X-STaTiC PRO=CeSS in Berlin – The Official Press Release
MadonnaTribe is proud to present to its readers the official english press release of the new Steven Klein/Madonna/X-STaTiC PRO=CeSS exhibition in Berlin at the Camera Work Gallery
STEVEN KLEIN / MADONNA / X-STaTiC PRO=CeSS
November 6, 2004 to January 8, 2005
Steven Klein, who studied painting at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), USA, is renowned as a fashion photographer for the covers of high-gloss magazines such as “Vogue“, “The Face”. Since the nineties he has worked on erotically provocative campaigns with iconic celebrities such as Brad Pitt, David Beckham or Madonna. Klein has become famous for his compositions that feature an expressiveness of the body by using provocative poses or strikingly glaring colour contrasts.
In collaboration, with Madonna he created “X-STaTiC PRO=CeSS“, a body of work that exposes the dedication or “process” of performance projects through the medium of photography and video.
Steven Klein’s figurative language is very complex: in addition to sexuality, aggression, vulnerability, mystic obscuration and references to Madonna‘s entire arc of her career occur. His intention was a collaboration, with Madonna as performance artist. The presence of the photographer therefore becomes a conduit that examines her below the surface.
Klein changed the concentrated power of the Still photography to a moving picture by joining photography, video and animation.
The Camera Work Gallery grants insights into this genre mix and is looking forward to your visit.
Opening hours of the Gallery
Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Saturday from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
For further info please visit www.camerawork.de
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