Berlin / Moscow
Opening: Saturday, May 23, 2015, 6 pm
Exhibition: May 24 – June 20, 2015
Bildband Berlin is very proud to host Alisa Resniks first exhibition in Berlin.
Images from her award-winning book ‘One Another‘, plus some new works, will be shown for the first time. We will also have a few signed copies of ‘One Another’ for sale.
Text by Kehrer Verlag:
»Encountering a human being means being kept awake by an enigma«.
In her photo series, Alisa Resnik combines images mainly taken at night in Berlin. Leaden-colored scenes, greasy spoon cafés, echoed empty halls, old hotel rooms still holding on to a subtle feeling of the past, and people’s faces… Hurried glances, small awkward gestures, hands searching for support, grief or harshness in the corner of an eye.
»An identity is temporarily fixed, defined by the encounter between the photographer and the subject. Once the encounter is over, the moment survives only in the image. This is why Alisa Resnik’s photography inspires such an unsettling combination of awe and ache. The portraits evoke a startling and complex human beauty. Yet, there is also a vague sadness that these moments have long since dissolved and can never be recaptured. One of the essential elements of these moments is the fact that Resnik doesn’t consider herself a photographer. For her, the camera is just a tool. The encounter is primary and the human connection is the goal. Any images are incidental, something to be assessed later and valued only if they respect the truth of the encounter«. (from the text by Jeremy Mercer)
About the artist
Alisa Resnik was born in 1976 in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1990 she emigratated from Soviet Union to Berlin, Germany. She studied Art History and Philosophy at Humboldt Universität Berlin and Università di Bologna. Since 2008 Alisa focuses on photography. In 2013 she won the European Publishers Award, in 2014 she was a finalist for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. Alisa has exhibited internationally, and is represented by Prospekt. Her book ‘One Another‘ was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2013.