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VIP Preview: March 18 – 20
Opens 6:00 pm HKT / 3:00 am PDT
VIP预览日期:2020年3月18日至20日
开放时间:香港时晚上6点

Public Days: March 20 – 25
Opens 6:00 pm HKT / 3:00 am PDT
公共开放日期:2020年3月20日至25日
开放时间:香港时晚上6点

 

David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in Art Basel’s inaugural Online Viewing Rooms with a solo presentation of new and recent photographs by Norwegian-born, Los Angeles-based artist Torbjørn Rødland. The presentation showcases Rødland’s multivalent approach to his medium, which brings together color and black-and-white pictures; staged scenes and informal ones; and symbolic content and observational imagery.

The Online Viewing Rooms will be available to all registered users through ArtBasel.com from Friday, March 20, 6:00 pm HKT through Wednesday, March 25, 6:00 pm HKT. A VIP Preview will take place from Wednesday, March 18, 6:00 pm HKT through Friday, March 20, 6:00 pm HKT and can be accessed by logging in with a designated Art Basel VIP account.

Torbjørn Rødland limits himself to film-based cameras and chemical darkroom processes, embracing the analogue roots of photography even as he challenges the separation of genres that defined its evolution throughout the 20th century. Working both in and out of the studio, his own role evolves according to the nature of the subjects he portrays. If certain images find him adopting stances informed by reportage and shooting what he encounters in the world, others involve myriad intentional decisions about casting, location, styling, and lighting. What unites the images throughout his project is the attention Rødland pays to their visual qualities, and to the differing ways that physical textures respond to light. This lends the work a painterly, abstract quality that connects it to the development of photography as a bona fide art form in the Modernist period, even when the content of the pictures establishes their relationship to the many divergent strands of contemporary culture.

In September 2020, Torbjørn Rødland (b. 1970, Stavanger, Norway; lives and works in Los Angeles) will be the subject of a solo exhibition at The Contemporary Austin, Texas. In 2018, he presented Fifth Honeymoon, a solo show at Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, which traveled to Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm and the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, where it was on view until January 2020. Other recent solo exhibitions have taken place at Fondazione Prada, Milan (2018); Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (2017); and C/O Berlin (2017).