Miss Austen Enjoys Photography.
Josephine Pryde (born 1967 in Northumberland, England) favours a photographic approach. However, her artistic practice extends far beyond this. Although she makes use of the technical and iconic potential of photography in its various forms in order to create visually attractive and conceptually precise images, it should not be overlooked that her work also encompasses a great variety of artistic media and, indeed, even incorporates the format of the exhibition itself
Thus Josephine Pryde’s current intention in the show at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, has a dual aspect. In the form of a new, immediate photographic work produced on site, the artist has created a framework narrative for this retrospective – her first in a museum context – of her photographic and artistic oeuvre over the past two decades. This retrospective of her own oeuvre thus becomes the object of her new work which has been conceived especially for this event.
The exhibition Miss Austen Enjoys Photography., which Josephine Pryde conceived in conjunction with the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, will be continued towards the middle of 2012 at the Kunsthalle Bern, entitled Miss Austen Still Enjoys Photography.
Curated by Hans-Jürgen Hafner
The exhibition is supported by