Open Doors Gallery is delighted to be exhibiting at Photo London for our fifth year in the Discovery area. Our booth this year consists of extraordinary unique artwork from three exciting early career contemporary artists.
Photo London, 2023
Somerset House | 11–14 May
Javier Hirschfeld Moreno
Max Miechowski: Time, Community & The British Landscape
Sunday 14 May | 3:30–4:30PM
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As Winner of 2022’s Emerging Photographer Award, Prints from Miechowski’s Land Loss series will be on display in the Nikon area.
Following on from his solo presentation at Approche, Paris, last year we are delighted to present new work from Javier Hirschfeld Moreno’s ongoing Profile series. This body of work explores themes such as self-representation and surveillance capitalism as well as the artists interest in the History of photography and portraiture… READ MORE
This fascinating series explores themes surrounding surveillance capitalism and the history of photography. These unique pieces encourage a direct comparison between original nineteenth century cards [Cartes de Visite] and contemporary online cruising spaces for the homosexual community on dating apps like Grindr & Tinder.
First the artist looks for certain postures and scenes that reveal something about the sitter and the time period. Then by removing the figure completely from the original card, the artist opens up a portal. Leaving just the outline and surround scene details. Then using his collection of images captured from the profiles of dating apps, underlays an image that subtly hints at the cards human form whilst at the same time highlighting the masks that the online community still use to conceal their sexuality on these apps. The artist encourages the viewer to compare the culture then and now.
We are also delighted to present new work by Rhiannon Adam. This new polaroid emulsion lift photomontage was created specifically for Photo London and follows Adam’s long term interest and extensive experience with Polaroid. The work itself reflects on environmental issues as well as photography’s unique role in enforcing fact and depicting fiction. The fantastical photomontage’s she creates are made even more pertinent with her imminent mission around the moon later this year in SpaceX’s pioneering Starship. In 2022, Adam was announced as one of just eight crew members (all creatives) selected for the first civilian lunar orbital mission; dearMoon, funded by Japanese entrepreneur, Yusaku Maezawa (MZ). The mission will last for approximately one week, and is currently planned for late 2023.
Good Riddance, 2023
Polaroid emulsion lift photomontage
Kíra Krász has created a wonderful body of work inspired by her experience of lockdown back in 2020. Krász became acutely aware at the time of the space her and her partner found themselves in. The artist draws comparisons between the choreography of confinement we all danced daily over that period of history and the much loved, retro video game Tetris. Carefully manipulating and configuring the shapes within a tight space.
Alongside these innovative approaches to the medium, we are excited to also be presenting work by last year’s winner of the Emerging Photographer Award, Max Miechowski, in the Discovery’s Nikon area. Miechowski’s Land Loss series follows the artist’s deep interest in the British landscape, exploring themes of time, community and resilience.
You can find out more about all our artists via our website or contact the OD team: