Roy Arden

TRUE PICTURES Contemporary Photography from Canada and the US, Sprengel Museum Hannover

From the beginning of the 20th century, North American photography was considered to be groundbreaking for the development of an artistic visual language for the medium. This pioneering role has largely been lost due to the developments in photography in Europe since the 1980s. American photography was no longer binding in its role model function for younger …

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Roy Arden in “Curated by Studio for Propositional Cinema – A Sculpture in Search of an Author” at Emanuel Layr (Austria)

A Sculpture in Search of an Author is an exhibition centered around an artwork by the Italian artist Emilio Prini (1943–2016). Or, rather, an artwork that may still be attributable to Emilio Prini. Or, perhaps more accurately, some materials that once constituted an artwork by Emilio Prini, that he has since removed his name from. …

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Roy Arden, Pictures and Promises

Drawn from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s rich photographic holdings, Pictures and Promises focuses on lens-based works that employ the structures, conventions and formal qualities used in mass media, fashion and advertising. The works then deploy these strategies to play on collective understandings of the world around us and to investigate the iconography of consumerism. Given …

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Roy Arden, Judith and Normin Alex Art Gallery

Drawing from the collections of the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada, this exhibition celebrates the diversity of photographic production in Canada between 1960 and 2000. With nearly 100 photographs by 71 artists, the exhibition is formulated around themes such as conceptual, documentary, urban landscape, portrait and landscape photography, and investigates how …

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Roy Arden, Anna Atkins Refracted, New York Public Library

In 1843 Anna Atkins began producing Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, the first book to be printed and illustrated using photography. Today, 175 years later, her landmark project—compelling in its fusion of science and art, its modernity, and its realization by a woman in an age marked by the feats of men—remains a touchstone …

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Roy Arden, Hessel Museum of Art

Artists include: Roy Arden, Alex Bag, Art Club 2000, Lutz Bacher, Dennis Balk, Bernadette Corporation, J. St. Bernard, Tom Burr, Moyra Davey, Jessica Diamond, Stephan Dillemuth, Mark Dion, Andrea Fraser, Peter Fend, Renée Green, Pat de Groot, Mary Heilmann, Susan Hiller, Joan Jonas, John Knight, Jutta Koether, Silvia Kolbowski, John Miller, Simon Leung, Ana Mendieta, …

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Roy Arden, Paul P Civilization (inverted) at Griffin Art Projects

To expand this special exhibition project, which originated at Scrap Metal, Toronto, the curators have selected additional work from private collections for inclusion in the show to realize conversations, both historical and aesthetic, that further illuminate the artist’s interests. In Paul’s words, “for this exhibition I am interested in the impulses within intimate milieux, whether …

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Splendour Without Diminishment, The Mainlander

In Vancouver, there is no image of nature that is not at the same time an image of private property. Possession structures the visual culture and economy of the image. Whether this image is a meticulously crafted photograph for a condo advertisement staged in False Creek, or a self-portrait at the top of Grouse Mountain, …

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