THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK 01/10/2012: Marianne Bjørnmyr

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK

WEEK  01/10/2012

WHO

Marianne Bjørnmyr (1986) is a Norwegian photographer based in London. She finished her BA Photography with Social Anthropology at Roehampton University in 2010, and is currently about to finish her MA Photography at London College of Communication. She recently was recently awarded with the Johan Helmich Janson and Maria Jansons Legat art grant  consisting of £10.000 to fulfil her last project, A World For Those Who Inhabit It.

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK 01/10/2012: Marianne Bjørnmyr

WHY

Besides receiving the Jansons Legat art grant Marianne’s work has also been displayed at the Foto8 Summershow 2012 in London, and as a result of this show her photographs were chosen to be a part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s exhibition A World Elsewhere that will open in November 2012. She will also take part of the London College of Communication Masters in Photography final Show, A Forming State.

Marianne’s photographs have also been display at the touring show Nordnorsken where her images were shown in 11 different galleries in Northern Norway. Other galleries where she has exhibited her pieces are the Mavernik Showroom, The AOP gallery, The Printspace, the Chocolate Factory Gallery and Galleri Ramfjord.

WHAT

Her last project, A World For Those Who Inhabit It, documents her travel around the island, collecting “evidences”, in a search for traces of what most of us cannot see.
Attracted by the belief of a hidden world in Iceland, where elves, fairies are claimed to inhabit stones, mountains and waterfalls, she gathered photographs, interviews, testimonies from museums and found objects that invited her, in one way or another, to capture this other world; Depicting mountains and landscapes that has been the scene of these stories.

WHEN AND WHERE

 You can see her work  at:

The London College of Communication Final Exhibition, A Forming State. Private View: Monday 19 November 2012, 16:00 to 21:00. Opening Times: 14-23 November 2012,10:00 to 18:00 London College of Communication.SE1 6SB
The Royal Shakespeare Company´s exhibition A World Elsewhere. Stratford-upon-Avon between November 2012 and March 2013 (opening 10th November).

 

MORE !

http://www.mariannebjornmyr.com/
http://map12.info/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)
http://www.gola.co.uk/borninbritain/the-event-of-the-year-final-exhibition-ma-photography-lcc/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)


THE ARTIST OF NEXT WEEK: 

Song Nian

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK 24/09/2012: Nathalie Joffre

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK

WEEK  24/09/2012

WHO

Nathalie Joffre (1981) is a French artist based in London and Paris working primarily in photography and video often combined with writing. She studied Art History in La Sorbonne where she graduated with a Bachelor and a first year- MA majoring in Modern and Contemporary Art History and African Art (high honors). In 2011 she graduated in Fine Art with highest honors from the University Jules Verne (Amiens, France) under the direction of video art theorist Françoise Parfait. She is now completing her studies with an MA in Fine Art Photography at London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London. 

Portrait : Vincent Perrault

Photograph from: Vincent Perrault

WHY

Beside her participation in international video art festivals such as Videoholica (France) 2012 , Simultan (Romania) 2012, and Gens des Fontaines (France) 2013; She has also recently been selected by the French Ministries of Culture and Agriculture for the grant and the video-art residency “Art, Paysage Patrimoines”.  

Nathalie will be holding two shows in London this autumn;   A new series of photographs in the exhibition “Metroland” as part of the InsideOut Festival in London and her newest creation “He told me that his garden…” at the London College of Communication in November. In this second show the artist will present her new video resulting from a one-year exploration of Bethlem Royal Hospital Archives.

WHAT

He told me that his garden… 3-screen video and sound installation
Archives tend to bring us back to the past through documenting it, but they also inhabit our present. What kind of imprint do they leave on the memory, the body and the intimate space of the one who touches, smells, listens to them and studies them?

He told me that his garden… is the result of the artist’s subjective exploration of the archives of Bethlem Royal Hospital and more specifically of a collection of patients’ pictures, taken by portrait photographer Henry Hering between 1857 and 1859. She has intended to consider the archives not as a fixed accumulation of dead material but as a living and travelling body, that one can access and appropriate physically and mentally

WHEN AND WHERE

You can see her work  at:

The London College of Communication Final Exhibition, A Forming State. Private View: Monday 19 November 2012, 16:00 to 21:00. Opening Times: 14-23 November 2012,10:00 to 18:00 London College of Communication.SE1 6SB

Metroland 22-27 October 2012, (Mon-Fri, 5.30pm to 9.30pm; Sat, 9.30pm to 5.30pm). William Goodenough House, London WC1N 2AN.thNovember 2012. 

 

MORE !
You can see her work  at:

http://www.nathaliejoffre.com/
http://map12.info/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)
http://www.gola.co.uk/borninbritain/the-event-of-the-year-final-exhibition-ma-photography-lcc/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)
http://www.insideoutfestival.org.uk/events/a-new-metro-land/
http://metrolandexhibition.wordpress.com/nathalie-joffre/

 

THE ARTIST OF NEXT WEEK
Marianne Bjørnmyr

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK 17/09/2012 : Joachim Fleinert

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK

WEEK 17/09/2012

 

WHO

Joachim Fleinert (1984) is a Danish artist based in London. In 2011 he graduated from his Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts at the School of Photography at Gothenburg University in Sweden. Last summer he attended the annual and traditional exhibition New Nordic Photography at the Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg, where he received the winning scholarship ‘The Victor Fellowship’ consisting of £20,000 stipend and funding for a Masters program in the United Kingdom.

 

Photograph from: Cecilia Sandblom

http://www.hasselbladfoundation.org/victor-fellowships-2011-info/

WHY

Besides receiving The Victor Fellowship in 2011, Joachim Fleinert has also recently received a 3rd prize award in the 2012 Bar-Tur Award. He is now studying his Masters Degree in Photography at the London College of Communication at the University of Arts London where he is having his final graduation show in November 2012. Joachim’s 2012 exhibitions also consist of his present exhibition in Arles Photography Open Salon in France, The Malmo Festival 2012 in Sweden and Paradise Row Gallery in London. Joachim Fleinert has also exhibited several places in his homeland Denmark and in Sweden where he has lived since 2008.

WHAT

Big In Japan . Where there is a desire for a dream your own self-reflection is unavoidable.

Having an interest or having the highest goals all starts with the inspiration of others that was before you. The project ‘Big In Japan’ is an attempt to construct an imaginary dream that in a strange way all starts with a memory of an unachievable reality. This, like many others can only feel real from distance, however when you are in the middle of it will feel it as an unreal experience.

WHEN AND WHERE

The photographs were displayed in London between the 21st and 25thAugust, but there is still an opportunity to see his work at the London College of Communication Final Exhibition which will open on the 19th November 2012.

 

MORE !

http://www.fleinert.com/

http://www.barturaward.com/joachim-fleinert/

http://map12.info/ (November exhibition)

 

THE EVENT OF THE YEAR: FINAL EXHIBITION MA PHOTOGRAPHY LCC

THE EVENT OF THE YEAR

WHAT

The London College of communication is presenting the work of MA photography graduates at the final exhibition: A Forming State.

A Forming State brings together a generation of artists who have in common a photography background and a central practice and interest in photography of all forms. Ten of this artist will be presented in this blog during the following weeks through THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK

Encouraged to experiment and test the boundaries of the photographic medium, each artist has created a body of work based on a dynamic research and practice-led process focused on their particular area of interest. A selection from each artist’s body of work will form the group show.

Encompassing the still image, video, installation and digital media, the exhibition is the result of a combination of manifold artistic languages. The show reflects the diversity of the contemporary approach to photography and its fast-changing nature. Through a deeper engagement with the works a harmony can be found, synthesising to reveal ‘a new forming state’.

WHO

The MA Photography course at the London College of Communication is a leading fine art photography programme producing some of the most successful contemporary emerging photographers and artists. Part of the University of The Arts London some of the recent graduates have won awards such as the Dazed/Converse Emerging Artist, Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographers and IdeasTap/Magnum Photographic Award, and have been selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries.

WHY

The exhibition follows a long line of highly acclaimed and successful exhibitions, and will be staged in the heart of London at The LCC, renowned centre of excellence in photography. It will attract more than 400 visitors to the opening alone with many more visitors throughout the duration of the exhibition.

WHEN AND WHERE

Private View: Monday 19 November 2012, 16:00 to 21:00

Opening Times: 14-23 November 2012, 10:00 to 18:00

London College of Communication

University of the Arts London

Elephant & Castle

London

SE1 6SB

MORE !

http://map12.info/

https://twitter.com/LCCMAP12.

ARTIST OF NEXT WEEK:

Joachim Fleinert

Photographs from: Mariana Arce