June 1, 2022, 8 pm
Online & Salon des Amateurs
Artist talk in cooperation with SPARTA, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
Collier Schorr's artistic work is characterized by personal references. This approach is expressed not only in the themes of her image series, but also in the formal references of her photographs. Both elements have their interconnected roots in Germany, both in the history of the country and in the history of photography written here. In this open conversation, Collier Schorr provides an insight into her artistic development, which is currently manifested in the just-released publication August. In a way that is as haunting as it is poetic, she draws the viewer's attention to August Sander's portraits of soldiers, which are relatively rarely seen and discussed.
Collier Schorr's photographic work crosses the line between documentation and fiction. Her subjects are allegorically conceived. Through them, since the 1980s, the photographer navigates along the trail of questions in search of an entirety reflected in the concept of identity. By introducing autobiographical references and a post-appropriation aesthetic into her practice, Collier Schorr's work negotiates the fluid nature of authorship and performance in relation to the portrait.
The talk with Collier Schorr will take place online and will be streamed live at Salon des Amateurs.
Collier Schorr has exhibited her work at internationally renowned institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; LUMA Foundation, Arles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow; Le Consortium, Dijon; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Kunstwerke Berlin; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Collier Schorr studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.