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'About Face' at the Nelson-Atkins Museum

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Kansas City's preeminent art museum, The Nelson-Atkins Museum, has recently opened an exhibition entitled ABOUT FACE focusing on contemporary photographic portraiture. We are proud to announce that ROSEGALLERY artists Ken Kitano, Jocelyn Lee, Laura McPhee, Lise Sarfati, and Tomoko Sawada are included in this exhibition. Read on for their press release.

This exhibition will explore the breadth and global diversity of contemporary photographic portraiture since 2000, highlighting recent acquisitions to the museum's permanent collection.

About Face will include works by twenty-nine artists from the United States, England, Canada, France, Germany, Russia, Japan, Iran and South Africa. Though each of these photographers approaches portrait-making differently, certain thematic threads resonate throughout the show, including questions of racial, cultural, ethnic, class and gender identity; the relationship between individuals and typologies; the way photographic processes themselves inform meaning; the relevance of historical precedents to contemporary practice; and the impact of media stereotypes on self-presentation. Considered collectively, the works in About Face offer a provocative and engaging forum for considering the question: how do we define portraiture today?

For this exhibition, co-curators Jane L. Aspinwall and April M. Watson at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art are partnering with FlakPhoto.com creator Andy Adams to create a collaborative exhibition project focusing on contemporary portraiture.

The project will present two distinct, simultaneous exhibitions: About Face, our in-gallery exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins, and Making Pictures of People, a digital exhibition presented online for web-based audiences worldwide. Visitors will be able to access the Flak Photo exhibition via touch screens in the gallery and on mobile devices outside the museum.

The goal of our collaboration is twofold: to celebrate the complementary experiences of engaging with photographs as objects and as images, and to connect museum visitors in Kansas City with an international community deeply engaged in thinking about portraiture and contemporary photographic practice.

ABOUT FACE is on view at the Nelson Atkins Museum from August 9, 2013 - January 19, 2014. Click here to be explore to their site.

Image titles: Jocelyn Lee, Untitled (Julia and Greenery), 2005 and Lise Sarfati, Emily, 2850 Sunset Boulevard, 2010

MEGACOOL 4.0

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MEGACOOL 4.0 Jugend und Kunst  with Jocelyn Lee,

Erwin Olaf, Ari Versluis & Ellie Uyttenbroek, Ruud van Empel, Rineke Dijkstra, Nan Goldin, Jocelyn Lee, Andreas Gursky and other artists. Künstlerhaus k/haus Vienna, Austria from 15 June 2012 till 07 October 2012

Opening: June 14th, 2012, 7 pm

"MEGACOOL 4.0" the exhibition at the Künstlerhaus (k/haus) shows fundamentally different takes on "youth", their movements, their poses, their objects and their fashion.

"MEGACOOL 4.0 - Youth and Art" presents photographs, interactive installations, video art, paintings, street art and sculptures made by visual artists (incl. Erwin Olaf (Vermeer award laureate 2011), Charlie White, Rinneke Dijkstra, Jocelyn LeeAri Versluis & Ellie Uyttenbroek (EXACTITUDES PROJECT) and Slinkachu) from across Europe, Russia, China and the USA. The exhibition is supplemented by objects and everyday items from Jugendkulturarchiv Frankfurt and a focus on young art from Vienna (incl. an installation developed by wienxtra-medienzentrum in collaboration with youngsters).

"MEGACOOL 4.0" presents fundamentally different types of youths: normal ones, assimilated hipsters, altar servers, drag kings, fat ones, thin ones, twins, celebrities, goths, hiphops, metalheads, ravers, cosplayers, avatars, aggressive girls.

From installations such as "Mindless living" by LA Raeven and "Pitbull" by Martin Brand, Cao Fei's "Cosplayer", Andreas Gursky's "Mayday I", Michael Schmellings Serie "Atlanta HipHop" to Nan Goldin's "Jimmy Paulette after the Parade".

The exhibits takes visitors on a visual foray through young people's picturescapes and theme areas such as online cultures, light / dark, body and gender performances as well as their choreographies, fashion, games, sport and party.

In addition to the fundamental questions in young people's identity search, the creative minds of a generation are invited to take centre stage, those who use Web 2.0 platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, flickr, deviantart or animexx as a source of inspiration for aesthetic-creative experiments, explore creative freedom and produce new forms of art.

Text courtesy of Flatland Gallery

Jocelyn Lee—Upcoming Exhibition

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"Photography is not about fact or truth; but it is about a casual relationship between light, subject, and receptive material. Light reflects off an object and accumulates on a sensitized surface, marking it so as to resemble that object. Things that we see as well as things that we do not see are held in relationship to one another, and the photograph—unlike a painting or drawing—becomes a mysterious but irrefutable anchor  to a real event in space and time. This does not mean that the photograph cannot lie or distort; it can do both. But hidden within that illusion is always an umbilical cord to an actual moment."

—Jocelyn Lee, nowhere but here

Jocelyn Lee was born in Naples Italy, and received her BA in philosophy and visual arts from Yale University, and her MFA in photography from Hunter College. In 2001 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 1996 her work, The Youngest Parents, was published by DoubleTake Books and The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in collaboration with Robert Coles and John Moses. She has exhibited nationally, most recently in an exhibition entitled "Feature Photography" at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithosonian Institution in Washington, DC, 2008; The Pace MacGill Gallery in NY, 2007 (Solo)/2005; The DeCordova Museum in Waltham, Mass 2007; The Center for Maine Contemporary Art 2007 (Solo); The University of Maine Museum of Art, 2006 (Solo); Stone Hill College, Easton, Mass, 2005 (Solo); The Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, 2004 (Solo)/2003; The Bates College Museum of Art in Augusta, ME, 2004; The Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, MA 2004; The Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME, 2004; Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta, GA, 2003; The LFL Gallery in NYC, 2001 (Solo); The Portland Museum of Art in Portland, ME, 2001; and The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, 2000.

Her works are in the collections of Maison Europeen de la Photographie, Paris, France; The Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; The Yale Museum of Art, New Haven, CT; The List Center at MIT, Cambridge, Mass.; The Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME.; The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, NC.; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.; The Bates College Museum of Art. Lewiston, ME.; and The Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockport, ME. She is represented by Pace MacGill Gallery. Her work has appeared in many national publications including The New York Times Magazine, DoubleTake and Harpers. She teaches at Princeton University.

Statements on Jocelyn Lee's photography can be found here.

Her exhibition at the ROSEGALLERY is scheduled to open 24 September and run through 19 November.

Image: Copyright Jocelyn Lee. Courtesy of Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and ROSEGALLERY, Los Angeles