Koenig & Clinton is very pleased to be participating in Paris Photo this year, with a presentation centering around concepts of nature versus nurture.
Unique photographs by Miljohn Ruperto & Ulrik Heltoft inspired by the mythical 17th-century Voynich Manuscript give new life to old mysteries. The Voynich Botanical Series references specific illustrations contained in this hotly debated document, portraying organisms that are part-flora, part-fauna. These fantastical organisms are represented at varying stages of the life cycle, symbolized by the four seasons: summer, fall, winter, and spring. The silver gelatin prints are produced through a fusion of digital renderings and traditional darkroom processes to birth images that simultaneously pay tribute to tradition and innovation, history and imagination.
Ryan McGinley‘s intimate images recast nature as a womb, evoking the primordial relationship of humankind to mother earth and the elements — specifically, fire and water. These dynamic and large-scale photographs dwarf the human scale and insist that immortal universality supersedes our own subjectivity. Contrary to many popular images and cultural attitudes that assert human dominance, McGinley’s photographs present a space where nature is revered and man is vulnerable.
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A selection of vintage black and white photographs by Daido Moriyama juxtaposes images of organic and manufactured forms: robust cauliflower, urban architecture, spattering rain, an anonymous woman’s denim-dressed thighs. This diverse range of imagery provides both breadth and depth of vision, investigating unexpected parallels between the natural and constructed conditions comprising urban landscape.
Koenig & Clinton
Paris Photo 2013