In Conversation With Nadav Kandar
In Conversation with: Nadav Kandar
University of Ulster, York Street (Lecture Theatre)
Saturday 8 June, 12:45pm – Free entry
Best known for his Prix Pictet winning collection of photographs, ‘Yangtze – The Long River’ (published by Hatje Cantz in 2010), Nadav Kander is one of the most versatile artists working today. Throughout his career his images have been celebrated for reflecting the subtleties of human vulnerability, as evidenced in works ranging from, ‘Obama’s People’ (2009), a series of 52 portraits commissioned by New York Times magazine of the people surrounding newly elected U.S. President, Barack Obama, to his more recent portraits created for the National Portrait Gallery exhibition, Road to 2012.
In his latest work, ‘Bodies – 6 Women, 1 Man’ Nadav references the genre of classical nudes drawn from the renaissance and using his astute vision transforms them into a tool for philosophical investigation.
“Wherever I may be, my pictures seek to expose the shadow and vulnerability that exists in all of us, and it is this vulnerability that I find so beautiful.”
Nadav Kander’s work is included in several public collections, he has exhibited internationally at venues including the Musee de L’Elysee, Lausanne, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, Museum of Applied Arts, Cologne, Kennedy’s Museum, Berlin, The Photographer’s Gallery , London Palais de Tokyo, Paris and Herzilya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel.rzilya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel.