until 01.12. | #2259ARTatBerlin | CAMERA WORK presents since the 20th October 2018 a Exhibition by the artist, environmentalist, polar explorer and extreme sportsman Sebastian Copeland.
The gallery CAMERA WORK is pleased to present an exhibition of the photo artist, environmentalist, polar explorer and extreme sportsman Sebastian Copeland from 20 October 2018. The exhibition includes more than 30 works from his oeuvre, including impressive large-format photographs.
»Helping people fall in love with their world, is a catalyst for wanting to save it.«
– Sebastian Copeland
With his work, Sebastian Copeland does not just pursue the intention to show the beauty of nature. Rather, it is his goal to enter into dialogue with the viewer and to encourage him to question the origin of the represented natural objects and the connection with the human being. The artist functionalizes the camera as an extension of his gaze and his experiences on the expeditions – as a means of communication to work out the sublimity, meaning and transience of nature and raise the threat of climate change from an abstract to a concrete danger.
The exhibition shows photographs of a distant natural space that dissolves. In doing so, Sebastian Copeland works mainly out the organic structures and graphic forms of the landscapes at the poles and in Greenland. The pervading blues and white surfaces of the objects convey the feeling of silence and purity. Even with this iconographic depth, Sebastian Copeland’s message reaches the viewer, who is addressed on an emotional level – a basic requirement for wanting to protect them through the feeling of love for nature.
Sebastian Copeland (* 1964) began his career in New York, where he worked as a director of music videos. He then worked as a producer and photographer for many fashion brands and well-known personalities. Since 1999, his focus has been on climate change and its consequences. He uses the visual arts as a tool to open up society’s access to the subject. In addition, Sebastian Copeland works with Global Green USA, whose board member he is. His passion for mountaineering and extreme sports skills enable Sebastian Copeland to carry out dangerous and difficult expeditions and use photography as an artistic tool for active environmental protection. With his expertise, Sebastian Copeland is a speaker at many institutions and clubs. So he has u.a. Already speaking to the UN, the Paris Climate Change Conference (2015), Google Headquarter and George Eastman House, as well as many TV and radio programs on the (geopolitical) dangers of climate change. The works of Sebastian Copeland are exhibited worldwide in museums, galleries and other art institutions and are housed in world-renowned art collections.
Berlin-based CAMERA WORK was founded in 1997 and has since become one of the world’s leading galleries for photographic art. Based on the historically influenced gallery names, the company follows the philosophy from the very beginning to represent young contemporary artists in addition to the most famous artists of the history of photography such as Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Man Ray or Herb Ritts To show exhibitions in order to manifest the position of photographic art as an independent genre within the visual arts and to give space to new positions. CAMERA WORK represents numerous renowned contemporary artists in Germany, Europe or worldwide exclusively, among others. Tina Berning & Michelangelo Di Battista, Nick Brandt, David Drebin, Jean-Baptiste Huynh, Eugenio Recuenco, Yoram Roth, Martin Schoeller, Christian Tagliavini and Ellen von Unwerth. At the beginning of 2012, CAMERA WORK opened a branch in Berlin, CWC GALLERY, which increasingly presents modern positions in order to give contemporary (photographic) art even greater significance in its structural orientation. CAMERA WORK regularly participates in the world’s most important photo art fairs, including Paris Photo, Photofairs Shanghai, Photofairs San Francisco and Photo London. Founded in 2001, CAMERA WORK AG owns one of the world’s most comprehensive and high-quality photographic art collections in private ownership, with numerous vintage works by the most renowned photographic artists from the 19th century to the present day. In addition to the focus on fashion, nude and portrait photography, CAMERA WORK also focuses on the genres of architecture and still life. This unique foundation, combined with CAMERA WORK and CWC GALLERY’s two galleries, makes it possible to present exhibitions worldwide in collaboration with museums, galleries and other art institutions. The extensive collection of photographs and memorabilia on the history of the Kennedy family also prompted the company to found THE KENNEDYS in Berlin in 2006 – the second largest of its kind in the world.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 20th October – Saturday, 1st December 2018Zu Camera Work
Image caption: © SEBASTIAN COPELAND, ICEBERG XVIII, GREENLAND, 2010
Exhibition Sebastian Copeland – Camera Work | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin