Part of Photorama Editions!
12 x 8.5 inch inkjet print
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In Piontek’s series Janus, the idea of transformation is depicted by focusing on objects like fruits, vegetables and flowers—items that are commonly associated with the traditional still-life genre. Some objects are photographed alone, while in other images Piontek performs with them, revealing an affinity between her body and the objects. Much of the series rests on the idea of a likeness of all organic matter that is exposed to the forces of change.
Birthe Piontek is a visual artist based on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories, also known as Vancouver. Her work intends to make visible what is invisible but what can be experienced or felt, i.e. identity constructions, influences of memory and unconscious mind, sociological constructs and belief systems. In 2018, she was the recipient of the Edward Burtynsky Award. Her book Abendlied was nominated as one of the best photo books of 2019 by Time Magazine, and her recent project Janus was published in 2021. Piontek is an Assistant Professor of Photography at The Audain Faculty of Art at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver.
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