UNSEEN, Amsterdam 2014

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  • Regine Petersen - Kanwarpura
    Regine Petersen - Kanwarpura
    2014, Archival pigment ink print. 120 x 150 cm
  • © Yann Mingard - Laboratory of Tropical Crop Improvement.
    © Yann Mingard - Laboratory of Tropical Crop Improvement.
    Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, 2010. 70cm x 55.4 cm,
East Wing at the 3rd edition of UNSEEN Photo Fair in Amsterdam!

UNSEEN is an international photography fair focused on undiscovered emerging talents and work by established photographers not seen before, which was held from 18 to 21 September, 2014 at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, NL. For this edition of the fair, East Wing exhibited an exciting mix of artists both at our booth in the fair and as part of the Unseen Collection, an initiative that promotes affordable collecting of contemporary photographs.

For Future Reference, curated by Lars Willumeit, included works that speak to East Wing’s ongoing strategy of exposing new, globally relevant perspectives in photography both within the region and internationally. All four bodies of work presented use thought provoking imagery that explore, question and re-imagine nature, technology, history and science; challenging themes usually held as neutral, static and absolute. The artists use different strategies in their work, yet all interrogate scientific authority. For Future Reference will include works by: East Wing present artists who use different photographic strategies and perspectives, yet all interrogate scientific authority based on expert knowledge. For Future Reference included works from:
Yann Mingard (Switzerland) - DEPOSIT
Robert Zhao Renhui (Singapore) - A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World
Regine Petersen (Germany) - Find a Fallen Star/The Indian Iron (Premiere!)
Jules Spinatsch (Switzerland) - ASYNCHRONOUS I – X

Each of these series proposes ways of redefining an outlook on the age of Anthropocene, where nature, in the sense of physical matter unaltered by human impact, has all but disappeared.

For the Unseen Collection, an initiative of the fair which promotes collecting, East Wing showcased three artists who explore contemporary cultural issues in the Middle East within their artistic practice; with fresh perspectives; raising questions and opening new dialogues. Artists included: Lina Hashim (Denmark),Emine Gozde Sevim (Turkey) and Fardin Waezi (Afghanistan).

Learn more about Unseen at: http://www.unseenamsterdam.com

Yann Mingard also contributed to a panel discussion on the photograph as document -  speaking about his project DEPOSIT.

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