Cooper & Gorfer Between These Folded Walls, Utopia

Cooper & Gorfer

Between These Folded Walls, Utopia

Aug 28, 2020 - Mar 28, 2021

In a series of richly-imagined portraits, the artistic duo Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer explore the idea of Utopia in the age of the new diaspora. Young women who have been forced to uproot their lives are photographed like goddesses inside lustrous and surrealist-inspired sets. These vivid portraits are a judicious and of-the-moment examination of our historical memory and possibility. Between These Folded Walls, Utopia is on view at Fotografiska New York.

Sarah Cooper (b.1974, US) and Nina Gorfer (b.1979, Austria) have been collaborating since 2006 and work in Gothenburg, Sweden. Their work has been shown at the National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen, NOMA New Orleans Museum of Art, Nuuk Art Museum in Greenland, and Fotografiska Stockholm among others. In 2018, Cooper & Gorfer won the prestigious German Photo Book award for their monograph “I Know Not These My Hands.”



Oct 21, 2020

At The Museum – Behind The Scenes and World Premiere of Documentary Between These Folded Walls, Utopia – An Evening with Artists Sarah Cooper & Nina Gorfer

Behind the Scenes with Cooper & Gorfer will feature the world premiere of Between These Folded Walls, Utopia, a 15 minute short film featuring the stories of young women whose lives have been affected by forced migration.
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