Hasselblad Award 2016
18 October 2016 – 29 January 2017
On the occasion of the 2016 Hasselblad Award, the Hasselblad Center will open an exhibition with award winner Stan Douglas. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Sweden.
Reflecting Stan Douglas’s innovative investigation in the photographic medium, the exhibition will include works from the series Midcentury Studio (2010) and Disco Angola (2012), as well as a selection of the most recent series Corrupt Files (2013), Night (2014-15) and DCTs (2016). Furthermore, the iconic piece Every Building on 100 West Hastings (2001), will be on show. The exhibition offers an overview of Stan Douglas’s use of both historic processes and cutting-edge software programs in his practice.
In conjunction with the Hasselblad Award, a new book about Stan Douglas’s practice, including his most recent works, will be launched, and published by MACK. It contains a new, commissioned essay by Dr Noam Elcott, Associate Professor at Columbia University, as well as an interview with Stan Douglas by Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator at Museum of Modern Art, New York and Chair of the 2016 Hasselblad Award Jury.
On the day of the opening, a symposium will be held, dedicated to Stan Douglas and his multifaceted work with photography and film. Speakers will be Dr Erika Balsom, Lecturer in Film Studies and Liberal Arts, King’s College London, and Dr Simon Baker, Curator for Photography at Tate Modern, London. The symposium will end with an artist talk by Stan Douglas.