AIPAD – The Photography Show
March 29 – April 2, 2017
Pier 94 | New York City
Pier 94 is located on Manhattan’s west side on the Hudson River (12th Avenue) at 55th Street. It is easily accessible by car, taxi, and public transportation.
Wednesday, March 29
Vernissage VIP Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Vernissage Public Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 30 – Saturday, April 1
VIP Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Public Hours: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 2
VIP Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Public Hours: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Welcome to visit us in booth #511. We are showing works by Sascha Weidner (DE) and Henrik Strömberg (SE/DE).
Sascha Weidner´s Hanami (literally “flower viewing”) cycle of pictures follows the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying – once a year in springtime – the transient beauty of flowers. “Flower” in this case almost always meaning cherry blossoms. The way nature constantly reconstructs and renews itself, adapting to the most various situations, can also be exemplary of industry – recreating itself in groupings and connections, blossoming in all its glory and withering away, paying tribute to new conditions – the cycle of natural evolution thus going hand in hand with the industrial revolution. It is about life and death, and the short period in between when we as humans are supposed to blossom.
His work deals with the ”search of a refuge, where utopia orchestrates reality and viceversa”.
He has won numerous prestigious awards, such as the Award for Photographic Art of the Alison & Peter Klein Foundation and in 2010 he won the Berlin Art Prize, awarded by the Academy of the Arts Berlin. Weidner’s work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions as well as in public and private collections. Since tomorrow was his solo show at C/O Berlin, Germany in 2011. In 2014 Sascha Weidner has been named as the inaugural winner of the entrepreneur 4.0 award. The work for the exhibition Aokigahara also arose during his residency program at the Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto, Japan. In 2012 he was appointed a member of the German Photographic Society. Sascha Weidner was finalist of the Otto-Steinert-preis 2013.
Sascha Weidner (1976-2015) born in Osnabrück, Germany. He studied Photography, Painting and Communication Design at the University of the Arts in Brunswick, Germany.
The quality of Henrik Strömberg’s work constitutes itself in the austere composition, from which results this certain inward-looking nature, a deep and universal self-reflection. His view penetrates the invisible, seizes it and gives it a shape. A connection is created between the inside and the outside, the true essence of things and the mere sense of things. This becomes obvious in the Forest Series in particular.
Single trees or groups of trees emmerge from the one and the same of the forest, from the darkness, plunged into wisps of light. The decided and linger- ing gaze of the photographer reveals the singularity of the tree, makes it an individual, and therefore all trees. This gaze into the forest reveals its soul, and ultimately the soul of every thing, every place.
Henrik Strömberg is a photographer, who does not mystify. No bluffs, no sensations. He neither paints us a picture of the romantic, picturesque idea of nature or civilisation, but a picture of the sublime, the unique, which can be found within things. He is a photographer, who photographs the nothing, and the everything.
Henrik Strömberg was born 1970 in Sweden, he lives and works in Berlin, Germany.