Born in 1953 in Michigan, USA, James Casebere lives and works in New York. The work produced by this pioneer of staged photography is a poetic commentary on our society, never referring to a clearly identifiable reality. The artist works using models, imaginary and standardised reconstructions of familiar buildings that he painstakingly creates in his studio then uses as the basis for his photographs. His images can have a paradoxical effect, their visual beauty often arousing feelings of discomfort and emptiness.
Tableau and Transformation: Photography from the Permanent Collection - Group show
“Tableau and Transformation” presents an overview of the Tampa Museum of Art’s holdings in 20th-century photography, a cornerstone of the Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibition looks at how artists have used distinct darkroom effects and studio practices to create new narratives in photography. Artists such as James Casebere, Robert Cumming, Stephen Frailey, Sandy Skoglund, and William Wegman create constructed environments, often blurring the boundaries of truth and fiction in their images. Photographers Blythe Bohnen, Duane Michals, Arnulf Rainer, Lucas Samaras, Cindy Sherman examine the transformation of one’s self as a means to explore identity, gender, and place. This exhibition features approximately 50 photographs with objects ranging in date from the mid-1960s to through the early 2000s, predominately drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection.
TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART, TAMPA, FLORIDA
From 20/06/2019 to 06/10/2019
Model Natures in Contemporary Photography - Group show
The international group exhibition "Model Natures" is dedicated to a fascinating area of contemporary photography: Iandscape. The exhibition presents impressive landscapes. But on closer inspection, it turns out that these are not photographs of actual landscapes, but deceptively real images of models.
MUSEUM HAUS LUDWIG, SARRELOIS, ALLEMAGNE
From 19/05/2019 to 25/08/2019
Fiction and Fabrication gathers nearly 50 artists who build and manipulate images of architectural objects and spaces. Marking 30 years since Photoshop was invented, and digital tools invaded photographic production, the show offers a panorama of architectural photography that evades objective approaches and favours fictionalised takes on reality.
MAAT, LISBON, PORTUGAL
From 20/03/2019 to 19/08/2019
Modell-Naturen in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie - group show
KALLMAN-MUSEUM, ISMANING, GERMANY
From 23/02/2019 to 05/05/2019