Published: Jan 5, 2012
Richard Mosse, "707 Damascus" (from the "Fall" series), digital C-type, 72.25" x 96.25" x 2.5" framed, 2008. Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
HONG KONG - SCAD presents Richard Mosse "Remains of the Day
," an exhibition featuring large-scale photographs of wartime and abandoned wreckage from Mosse's recent Fall series (2007-09) at Moot Gallery, SCAD Hong Kong
, 292 Tai Po Road, Sham Shui Po, now through March 2. An artist talk and reception is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, 7-9 p.m. The exhibition, artist talk and reception are all free and open to the public.
"Remains of the Day" is part of the university's global programming for deFINE ART
, a fine arts showcase featuring exhibitions, lectures and public events at SCAD locations in Savannah
, Georgia, U.S.A.; Hong Kong; and Lacoste, France
. The annual deFINE ART program, scheduled for Feb. 21-25, seeks to celebrate the achievements and outstanding caliber of the SCAD School of Fine Arts
that is actively shaping and giving rise to new artistic expression, dialogue and innovation.
To produce work for the "Fall" series, Mosse traveled to intensely remote locations, from the Patagonian Andes to the Yukon Territories, and worked as an embedded photojournalist with the U.S. military. Operating at the intersection of art and journalism, Mosse is concerned with the ideas of temporality, history, archaeology and memory as well as man's tendency toward violence that deeply impacts both the human condition and the environment throughout time and space. Produced to an epic scale, each of the digital photographs in the Fall series can be seen as a historical painting for our times-as visual and poetic "remains of the day."
Born in Ireland, Mosse earned his postgraduate diploma in fine art from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2005 and his master of fine arts degree in photography from Yale University School of Art in 2008. His work has been exhibited at Tate Modern and the Barbican Centre in London and Art Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., and was included in the Fotofest 2010 Biennial of Contemporary U.S. Photography in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. His first monograph was published by Aperture and released at Paris Photo in November 2011. In 2012, he will be the subject of solo exhibitions at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom; Weatherspoon Art Museum, North Carolina; U.S.A.; and, Mermaid Arts Centre, County Wicklow, Ireland.
Moot Gallery presents rotating exhibitions of the very best work by SCAD students, professors, alumni and renowned visiting artists whose talent is shaping and giving rise to new creative dialogues about contemporary art and design.
SCAD Hong Kong
292 Tai Po Road
Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.