3 på rad: Helgens tips

Tom Sandberg, courtesy of Shoot Gallery/Galleri Balder.

Endelig er det premiære på filmen om Sebastiao Salgado, Jordens salt, og samme helg er det ikke bare én, men to utstillingsåpninger med Tom Sandbergs bilder.

En av våre aller største fotografer gikk bort i fjor og etterlot seg en rik fotografisk arv. Det er nå spennende å se at Tom Sandbergs fotografier igjen begynner å nå offentligheten, og denne helgen åpner to omfattende utstillinger med to vidt forskjellige innfallsvinkler til hans kunstnerskap.

Tom Sandberg, untitled 2005. Courtesy of Tom Sandberg Estate
Tom Sandberg, untitled 2005. Courtesy of Tom Sandberg Estate

Tom Sandberg: Diptyk Utstillingen i Kunstnernes Hus fyller begge salene i husets andre etasje og her rommes en stor mengde av Sandbergs verk, rundt 60 i tallet. Tittelen spiller på en dualitet i hans kunsnerverk som understrekes ved at bildene nettopp skilles i to separate rom:

“I Tom Sandbergs konstnärskap finns en dualism, eller en tvetydighet, om man så vill. Två fästpunkter som håller bilden av honom i balans. Det är det tillvända, när han möter oss med uppriktighet och konfrontation. (…) Så är det motsatsen, det bortvända. Hans undflyende, det drömmande eller melankoliska. Någon gång på gränsen till demonstrativt avståndstagande”, skriver Sune Nordgren, som har kuratert utstillingen sammen med Ida Kjerulf.

Utstillingen åpner i dag, fredag 24. april, og vises frem til 14. juni.
www.kunstnerneshus.no

Tom Sandberg, untitled 201o. Courtesy of Shoot Gallery/Galleri Balder.

Tom Sandberg: Collectors Choice Utstillingen på Shoot Galleri står i en spennende kontrast til utstillingen på Kunstnernes Hus. Her finner man et utvalg av Sandbergs vintage-fotografier i mindre formater og bildene er i hovedsak basert på samlingen til Ola Andreas Buenget og Galleri Balder, en samling som er bygget opp gjennom 20 år.

Ved å fokusere på et enkelt objekt eller et enkelt menneske i hvert fotografi henter Sandberg ut myke toner og følsomme stemninger fra sine subjekter. Hans unike uttrykk har gjort ham til kanskje vår aller største fotograf, og utstillingen på Shoot er en spennende reise i Sandbergs historie. I utstillingen finner man klassiske sort-hvitt kopier side om side med mer ukjente platinum-kopier. Utstillingen er kuratert av Helene Gulaker Hansen og Ole Andreas Buenget.

Utstillingen åpner i morgen, lørdag 25. april, og står til 30. mai.
www.shootgallery.no

© Sebastião Salgado / Amazonas images
© Sebastião Salgado / Amazonas images

Sebastiao Salgado: Jordens salt I dag er det også norgespremiere på den Oscar-nominerte filmen Jordens Salt, en dokumentar om Salgado fortalt av hans sønn Juliano og Wim Wenders.

Dokumentaren om fotografen Sebastião Salgado er mest av alt en beretning om vår tid. Filmen er enkel i sitt formspråk, og store deler av den består kun av hans velkomponerte og vakre fotografier, som ofte er grusomme i sitt innhold. Hans erfaringer gjorde at han i en lang periode valgte å legge fotoapparatet på hylla.

Men karrieren hans tok en ny vending da han begynte sin søken etter jordens paradiser, hvor naturen og mennesket har levd i sameksistens. Dette omfattende prosjektet varte i åtte år, og er det som i dag er kjent som Genesis.

Jordens Salt har premiære i en rekke byer i dag.
ww.filmweb.no

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