Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Traces
March 24 to May 28, 2022 - Galerie XII Paris presents Traces, the first Paris solo exhibition of the internationally renowned Dutch artist. It covers more than 15 years of work in six different countries. Travelling to the most isolated corners of the planet, these austere environments become actors in the performances highly choreographed and directed by Scarlett Hooft Graafland.
EXPOLAROID FESTIVAL, last week
The gallery is participating to the 10th edition of the Festival Expolaroid, with prints from Margaret Lansink, Andreas Mahl and Christopher Thomas.
On view at L'Annexe, 10 rue des Jardins Saint-Paul, Paris.
Photo Basel 2022
Galerie XII Paris participates for the first time in the next edition of Photo Basel. New works by Sacha Goldberger and Charlotte Mano will be presented alongside iconic pieces by Mona Kuhn.
June 13-19, 2022
Mona Kuhn at Art, Design & Architecture Museum, Santa Barbara
Event: 835 Kings Road
January 19 to May 1, 2022
This exhibition tells a story about an unrequited love unfolding on different time and space layers as captured by the sensitive lens of photographer Mona Kuhn. The story's protagonist is a mysterious woman, purportedly a past lover of the architect Rudolph Schindler, who longs for his presence as she sneaks into his vacant and shadowy house. By adopting techniques employed by the surrealists at the time the house was built, Kuhn explores the power of photography to play with one's temporal and spatial senses. Additionally, the photographer emphasizes the fiction's psychic and emotional drive investing the portrait of the house with a phenomenological dimension. Corresponding to the story's elusiveness, the exhibition takes the form of large projections, which, choreographed with original music, underscore the fiction's spatial and temporal qualities. Archival materials from the Schindler collection—the genesis of this innovative audiovisual project—complement the installation.
835 Kings Road is organized by the AD&A Museum in collaboration with Mona Kuhn, composer Boris Salchow, Associate Professor of Theater Design Greg Mitchell and graphic designer Wonho Lee. The exhibition has received generous support from Victoria Hendler Broom, Kai Loebach and Lee Miller, Sharyn and Bruce Charnas, Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin, Diana Miller and Brian Hershkowitz and the Joseph S. Melchione Endowed Fund for Photography. Special thanks to Muriel de Gracia Wittenberg, Lucy Lu, Vanessa Rivera-Herrera, and Lawrence Scher.