Eder, Tim Eitel, Olafur Eliasson, Thomas Eller, Sabine Fassl, Douglas Gordon, Philip Grözinger, Uwe Henneken, Leiko Ikemura, Allan Kaprow, Kartenrecht, Markus Keibel, Annette Kelm, Clemens Krauss, Via Lewandowsky, Walter Libuda, Helen Mirra, Ingo Mittelstaedt, Adrian Lohmüller, Michael Müller, Carsten Nicolai, Florian Neufeldt, Klaus Pichler, Friederike von Rauch, Thomas Rentmeister, Cornelia Renz, Anselm Reyle, Pipilotti Rist, Jakob Roepke, Albrecht Schäfer, Stefanie Schneider, Iris Schomaker, Albrecht Schnider, Markus Sendlinger, Katharina Sieverding, Dirk Skreber, Andrea Stappert, Natascha Stellmach, Stefan Strumbel, Jeffrey Teuton, Anton Unai, Brigitte Waldach, Patricia Waller, Judi Werthein, XOOOOX, Krzysztof Zielinski jeweils samstags und sonntags in den KW zu sehen. 
 
Die KW Freunde wurden 1996 zur Unterstützung des kulturellen Programms der KW Institute for Contemporary Art gegründet. Jährlich fördern sie eine Ausstellung sowie eine Reihe weiterer Initiativen der Kunsteinrichtung. Mitglieder des Freundeskreis erhalten freien Eintritt in die KW, zur Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst sowie in internationalen Partnerinstitutionen wie die Kunsthalle Wien, das Palais de Tokyo in Paris sowie das MoMA PS1 in New York. Außerdem umfasst die Mitgliedschaft exklusive Vorbesichtigungen der KW-Ausstellungen mit KuratorInnen und KünstlerInnen, Einladungen zu speziell organisierten Atelierbesuchen und Kunstreisen sowie zu Eröffnungen, Künstlergesprächen und anderen Veranstaltungen der KW.

Art to raffle off! KW Freunde initiates art lottery in support of KW Institute for Contemporary Art

To support the work of KW Institute for Contemporary Art, KW Freunde (Friends of KW) has been able to convince artists, gallery owners and collectors close to the institution to provide 60 works for an extraordinary art lottery. The lots cost 100 € each and can be acquired at the KW ticket office and at the KW Freunde website: www.kw-freunde.de

The official drawing will take place at KW on January 13, 2012. 

From the December 3, works by Fritz Balthaus, Heike Baranowsky, Oliver van den Berg, Monika Brandmeier, Monica Bonvicini, Clara Brörmann, Marcel Bühler, Angela Bulloch, Patty Chang, Martin Creed, Mariechen Danz, Kate Davis, Michele Di Menna, Wim Delvoye, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Martin Eder, Tim Eitel, Olafur Eliasson, Thomas Eller, Sabine Fassl, Douglas Gordon, Philip Grözinger, Uwe Henneken, Leiko Ikemura, Allan Kaprow, Kartenrecht, Markus Keibel, Annette Kelm, Clemens Krauss, Via Lewandowsky, Walter Libuda, Helen Mirra, Ingo Mittelstaedt, Adrian Lohmüller, Michael Müller, Carsten Nicolai, Florian Neufeldt, Klaus Pichler, Friederike von Rauch, Thomas Rentmeister, Cornelia Renz, Anselm Reyle, Pipilotti Rist, Jakob Roepke, Albrecht Schäfer, Stefanie Schneider, Iris Schomaker, Albrecht Schnider, Markus Sendlinger, Katharina Sieverding, Dirk Skreber, Andrea Stappert, Natascha Stellmach, Stefan Strumbel, Jeffrey Teuton, Anton Unai, Brigitte Waldach, Patricia Waller, Judi Werthein, XOOOOX, Krzysztof Zielinski can be viewed on Saturdays and Sundays at KW.

KW Freunde was founded in 1996 to support the cultural program of KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Every year they support an exhibition as well as a series of other initiatives by the institute. KW Freunde members receive free admission to KW, the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, and international partner institutions including the Kunsthalle in Vienna, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and the MoMA PS1 in New York. Membership also includes exclusive previews of KW exhibitions with the curators and artists, invitations to special organized studio tours and art trips, as well as to openings, artist talks and other KW events.

 

KW Institute for Contemporary Art + KW Freunde
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin
www.kw-freunde.de

Viewing of the works included in the lottery: 
December 3 – 18, 2011, every Sat + Sun, 12 – 7 pm
January 7 – 8, 2012, 12 – 7 pm

Drawing:  January 13, 2012, 7 pm 

KW Freunde
Sabine Bärenklau, Tel. 030. 24345948, sb@kw-feunde.de

Press contact: 
BUREAU N cultural communications
Silke Neumann, Tel. 030. 30874085, silke.neumann@bureau-n.de

TV

>> December 01, 21.00h   |   2011

GELD ODER LEBEN KUNST UND ERFOLG
A documentary by Gerd Scobel

scobel

Trotz Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrisen boomt der Kunstmarkt. Zwar sind Ölfarben und Installationen keine harte Währung, aber sie geben dem Käufer ein Lebensgefühl und ein Image, das durch andere Medien nicht zu bekommen ist. Aber welche Kunst ist erfolgreich und was bedeutet überhaupt Erfolg? Gert Scobel spricht mit Künstlern, Kuratoren und Kunstexperten darüber, was Erfolg ausmacht.

Wie funktioniert dieser Kunst-Markt? Laut Zahlen und Schätzungen liegt der Anteil der Künstler, die nicht von ihrer Kunst leben können bei 95 Prozent. Dabei stellt sich die Frage, ob die Werke eines finanziell erfolglosen Künstlers weniger bedeutsam sind als die Objekte, die in den großen Museen ausgestellt werden.
 
Videos: Künstler und Kunstvermittler im Gespräch Gert Scobel hat Künstler und Kunstvermittler besucht und mit ihnen über die Bedeutung und Entwicklung von Kunstwerken gesprochen - mit dem Maler Jonas Burgert, der Fotografin Stefanie Schneider, dem Museumsdirektor Kasper König und dem Galeristen Hans Mayer. Die Sendung stellt die Frage nach dem, was Erfolg in der Kunst ist - und bietet einige überraschende Antworten.

>>  http://www.3sat.de/mediathek/?mode=play&obj=28295

EXHIBITION

>> November 04  -  November 30  |   2011

HITCHHIKER
Festival Saint Germain des Près
Galerie Catherine et André Hug, Paris
Vernissage Thursday, November 3

margarita smoke rings

Margarita Smoke Rings, 1/5, 2009 (125x150cm)

The Saint Germain-des-Prés photo festival is one of the biggest current events in Paris in November with an increasing number of participants. The festival shows the wealth and diversity of the locations, composed of art galleries, specialized bookstores and photo agencies dedicated to photography in Saint Germain des Prés. For this second edition in 2011, the principal theme is "crossed views": words and images. It explores complicity between writers and  photographers.
The participating galleries will show projects in relation with this theme.

We will present Stefanie Schneider and Laurent Chalumeau for they share an obvious and great common link.

Stefanie Schneider's pictorial narratives mostly shot in the South West of the United States will to be shown in the gallery and we'll have readings and talks about Laurent Chalumeau's book "Moi & «Bobby Mc Gee". The book is a study of  a song "Me and Bobby Mc Gee" by Chris Kristofferson sung by Janis 
Joplin (among others). The novel is just like Stefanie Schneider's work, a story of a wandering and careless youth and passionate love. It is a roadmovie taking place in America, a  rosebud, a sign of tribal and generational connivance. This book and Stefanie Schneider's work speaks to everyone who believes in the endless power of this magic song and even more to those who don't.


Informations pratiques
{ Galerie Catherine et André Hug,  2, rue de l’échaudé / 40, rue de Seine, 75006 Paris } Horaires mardi au samedi de 11h00
à 13h00 14h30 à 19h00 | Contact: Catherine Hug -Telephone 06.07.13.48.00 et sur rendez vous! | E-mail c.hug@orange.fr | Site www.galeriehug.com

EXHIBITION

>> July 6  -  September 2  |   2011

CALIFORNIA DREAMING
ROLLO CONTEMPORARY ART, LONDON
Press Launch and Private View, Tuesday, July 5, 5pm

radha mind screen
Stefanie Schneider, Radha Mind Screen, 1999, Analog C-Print,128 x 125 cm

ROLLO Contemporary Art is delighted to announce details of the forthcoming solo exhibition of works by German photographer, Stefanie Schneider at ROLLO Contemporary Art from 6th July – 2nd September 2011.

Taking the American West as her inspiration, Schneider’s alluring female characters are placed within the vast, sun drenched landscapes of California. Often in wigs and colourful dress Schneider’s images evoke ideas of masquerade and play, however the intense gazes of Schneider’s female characters undermine their playful edge suggesting an unnerving or tragic quality beneath the surface of these glossy women. Together her photographs evoke love, pain, loneliness, alienation and re-discovery and collectively can be seen to suggest a social commentary on America; pointing to the cracks beneath the surface of the glitz and glamour of Western American and the ‘American Dream’. Using expired Polaroid film which is then enlarged, Schneider’s images both emphasise the sun drenched light of California and embody the cinematographic quality of the films of Quentin Taratino and Oliver Stone. Although carefully staged, Schneider’s works are reminiscent of forgotten memories, dreams and chance encounters. The blemishes of the flawed Polaroid film, further add to Schneider’s intent to represent an imperfect narrative, whereby the viewer is left questioning. Schneider has commented on the relationship between her bleached out Californian dreamscapes and the disintegration of a faded Hollywood dream, “Hollywood is the quintessential dream factory, everyone goes there in search of their dreams, and many dreams are shattered there.” As a European living in Los Angeles, her work highlights aspects of melancholy and loss that lie beneath the gloss and glamour of today’s America. Stefanie Schneider was born in Germany in 1968. She received her MFA in Communication Design at the Folkwang Schule Essen, Germany. Currently she divides her time between her two studios in Berlin and Los Angles.

ROLLO Contemporary Art, London launched in 2005. The principle concern of the gallery is to present exhibitions which create a dialogue between innovative contemporary art and its theoretical contexts in the exhibition space. As well as holding solo exhibitions of gallery artists, the program at ROLLO focuses on thematic group exhibitions exploring trends in current art practice. A major focus at the gallery is the representation of women artists. From 2009 to 2011 the gallery curated a three part touring exhibition The Body in Women’s Art Now, which travelled to the New Hall Art Collection, University of Cambridge.

Gallery Information
{
ROLLO Contemporary, 51 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4JH Contact Phone +44 (0)207 580 0020 | E-mail emily@rolloart.com | Site www.rolloart.com

EXHIBITION

>> June 16  -  August 21  |   2011

POLAROID [IM]POSSIBLE / THE WESTLICHT COLLECTION
WESTLICHT. SCHAUPLATZ FüR FOTOGRAFIE
Reception Thursday, June 16, 19.00h

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»Untitled«, 2011, PX 680 Colorshade Push, 9x11cm (Original)

Als 2009 bekannt wurde, dass die legendäre Polaroid Collection mit ihren zwei Standorten in den USA und Europa als Teil der Konkursmasse des insolventen Unternehmens bei Sotheby’s New York versteigert werden sollte, ging ein Aufschrei durch die internationale Fotoszene: Angeführt von Chuck Close, protestierten Künstler, Museen und Fotoliebhaber weltweit gegen den Ausverkauf der Sammlung. Quasi in letzter Minute gelang es WestLicht, den europäischen Teil der Sammlung zu übernehmen und in seiner Gesamtheit zu erhalten. Gegründet von Edwin Land in den 1960er Jahren, umfasst dieser einmalige historische Bestand rund 4.400 Werke von 800 internationalen Künstlern. Die Ausstellung präsentiert am Beispiel ausgewählter Meisterwerke – von Ansel Adams bis Andy Warhol – einen ersten Querschnitt dieser einzigartigen Sammlung. Ergänzt werden die Polaroids durch jüngere Werke von Künstlern wie Nobuyoshi Araki und Daido Muriyama, die mit dem neuen Impossible-Sofortbildmaterial arbeiten. Eine erstaunliche Bandbreite an wichtigen Genres und innovativen Prozessen vermittelt die spezifische Originalität und Magie der Sofortbildkunst. Sie wird entlang der unterschiedlichen Kameras und Filmtypen vorgestellt, bis hin zu den faszinierenden 20x24-Zoll-Formaten. Begleitend erscheint der Katalog FROM POLAROID TO IMPOSSIBLE / MASTERPIECES OF INSTANT PHOTOGRAPHY – THE WESTLICHT COLLECTION im Hatje Cantz Verlag (hgg. von Achim Heine, Rebekka Reuter, Ulrike Willingmann; Hardcover, Deutsch-Englisch, 192 Seiten, 230 Farbabbildungen).

Eröffnet anlässlich der Feier von 10 Jahren WestLicht und 20 Jahren Leica Shop.

Impossible and WestLicht Museum of Photography preserve and lead the International Polaroid Collection into the future. Thanks to the commitment of Impossible, the producer of the new analog instant film material, the Vienna based Museum of Photography WestLicht purchased the International Polaroid Collection. WestLicht takes over 4.400 artworks from 800 artists (from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol) and will exhibit a fine selection of these iconic images combined with some new contemporary works shot on new Impossible instant film
from June 17th, 2011. Formed between 1972 and 1990 by Polaroid, the legendary International Collection disappeared for 20 years in the archives of the Swiss Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne. Peter Coeln, owner of the WestLicht Museum and also an investor of the Impossible Project, has now saved the Polaroid Collection which had been put on the market by the liquidators dealing with the assets of the insolvent company. For almost two years the future of the unique Polaroid collection was fairly uncertain. The spectacular acquisition at the last moment secures the continued existence of this historic collection and presents it to a broad public for the first time. The future of the yet hidden analog treasure is thus not only saved but also brighter than ever before. After all these years the collection is finally going to be reconnected with its original concept. Dr. Florian Kaps, founder of the Impossible Project, says: “Most important is the fact that we finally found a perfect solution for not onl celebrating the incredible potential of all the existing artworks, but that we also formed a great setup to re-start the original concept by inviting contemporary artists to join this ongoing project by supplying them with the new generation of Impossible instant films”. The first impressions of this collaboration will proudly be presented at WestLicht from June 17th, 2011. This exhibition will for the first time show a complete representative profile of the traditional collection, displaying never before shown pieces. Combined with the first results of the new Impossible Collection, the magic of instant photography will be lifted onto the next level. Hatje Cantz published a catalog to accompany the exhibition: FROM POLAROID TO IMPOSSIBLE / MASTERPIECES OF INSTANT PHOTOGRAPHY – THE WESTLICHT COLLECTION. This publication features selected Polaroid masterpieces and new Impossible instant photography by contemporary artists such as Stefanie Schneider and Nobuyoshi Araki.


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WestLicht. Schauplatz für Fotografie, Westbahnstrße 40,1070 Vienna Contact Phone + 43 (0)1 522 66 36 | E-mailinfo@westlicht.com | Site www.westlicht.com