The exhibition is an opportunity to see more than 50 works created by Rankin from 1995 until today, giving a comprehensive insight into Rankin’s archive. If you want to see some of his most interesting works, entering in a new dimension of images, including nudes of supermodels such as Heidi Klum, Kate Moss and Gisele Bündchen, portraits of personalities like David Bowie, and several innovative personal series that break from artistic conventions, don’t miss his show.
Works by Rankin are part of major international public and private collections and have been exhibited in museums worldwide. A major retrospective was shown at NRW Forum in Dusseldorf in 2012 followed by exhibitions at Kunsthalle Rostock and National Portrait Gallery in London. After publishing more than 30 books in his career, his latest books entitled »#NSFW« and »Hunger: The Book« were recently published by teNeues (2016).
CAMERA WORK was founded in 1997 in Berlin, and has since then become one of the worldwide leading galleries for photography. With its historically coined gallery name, the company has always followed the philosophy to represent, next to world famous classic photographers such as Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Man Ray and Herb Ritts, young and contemporary artists to manifest the position of photography as an independent genre within visual art and to give room to new positions.
CAMERA WORK exclusively represents many prominent contemporary artists in Germany, Europe or around the world such as Nick Brandt, David Drebin, JeanmBaptiste Huynh, Russell James, Robert Polidori, Eugenio Recuenco, Yoram Roth, Martin Schoeller and Christian Tagliavini. To give contemporary photography an even bigger significance, CAMERA WORK opened the CWC GALLERY in the beginning of 2012 in Berlin. The CWC GALLERY focuses on contemporary photography exhibitions.
CAMERA WORK regularly takes part in the major international photography fairs, such as Paris Photo, Photo Shanghai or Photo London. The, in 2001, founded CAMERA WORK AG owns one of the worldwide most extensive and high quality private photography collections with numerous vintage works of the most famous photographers of the 19th century up to the present. Beyond the emphasis on fashionm, nude and portrait photography, CAMERA WORK also focuses on the genres architecture and still life. The two galleries, CAMERA WORK and CWC GALLERY enable, in collaboration with museums, galleries and other art institutions, to present exhibitions worldwide. The extensive collection of photographs and items of the Kennedy family encouraged the company to open the Museum THE KENNEDYS in 2006 in Berlin, which is the second biggest of its kind in the world.
About the author
Rankin was born in 1966 in Paisley (Scotland). After attending the London College of Communication, Rankin made his name in publishing by founding the seminal monthly magazine »Dazed & Confused« with Jefferson Hack in 1992. It provided a platform for innovation for emerging stylists, designers, photographers and writers. The magazine went on to forge a distinctive mark in the arts and publishing spheres, and developed a cult status forming and moulding trends, bringing some of the brightest lights in fashion to the foreground. Today, Dazed Media is a leading online fashion and cultural brand.
Rankin has created landmark editorial and advertising campaigns. His body of work features some of the most celebrated publications, biggest brands and pioneering charities, including Nike, Swatch, Dove, Pantene, Diageo, and Oxfam. He has shot covers for, amongst others, »Elle«, »Vogue«, »Esquire«, »GQ«, »Rolling Stone« and »Wonderland«. In 2001, Jefferson Hack and Rankin launched »AnOther Magazine«, with a focus on fashion, originality, and distinction.
Since the early 1990s, Rankin has been known for his portraiture of bands, artists, supermodels and politicians. Personal or commercial, his images have become part of contemporary iconography, evidence of his frankness and passion for all aspects of modern culture. In November 2011 Rankin returned to magazine publishing with »Hunger«. A biannual fashion, culture and lifestyle magazine, »Hunger« and its associated Hunger TV website – a video based digital platform featuring in depth interviews, fashion films, blogs, and previews – marked Rankin’s return to the fashion world with an understanding that the future is not only printed but digital too.
Exhibition from February 25 until April 1, 2017
CWC GALLERY B Auguststrasse 11–13 B 10117 Berlin Germany
Tuesday – Friday B 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday B 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.