CO-FINANCED BY: KUJAWSKO-POMORSKIE REGION, MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND NATIONAL HERITAGE FROM PROMOTION OF CULTURE FUND AND POLISH FILM INSTITUTE
BRYAN ADAMS'S PHOTOGRAPHS AT CAMERIMAGE!
Thursday September 10th, 2015
We sincerely invite you to an exhibition of BryanAdams's photographs that will be a part of the 23rd edition of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE.
Arts of the World Foundation and Toruń Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu are the exhibition's co-organizers. Co-financed by the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship and City of Torun.
Empik and Rzeczpospolita are the exhibition's media patrons.
Narratives can make us understand. Photographs do something else: they haunt us.
Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others, London 2003, p.71
This year's CAMERIMAGE Film Festival will be accompanied by an extraordinary exhibition of photographs by Bryan Adams. The exhibit, made up of two unique sets presented under one title: EXPOSED, will officially open on 16 November 2015 at the Toruń Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, with the artist himself in attendance.
Self-portrait, copyright by Bryan Adams
The first selection consists of a retrospective of portraits of some of the biggest names in pop culture, including: Sir Ben Kingsley, Mickey Rourke, Sir Mick Jagger, Lana Del Rey, Kate Moss, Tilda Swinton and Amy Winehouse. EXPOSED is a collection of 130 captivating portraits of famous figures, now rediscovered through Adams’s lens. Almost all of the photos here come from various commissions from magazines like the European based Zoo Magazine (which he co-founded). However, some of these photographs are being exhibited for the first time in public.
Sir Ben Kingsley, copyright by Bryan Adams
WOUNDED: THE LEGACY OF WAR
The second set, entitled WOUNDED: THE LEGACY OF WAR comes from the book of the same name. It features moving photographs of scarred British veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This project took four years to complete (2008-2012) and is a remarkable tribute to the courage and fortitude of the surviving servicemen and women who experienced great pain and suffering. The photographs expose their scars and disabilities, bearing silent witness to the brutality of modern warfare.
Joe Townsend, copyright by Bryan Adams
Both selections - WOUNDED and EXPOSED, were released as books by Steidl and exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums around the world, garnering a number of awards and rave reviews in the top photography magazines.
The exhibition, prepared by the Tumult Foundation (organizer of the CAMERIMAGE Film Festival) and the Arts of the World Foundation, will be on display from 16 November 2015 to 31 January 2016 at the Toruń Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu - the co-organizer of the event.
The Toruń exhibition of photographs by Bryan Adams will be the first ever showcase of his work in the Central and Eastern Europe and the only opportunity to see it in Poland.
Bryan Adams EXPOSED
16.11.2015 – 31.01.2016
CAMERIMAGE Festival accompanying event
Wały gen. Sikorskiego 13
In cooperation with Crossover
Curator: Anke Degenhard and Mat Humphrey