Land Meets Water – European and American Photography from 1860 to the Present extends a series of exhibitions that Artipelag has devoted to nature and its image in art. This time photography takes centre stage, and the unifying theme is the elemental encounter of land and water, undisturbed by the presence of man.
Peter Galassi about the exhibition:
“This exhibition is inspired by Artipelag’s extraordinary site. To a newcomer, the most enchanting aspect of Sweden’s natural beauty is the never-ending romance of land and water. Where there is water, there is land: countless islands, peninsulas, and twists and turns of the earth. Where there is land, there is water: rivers, streams, waterfalls, lakes. Throughout its history, photography has captured the elemental encounter of land and water and has recorded its rich variety, from grandeur and terrifying force to utter stillness and nourishing serenity.”
Peter Galassi (born in 1951) was a curator at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for three decades, including twenty years as Chief Curator of Photography (1991–2011). At MoMA he organized more than 40 exhibitions, including shows devoted to the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Andreas Gursky, Michael Schmidt, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Wall. Today, Peter Galassi divides his time between New York and Stockholm.
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