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"Anything You Want: Walead Beshty, Anne Collier, Annette Kelm"
2007-08-15 until 2007-10-14
Pump House Gallery
UK United Kingdom
Anything You Want is a group show highlighting some of the most innovative approaches to contemporary photographic practice by three international artists: Walead Beshty from Los Angeles, Anne Collier from New York and Annette Kelm from Berlin. For both Beshty and Kelm this will be the first substantial presentation of their work in the UK. Diverse in their approach, subject matter and techniques – which include hand-processed photograms and aura photography – all of the artists investigate with both rigour and playfulness the unique properties of the medium, as well as having dialogues with other media such as painting, sculpture, performance and film
Highly conceptual, many of the works reference historical photographic precedents, resulting in compelling images that defy easy categorisation and are laden with complex visual codes.
Walead Beshty, born in London 1976, has exhibited extensively including solo exhibitions at PS1, New York; Armand Hammer Museum, LA and group shows at Whitney Museum, New York; ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany and Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. Anne Collier, born in LA in 1970, has had solo exhibitions at Corvi-Mora, London and Mark Foxx, LA, as well as group shows at PS1; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York and the Whitney Biennale 2006. Annette Kelm, born in Stuttgart 1975, has had solo shows at Johann König, Berlin; Marc Foxx, LA and in 2008 a forthcoming show at CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco. She has exhibited in numerous groups including at PS1 and Witte de With, Rotterdam.
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