will have its first premiere exhibition in the United States from 26 - 29 January 2017
at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco,
which focuses on presenting work by international artists never seen before in the Bay Area.
For the inaugural edition, East Wing
makes its US debut with presentations by the Swiss-based duo, Cortis & Sonderegger
and their series Icons,
along with and a special installation of Phenomena
by the Copenhagen based artist collective, Sara Galbiati, Peter Helles Eriksen and Tobias Selnaes Markussen.
Icons by Cortis & Sonderegger
are a series of recreated iconic moments which involve in-depth research combined with a sense of play. Re-staging important moments in miniature in their studio, they then step back to reveal their working methods; exposing the 'backstage and making of’ aspects of their craft. By including the debris of their constructions (paint, glue, cotton wool, etc.), the artists present an image within an image – leaving the viewer unbalanced between the remake of the past and the artist’s studio environment of the present. Their aim is to look for ways to ‘outwit and question the documentary aspect’ of photography and raise questions in the minds of their audience about the temporal nature of experience and memory. Phenomena
is the result of investigations by Sara Galbiati, Peter Helles Eriksen and Tobias Selnaes Markussen
, into what lies behind different accounts of UFOs and extra terrestrial beings. Are these stories a series of commercially profitable tall tales, a mass delusion with social consequences, religious myth, or a physical phenomenon? Through the presentation of empirically collected materials gathered during an extensive journey through Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona, Phenomena
encourages viewers to take a critical, but open minded look at complexities of their interactions. A special installation with the trio will take place during PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco.Book Signing with PHENOMENA in our booth at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco on
Saturday, January 28 from 2 pm- 2.30