Below are photographs from my exhibition of the project NoShow at the Merignac Photographic Festival in Merignac, France. The exhibition took place at the Médiathèque in the center of the city. I was thrilled to be able to attend the festival, spend more time with Francois Cheval as well as the additional exhibiting artists and the hundreds of wonderful people who supported the festival.
Here is an interview with me that the festival put together about my thoughts on photography and the exhibition.
Interview Erick Pickersgill - Mérignac Photographic Festival 2017
Les faux évènements Facebook, vous connaissez ? Eric Pickersgill, l'un des artistes du Mérignac Photographic Festival, les as traqués et vous présente son travail à la Médiathèque jusqu'au 17 décembre à travers l'exposition photo "No Show". #MPF2017Posted by Mérignac on Friday, November 24, 2017
I had the pleasure of speaking with Semana Magazine in Columbia this week. Excited to be sharing the printed version with the pope right now.
I finally carved out the time to put together this email newsletter which highlights the best and most exciting things I have going on this year. Things are going to be VERY busy starting next month so I thought I'd keep this update manageable by doing it now. I will reach out again in October with an update from my exhibition in France and I will also be live updating during my trip to India in November. Stay tuned and thanks for following along with me on this incredible journey.
Selections from "As Entertaining As Possible" exhibition at the Lianzhou Foto Festival traveled to Chongqing for a stunning re-installation at the Testbed 2 Cultural Creative Park.
Thank again to everyone on the team at Lianzhou Foto Festival, especially Duan Yuting, Francios Cheval, Audrey, and Hu as well as so many others who put in tremendous hours to make the festival and this traveling exhibition possible.
One of the first silver prints from Removed to make a public appearance is this photograph titled Melissa. The 24" x 20" print is hanging in the Rick Wester Fine Art booth #506 at AIPAD The Photography Show in its new location at Pier 94 in New York City.
Thanks to my wonderful agent and photo consultant superstar Julie Grahame for sending me this quick shot.
I am thrilled to announce that three photographs from Removed are on display in the exhibition "Hello, Robot. Design between man and machine" at The Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany.
The exhibition was curated by Amelie Klein (Vitra Design Museum), Thomas Geisler, Marlies Wirth (MAK) and Fredo de Smet (design museum Gent, consultant curator) The curators were supported by an international advisory board. Science fiction writer Bruce Sterling belongs to him as well as the design researcher Gesche Joost, the Turin architect and director of the MIT Senseable City Lab Carlo Ratti, the media expert Sabine Himmelsbach and the cultural and media scientist Paul Feigelfeld.
After the Vitra Design Museum debut the exhibition will travel internationally for several years-
February 11 to 14 May 2017: Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
June 21 to 1 October 2017: MAK, Vienna
October 27, 2017 - April 14, 2018: Design museum Gent
May 12 to November 4 2018 Gewerbemuseum Winterthur
More destinations TBA
As always, thank you to the team at Rick Wester Fine Art for handling all of the logistics that made this exhibition possible!
I had a great time working with the team at CCTV for this interview. They traveled to Chicago, IL with me to film while I was wrapping up my last project NoShow. Afterwards they met me at my studio in Charlotte, NC to see where I work and watched me process the film from my shoot. Enjoy!
I have to thank curator Francois Cheval for being not just an irreplaceable figure in the world of historical and contemporary photography but for also being so warm and welcoming and supportive of my work. He found Removed like so many others online and immediately reached out to me with an invitation to exhibit the series in Lianzhou, China. Francois is the kind of photography lover who oozes with passion and excitement over images.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to China for the exhibition and festival and to spend time with Francois and his team which turned out to be a trip of a lifetime. I spent late nights singing at the KTV and making new friends, all of which were gathering to celebrate the incredible Lianzhou Foto Festival.
Thanks so much to Clementine Mercier of Libération for introducing my NoShow project and mentioning Removed in this brilliant piece about artists addressing misinformation in the digital age. It's always surreal when my work is mentioned alongside other artists such as Ren Hang, Olafur Eliasson, Amalia Ulman, Gianni Motti, and Constant Dullaart.