08.06.2019 – 29.06.2019
Solo Exhibition at Upstream Gallery
Upstream Gallery proudly presents See the light, the first solo presentation by Fabian Landewee.
In this body of work, the artist visually explores concepts of seeing, looking, perception and visibility. Turning his lens onto the places where images are produced, he aims to deconstruct the idea of photography. Landewee takes the viewer behind the scenes of image-making, showing us photographers capturing the runway during fashion week; the LEDs that illuminate Rio de Janeiro’s famous statue of Christ the Redeemer or the eye testing equipment at an optician’s exam room. The relation between desire and the photographic medium is a recurring theme.
Following his increasing interest in the physical nature of photographs as objects, Landewee started to integrate sculpture in his practice. In Headlight, the industrial finish of the seductive object – a pars pro toto for a car as a highly desirable commodity – contrasts starkly with the earthly, unfired clay, in which the artist’s fingerprints are still visible. The sculpture results from a further investigation into themes that were already present in Landewee’s earlier works in photography, such as reflection, material desire, illumination, object fetishism and the photographic body.
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07.06.2019 – 23.06.2019
Group Exhibition at MOMus Experimental Center for the Arts,
Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival
My video 'Untitled, 2017' is on view from the 7th till the 29th of June at the MOMus Experimental Center for the Arts in Thessaloniki as part of the Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival.
47 artists from Greece and abroad participate in this exhibition, which is part of the Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival, and is titled “What is Eros?” The artists use different expressive media, such as painting, sculpture, photography, installation and performance in order to examine fluidity and freedom, to pose questions about identity, sex and sexuality in art.
Headlight (1), 2019
Filmstill, Untitled, 2017
Der Greif issue 12, guest edited by Broomberg and Chanarin
Issue 12, entitled "Blame the Algorithm", guest edited by challenges our way of looking at and perceiving images. It asks if and how we may all be complicit to an ongoing commodification of imagery by using social media. Featuring the work of 85 artists and photographers, as well as excerpts from a four-hour interview with a former Facebook content moderator, conducted by Broomberg & Chanarin.