ANNE HARDY

NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Anne Hardy, Incidence, 2009, Courtesy Maureen Paley, London

The exhibition by Anne Hardy will be held in The Vienna Secession. Anne Hardy’s large-format photographs are polyvalent images of artificial spaces created for the sole purpose of their photographic documentation. In painstaking work that often takes months, the artist builds highly detailed life-sized “stage sets” in her studio using found objects, things bought in second-hand stores, leftovers, and refuse scavenged from the street. Hardy then takes a single picture of each set in order to define its depiction, exercising tight control in particular over our perspective on these fictional spaces.

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Serving as documents of now absent places, the images show situations that are often confusing, filled with traces of human presence and mysterious activities; disturbingly, however, the fictional protagonists are forever absent.

Anne Hardy
Date: September 21st – November 25th, 2012
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
Opening Reception: September 20th, 19:00
Place: Secession
Address: Friedrichstrasse 12, 1010 Wien
Tel: +43 1 587 53 07
http://www.secession.at

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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