video: Roger Ballen's "Asylum of the Birds"

Photography // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Last week we received an email from Roger Ballen notifying us that his new video “Asylum of Birds” was close to being released and with it the South African artist said, “The video is almost ready; you will not forget it.” And after viewing it several times we agree, it’s unforgettable.

Juxtapoz Editions: Photography Zine

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Our newest Juxtapoz Editions release is Photography, a 32-page zine featuring some of the most influential names and talents in contemporary photographer. Starting with cover artist Roger Ballen, our Photography zine includes Mike Brodie, Alex Prager, Tim Barber, Swampy, Jennilee Marigomen, Bill Daniel, Tod Seelie, Danile Arnold, Asger Carlsen, Austin McManus, Yumiko Utsu, Gregory Halpern, and Peter Sutherland. . .

Photographs By Roger Ballen & Asger Carlsen

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 01, 2013
We are big fans of Asger Carlsen who we interviewed in the January 2013 issue of the magazine and Roger Ballen, who you are probably familiar with if you are fans of Die Antwoord. He's directed videos for them and took a series of photographs of the South African group as well. The idea of the two working together seems like such a natural fit that we were not even surprised to see the collaboration. But that doesn't mean we were any less excited to see it!

The Photography of Roger Ballen

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
Roger Ballen's name may be familiar to you if you are a Die Antwoord fan. Ballen directed the "I Fink U Freeky" video for the South Africans and recently had an exhibition featuring photographs of the group at Mouche Gallery in LA. Here is a collection of his always intriguing work, mostly from his 2009 series Boarding House.  

Roger Ballen "I Fink U Freeky" @ Mouche Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
From the Gallery: Keiko Noah Maestro at Mouche Gallery along with Michael Florian, creative director of Mouche Gallery, invite you to get sucked into the vortex of the award winning viral video sensation “I Fink U Freeky” world of Roger Ballen and Die Antwoord at Mouche Gallery. Installation opens on April 26, 2013 during the Paris Photo LA 2013. The primitive, provocative paintings and drawings at the core of the composition of these exquisite photographs pose center stage and take on a life of their own at this installation at Mouche Gallery.

Shadow Land: Photographs by Roger Ballen 1983-2011 @ Manchester Art Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Shadow Land is a major exhibition of work by internationally-acclaimed photographer Roger Ballen whose work offers a powerful social critique and an extreme, uncanny beauty. The exhibition explores three decades of Ballen’s career, charting the evolution of his unique photographic style and demonstrating the contribution he has made to contemporary photography.

Die Antwoord Installation @ FIFTY24SF Gallery, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Sunday, February 19, 2012
Fresh off an incredible music video directed by leading contemporary artist Roger Ballen, South African artists and musical group Die Antwoord will be having a one-night installation at San Francisco's Upper Playground/FIFTY24SF Gallery this Wednesday, February 22. The one-night installation will also see a presentation of Die Antwoord's new vinyl art piece, Evil Boy.

Roger Ballen for Die Antwoord: "I Fink You Freeky"

Erotica // Friday, February 03, 2012
From the unconventional and slightly deranged South African hip-hop trio Die Antwoord, comes this incredibly awesome/creepy video for "I Fink You Freeky," directed by contemporary photographer Roger Ballen. Phallic imagery abounds, grime and deformity are glorified, and the totality of the weirdness is nothing less than mesmerizing.

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