FONTANA GALLERY + VENICEINABOTTLE // JAN BANNING + JEHOSHUA ROZENMAN
May 5th - June 28th 2015
Jan Banning + Jehoshua Rozenman presented by Fontana Gallery.
Location: Veniceinabottle, Castello 1794, 30122 Venice.
Opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00, Tuesday to Saturday.
Fontana Gallery, Amsterdam, are in Venice to promote the work of artists Jan Banning and Jehoshua Rozenman.
Jan Banning became famous through his photo series Bureaucratics, which has been exhibited in more than 20 countries and included in collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. The latter museum also purchased his portrait series Down and Out in the South. Other well-known work includes his Moroccan Vermeer and also Comfort Women, which was purchased for the Rijksmuseum’s collection and will be exhibited in Tokyo in October 2015. Banning is currently putting the finishing touches to Law & Order, which deals with criminal law, and he is also working on a project about communism in the 21st century. A selection from the above-mentioned works will be exhibited in Venice.
Jehoshua Rozenman’s new series Berlin, Berlin displays the duality of a city, perceived through glass. The works of sculptor Rozenman are strongly layered, equally raw as of a great beauty. Through his unconventional and intelligent use of glass as material and as metaphor he creates a motley dialectic between viewer and object; besides entrapment the images also invoke feelings of optimism. The new series of images Berlin, Berlin was created in his current place of work and residence Berlin, and was recently presented by Fontana Gallery at Nieuw Dakota April 2015.
Bolivia, Potosi, 2005. Bolivia-13/2005 [Bet.,REV (b. 1958)] - Rodlofo Villca Flores, chief supervisor of market and sanitary services of the municipality of Betanzos, Cornelio Saavedra province, from the series 'Bureaucratics'.
'002-14' from the series 'Berlin, Berlin'.
Emrah (1926, Kuningan, West Java) from the series 'Comfort Women (Troostmeisjes)'.
'010-14' from the series 'Berlin, Berlin'.
Wainem (1925, Mojogedang, Central Java) from the series 'Comfort Women (Troostmeisjes)'.
Liberia, 2006. Liberia-37/2006 [Cro.,JMS (b.1959)] - J. Modesco Siaker (1959) townshio commissioner in Crozierville, Careysburg District, Montserrado County, from the series 'Bureaucratics'.
Russia, Siberia, province Tomsk, 2004. Russia-25:2004 [Tom.,LVM (b. 1959)] - Lyudmila Vasilyevna Makova, secretary to the mayor of the city of Tomsk, Tomsk province, from the series 'Bureaucratics'.
India-17/2003 [Pat., SP (b. 1962)] - Sushma Prasad, assistant clerk at the Cabinet Secretary of the State of Bihar, from the series 'Bureaucratics'.
'B:B 104 Requim for a City' 2014 from the 'Berlin, Berlin' series.