Seen Fifteen is delighted to host an exhibition of work curated by Monica Allende which invites a group of emerging artists to reflect on the current context of Hong Kong through the theme of light. The exhibition takes place across two venues, at Seen Fifteen and also at Safehouse 2, and is part of Peckham 24 festival of contemporary photography 10-12th September.
‘Light’ features artists Caleb Fung, Liao Jiaming, O’Young Moli, Julian, Tang Kwong San, Yuen Nga Chi, Wong Wei-him and Catrine Val. Each offers varied interpretations of the theme while exploring the possibilities of the media of photography, film, performance, and pinhole camera to bring attention to the city’s transforming social climate. A catalogue will be published by Morel to coincide with the exhibition, consisting of six individual saddle stitched books designed by Sarah Boris.
Catrine Val, Light Matters
Seen Fifteen is delighted to host the inaugural IPA Singles Show as part of the British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Awards.
Running for 15 years, the BJP International Photography Award discovers the best in contemporary talent around the world and has launched the careers of some of today’s most sought-after photographers. Each year the award brings together a judging panel of industry leaders to celebrate and reward one outstanding body of work with a solo show at TJ Boulting. In 2020 the award was expanded to include an additional group show category – awarding 20 single image winners a show at Seen Fifteen.
Michael Barry, IPA Single Image Awards Winner 2020
The inaugural digital edition of Photo London is taking place online via the Artsy platform from 7th to 18th October 2020. Seen Fifteen is thrilled to participate, bringing the work of three exciting talents in contemporary photography together in our digital booth.
Dragana Jurisic, Mnemosyne's Daughters, Clio (2015)
Seen Fifteen is delighted to announce a new group exhibition – Hurry Up Please It’s Time – to reopen the gallery space this September. The show brings together five contemporary artists working with photography and responds to themes related to the shared experience of coronavirus lockdowns across the world this spring and summer.
With lockdown came an enforced slowdown of twenty-first century life and a dramatic shift in our relationship with our lived environment. Isolation confined us to our domestic spaces. Nature and green space became a tonic to balance physical and mental wellbeing. The abrupt change in global pace also revealed that the world can quickly adapt destructive forces if it’s believed to be urgent enough to do so. Each artist in the exhibition raises questions around our relationship to our environment – the personal, the political and the organic. The gallery is pleased to present new bodies of work made during lockdown, as well as existing works that can now be read with new context.
Hurry Up Please It’s Time takes its sense of urgency from a line in T.S. Eliot’s disorientating modernist poem, The Waste Land, written a century ago at the time of the last global pandemic, and also a reference for new work on view by Jo Dennis.
Elena Helfrecht, From the series, Inwards (2020)