Freiburg gallery owner Henrik Springmann and entrepreneur/art collector Selim Varol have joined to form the Gallery Springmann.Varol. The gallery opening marks an exciting addition to the German art scene and we are already looking forward to see the projects that they will bring. First up is an exhibition by French artist JR.
“The French photographer, activist, and artist JR, born in 1983, ranks amongst the world’s leading artists of his genre. Starting on April 23, WOMEN ARE HEROES will be the first exhibition of JR’s works in Germany at the newly opened Gallery Springmann.Varol. WOMEN ARE HEROES is JR’s third project in the series 28 MILLIMÈTRES, after PORTRAIT OF A GENERATION and FACE 2 FACE. As was the case in his other works, WOMEN ARE HEROES also supports the causes of peace and humanitarianism. JR’s project pays tribute to the scores of women who are dealing with the effects of war, poverty, violence, and oppression on a daily basis. He meets them in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Phnom Penh, Delhi, and Kibera/Kenya and with his camera, he captures their faces in moments of emotion. JR’s works document the personal histories of the people he photographs and his works in interior spaces – photographs and collages on various media – are already well-established and respected throughout the international contemporary art world. The artist will be present for the opening of the exhibition on Friday, April 19, 2010 at 7 o’clock p.m. The exhibition will be open for viewing until May 30, 2010 on Mo – Fr, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and by arrangement with the Gallery Springmann.Varol. ”
More previews of the exhibition follow after the jump.