The Taxonomy of Desire (NSFW)

In the city of Malmö, the photographic exhibition “The Taxonomy of Desire” at the Galleri Vasli Souza is exploring the works of Max Pam, Emmanuel Angelicas, Karen Paulina Biswell and Larry Defelippi until 23rd March 2014.

The use of the camera creates a delicate relationship between the photographer and the subject that raises questions of desire, identity and exploitation. The Taxonomy of Desire explores these tensions in photography through the works of Emmanuel Angelicas, Karen Paulina Biswell, Larry Defelippi and Max Pam.

The Taxonomy of Desire, at Gallery Vasli Souza

The Taxonomy of Desire, at Gallery Vasli Souza

Emmanuel Angelicas‘ “subjects are varied, but always elliptically revolve around the human figure, the human body. Fertility ceremonies with phalluses in Japan, prostitution in late-night Bangkok, eccentric scenes in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville. It is true that in most of these he searches for a type of extreme intensity, not an inventive snapshot or a neutrally charged scene.” (Hercules Papaioannou)

Mayo Recovering from a hard night, Nagoya, Japan, 2010. by Emmanuel Angelicas Mayo

Mayo Recovering from a hard night, Nagoya, Japan, 2010. by Emmanuel Angelicas Mayo

Troubled Man Smoking, Nagoya, Japan, 2010. by Emmanuel Angelicas

Troubled Man Smoking, Nagoya, Japan, 2010. by Emmanuel Angelicas

Karen Paulina Biswell says about her work “I never begin an investigation with the intention of exposing a particular social or political message. Rather, my work is autobiographical. This comes from my internal desire to explore the boundaries of human sentiments: vulnerability, strength, sexuality and authenticity.”

Piano 2010, by Karen Paulina Biswell

Piano 2010, by Karen Paulina Biswell

Larry Defelippi‘s work has a certain “Murakami-esque game of sexual hide and seek punctuating the flow of his production. His interior life seemingly fashioned into a visual language of reflected and recollected emotive experience” (Max Pam)

Natsuki, Japan-2012. by Larry Defelippi

Natsuki, Japan-2012. by Larry Defelippi

Max Pam‘s “photographs extend upon the tradition of the gazetteer; each photograph a record of an experience, a personal account of an encounter somewhere in the world. Each glimpse is part of an unfolding story rather than simply a record of a place observed. While travel underscores his production Pam’s photographs are not the accidental evidence of a tourist.” (Gary Dufour)

Untitled, 2007, by Max Pam

Untitled, 2007, by Max Pam

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February 2014 by ©Gonzalo Bénard for 2HeadS
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