Richard Mosse: Infra an exhibition opens tonight at Jack Shainman Gallery. His images of the conflict-torn Congo seem disconnected from reality, due to the bright reds and pinks of the photographer’s distinctive Kodak Aerochrome film. The results offer a fevered inflation of the traditional reportage document, underlining the growing tension between art, fiction, and photojournalism. Infra initiates a dialogue with photography that begins as an intoxicating meditation on a broken genre, but ends as a haunting elegy for a vividly beautiful land touched by unspeakable tragedy.
In addition to the exhibition, Aperture is pleased to announce a new limited-edition photograph by Richard Mosse, Débris, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2011. The New Yorker‘s Photo Booth recently published Great Mistakes: Richard Mosse, about the image. View the details here.
Also now available is special pre-release collector’s edition of Richard Mosse’s first monograph Infra, featuring a specially designed cloth cover. Buy the book here, only 500 copies available!
Mosse was recently featured on our Summer 2011 cover of Aperture magazine 201 with the accompanying article Richard Mosse: Sublime Proximity interview with Aaron Schuman.
Exhibition on view: November 17, 2011 – December 23, 2011
Jack Shainman Gallery
513 West 20th Street
New York, New York 10011
Richard Mosse (b. 1980, Ireland) received an MFA in photography from Yale University School of Art and a postgraduate diploma in fine art from Goldsmiths, London. He also holds a first-class BA in English literature from King’s College London and a master’s in cultural studies from the London Consortium (ICA, AA, Tate, Birkbeck). His work has been widely exhibited internationally, including at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Barbican Art Gallery, London; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Tate Modern, London; Dublin Gallery of Photography; and SFMOMA Artists Gallery. In 2011, Mosse was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, with a supplemental stipend from the Leon Levy Foundation. In 2006, he received a Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Performing and Visual Arts. Mosse is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.