Portfolio, No 47

Portfolio, No 47
Library Shelf Location AP
Publication Date May 2008
Description This issue features Edward Burtynsky’s monumental photographs of landscapes transfigured through the extraction of resources – stone, oil and minerals – and includes a selection from his most recent work on Australian minescapes. Burtynsky’s visual spectacles embody the labour inherent in processes of industralisation and the effect of our dependence on nature to provide materials for our ever-increasing consumption. In an accompanying essay, Duncan Forbes traces 18th and 19th century landscape traditions and discusses the ways in which Burtynsky’s vision presents a radically different relationship between humankind and nature. In Ori Gersht’s two new series – Blow Up and Time After Time – flowers, often the symbols of peace, have become victims of violence, resulting in an uncomfortable sense of beauty. Carol Armstrong discusses the poignancy of these works. Sian Bonnell’s series Kaput! takes as its starting point the high stress levels found in an office environment during a residency in the Czech Republic. In Résidence Astral, Marjolaine Ryley has constructed a family archive informed by memories and a sense of place. London is the subject of impressionistic photographic works by Ebru Erülkü, and also by Emily Allchurch, whose series Urban Chiaroscuro pays homage to Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s dark work Imaginary Prisons. Also presenting new photographic work in this issue are Jasmina Cibic, Monica Takvam, Bianca Brunner, Damian Ucieda Cortes, Stuart Whipps, James Tye and Alison Stolwood. The 2008 Jerwood Photography Awards have recently been announced and are open for registrations. Now in their sixth year, these annual Awards are financially supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and organised by Portfolio Magazine. They are open to artists who work with photography, and aim to assist recent graduates in their transition to professional life. The five Awards are each worth £2,500, with a group exhibition and publication in the autumn issue of Portfolio. Details are available in this issue and on the Portfolio Magazine website.
ISSN 13544446
Quantity 1
Format Magazine
Related Artists Ori Gersht, Emily Allchurch, Edward Burtynsky, Ebru Erulku
Month May 2008
Language English
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