Photo Basel - Berlin 2020
Photon Gallery invites you to visit our booth at Photo Basel – Berlin. After first virtual edition in June Photo Basel established a partnership with POSITIONS art fair located at Tempelhof Flughafen and run parallel to the renowned Berlin Art Week, the Gallery Weekend Berlin and the Berlin Biennale.
From 10 to 13 September 2020 at Tempelhof Airport Hangar 3-4.
Vanja Bučan is an internationally renowned Slovenian photographer, who lives and works in Berlin. She graduated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague at the department of documentary photography, however, she distanced herself from the documentary genre during her studies, and focused on staged photography instead. Before becoming a professional photographer, she studied sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana, and actively took part in environmental activism, which is evident conceptually in her artistic oeuvre. She views photography as an open medium, a realm where she can freely express her views and critique of society. In her signature artistic style, she alters her own photographs and places them in staged compositions in order to achieve deconstructed and multifaceted realities that generate a visually rich expression, which verges on fiction. Photon Gallery is exhibiting his works from the series Looking for Sadiq and Sequences of Truth and Deception at the fair.
Markus Guschelbauer (1974, Freisach, Carinthia, Austria) graduated in Photography at the Akademie für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna in 2009 and has been working as a freelance artist since. Exhibiting both locally, in Austria, and internationally, his works have been acquired by various collections such as Verbund Kunstsammlungen and the collection of the city in Vienna. He currently lives and works in Vienna. Guschelbauer’s work is rooted in photography, video and site-specific installations. The notion of landscape and its depictions in visual art are at the centre of his art practice art together with theoretical and practical discourses on nature. His artistic approach includes various media, touching upon questions on sculpture, architecture and photography. Guschelbauer’s key interest is an examination of the relationship between landscape and culture, whilst addressing the issues of the depiction of landscape throughout the history of art.