Fotografiska
Museum of Photography

Opening hours

09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 22:00

Simen Johan

Until the Kingdom Comes

15 June — 23 September, 2018

Simen Johan has developed a hybrid form of image-making, integrating candidly photographed animals and landscapes with a compositional structuring and conceptual intent typically associated with painting and film.

EXHIBITION

Combining image elements that he photographed in a variety of international locations, Johan's images reveal poetic and often unexpected relationships that speak to the illusory and multifaceted nature of existence. Stripes on a dazzle of Grévy's zebras mesh with the fronds of geographically incongruent palms; jaguars in a tree are both defined and obscured by their spots and dappled sunlight; pigeons flock towards light like moths (or angels).

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"The answers to who we are and what we're doing in this world will come to light and validate our existence, in a reality where understanding is never total, I depict 'living' as an emotion-driven experience, engulfed in uncertainty, desire and illusion." – Simen Johan

Schedule

Jun
15

Exhibition opening

Sep
23

Exhibition closing

Posters from the exhibition

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