Seba Kurtis (Argentina, 1974) grew up in Buenos Aires under a violent and bloody dictatorship. He studied journalism and was a political activist. In 2001, Argentina fell under economical and political crisis, unemployment rocketed, banks restricted access to money and chaos developed in the streets. He left for Europe and remained in Spain as an illegal immigrant for over five years. This experience became the main inspiration for his work, an exploration of the dynamics behind irregular migration and the resultant impact on culture, society and the individual. He now lives in the UK.
Exposition Exhibition : « Photo London Somerset House » by Cynthia Greig At this years Photo London, Christophe Guye Galerie juxtaposes European with Asian artists who, in different approaches and unique techniques, scrutinize humanity and their environment and straddle the line between photography and art.
While photography is often seen as the amplification of something, Stephen Gill (*1971, Great Britain) tries the opposite. He wants to quieten things and not enhancing them. This tension stimulates the viewer to think of his or her own story. Ina Jang (*1982, South Korea) creates work with a playful and poetic spirit. Constructive and deconstructive alike her work is physical, gentle, and humorous, introducing new meanings to familiar objects while exploring a collapse of dimensions in photography. Rinko Kawauchi (*1972, Japan) explores the extraordinary in the everyday life, drawn to t... Exposition J'habiterai mon nom : Immigration files Les bulletins d’information se succèdent et avec eux des vues aériennes de foules d’individus massés sur des embarcations à la dérive, invariablement indistincts et minuscules. Quelques points dans des mers qui riment souvent avec mort, quelques chiffres dans un bilan statistique et la question du « migrant » serait cernée. Parcours et identités sont majoritairement gommés du traitement médiatique ; l’individu n’existerait que dans ce flux auquel il doit, bien malgré lui, s’agréger.
Avec cette première exposition personnelle de Seba Kurtis en France, à la fois rétrospective et fruit d’une résidence initiée par le centre photographique – Pôle Image Hau... Exposition Invisible Migrations
Opening Reception March 16. Members' hour 2 - 3 p.m. Public opening 3 - 5 p.m.
Recent work on immigration and global human migration by:
Kadir van Lohuizen
Jose Antonio Vargas
And featuring turn-of-the-twentieth-century immigration photographs by Alice Austen (1866-1952).
... Exposition Seba Kurtis - Drowned and Other Stories For more people than ever before, home is a moveable concept, stuck somewhere between a dream and a memory. It is this feeling that Seba Kurtis, a young Argentinean photographer, brings to his work on immigrants, negotiating the treacherous seas between Africa and Europe or traversing the lawless borders between Mexico and the United States. His unorthodox, multi-layered photographs are a product of his own shifting experience as a stateless individual. Kurtis uses experimental techniques and operates at the boundaries of image-making to assert both the unreliability of representation and the transient nature of experience....