JACOB JØRGENSEN: OBSERVATIONS OF LIGHT

JACOB JØRGENSEN: OBSERVATIONS OF LIGHT

10.10. – 23.11.2019
Opening Wednesday the 9th of October 5pm – 7pm.

Jacob Jørgensen’s works provide an insight into humans and the cultures and environments that surround us. His filmic portraits include cultural personalities such as Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark, artist Olafur Eliasson, actress Ghita Nørby, architect Henning Larsen and shipping magnate Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller. Here the viewer is invited into both their work as well as their inner thought processes and emotional life.

Jørgensen masters the act of giving his subject the space to unfold its true nature. The same can be said about his his photographic works, where rather than focusing in on the individual, the attention centres around the composition, light and the tension which occurs in the moment. For this exhibition Jacob Jørgensen is also showing the video piece The Rain, which Politiken’s art critic Peter Michael Hornung awarded “the honor of being the most poetic work” at the Corner 2011 exhibition at Sophienholm.

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It is with great pleasure that In The Gallery has the opportunity to show some of Jacob Jørgensen’s beautiful pieces in a retrospective exhibition, where the photos are taken in Russia, Italy, Iceland and behind the scenes at the Royal Danish Ballet.

Jacob Jørgensen (b. 1951) is a director, photographer, producer as well as photo and video artist. In 1978 he founded the company, Jacob Jørgensen Film, and in 1989 the production company JJ Film. He has collaborated with Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark, Per Fly, Bille August and many more. Jørgensen is a member of the artist association Corner and a Knight of the Dannebrog Order of the 1st degree since 2010. Jacob Jørgensen has exhibited and shown his films throughout the world, amongst other at H.C. Andersen’s House – Odense, Franz Mayer Museum – Mexico City, Meridian International Center – Washington DC, Prince Gong’s Palace – Beijing, Palazzo Massimo – Rome, The Winter Palace – St. Petersburg, Palazzo Massimo – Rome.

More about the artist:

www.jjfilm.com

www.corner.dk/corners-kunstnere/jacob-joergensen

THE SCHILLER PHOTOGRAPHERS – GROUP SHOW

THE SCHILLER PHOTOGRAPHERS – GROUP SHOW

29.08 – 05.10.2019

Opening 29.08 at 5PM – 7PM

In The Gallery is thrilled to present an exhibition tapping into one of the most important institutions within Danish photographic history.

Leif Schiller (1939 – 2007) established Schiller & Co A/S. in the 1960s, and quickly grew to become one of Europe’s leading within fashion and advertising photography. Here, a large number of the best photographers worked with and were trained under Schiller himself. In the exhibition The Schiller Photographers, 6 of Schiller’s former photographers meet again. All of them have established significant careers in the photography and film industry;

 

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Dan Lausten is best known for his internationally recognised work as a cinematographer. Throughout his long career he has worked in many genres and has worked on both Nordic and American feature films. Laustsen has been nominated several times and won some of the biggest awards in the film industry, most recently the Oscar-nominated film The Shape of Water.

Jacob Gils has distinguished himself as a one-of-a-kind art photographer on both the Danish and International art scene. His work is particularly well known for its ingenuity and working with process, including multi-exposures and the use of old techniques of developing such as Polaroid and glass plate. Gils is represented at The National Museum of Photography (DK), Museum of Modern Art of Bogotá (CO), Nanjing Institute of Visual Arts (CN), Maersk A/S and the Royal Danish Collection amongst other.

Michael Ulfeldt is a commercial photographer. Alongside his career he has worked with photography as a visual art form. The changing of time and the beauty of decay inspire his art practice. Ulfeldt often collaborates with Jytte Grendal, and together they create atmospheric images composed of a combination of photo, watercolour and image editing.

Poul Kofod used to run photo studios in both Copenhagen and New York in partnership with Schiller. In 1985, Poul started his own film company and worked as a director and producer. He has received many national and international awards for his commercials. In 2002, Poul founded his current company Funkhauser Film where he still produces films and photos while also experimenting with photography as an art form.

Søren Rex-Dybmose has worked as a photographer since the1980s. He has worked in both Copenhagen and New York and as an independent commercial photographer, partnering at Schiller Photography for 15 years. Rex- Dybmose is always looking for a new takes on nature’s breathtaking scenery, and the fifth year now works as a passionate tree photographer, living in the countryside with the forest as a neighbour.

Torben Johansen trained as an commercial photographer in Copenhagen in the 1960s, then worked in Sydney and New York before returning home to become a partner in Schiller & Co. The commercial work has gone hand in hand with Johanson’s own photographic pursuits and the transition from analogue to digital photography has only increased the magic of photography, which fascinated Johansen as a child.

In addition to Schiller & Co. A/S, Leif Schiller later expanded to have studios in Denmark and New York, and also founded Gallery Hamlet as well as Schiller & Co. Facility House, which served as an umbrella for more than 30 independent, creative companies in the photography industry. In 2000, Leif Schiller received the award “Photographer of the Century” from The Danish Photographers’ Association.

This exhibition pays hommage to Schiller, showcasing works by a group of artists who, like seeds, were watered by Schiller in their early careers.

IN THE AIR

IN THE AIR

In Stephan Scnedler’s series Dancing With Gravity a range of floating textiles are captured in a collection of single still-frames. The works simultaneously depict the duality of a floating lightness and a pulling gravity. Ruled by the technical attributes of still photography we witness moving surfaces and volumes suspended in both time and space. These isolated fragments help us understand the nature of movement and materiality, and makes the eye catch onto something that in real time would have already passed us by.

Through Rikke Flensberg’s work we enter into a world of bodies and landscapes, merging and exchanging properties. Fragments of body parts turn into tectonic surfaces, erupting and shifting. Elements from nature are pushed into new forms, through which our bodily self can physically relate. By zooming in and out between these two scales we are reminded of the inherent relationship held between the human body and the world, which surrounds it.

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Jacob Gils‘ series Movement are known for its picturesque multi-exposures. In the newest extension of the series, the works undergo another transformation, where as polaroids they are transferred onto watercolour paper. Through this technique a particularly atmospheric and dreamy mood arises, which lends a certain abstract expressionistic layer to the images. Upon closer inspection, however, the eye realises that in these works there are real places depicted, all with their special characteristics. The new pieces Transfers open up the idea of landscape photography as a deeper emotional scenery.

The exhibition is part of Copenhagen Photo Festival’s satellite programme.
Follow their full programme here: www.copenhagenphotofestival.com