Ari Marcopoulos "Here And Now" @ V1 Gallery, CopenhagenJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012
Loving this photo of Ari Marcopoulos' that is one his show flyer for Here And Now at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. And just as Ari wanted, this new exhibition features works only from the, wait for it, here and now. As V1 writes of the famed photographer, "In Here and Now he (Ari) wanted to just show his work from 2012, and most of the prints, as can be seen from the date stamp in the lower-right hand corners, are from March this year." The show opens this Friday, April 27.
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He still works on film, so there is some separation between the time the photo is taken and the time the result is seen. So much imagemaking now only exists on a held-hand device or only disseminated electronically. Marcopolous does not record and store imagery this way—he continues to look, feeling a constant slow change of where he stands. He no longer judges the work from an aesthetic point of view. Here and Now contains an image of Tyson Chandler, the center of the NY Knicks basketball team, on the court at Madison Square Garden. Marcopoulos has access to Chandler, but instead took a picture anyone could take at a public event. This image crystallizes the idea behind the show: everything is squarely photographed as is, without much consideration for emotion or compositional guidelines.
Here and Now is a selection of 23 recent color works. V1 Gallery is additionally showing a selection of older works, putting the new work in perspective and introducing a bit of history here, at Marcopoulos? first exhibition in Denmark. Among the older works are a portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a self-portrait with the actor and skater Justin Pierce, a group of street photos, and a large collage of contact sheets from Marcopoulos? seminal ?90s New York skateboarding series.
HERE AND NOW
A solo exhibition by ARI MARCOPOULOS
OPENING: FRIDAY APRIL 27. 2012. TIME: 17.00 - 22.00 EXHIBITION PERIOD: APRIL 28 – MAY 19. 2012.