From July 17 through August 30 Flowers Gallery will present the group photography exhibition ‘Interiors‘, featuring contemporary photographers Tina Barney, Julie Blackmon, Edmund Clark, Nadav Kander, Jason Larkin, Lori Nix, Robert Polidori, Hrvoje Slovenc, Richard Tuschman, Shen Wei and Dutch Jacqueline Hassink. An opening reception will be held on July 17, 6-8pm.
The exhibition focuses on fabricated or authentic interior spaces and explores how they shape the photographers’, the occupants’, and the viewers’ perceptions of the spaces, often reflecting emotional states. An interior space can create an intimate, insular environment where one may feel safe and productive, protected from outside elements and influences. Yet such a sheltered environment can also create an uneasy feeling of being caged, isolated, or trapped internally. At first appearing to be a secure and welcoming retreat, being “inside” can soon repel or deceive, leaving terrifying memories – ones that are too frightening to remember or forget. These photographs tell the story of the current occupants or those who have left them long behind – including prisoners, children, and royalty – offering historical and anthropological insight into those who once occupied – or were imagined to occupy – that space.
In her Arab Domains series Jacqueline Hassink collaborated with Mrs. Al Kaylani, the chairwoman of the Arab International Women’s Forum in London, to gain access to the board rooms and homes of some of the most powerful women in the world. According to curator Charlotte Cotton, Hassink’s photographs “have a seemingly effortless simplicity to them” and as a viewer “we intuit that she commands the best vantage point upon her chosen subjects, and overcomes all technical obstacles, in order that her subjects appear entirely revealed to us.”
Jacqueline Hassink (born 15 July 1966) is a Dutch visual artist. She lives and works in New York City. Hassink is well known for her global art projects that deal with the world of economic power. Her work represents visual, graphic, and sociological maps of the axes of global economic structures. Her first art project, The Table of Power (1993–95), was followed by projects such as: Female Power Stations: Queen Bees (1996–2000), Car Girls (2002–08), Haute Couture Fitting Rooms, Paris (2003–12), and The Table of Power 2 (2009-11). Hassink’s work has been widely collected and exhibited, including shows at Huis Marseille in Amsterdam; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur; Amador Gallery and ICP in New York; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum for Photography, Tokyo; The Photographers’ Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Guangzhou Museum of Modern Art, Guangzhou. Hassink has lectured at Harvard University in conceptual photography and at the International Center for Photography in New York. Recently she has been shortlisted for the Prix Pictet 2012, the world’s first prize dedicated to photography and sustainability. Starting at the Saatchi gallery in London 9 October 2012, the Prix Pictet exhibition is now on world tour. Her new book The Table of Power 2, was nominated for the ‘2012 Paris Photo/ Aperture Book Award’ as one the ten best photo books of the year. The book appeared on the shortlist for the ‘PHotoEspaña Best Photography Book of the Year Award’, and received a second place. In 2013 she is the winner of the Dutch Doc Award 2013 in Amsterdam and has been shortlisted for two European photography awards; the 2013 Henri Cartier-Bresson Award in Paris and the Entrepeneur 4.0 Award in Harthausen (Germany). Most recently she has been longlisted for Prix Pictet 2013. Hassink’s work has appeared in The Financial Times, Le Monde, The New York Times, El Pais, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Reuters, De Standaard, NZZ, Newsweek, Fortune, Wired and more.