Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ritualism - Melkweg

Right now preparing for another exhibit in the Melkweg Galerie in Amsterdam

OPENING: Friday 19 September, 18.00 hrs 

19 September – 5 October 2014

With works from Iain McKell РYvonne Brandwijk РIsolde Woudstra РSharieta Berghuis РAntonio Jos̩ Guzman РJochem Sanders РTim Georgeson e.a.

Tracking Debugger Device | Hogon Series | Lightjet print in metallic paper | Surin Islands, Thailand
© A.J. Guzman 2014

The Hogon series are an exploration to the manner in which contemporary photography, fashion and visual history use cultural appropriation as a style; Taking without permission, the cultural artifacts, intellectual property, or cultural expressions, of another cultures.

“Ritualism” can be seen as documenting the latest religion of city dwellers. It explores the ways in which modern people, whether we are aware of it or not, create rituals in our daily lives. Sometimes these rituals are designed to help us find deeper meaning in our lives. Other times we use rituals to lose ourselves in the seemingly endless stream of sensations that bombard us in modern life. Stripped of all dogmas, we as individuals can develop our own rituals that define our place in the current of urban life.

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Hel Ved is a photography agency that aims to promote the careers of its international group of fine art and commercial photographers. They specialize in documentation-oriented photography that allows the unique style of the photographer to shine through. Hel Ved has an online art gallery and also participates in offline events in which they showcase contemporary photography.

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