Past Exhibition

Kåre Kivijärvi / Samuel Kivijärvi

21.04.17 - 07.05.17



Kåre Kivijarvi
"Fra de store banker" 1959/1960




Kåre Kivijärvi
Trålegaster, 1959


Kåre Kivijärvi was born in Hammerfest in 1938. He is known as Norway’s first photographic artist, and in 1971 one of his works was accepted for the annual National Art Exhibition as its first ever photograph. His characteristic style is black-and-white photography, and it was for this that he earned artistic recognition . Kivijärvi worked periodically as a photojournalist, and for his reporting he chose topics that he found interesting in terms of their potential imagery . Many of his most famous works were originally published as feature articles in newspapers or weeklies . His pictures would often operate on the intersection between photojournalism and art . His photographs are considered to be among the most important Norwegian works of art of the 20th century.

Kivijärvi was a Kven, could speak Finnish and lived for many years in Finland. Having lived the life of a bohemian artist in Oslo and Helsinki, Kivijärvi returned to Hammerfest where he wrote and photographed for the Finnmark Dagblad daily newspaper during the years 1967 – 70. Some of the photographs from this period, including The doctor’s waiting room, have been described as his greatest works of art . He produced a number of major feature reports from Finnmark county, focusing on the living conditions of the local people in an age characterised by modernisation and depopulation. The photographs that he chose to exhibit as works of art from this period appear as documentaries, with people as their main motifs .

By the early 1970s he had already ceased to engage in artistic photography . His final years were marked by illness, and he died in 1991 at the age of only 53 years.





A Vision of Japan

19.11.2016 - 13.01.2017

Albarrán Cabrera, Kazuyoshi Usui, Lieko Shiga, Nobuyoshi Araki and Hiroshi Sunairi




Albarrán Cabrera

Albarrán Cabrera are photographers Anna Cabrera and Angel Albarrán working together as a collaborative duo. The work of Albarrán Cabrera has been shown in galleries and fairs in Spain, Japan, Netherlands, France, Germany, Lebanon, Italy and the United States. Anna Cabrera was born in Sevilla, Spain, in 1969. She is a photographer and a teacher, who is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. Anna earned her B.A. in English Philology from the University of Seville in 1992. Angel Albarrán was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1969. He is a photographer and curator, who is currently based in Barcelona, Spain.



Kazyoshi Usui

Kazuyoshi Usui (1975) Born in Tokyo Japan. Live and work in Tokyo Japan.
Kazuyoshi Usui’s Japan is populated by pastel gangsters, full-geishaed-out pornstars, flowers upon flowers, snakes, and gigantic Coca Cola signs. Reality is warped by the palette that his Pentax 67 captures- the line between fact and fiction is blurred by intoxicating reds and and baby-blues and subject matter that flips effortlessly from entirely banal to kitschy wonder.



Leiko Shiga

Lieko Shiga (1980, born in Aichi, Japan, lives in Miyagi) Shiga received the coveted Kimura Ihei Photography Award in 2008. Her works were recently shown in the group exhibition “In the Wake. Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Shiga made the New Photography 2015 short list of the Museum of Modern Art.



Nobuyoshi Araki

Nobuyoshi Araki (1940) is Japan's best-known photographer. His voluminous output now forms a library unto itself: more than five hundred books of his photographs have been published since the 1960s.


Rare Japanese Photobooks
The works of prominent Japanese photographers from the past 100 years are now highly collectible. Connoisseurs of photobooks have become familiar with names like Eikoh Hosoe, Kikuji Kawada, and particularly Nobuyoshi Araki and Daido Moriyama.


Press: Fotografi