Over the years Clare Strand has developed a range of projects and books and had a consistent output of her work nationally and internationally in exhibitions. Passionate about photography, she has been keen to interrogate its boundaries and limits. As with most contemporary art it can be hard to pin down Strand’s oeuvre as she adopts a heterogeneous style. Her work is always a project and exploration, and it seeks to provoke intelligent debate.
Ran until the 12th November at LHGWR Gallery - thank you to all who played. All That Hoopla will be returning to a venue near you soon.
All That Hoopla an Installation by Clare Strand with LhGWR Gallery at Unseen Art Fair. 21st - 25th Sept.
Launches at Clare De Rouen Books on the 26th October 6.30 - 8.30 with an introduction by myself and Natalie Rigg Editor of Another Magazine. Signed copies available. Book signing on the MACK Booth, Grand Palais 4pm Saturday 12th November.
Photography jury. Hyeres 21st-15th April 2016.With Chris Littlewood,Lesley Martin,Clare Strand,Jean Paul Goude ,Gareth Pugh,Pierre Louis Denis,Chantal Webber,Jean-Michel Bertin,Susan Bright andHeval Okcuoglu
As of March 2016, the 10 works entitled Skirts are housed in the MoMA NewYork collection .
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Clare Strand is a photographic artist who has exhibited worldwide. Her work shifts between the mysterious and the absurd whilst inviting the serendipitous and the illogical. Strand joins us for the March edition of Photoforum for an in-conversation talk with independent curator, educator and writer Camilla Brown.
The Chance Operations Workshop devised by Clare Strand in collaboration with PhotoEspana Masterclass Students 9th- 12th Feb 2016.
Foto: Jonás Forchini. Alumos Máster PHE 2015-2016: Emilio Correia, Gema Polanco, Cecilia Lutufyan, Daniel Martín Maestro, Oliva María Rubio (Directora del Máster), Bilal Touzani, Silvia Griglio, Juan Cano. Xia Zhengfei y Jonás Forchini.
Material, The Entropy Pendulum and Control In Motion.
Many of your works are inspired by the forms and codes of vernacular photography, as used in the fields of police, science, magic or esotericism. What fascinates you about vernacular photography?
From series Signs of A Struggle A black and white photograph of a parked car at night. One of the front doors is open, the front seat is covered with foil and there are large dark stains on the ground in front of the car. The print is mounted onto a slightly yellowed cardboard.
Seminar, Sotheby’s, London. 16th June 2016.
In conversation with LCC MA Students,London 2nd June 2016.
Juror for 31st International Festival of Fashion and Photography in HyèresApril 21 - 25, 2016 (Hyeres).
In conversation with Camilla Brown, Format, Photoforum, Derby. 8th March 2016
In conversation with Manchester Scool of Art University Students. 3rd March, 2016.
Reviewier for the Dusseldorf Portfolio Review 14-15th Feb 2016
Workshop Master Class, Master PHotoEspaña of the PIC.A School , Madrid. Feb 9th - 11th 2016.
In Conversation with Portsmouth University Students. 2nd Dec, 2015.
In Conversation with Duncan Wooldridge, Camberwell College of Arts, London. 23rd November. (pictured)
ALS Charity Auction, Museum Folkwang, Essen. 30th November 2015.
In Conversation with Helen Sear , Chapel Lecture Theatre. Penryn Campus. Falmouth. Tuesday 10th November (pictured)
In Conversation with Fergus Heron, Wednesday 14th October University of Brighton.
ArtMastered Review. “The nature of Strand’s new work - thorough, repetitive, slightly obsessive in a good way - feels like stepping inside the artist’s mind in her search for fresh experimentation” Read More
“There is always something odd – in a good way – about Strand’s work. That oddity rests in the tension between her often personal, always playful take on conceptualism and her wilfully old-fashioned methods – the archive images, black-and-white tones and kinetic machines here are a case in point.”
To think about the demise of a work before it is made is an uneasy point to start from.To acknowledge and knowingly invite entropy into a process, in times when an artworks value is partly defined by its longevity, could be considered foolish or errant. Getting Better and Worse at the Same Time is a show that is designed to grapple with these ideas, in both a personal and philosophical way. The exhibition considers this complex proposition; can works continue to degrade yet still retain their value, their aesthetic and maintain a sense of reason. The works in the show are moving, rubbing, scrapping and most importantly changing - changing in ways that can’t be mathematically defined or logically anticipated. They are works making themselves.Clare Strand 2015.
Artist as Archivist section. Other artists include WALID RAAD, AKRAM ZAATARI, FREDERIC BRULY BOUABRE,ELISABETTA BENASSI, HASSAN DARSI AND ROSANGELA RENNO.
5 minutes with Di Smyth and Clare Strand
“The show is very much grounded in Surrealist themes – specifically with movement, machinery, dust, frottage, sex and chance” Read More
“But Clare Strand is not like other photographers, and there is one thing that marks her out as one of the UK’s most exciting practitioners in photography today – she is an illusionist” Review by Barry W Hughes for SMBH Read More
“The space felt more like a factory of thought, with the spectator experiencing the inner cogs of a photographer’s imagination. The jarring and challenging relationship Strand has with the medium being laid bare for us to see” Review by Harry Rose, Darwin Magazine. Read More