Between Happenstance and Constructs

Viviane Sassen’s Latest Work, Parasomnia on Show at STEVENSON Gallery

If you happen to be in Cape Town these coming weeks, we definitely recommend visiting Stevenson Gallery which is currently exhibiting the work of Dutch photographer, Viviane Sassen. Her work has been aptly described as “constantly disrupting our usual perceptions because some are carefully constructed while others are incidental scenes she encounters on her travels, leaving us unsure which are her imaginary fictions and which scenes from life.”

Lilac, 2006. Courtesy of the artist, Viviane Sassen & STEVENSON Gallery

Lilac, 2006. Archival ink on cotton rag paper

Nairobi #2, 2010. Courtesy of the artist, Viviane Sassen & STEVENSON Gallery

Nairobi #2, 2010. C-Print

Mauritanie, 2011. Courtesy of the artist, Viviane Sassen & STEVENSON Gallery

Mauritanie, 2011. Archival ink on cotton rag paper

Laundy, 2007. Courtesy of the artist, Viviane Sassen & STEVENSON Gallery

Laundy, 2007. C- Print

 

 

Viviane Sassen | Parasomnia

On Show 19 January – 25 February 2012

STEVENSON | Cape Town
Buchanan Building
160 Sir Lowry Road
Woodstock 7925

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About

Viviane Sassen was born in 1972 in Amsterdam, where she now lives. She first studied fashion design, followed by photography at the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU) and Ateliers Arnhem. Her work was first published in avant-garde fashion magazines and is regularly commissioned by prominent designers. She was awarded the Dutch art prize, the Prix de Rome, in 2007, and in 2011 won the International Center of Photography in New York’s Infinity Award for Applied/Fashion/Advertising Photography.

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Viviane Sassen is represented by STEVENSON Gallery and Motive Gallery.

All images courtesy of the artist, Viviane Sassen and STEVENSON Gallery, Cape Town.

 

 

 

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