Saturday, June 27, 2009

Talents 15: In Our Time: Anne Lass

o.T., Las Vegas, 2004, © Anne Lass

C/O Berlin presents
Talents 15 . In Our Time . Anne Lass / Katja Melzer
June 13, 2009 through August 11, 2009

From the press release:

The places in the photos seem familiar, the people almost recognizable, the situations common, everyday. They show normality—so normal that it’s disconcerting. Where and when were the photographs taken? Who are the people in them? How are they connected? In the search for details that might provide answers, the viewer cannot find or decipher either meanings and identities, or relationships and histories in the photographs of Anne Lass. They are images of deindividualized people who find themselves in places devoid of history – documents of disorientation and interchangeability. Anne Lass’ skillful experimentation with anonymity and the lack of references is what makes her photographs so fascinating.

Since 2006, in the "Talents" exhibition series, C/O's has been promoting young photographers and art critics at the threshold between education and career, thus providing combined support to new talent in visual and text media. Each year, four photographers are chosen to exhibit their work on a specific theme at C/O Berlin in the Postfuhramt as well as at the Goethe Institute in New York City. Each solo exhibition is accompanied by a publication in which images and text enter their dialogue. "Talents" is an experimentation space for young international contemporary photograph and art criticism. As a platform for the future, the C/O Berlin talents program is unique and unrivalled in Europe.

Since its founding in the year 2000, C/O Berlin has been presenting a lively cultural program of international stature. As an exhibition center for photography, C/O Berlin presents the work of renowned artists, organizes events, promotes talented young artists, and accompanies children on voyages of discovery through our visual culture.

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