We wish you all a beautiful summer!
See you again August 10th.
YOU, ME AND I
PROLONGED AUGUST 10-20
Release of USC/Scandinavia issue 16
Exhibition period JUNE 4-19
NW Gallery is proud to present a group exhibition dedicated to the photographic self-portrait, interpreted by 11 artists.
The exhibition is co-curated with artist group Uncertain States Scandinavia and the latest issue of their broadsheet-newspaper for lens based art will be launched at the opening night.
There will also be screening of VIDEO ART during the exhibition.
The event was also part of the official program of Copenhagen Photofestival in June 2022
NW Gallery / Nina Worren
Uncertain States Scandinavia / Charlie Hay, Dagny Hay og Tor S. Ulstein
“As we choose to no longer stand behind the camera, we do still hear the shutter being triggered at our
release; but all our eyes can remember is that imprinted afterimage”
Today, unimaginable numbers of selfies are being produced with our phones for social media - all those we see and all those we never see.
However, the presentation of ourselves in photographic self-portraits is something that goes far back in time. The first photographic self-portrait we know is believed to have been made by Robert Cornelius in 1839 and several well-known artists began to use this form early in his artistic practice: Edvard Munch, Edgar Degas, Andy Warhol, Ilse Bing, Francesca Woodman.
In the exhibition, the artists explore what the photographic self-portrait can do. The self-portrait is a tool for staging oneself as a subject and / or object. It can be used to create persona, alter ego and symbolic icons. It can be fiction, concept based and it can be personally documentary, skinless and honest like a diary.
By placing yourself both in front of and behind the camera, the artist can explore their own relationship to, for example, family, history and heritage. It can help the artist to accept the world, time, the course of life and own destiny, memories, themes, and emotions from one's own life. The process of creating self-portraits can help the artist become better acquainted with the self both physically and mentally and thus develop the creative sides and self-esteem. We see that the photographic self-portrait is a very powerful and used tool today because it helps the artist to stand out, take a stand and stand by the self, gender, identity and existence in our society.
Charlie Hay (S)
Linda Hansen (DK)
Dagny Hay (NO)
Sunniva Hestenes (NO)
Aage A. Mikalsen (NO)
Jeleena Rai (NO)
Hans Jørgen Ro (NO)
Leonard Vincent Rode (S)
Henriette Sagfjord (NO)
Paulina Cid Tamara (NO/CL)
Nina Worren (NO/DK)
Heather M. O’Brien (US)
L. K. (NO)
Jeleena Rai (NO)
Henriette Sagfjord (NO)
Leonard Vincent Rode (S)
Sara Skorgan Teigen (NO)
Nina Worren (NO/DK)
Come meet us at the
PHOTO BOOK MARKET
June 11th from 11-16 at Refshaleøen -
the center of Copenhagen Photofestival.
P R E V I O U S
NW Gallery and Blankt Papir are happy to once again invite you to a mini workshop.
Sunday August 15th.:
Location: NW Gallery, Nansensgade 10.
THREAD THE NEEDLE
is a 2-hour workshop where we teach you to sew your own book.
At the workshop, we sew two notebooks with the simple but beautiful Japanese staff sewing and the functional and easy singer sewing.
As a participant, you learn about materials and tools that must be used to sew books yourself.
All participants go home with handmade notebooks, as well as knowledge and understanding of what it means to make their own book.
The techniques we teach can be used to make our own magazines, notebooks, zines, artist books and / or photo book dummies.
Perfect for beginners.
All material is included.
DKK 500 incl. VAT
- Only few seats
- For registration and payment info write to email@example.com.
We look forward to make bookbinding with you!
NW Gallery reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to insufficient participants or reasons beyond our control. In such a case, a full and immediate refund of the workshop fee will be issued.
NW Gallery is not responsible for reimbursement of travel, accommodation or other expenses in case the workshop is cancelled.
If a participant decides to cancel for whatever reason, this must be confirmed in a writing notification.
• if the cancellation is less than 7 days before the workshop starts, no credits can be issued.
For everyones safety we follow the Danish governments Covid-19 restrictions.
Thank you to
København Kommune, Visuelt Råd for the support.
We present two curated photo- and artist book exhibitions:
& The Book as Art
Curated by Nina Worren
”B I R D S”
Books with and about birds, nature and humans.
The Bird as a symbol of self – a state of mind, of myth and of nature.
Personal stories relating to travel, migration, escape, freedom –
the cycles of life and earth.
Maria Anzenberger (A)
Hans Bol (NL)
Ricardo Cases (E)
Jim Dine (US)
Stephen Gill (UK)
Espen Gleditsch (NO)
Anaïs López (NL)
Yoshinori Mizutani (J)
Jean Pagliuso (US)
Robert Zhao Renhui (SGP)
Einar Sira (NO)
Søren Solkær (DK)
Francesca Todde (IT)
Cemre Yeşil (TR) & Maria Sturm (RO)
“The Book as Art”
presenting unique, handmade books from Japan; artist books with experimental singularity in contents, visual narratives, handmade and hybrid binding techniques, paper combinations and printing. Books as objects, books that will touch all your senses.
Handmade Artist Books:
Green Pigeon by Yoshiko Mogi
Sokohi by Moe Suzuki
Hiroshima Graph -Everlasting Flow by Yoshikatsu Fujii
Snow Flakes Dog Man by Hajime Kimura
Bird, Night, and Then. by Kenji Chiga
- All books are made in collaboration with Yumi Goto and Reminders Photography Stronghold in Tokyo.
The exhibition is part of Copenhagen Photo festival's satellite program 2021.
Copenhagen Photofestival June 2021
Thank you to Copenhagen Photofestival for inviting Julia Mejnertsen/Blankt Papir.& Nina Worren/NW Gallery to curate photobook exhibition, talks and the first ever photobook market at this years festival at Refshaleøen.
We call the photobook area of this year’s festival “ROOM” as a nod to the important feminist work “A Room of One’s Own” by Virginia Woolf. In “A Room of One’s Own” Woolf argues simply that the lack of female representation is not due to lack of talent, but rather lack of opportunity. The photobook area of this year’s festival gives ROOM to photobook talks, photobook market and a curated photobook-shop.
Soft Power – The Second Phase of Photobooks – a curated photobook exhibition and shop
The winds of change have been blowing for some time, but that doesn’t mean that the issue of representation is solved and with this year’s curated bookshop, we wish to push for further opportunities to be created by sharing some of the amazing and important photobooks made by women in recent years. Works that we find empowering and which have made an impression on us. This is by no means an exhaustive collection, but rather a window into a room of personal expressions.
Soft Power - the second phase of photobooks.
“Soft power as opposed to hard power are both terms used in politics. Soft power represents a way of getting a desired outcome by seduction rather than coercion, and is often associated with for instance cultural and pop cultural influences. Soft power is thus a term defined by softer values. What soft power represents is culture for everyone, and we believe that photobooks can be enjoyed by everyone. It doesn’t take an art education to enjoy pictures, visual narratives and personal stories - and just as important, everyone has a story to tell. In politics, soft power is also termed “the second face of power” (i.e. hard power being the first), and as the photobook market continues to bloom, we believe that the second phase of photobooks are photobooks made by voices that have previously been neglected. While this shop is focused on women, we believe that works by a more diverse group should be strived for - we wish to see works by transgender, queer, diverse cultures and nationalities all the same. In our curation, you’ll find works dealing with everything from beauty industry to connecting with nature, motherhood and the lack of - whether by choice or not, and about memories of love and loss.”
Including phenomenal book works for browsing and for sale by Laia Abril, Katherine Longly, Ann Massal, Lise Saxtrup, Margot Wallard, Lisbet Nielsen, Nina Strand, Janemaria Mekoline Pedersen, Linda Bergman, Giulia Iacolutti, Paola Favoino, Katinka Goldberg and Claudine Doury.
Curated by Julia Mejnertsen/Blankt Papir
and Nina Worren/NW Gallery.
NW Gallery presents
Like Purity, Like Gravity
a solo exhibition by
Carolina Echeverri's solo exhibition Like Purity, Like Gravity pushes for our understanding of nature and re-formulates our relationship with it.
In a series of photographic diptychs and a sound installation, Echeverri explores the purity related to innocence contained in natural attributes, in instinct and qualities related to religion, culture, gender and identity connected to nature. When we remove the natural chaos and the beautiful freedom we were born into, and then create a fabricated, controlled and manipulated disorder disguised as a tainted idea of order, human beings will innocently lose their compass.
Carolina Echeverri wants to reset our relationship with nature, by showing it as it is - or as it may be without our intervention. The child's leg under the dress belongs to her son, and it was precisely this photograph that started her study of nature and man as two separate beings, trying to dominate each other in an eternal dance.
Carolina Echeverri was born in 1980 in Bogotá, Colombia, with schooling in the capital and all her free time spent on her father's farm far outside the city. The free and unruly nature became her playmate, who has then followed her all her life and shaped her view on the world.
She has previously participated in group exhibitions at e.g. Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Hans Alf Gallery, and the exhibition at NW Gallery is her first solo exhibition in Copenhagen. In 2019, she was featured in GUP Magazine “Fresh Eyes” as one of the best emerging photographers in Europe, and in 2021, the Latin America Photography Foundation and Enfoque Visual Magazine named her as one of 30 recommended new Latin American photographers.
She lives in Copenhagen with her husband and two children. See her works at www.carolinaecheverri.com.
Video about NW Gallery in Copenhagen
made by Jeppe Andersen
Music - Sweet taste of you - Royalty-Free Music by https://audiohub.com License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
October 1-4 in Århus
Arranged for the 7th time by Gallery Image and Aarhus School of Architecture.
NW/Nina Worren is invited to curate an exhibition showing Norwegian Photobooks.
This exhibition, which continues PWA’s geographical focus on Northern Countries, will show the diversity of Norwegian books and publications with an emphasis on photography.
NW Gallery will also have a stand at the book market 4.10.20 - come visit us!
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