In his newest series, The Imperfect Atlas, Peter Funch (b. 1974, Denmark, lives and works in Berlin) addresses time and its passage on multiple levels: the spatiotemporal change of a landscape, the reimagined wilderness captured in three distinct moments transposed as one, and historical narratives on the brink of both rediscovery and reinvention. The project features images captured during Funch’s multiple trips to the Northern Cascade Mountain Range during the period of 2014 - 2016, and consists mostly of contemporary recreations of vintage Mt. Baker postcards discovered during his research. The Imperfect Atlas comments on the Anthropocene and the rapidly evolving environmental crisis initiated by consumerism. A new limited edition catalogue, with an introduction by Sabrina Tamar, documenting Funch’s process with the series, will be available at Paris Photo.
Asger Carlsen (b. 1973, Denmark, lives and works in New York) will premier a new series, Blister Card (2018), of works that are formal, surreal and visceral at once. Photo based sculptural compositions printed on silk, dressed in layers of skin, patterns and debris. The intimate and almost abstract compositions are composed from “stock” photography shot in Carlsen’s studio and then reimagined through heavy photoshop work. Technical filters and digital traces from the process can be discovered in the final works, like drips of paint form part of the composition in a Pollock painting.
A new selection from Peter Funch’s critically acclaimed series 42nd & Vanderbilt will also be on display in our booth. Part of the series is currently on view at the new Victoria & Albert Photography Centre in London.
Peter Funch collaborative research project with Recom Art
In a special collaborative research project celebrating ingenuity in photography and large-scale printing, Recom Art teamed up with Peter Funch to create a 200 x 600 cm version of Funch’s work Mass Transit from his legendary Babel Tales (2006-2011) series. Probably the longest work on one plate in the world to date. The giant work can be seen at Paris Photo by the entrance to the VIP Restaurant / Lounge for the duration of the fair.