I dag åpner en stor retrospektiv utstilling med bilder av Sally Mann på Fotografiska i Stockholm. Søndag kommer Mann til Oslo for å holde to foredrag på Litteraturhuset.
Utstillingen på Fotografiske vises i hele sommer (fram til 30. september) så det er rik anledning til å se den. Her er Fotografiskas pressemelding om utstillingen:
With her unique and captivating style, Sally Mann is one of the world’s most celebrated photographers. The
intimate and challenging photos by this American artist, often on highly personal subjects, are both famous and
controversial. Now she is coming to Fotografiska in Stockholm, and will be featured in a major solo exhibition of
her broad oeuvre from the 1970s to today. Sally Mann is also producing a completely new self-portrait especially
for the exhibition at Fotografiska.
Sally Mann’s solo exhibition at Fotografiska covers her notorious portrayals of her own children from Immediate Family,
her early landscapes from the American South, and the ongoing, painfully personal series Proud Flesh of her husband
Larry’s struggle with a serious illness.The exhibition also includes Mann’s intimate documentary photos from Body
Farm, a place in Tennessee where human corpses are left on the ground to decompose. The bodies were donated with
the purpose of studying decomposition under various conditions. These pictures are part of the photographic series
A Matter of Time at Fotografiska also presents two of Sally Mann’s early serial projects, Lewis Law and At Twelve, both
shown for the first time in Scandinavia. Lewis Law comprises Mann’s early portraits of herself, before she began
photographing her children and other family members.
Exclusively for the exhibition at Fotografiska, SallyMann has produced a new self-portrait, which will be shown for the
first time in Stockholm.”is self-portrait, measuring 1 x 3.5 metres, will be displayed centrally in the exhibition.
“We are delighted, and grateful to Sally Mann for deciding to create an entirely new self-portrait for the exhibition here at
Fotogra!ska,” says Jan Broman, founder of Fotografiska.
Sally Mann grew up in Virginia in US South, where she has continued to live and work throughout her career. Staying
close to her roots, focusing on everyday life and her immediate surroundings are what inspire her.
“It has always been my philosophy to make art out of the everyday and ordinary. It never occurred to me to leave home to
make art,” says Sally Mann.
Sally Mann’s work has had a seminal influence on art photography ever since her first solo show in 1977. Her major
breakthrough came in the early 1990s, with her notorious and often debated portrayals of her own children. Since then,
she has been constantly in the public eye,with her fascinatingly fragile and moving narrative quality in both stills and films.
In 2001, Time magazine named Mann “America’s Best Photographer”. She is represented in collections all over the world,
including at MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and Moderna Museet in Stockholm.
In this extensive exhibition of Sally Mann’s work at Fotografiska, three themes are prominent throughout her career: life,
earth and death. A Matter of Time will be on from 1 June to 30 September, 2012.