Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present “Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography”, an exhibition that explores the uncanny as exemplified in the works of seven artists from two generations, all of whose work includes in different forms the use of photography as a medium. They are: Sonja Braas, David Claerbout, Elger Esser, Julie Monaco, Jörg Sasse, Stephen Shore and Joel Sternfeld.
This exhibition is curated by Ziba Ardalan, Founder/Director of Parasol unit. It is accompanied by a comprehensive publication which includes essays by Ziba Ardalan, David Claerbout, and Marta Dahó who is an independent curator and teacher of History of Photography, based in Barcelona.
Parasol unit appreciates the generous support of theprintspace, Bundeskanzleramt, Österreich, and by the General Representation of the Government of Flanders in the UK – Embassy of Belgium.
Image Credit: David Claerbout, ‘KING (after Alfred Wertheimer’s 1956 picture of a young man named Elvis Presley)’, 2015-16. Courtesy of the artist and galleries, Sean Kelly, New York and Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels.
Installation view. Photography: Jack Hems. Courtesy of Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art.