Roger Ballen

Roger Ballen

Roger Ballen je eden najpomembnejših fotografov svojega časa. Rojen je bil leta 1950 v New Yorku a že več kot 30 let živi in fotografira v Južni Afriki. Skozi zadnjih 30 let je je izoblikoval prepoznaven slog fotografije, ki ga zaznamuje preprost kvadratni format v surovi a veličastni črno-beli. V njegovih zgodnjih delih je navezava na dokumentarno fotografijo jasna, skozi devetdeseta pa je izoblikoval slog ki ga je poimenoval ‘ballenesque’. Leta 2009 se je prvič predstavil v Galeriji Fotografiji s premiero svoje serije Boarding House in v galeriji Jakopič z Retrospektivo 1982 – 2004. V svojih novejših delih uporablja risbo, slikarstvo, kolaž in kiparske tehnike za kreacijo zapletenih prizorišč. Ballen je v svojih delih izumil novo hibridno estetiko, ki pa je še vedno zakoreninjena v fotografiji.

Thames & Hudson je leta 2016 izdal njegovo knjigo Theatre of Apparitions. Z odmikom od njegovega obstoječega opusa so podobe zdaj prepletene v prostoru med risbo, slikarstvom in fotografijo, povezujoč vizualno upodabljanje in gledališki performans. Septembra 2017 je založba Thames & Hudson izdala obširno knjigo njegovega opusa Ballenesque Roger Ballen: A Retrospective. Leta 2019 je ob veliki razstavi njegovih del v pariškem Halle Saint Pierre izšla tudi publikacija The World According to Roger Ballen.

Ballen se ne posveča zgolj fotografiji, temveč je posnel in razstavil veliko število priznanih in razstavljenih kratkih filmov. Med drugim je za kultni duo Die Antwoord leta 2012 soustvaril video I Fink You Freeky,ki ima na Youtubeu več kot 125 milijonov zadetkov.

PUBLIKACIJE

2019
The World According to Roger Ballen, London, Thames & Hudson

2017
Ballenesque Roger Ballen: A Retrospective, London, Thames & Hudson
Unleashed, Roger Ballen, Hans Lemmen, Kerber Verlag
Roger Ballen – Polaroids, volume 1, Alex Daniels, Reflex Editions

2016
Theatre of Apparitions, London, Thames & Hudson
Roger Ballen Appearances, Disappearances, Reappearances, Nazraeli Press
No Joke, Asger Carlsen, Roger Ballen, Morel

2015
Resurrected, Toinen Tuleminen, Kerber Art/Serlachius Museot, Finland
Elemental, Roger Ballen and Adam Ganz, Hotshoe

2014
The Audience: Nazraeli Press
Roger Ballen’s Theatre of the Absurd, Pug Oslo
Asylum of the Birds, London, Thames & Hudson

2012
Roger Ballen, Photo Poche series, Paris, Nathan
The House Project, Didi Bozzini, Oodee Books

2011
Animal Abstraction, Exhibition catalogue Galerie Alex Daniels, Amsterdam, Reflex

2009
Boarding House, London, Phaidon

2005
Shadow Chamber, London, Phaidon

2003
Fact or Fiction, Paris: Kamel Mennour

2001
Outland, London: Phaidon

1997
Cette Afrique là, Photo Poche series. Paris: Nathan

1994
Platteland – Images from Rural South Africa Platteland

1986
Dorps: Small Towns of South Africa, Cape Town: Hirt and Carter, 1986. (Reprinted by Protea Boekhuis, 2011)

1979
Boyhood, New York/London: Chelsea House, 1979.

NAGRADE

2017
The Asia Pacific Brands Foundation Legendary Award

2014
Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Edition 46, Artist of the Year

2012
Best Music Video, I Fink U Freeky, Plus Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography in Bydgoszcz, Poland
I Fink U Freeky. Award for best music video at the 20th Short Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal

2010
Finalist – Lucie Awards; Curator/Exhibition of the Year: Roger Ballen: Photographs 1982 – 2009. Curated by Dr. Anthony Bannon for the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York.

2006
Art Directors Club Award Photography

2005
The Selma Blair Witch Project – New York Times Magazine

2004
Top 10 Exhibition, Matthew Higgs, Artforum

2002
Citigroup Prize, finalist, UK
Photographer of the Year, Rencontres d’ Arles
Top 10 Exhibition, Vince Aletti, Artforum

2001
PhotoEspana, Best Photographic Book of the Year, Spain
Photo-eye, Best Documentary Title, Best Photography Books of 2001
Special mention: UNICEF Photo of the Year 2001

2000
Sani Festival, Best Solo Exhibition, Greece

STALNE ZBIRKE MUZEJEV IN GALERIJ

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Berkeley Art Museum, California
Biblioteque Nationale, Paris
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Alabama, USA
Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
Fotomuseum, Munchen, Germany
George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, USA
Haifa Museum of Art, Israel
Hasselblad, Goteborg, Sweden
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
Johannesburg Art Museum, South Africa
The Asia Pacific Brands Foundation Legendary Award, 2017
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA
Louisiana Museum, Denmark
Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Paris
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester. United Kingdom
Musée de la Photographie á Charleroi, Belguim
Musee de l’Elysee , Lausanne, Switzerland
Museet for Fotokunst, Denmark
Museo nazionale Della Fotographia, Brescia, Italy
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent, Belgium
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
National Museum of Film and Photography, Bradford UK
Palm Springs Art Museum, California
Oliewenhuis, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Spencer Art Museum, Kansas, USA
State Museum of Russia, Moscow, Russia
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Tate Britain, London, UK
Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia, USA
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, USA