SWEDISH PHOTOGRAPHY Berlin presents: Different Distances

Different Distances – 5 female photographers between fashion & art
Duration: June 8 – July 20, 2013



They are in the champion’s league of international fashion photography: Swedish artists Denise Grünstein, Julia Hetta,
Martina Hoogland Ivanow, Julia Peirone and Elisabeth Toll. Spotted by international magazines as well as institutions and art galleries. These
photographers explore and displace limits, create atmospheres that bewitch us. This collection of strong personalities masters the difference
between the intimate and the distant. Their art is a game of balance between fashion and artistic photography, plunging its roots in art history
and personal experiences.
So is the case with Denise Grünstein’s maverick photographies in which the artist masters the switch between the atmosphere in her own
creations and works of commission. Work whose main focus is the theme of women and nature, her playground – a visual world peculiar to
the artist, powerful and suggestive.
Julia Hetta’s romantic and timeless images, being published in magazines like Another, Dazed & Confused and Harper’s Bazaar, show an
alternative world inhabited by mysterious and omniscient beings, evolving slowly in a place where the light is always soft, however permeated
with a feeling of impatience. The colours are so saturated and the textures look so real they make one want to step closer and touch them.
Martina Hoogland Ivanow’s photographies are unique. They give the onlooker the sensation of a presence both real and poetic,
combined with a menacing and hypnotic aesthetic. Each image behaves like a novella. The photographer collects shadows and mists whose
imprecision is precisely what constitutes their strength. She works for clients like Prada, Miu Miu, Philip Lim and Bergdorf Goodman,.
Julia Peirone masters the art of capturing moments out of our control, which we do not have time to perceive. Her images seem unflattering,
for instance with her series of portraits of teenage girls who, at an age where they’re transforming into women, are con¬scious of the image
they offer and of the other’s gaze.
Elisabeth Toll, who works for french, german and russian Vogue, says «If there is no light, I can’t see anything». Her photographs are inspired
by personal recollections, stories, impressions and sensations which she relives and shares with us. These images spark my curiosity by their
strong link to architecture and their dash of surrealism.


The exhibition is produced by Swedish Institute, Stockholm.
Curator: Greger Ulf Nilson


„DIFFERENT DISTANCES“: June 8 – July 20, 2013
Opening: Friday, June 7, 2013, 7 pm
Karl-Marx-Allee 62
D-10243 Berlin
phone +49 30 81473709
Mi-Sa 12-18 Uhr

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About the Author

Tobia Piatto, born in 1989 in Venice, has started taking photographs about the underground world of skateboarding in 2007, making of his biggest passion a work. He has started working for POSI+TIVE magazine in 2010, writing for photography, fashion and culture departments.

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