Overview participating exhibitions

Der Aa-kerk
2017

Der Aa-kerk

David Maisel

PICTURING THE CONTEMPORARY IMAGINATION: SITES OF TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION (2015-2017)

Our hyper-modern world is driven by dominant technology and the belief that technological advancement is occurring so quickly that history is no longer a reliable indicator for the society of the future. In this series, David Maisel examines hot spots of science, technology and research, and determines that our living space is transformed and politicised through processes of industrialisation, geo-engineering and militarisation. Although dedicated to scientific research and technological advancement, these locations can appear strange and even dystopian. With his images, Maisel explores both the sunny side of progress and the darker sides of the human endeavours wrapped up in the large, technological experiment that is our society.
Courtesies: Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, United States; Haines Gallery, San Francisco, United States; Ellen Miller Gallery,Boston, United States; Ivorypress Gallery, Madrid, Spain; Institute for Artist Management, Venice, United States. 

Arena
2016

Arena

David Maisel

The Fall (2013)

In THE FALL, David Maisel documents parts of the landscape between Madrid and Toledo, situated seventy kilometres further south. From the air this region appears to accommodate landscapes that have been excessively eroded, both ecologically and aesthetically, by the impact of man. From abandoned post-crisis construction sites in the Madrid district of Vicálvaro, alien-looking agriculture and the opencast mining of minerals in Borox, to the shaded fields of the industrial plantations in Fuensalida: Maisel’s compositions evoke a philosophical and existential dual reaction. Simultaneously intriguing, daunting and confusing. More than simply images clarifying the impact of human activity, they form a poetic view of the human psyche that has created these misshapen landscapes.

Traces & Omens
2005

Traces & Omens

David Maisel

THE LAKE PROJECT (2001-2004)

David Maisel's landscapes have been seriously damaged by human actions. Because they have been photographed form the air, they look surrealistic and spectacular. At the same time, at a glance it is clear just how serious the damage is. In 2001 Maisel began to record Owens Lake, THE LAKE PROJECT (2001-2004). This once covered more than two hundred square kilometers. In 1926 it almost dried up when its water was diverted to Los Angeles. The fertile vicinity changed into a barren landscape, and through its unusually high concentration of minerals the remaining water took on a red tinge. In order to combat the sandstorms that resulted from the drainage, in mid-2001 the area was again flooded. For a second time a new landscape was created as the result of large-scale human intervention.

  • THE LAKE PROJECT (2001-2004)

    David Maisel's landscapes have been seriously damaged by human actions. Because they have been photographed form the air, they look surrealistic and spectacular. At the same time, at a glance it is clear just how serious the damage is. In 2001 Maisel began to record Owens Lake, THE LAKE PROJECT (2001-2004). This once covered more than two hundred square kilometers. In 1926 it almost dried up when its water was diverted to Los Angeles. The fertile vicinity changed into a barren landscape, and through its unusually high concentration of minerals the remaining water took on a red tinge. In order to combat the sandstorms that resulted from the drainage, in mid-2001 the area was again flooded. For a second time a new landscape was created as the result of large-scale human intervention.

  • THE LAKE PROJECT (2001-2004)

  • THE LAKE PROJECT (2001-2004)

  • THE LAKE PROJECT (2001-2004)

  • THE LAKE PROJECT (2001-2004)

Biography

David Maisel (Verenigde Staten, 1961) behaalde een bachelor aan Princeton University, een master in beeldende kunst aan het California College of the Arts in San Francisco en studeerde aan Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Zijn werk is veelvuldig geëxposeerd en in talloze collecties opgenomen. Maisels series The Fall en The Lake Project waren opgenomen in de Noorderlichtmanifestaties Arena (2016) en Traces & Omens (2005).

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Traces & Omens

Traces & Omens

Price EUR 10,00