Yeah. Raised on the Road: Justine Kurland in Conversation with Her Son, Casper After years traversing the U.S. together in a van, the photographer and her son sit down for a candid interview. Probably not, I don’t know. Kurland first gained public notice with her work in the group show Another Girl, Another Planet (1999), at New York's Van Doren Waxter gallery. Host an Exhibition, Contact Us Meeting on the Hill exemplifies Justine Kurland's affinity for the landscape image. Kurland’s pictures of mechanics and car culture are touching and affectionate. DIE SON SIEN ALLES - signed copy. It looks like the birds have wrecked havoc. We got chased by cows. Justine Kurland: Lynne Tillman begins her stories “Still Moving” with this quote from a poem he wrote about the wind: “I am bound more to my sentences the more that you batter me to follow you.” Highway Kind starts with photographs of trains and if you think about it, all the words in a sentence are like a train, and maybe both a sentence and a train are like the wind—they move along a path. Mitchell-Innes & Nash is honored to present Girl Pictures, 1997-2002 by Justine Kurland. Following in the photographic lineage of Robert Frank, Stephen Shore, and Joel Sternfeld, Justine Kurland's work examines the story of America--and the idea of the American dream juxtaposed against the reality. Indeed, the fall of man, or more exactly fallen men, have their own erotic pathos. Justine Kurland, Casper At Work, 2010, Courtesy Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Privacy Policy In Waldo Farm Train Hoppers (2011)—where was this? Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online. FAQ I think that’s my favorite picture because I like to imagine you when you grow up and you’re my age. Since 2004, Kurland and her young son, Casper, have traveled in their customized van, going south in the winter and north in the summer, her life as an artist and mother finely balanced between the need for routine and the desire for freedom and surprise. Kurland: He’s a junkie. From the series, “Of Woman Born.”. Click here to see an interactive timeline which details the history of Aperture. Kayne Griffin Corcoran is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring New York-based artist Justine Kurland. Raised on the Road: Justine Kurland in Conversation with Her Son, Casper After years traversing the U.S. together in a van, the photographer and her son sit down for a candid interview. Justine Kurland’s Highway Kind is largely comprised of pictures that have been published or shown before as two self-contained projects. I used to . Kurland's work appears on the cover and liner notes of French electronic/shoegaze group M83's 2004 album Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, as well as the covers of the EP releases for the album. McCorkle: I think we got off the road at a good time. I don’t know if I could be a photographer, but if I could, if I had all the money for gas, and they were little, I probably might. Justine Kurland, Baby Tooth, 2011. . When I was there they were reading Hegel, who wrote this book called Phenomenology of the Spirit (1807), which later became a model for Karl Marx. Justine Kurland, Union Pacific at Donner Pass, 2008Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash. What philosophy does he believe in? You talked about the birds and your hair being chaotic—do you remember saying that? McCorkle: Yeah. How long did you normally have to wait until a train came, and did you know when the trains would come by? 2006. 1969, Warsaw, New York Lives and works in New York, NY Justine Kurland is known for her utopian photographs of American landscapes and the fringe communities, both real and imagined, that inhabit them. Before the birth of her son, Casper, Kurland spent most of her time travelling across America in search of subjects to … She earned her B.F.A. Justine Kurland, Keddie Wye, 2009Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash. But I’d want the train to disappear into the landscape. And if their mom wanted to go or whatever. The Atmosphere of Crime ... Justine Kurland - signed copy. Maybe they were there on the side of the highway, or in some public restroom, or just standing on a sidewalk as I passed by. Justine Kurland, After Weston, 2010Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash. She is known to travel across the country in an RV with her son, scouting out locations in the American wilderness for her photographs. Board of Trustees Kurland: It’s just a style. Well, of course I was asleep. The staged photos take place in urban and wilderness settings, with girls depicted as though to imply they are runaways, hopeful and independent. The auto yard is a place of pragmatic resurrection. I have a question about basically all of the train pictures. Kurland: When I showed my photographs to the rail fans, they weren’t impressed because they had zoom lenses and tried to photograph the trains in a particular ways. Kurland: You would press the shutter for me? Lynne Tillman’s stories blow against my photographs in a way that stirs up meaning. Sometimes I was asleep and I slept for a long time and you were driving and I was still in the back. Sometimes I think about what if you’re my age and I’m your age. For years, he has accompanied her on shoots out west where traveling caravan-style, they befriend road dogs, train hoppers, back-to-the land commune members, and other emblematic types of … DIE SON SIEN ALLES - signed copy. McCorkle: I don’t know. This past fall, Kurland released her latest photo book, Highway Kind , a virtuosic narrative comprised of 10 years of work that she made while criss-crossing America in a green van that she had retro-fitted to include a bed, a bookcase, cupboards and hardwood floors. But the one thing I didn’t like about being on the road was the six hour, eight hour trips. See more ideas about Justine kurland, Photo, Photography. McCorkle: Could I ask a question? It was a long time ago for some of these places. There was a guy in California who brought us some place in the mountains. Advertising It was a good way to describe the photograph. Her early work comprises photographs, taken during many cross-country road trips, which reveal the double-edged nature of the American dream. ", Selections from her work Highway Kind were published in the book The Open Road: Photography & the American Road Trip by David Campany. The last part of the book gets pretty depressing. “The first book I made with Aperture, Highway Kind , was released the day Trump was elected, and now Girl Pictures comes out in the middle of Covid-19,” she writes to AnOther over email as her latest book is published. Her book Spirit West (2000) featured similar work on a more ambitious scale. Mar 7, 2016 - Explore Karyn Dempsey - Art Teacher's board "Justine Kurland", followed by 503 people on Pinterest. But yeah if I could just teleport anywhere with the van, I would definitely do that a lot. Justine Kurland, courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY. I wish I could teleport to some of the places we’ve gone and sleep in the van. Justine Kurland | Aperture Sea Stack, Double Mama. In the spirit of the 19th-century landscape photographers, who produced idealized, utopian images of the American wilderness, Justine Kurland crisscrosses the country with her 4 x 5 camera and her young son, meeting and photographing fellow travelers in grand natural settings. Terms of Use. Justine Kurland - The Family for Sale What I like most about her and her art work, is that she captures the beauty of natural things. Our guest in this episode is photographer, writer and teacher Justine Kurland. Justine Kurland, 280 Coup, 2012. Kurland: I think maybe anarchy or Marxism. This will be her first solo presentation in Los Angeles. Jun 2, 2020 - b. Do you remember going to these different places to look for trains to photograph? Do you know? Altogether, Kurland published 69 pictures of girls in a series called "Girl Pictures." It’s kind of like a commune—a bunch of punk, train-riding kids go and stay there for free in exchange for work. But I remember going in the back of the van and then waking up when you were still sound asleep and dreaming. What’s your favorite photo out of all of these that you made? In 2005 she had a solo show in Japan. Vendor VIVIANE SASSEN Regular price €198,00 Sale price €198,00 Sale. McCorkle: No, I like my friends and I have a good school. A lifelong nomad (she grew up traveling to Renaissance festivals, where her mother sold hand-sewn clothes), her tools are her 4×5 camera and her van, which allow her to dwell, briefly, in … Would you do anything different if you could? McCorkle: Yeah. Jobs After having a son, Kurland began to photograph pregnant women and new mothers ("Mama Baby", 2004–2007). In her 2004 show Songs of Experience she explored medieval and Biblical imagery. What Does Utopia Look Like in Photography Today? Kurland: That was a different story. Justine Kurland (born 1969) is a fine art photographer based in New York. [6], Kurland began dating women shortly after completing her "Girls" series, work with an undercurrent of sex and female sexuality. And there were these designated spots, the Donner Pass or the Tchepatche Loop, or the Caliente Pass, or in the San Gabriel mountains where we met other people. Justine Kurland Justine Kurland, Watermelon Still Life, 2012Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash. In Meeting on the Hill a small group of people join on the tip of a cliff, while one lone figure stands aside by the tree in the foreground. Interviews - December 19, 2016 It has a theme of cars, and trains, and me when I was little, and it’s just really cool. I remember you taking so long to write this thing called “Now We Are Six” and I really like the writing of it. from the School of Visual Arts in 1996. Every night he has all the kids sit in a circle—they call it “temple”—and they read philosophers like Hegel. Or at least, I must have seen them. Raised on the Road: Justine Kurland in Conversation with Her Son, Casper, Dawoud Bey on the Photography World, Past and Present, 2020 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist: PhotoBook of the Year, 2020 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist: First PhotoBook, 2020 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist: Catalogue of the Year, Tyler Mitchell’s Love for a Common Way of Life, The Queer Black Artists Building Worlds of Desire. Kurland: Waldo Farm is outside Gainesville, Florida. And a deal is a deal. Justine Kurland, Untitled (Sleeping in Van), 2006Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash. McCorkle: No, I really like what you did with the book. We used to talk about you brushing your teeth professionally? Her son's interest in trains would lead her to photograph hobos and trains from 2007 to 2011 ("This Train Is Bound for Glory"); as he grew up, she became interested in American masculinity, and created photographs of cars and mechanics ("Sincere Auto Care," 2014–2015).[3]. [2] The show included her large c-print staged tableau pictures of neo-romantic landscapes inhabited by young adolescent girls, half-sprites, half juvenile delinquents. Mitchell-Innes & Nash is honored to present Girl Pictures, 1997-2002 by Justine Kurland. Kurland: When you grow up and you have kids will you bring them on road trips? This was her first exhibition of a photographic interest that lasted from 1997, when she began taking pictures of her mentor Laurie Simmons's babysitter and her friends, to 2002. Kurland: We didn’t have a sink so you had to use the water out of the jug and a spit bowl. And I think these two photos just go really well with your writing, especially the van when it’s sort of dirty. Justine Kurland's Beautiful Photos Taken On a Five-Year Road Trip With Her Young Son I took Casper on his first road trip when he was three-months old and by the time he was one we managed to stay out most of each year for the next five years of his life. McCorkle: In the picture with the birds, I remember being there, and it was kind of cool and really scary. The times I photographed you when you didn’t want me to, we would make a make deal. in 1998. I’d like to think you’ll have a better life than this guy. She shows visionaries trekking naked into the wilderness, where they undergo spiritual experiences. Her deep interest in the road, the western frontier, escape, and ways of living outside mainstream values pervade this stunning and important body of work. McCorkle: Yes, and there was a spit bowl, oh god. You know what I mean? Fine art photographer Justine Kurland is well-known for her dreamy images of women — care-free runaway adolescents, schoolgirls, mothers, and soon-to-be mothers, clothed and naked — captured in utopian American landscapes often cast in a gorgeous golden glow. McCorkle: Maybe. It’s this guy. Part of the philosophy is that everyone should live off the labors of their own work, and that mastery is achieved through labor. Justine Kurland, Spit Bubble, 2013Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash. McCorkle: And also the signs. McCorkle: I have a question. The guy who owns the place is also a photographer, but he used to be a philosophy teacher. The buildings are neat and organized and then there’s basically chaos. I didn’t ask him. Actually when I met him he asked me if he could put his drugs in my van for a little while. Kurland: I think the last photograph in this book is my favorite. Do most of the people who you photograph want to be photographed? Or at least, I must have seen them. I also remember waking up to that really awesome noise of the rain on the roof. Yeah, I think. Casper McCorkle: How does this quote by William Carlos Williams reflect your road trips in your opinion? These signs look dirty and then over here it’s all nice in that direction the birds are headed in. Her deep interest in the road, the western frontier, escape, and ways of living outside mainstream values pervade this stunning and important body of work. McCorkle: I think that makes a lot of sense. In her show Community, Skyblue (2002), Kurland turned to documenting the utopian communes of Virginia and California, highlighting the unworldly aspirations of the communards by having them appear naked in her pictures and showing them as only distant figures in their landscape. These kids might have dropped out of school and haven’t had a lot of education but because they’re all working together, they can understand some really deep, complex ideas. Kurland: He’s super handsome, he’s a foxy dude. As of 2018[update] she had been dating her current female partner for three years. JUSTINE KURLAND Las fotografías de Kurland no son las de alguien que recorre las carreteras, sino la de alguien que vive en ellas. I remember being there and how rickety it was. She went on to Yale University where she studied with Gregory Crewdson[1] and Philip-Lorca diCorcia and graduated with an M.F.A. Hung nearby was a sequence of photographs showing Kurland’s son in a car seat, in the front passenger ... roving the country with their cameras, and Justine Kurland has followed suit. They have destroyed the landscape. See more ideas about Photography, Photographer, Justine kurland. Kurland: No, he’s super handsome, what to you mean he’s ugly? All Work is Copyright Of Respective Owner, Otherwise © 2020 Aperture Foundation. Justine Kurland admits to having “terrible timing” when it comes to publishing photography books. This was her first exhibition of a photographic interest that lasted from 1997, when she began taking pictures of her mentor Laurie Simmons's babysitter and her friends, to 2002. Justine Kurland's new book "Girl Pictures" brings together images of rebellious teens taken in the late 1990s. On view at the gallery’s Chelsea location on the occasion of the project’s 20th anniversary, this exhibition is the first presentation of the artist’s complete first printing of the Girl Pictures; the series is comprised of sixty-nine vintage prints. What is he doing? It’s about the master–slave relationship. They leave the ambivalence to us. . I started going to museums at an early age, but my imagery is equally influenced by illustrations from the fairy tales I read as a child. Kurland: You’re glad we got off the road? Kurland: Sometimes we would wait so long. But when you really didn’t want to be photographed, you just kind of walked away. Do you remember those guys? McCorkle: I remember this one. Kurland: It’s true. In 2003 she had European solo shows Golden Dawn (London) and Welcome Home (Vienna), based around these series of commune images. After years traversing the U.S. together in a van, the photographer and her son sit down for a candid interview. Sometimes we would wait all day. These travelers include runaway girls, train-hopping hobos, hippies in communes, and mothers with their children. These people live a life style where they are all bare living in the wilderness surrounded by nature. For more than a decade, Justine Kurland has taken photographs during annual cross-country journeys from New York to the Pacific Northwest that reveal the double-edged nature of the American dream. You know why I like him? Kurland: There was one guy in Colorado who used to work for the railroad, so he knew the schedule. Staff Kurland: When I showed you these pictures for the back of the book you described this photograph formally. 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