Monday, October 7, 2013



We are pleased to share the news of Odette England's artworks being selected by Karen Irvine (Curator and Associate Director, MoCP), for inclusion in the Museum of Contemporary Photography's upcoming exhibition, Of Walking.

"The exhibition Of Walking  will explore the concept of thinking (while walking) made concrete via the camera's lens and other means. The scholarship behind the exhibition will include the history of photography in terms of its most famous walkers: from Atget to the street photographers of the 1950s and 60s like Garry Winogrand, to performance artists like Vito Acconci, who used walking and navigating outdoor space as a foundation for their documented performances. It will also address movements in art history that have dealt directly with walking, including the concept of the "dérive," (literally: "drifting"), or the unplanned tour through an urban landscape directed entirely by the feelings evoked in the individual by their surroundings in works such as those of Sohei Nishino or Simryn Gill. It will also include artists whose work draws attention to local social and political conditions through interaction and meandering through various landscapes, such as Paulien Oltheten, Odette England, and Hamish Fulton".—MoCP

Dad #1 (Left Foot), 2012 © Odette England

The Klompching Gallery has loaned eight photographs from Odette England's  Thrice Upon A Time series, first shown at the gallery in June-July, 2012. The artist was awarded the 2012 Project Launch Award by CENTER (Santa Fe) for the same series, and from which a selection was placed into the permanent collection of the George Eastman House, Rochester. 

Information about the exhibition at MoCP can be found HERE.
View the complete series of Thrice Upon A Time HERE.

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