Here´s looking at you
Sven-Harrys Konstmusem, Stockholm
Februari 27 – May 19 2019 (Group exhibition)
Here’s looking at you is an exhibition at Sven-Harry’s Art Museum curated by Hoyte van Hoytema, one of the world’s foremost cinematographers. The exhibition will feature 199 photographs selected by Hoytema from the Hasselblad Foundation’s Collection.
The starting point for the exhibition is the human gaze and the intimate and dynamic relationship that builds between the viewer and the subject in view. The photographs are arranged in an order depending on whether there is eye contact or not. Thereby, a dynamic and experimental interplay is created, where the portrayed eyes alternate between confronting and avoiding the beholder. The way that Hoyte van Hoytema explores the human gaze in this exhibition at Sven-Harry’s Art Museum is meant to be experienced, not simply viewed.
Thanks to his own unique cinematographic eye, Hoyte van Hoytema has received numerous Swedish and international awards such as three Guldbagge Awards, The Kodak Nordic Award for best cinematography as well as Academy and Bafta award nominations. Hoyte van Hoytema studied at the Polish National Film School i Łódź and now works in both Europe and the US. He has collaborated with directors like Christopher Nolan, Spike Jonze and Tomas Alfredsson and others to make films that include The Laser Man (2005), Let the right one in (2008), The Girl (2009), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Call Girl (2012), Her (2013), Interstellar (2014), Spectre (2015) and Dunkirk (2017).
The exhibition features works from 97 photographers, among them 22 Hasselblad Award recipients such as Cindy Sherman, Irving Penn, Lennart Nilsson, Richard Avedon, Rineke Dijkstra, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nan Goldin and Graciela Iturbide. Works by Sweden’s foremost art photographers such as Lars Tunbjörk, JH Engström, Tuija Lindström, Lotta Antonsson, Anders Petersen, Christer Strömholm and Denise Grünstein are displayed right next to photographs by younger artists such as Tova Mozard, Johannes Samuelsson and Agnes Thor. The exhibition contains works from the late 19th century till today, thereby reflecting a vital era of Swedish and international photographic history.
About the Hasselblad Foundation’s Photography Collection:
Since 1948, the Hasselblad camera has captured some of the world’s most iconic pictures and shaped how we view the world through genuine photographic artistry. In 1979, the Hasselblad Foundation was created in order to promote and support scientific education and research within the fields of natural sciences and photography. The foundation’s collection comprises works by significant Swedish and Nordic photographers as well as about 3000 photographs by Hasselblad Award recipients who’ve received the award for their outstanding photographic achievements.