Josephine Pryde

from the exhibition Miss Austen Still Enjoys Photography
at Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf
on view until 9 April 2012
images courtesy of the artist and Kunstverein Dusseldorf

Ten things you need to know about JOSEPHINE PRYDE:

  1. she is an artist who lives between London, and Berlin
  2. where she is Professor for Contemporary Photography at the University of the Arts since 2008
  3. working mainly through photography, her work also encompasses a great variety of media and incorporates the format of the exhibition itself
  4. her pictures are frontal, precise, factual and often close-ups of objects
  5. but in excess of their formal structure that allows for comparisons to the methods of documentary, fashion and advertising, they convey something beyond the naked representation of objects
  6. being elusive is part of an iconoclastic strategy of resisting and critiquing mainstream culture and society, which makes her work politically subversive
  7. her first solo exhibition took place in 1995 at Berlin’s Galerie Neu
  8. this year, the exhibition Miss Austen Still Enjoys Photography at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen is her first retrospective – in a museum context – of her photographic and artistic oeuvre over the past two decades
  9. this retrospective thus becomes the object of her new work which has been conceived especially for this event
  10. Miss Austen Enjoys Photography will be continued towards the middle of 2012 at the Kunsthalle Bern


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