Seen Fifteen is delighted to be returning to Amsterdam this September to participate in Unseen 2017 – the leading platform for contemporary photography. Unseen has an exclusive focus on what is new in photography, and at Seen Fifteen we share the same passion for celebrating new talent and the latest developments in the medium. We are proud to present the work of two exciting artists who have both had solo shows at our gallery in Peckham, London in the last twelve months – Laura El-Tantawy and Maya Rochat.
“For much of my life home has been an abstract place far away from my reach”
Laura El-Tantawy presents a selection of images from her new body of work, Beyond Here Is Nothing. The project is a photographic meditation on the notion of home – a concept that the artist feels disconnected from. El-Tantawy uses photography as a medium through which she can explore questions around personal feelings of rootlessness and belonging in unfamiliar places. The result is a series of atmospheric images that drift dreamlike through different places, seasons and moods.
“CILIT BANG! Spray paint! Print onto it! Re-work it! Image overlay, distorting textures, experimenting with chemicals and formats is the way I blur the content of my photographs”
Maya Rochat challenges the notion of traditional photography by playing with invented chemical processes, surprise layers and daring installations which refuse to conform to the confines of the gallery wall. Rochat is premiering new works at Unseen, which have all been intervened on directly by the artist in different ways. For many photographers, the printing process is the last stage of the creative journey. For Rochat, this is where she comes alive – experimenting directly onto the paper, and allowing chance to play a role in the production of the final image. Also launching at Unseen is the new book, A ROCK IS A RIVER, published by Self Publish Be Happy.
Thursday 21st September, 6.30pm-11pm
Artist Talk: Laura El-Tantawy
Friday 22nd September, 2.45pm-3.45pm, Unseen Living Room
Book Signing: Maya Rochat
Saturday 23rd September, 2pm-3pm, Seen Fifteen (Booth 27)
Unseen Opening Hours
Friday 11am-9pm, Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-5pm