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Joan Fontcuberta, La série : Orogenèse - Dalí-Cadaqués

Joan Fontcuberta La série : Orogenèse - Dalí-Cadaqués, 2004

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Joan Fontcuberta, La série : Orogenèse - Dalí-Cadaqués
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    Professional art gallery
    Berlin - Germany

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  • Medium

    Photography : digigraphy, fine art print

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    Photography on Hahnemuehle fine art paper

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    Numbered and limited to 3 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    29.5 x 39.4 x 0 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

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  • About the artwork

    Orogenesis. Landscapes without memory

    In Landscapes without Memory, Fontcuberta has co-opted a piece of computer software originally designed for military or scientific use in rendering three-dimensional images of landscapes. The software enables the user to build photo-realistic models based on information scanned from two-dimensional sources - usually satellite surveys or cartographic data. The result gives the user the illusion of navigating in three dimensions what had previously been visualized only as a flat image. With this widely available "freeware" as his starting point, Fontcuberta has created the two series that constitute his Landscapes without Memory.

    In the "Landscapes of Landscapes" series, Fontcuberta feeds the software fragments of pictures by Turner, Cezanne, Dali, Stieglitz, Weston, and others, forcing the program to interpret a variety of landscape masterworks as "real." The contours and tones of these painted and photographic landscapes are transformed into three-dimensional mountains, rivers, valleys, and clouds. The vocabulary of art is thus transmuted into that of cartography. In the "Bodyscapes" series, Fontcuberta uses the same software to reinterpret photographs depicting fragments of his own body. The result? A wild, baroque, virtualfantasy world. While referring to the contemporary exchange between illusion, nature, culture, and technology, Landscapes without Memory also makes a pointed gesture aimed at fooling that epitome of machine rationalism: the computer.

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Joan Fontcuberta

Born in: 1955 Spain

Joan Fontcuberta

Translation in progress

Joan Fontcuberta was born in 1955 in Barcelona, where he lives and works. One of Spain's most prominent and innovative artists, Joan Fontcuberta is best known for exploring the interstices between art, science, and illusion. Where science reaches its limits in his works, the imagination frequently finds a creative space in which to flourish. With nearly four decades of prolific dedication to photography, he has developed a both artistic and theoretical work, which focuses on the conflicts between nature, technology, photography and truth.

Joan Fontcuberta is one of the most inventive contemporary photographers, with an over 30-year achievement of constantly investigating and questioning the photographic medium. His work is distinguished by original and playful conceptual approaches that particularly explore photographic conventions, means of representation and claims to truth. He challenges concepts of science and fiction in interdisciplinary projects that extend far beyond the gallery space. In addition to his photographic practice, Joan Fontcuberta’s capacities as a writer, teacher and curator have been greatly inspirational to the younger generation.

He has done solo shows at New York MoMA, Chicago Art Institute or Valencia IVAM among others, and his work has been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), San Francisco MoMA, National Gallery of Art (Ottawa), Folkwang Museum (Essen), Musée National d’Art Contemporain – Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), MACBA (Barcelona), MNCARS (Madrid) and others. Joan Fontcuberta is since 2008 the President of the Visual Artists Association in Catalonia.
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Joan Fontcuberta, La série : Orogenèse - Dalí-Cadaqués
Joan Fontcuberta, La série : Orogenèse - Dalí-Cadaqués Joan Fontcuberta, La série : Orogenèse - Dalí-Cadaqués