Nicolás Janowski

Argentina, 1980. Lives and works in Buenos Aires.

Nicolás Janowski

Tormenta

2018
Archival pigment print
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.

29 x 40 cm

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Series: Cannabis. Work in process. Selected works Premiere for arteBA 2019 The cannabis regulation process which begun in 2010, articulates political actions and a legal framework that affects the social. The artistic, anthropological and documentary vision from the deeply personal position of Janowski accompanies one of the most emblematic processes of our days. Currently, producers and stakeholders have evolved to respond to the growing number of patients who use the plant -in any of its varieties- both for medicinal use and for recreational use. When I was called to develop this project from the Open Society Foundation, I was going through a couple separation and a personal crisis. Linked to this process and from this assignment, I decided to contact geneticists, biologists, activists and spiritual advisors to experiment in the first person with high regulated doses of THC in blood, systematically increasing the doses for a determined period of time, in order to produce this body of work. Nicolas Janowski.

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Nicolás Janowski

Abstracto n°1

2018
Archival pigment print
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.

70 x 105 cm

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Series: Cannabis. Work in process. Selected works Premiere for arteBA 2019 The cannabis regulation process which begun in 2010, articulates political actions and a legal framework that affects the social. The artistic, anthropological and documentary vision from the deeply personal position of Janowski accompanies one of the most emblematic processes of our days. Currently, producers and stakeholders have evolved to respond to the growing number of patients who use the plant -in any of its varieties- both for medicinal use and for recreational use. When I was called to develop this project from the Open Society Foundation, I was going through a couple separation and a personal crisis. Linked to this process and from this assignment, I decided to contact geneticists, biologists, activists and spiritual advisors to experiment in the first person with high regulated doses of THC in blood, systematically increasing the doses for a determined period of time, in order to produce this body of work. Nicolas Janowski.

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Nicolás Janowski

Abstracto n°2

2018
Archival pigment print
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.

70 x 105 cm

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Series: Cannabis. Work in process. Selected works Premiere for arteBA 2019 The cannabis regulation process which begun in 2010, articulates political actions and a legal framework that affects the social. The artistic, anthropological and documentary vision from the deeply personal position of Janowski accompanies one of the most emblematic processes of our days. Currently, producers and stakeholders have evolved to respond to the growing number of patients who use the plant -in any of its varieties- both for medicinal use and for recreational use. When I was called to develop this project from the Open Society Foundation, I was going through a couple separation and a personal crisis. Linked to this process and from this assignment, I decided to contact geneticists, biologists, activists and spiritual advisors to experiment in the first person with high regulated doses of THC in blood, systematically increasing the doses for a determined period of time, in order to produce this body of work. Nicolas Janowski.

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Nicolás Janowski

EXPOSICIONES

"Adrift in Blue"
Nicolás Janowski

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Nicolás Janowski

Centolla

2015
Digital print.
Ed. 1/7 + 2 P.A.

105 x 70 cm

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A drift in blue es un proyecto del artista y antropólogo argentino Nicolás Janowski centrado en investigar los distintos imaginarios que se han forjado alrededor del archipiélago de Tierra del Fuego desde el siglo XVI hasta el presente. Dividido en cinco capítulos y articulado a través de un libro, una página web y un conjunto de instalaciones, este proyecto conjunta imagen fija, video, piezas de sonido así como poesía y fue realizado con un equipo de colaboradores. Mediante esta multiplicidad de recursos y soluciones, Janowski revisa distintas narrativas que vinculan al archipiélago ubicado en el extremo sur del continente con el imaginario del fin del mundo, como un territorio geográficamente distante y marcado por condiciones severamente adversas.

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Nicolás Janowski

Adrift in blue: Laberinto

2015
Digital print.
Ed. 3/7 + 2 P.A.

105 x 70 cm

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“A drift in blue es un proyecto del artista y antropólogo argentino Nicolás Janowski centrado en investigar los distintos imaginarios que se han forjado alrededor del archipiélago de Tierra del Fuego desde el siglo XVI hasta el presente. Dividido en cinco capítulos y articulado a través de un libro, una página web y un conjunto de instalaciones, este proyecto conjunta imagen fija, video, piezas de sonido así como poesía y fue realizado con un equipo de colaboradores. Plásticamente, esta especie de indeterminación en el significado de la imagen es conseguida en la fotografía a través de múltiples exposiciones, uso de luz artificial y flashes así como un acentuado uso de gelatinas azules que acrecientan el nivel de abstracción.” Daniel Garcia-Uzabiaga, Curador.

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Nicolás Janowski

Reducción

2016
Digital print.
Ed. 1/7 + 2 P.A.

70 x 105 cm

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Nicolás Janowski

Pasaje de Drake (still)

2015
Monochannel color video.
Vertical.
Slowed down in shot.
Variable dimensions.
Ed 1/3 + 1 P.A.
02:19 min. Loop.

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A drift in blue es un proyecto del artista y antropólogo argentino Nicolás Janowski centrado en investigar los distintos imaginarios que se han forjado alrededor del archipiélago de Tierra del Fuego desde el siglo XVI hasta el presente. Dividido en cinco capítulos y articulado a través de un libro, una página web y un conjunto de instalaciones, este proyecto conjunta imagen fija, video, piezas de sonido así como poesía y fue realizado con un equipo de colaboradores. Mediante esta multiplicidad de recursos y soluciones, Janowski revisa distintas narrativas que vinculan al archipiélago ubicado en el extremo sur del continente con el imaginario del fin del mundo, como un territorio geográficamente distante y marcado por condiciones severamente adversas.

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Nicolás Janowski

Argentina, 1980. Lives and works in Buenos Aires.

A drift in blue is a project by the Argentinean artist and anthropologist Nicolás Janowski focused on investigating the different imaginaries that have been forged around the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego from the sixteenth century to the present. Divided into five chapters and articulated through a book, a web page and a set of facilities, this project joints: fixed image, video, sound pieces as well as poetry and was made with a team of collaborators. Through this multiplicity of resources and solutions, Janowski reviews different narratives that link the archipelago located in the extreme south of the continent with the imaginary of the end of the world, as a territory geographically distant and marked by severely adverse conditions.

Janowski divides A drift in blue into five chapters, in which different characters or events play a central role. Chapter 1, "The limit" is about the meeting and the first cartographies of the archipelago, such as that made by Captain Francisco de Hoces, in which this insular, maritime and Antarctic territory appears as a mixture of reality and fantasy. The second chapter, "El Oro", addresses its initial period of exploration through the chronicles of characters such as Captain James Cook. These explorations set the stage for the expansion of the European colonial enterprise. "The end", title of chapter 3, is related to these processes through a revision of the evangelizing missions and figures such as Martín Gusinde. The photographic work of Viennese priest and ethnographer Gusinde, between 1918 and 1924, speaks of the processes that transformed native communities of Tierra de Fuego from certain colonial policies. The fourth chapter, "The Flight" focuses on the history of Tierra del Fuego as a suitable site for a high security prison and deals with the figure of the Ukrainian-Argentinean anarchist Simón Radowitzky who, after escaping from the Ushuaia jail, left fight in the Spanish Civil War on the Republican side and later, he lived in Mexico until his death. "Los últimos" is the final chapter and presents a current scenario in which extreme conditions prevail together with an increasing instrumental exploitation of natural resources. In their totality, these narratives dialogue and communicate among themselves, conjugating an idea of ​​the end of the world as a place of exploitation, of extremes, as a place that seems to be at all times on the verge of extinction.

For A drift in blue, Janowski uses photography as documents "halfway between reality and fiction". The artist seems to integrate on each of his images different perspectives, knowledge and knowledge about the situations he investigates. The documentary aspect of photography, in this sense, seems to be upset with this perspective that challenges the existence of only one way of understanding reality; a position that resonates with his training as an anthropologist. Janowski is committed to a vision that is not limited to a positivist understanding of culture, associated with direct photography of a documentary nature. Plastically, this kind of indetermination in the meaning of the image is achieved in photography through multiple exposures, use of artificial light and flashes as well as an accentuated use of blue gelatins that increase the level of abstraction. The preponderance of this tone not only seeks to relate to the extreme conditions of the archipelago, but also to locate the Tierra del Fuego space within a specific affective condition, as a melancholic scenario. Hence the game of meanings that the title of the project in English may suggest.

For this exhibition at Almanaque fotográfica, Janowski presents a set of photographs as well as an installation that presents video and documentary material of A drift in blue - a piece that expresses the transmedia character of this project, which covers its different forms of assembly. The printed photographs belong to the different chapters that present imaginaries of the end of the world. In one, for example, you can see an image that can be identified with the Sacred Heart. Belonging to "The End", this photograph records a detail found in the ruins of the Estancia María Behety established by the Salesian Order in 1897. The double exposure of the photograph overturns the religious imaginary in order to present a critique of the processes of colonization imposed by the order on the local selknam and yámana populations.

Daniel Garza Usabiaga. Mexico City, October, 2018

DATE

EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS

LOCATION

DATE
EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS
LOCATION
2019
Arte BA, group show
Buenos Aires. Argentina
2018
Adrift in Blue Solo show
ALMANAQUE, Ciudad de México, MX
2017
Adrift in Blue Solo show
Photo Festival. Switzerland
2016
Fola Solo show
Buenos Aires. Argentina
2016
Ciudades Visibles Colectiva
Quito, Ecuador
2016
Adrift in Blue (Colectiva)
Scan Tarragona , España
2016
Adrift in Blue, Solo show
Museo del Barro. Paraguay
2016
Amazonia Colectiva
Festival Fluz Quito, Ecuador
2016
Articulo
Es Madrid no Madrizs magazine, Madrid, Esp.
2015
BAPPHOTO AWARD 2015 (Finalist)
Argentina
2015
The State of Things
Noorderlight Festival.Holanda. Pulse
2015
Paisajes Humanos. Fotografia Contemporanea Argentina Colectiva
Fotografia Contemporanea Argentina, Centro Cultural Kirchner.Buenos Aires. Argentina.
2015
Paisajes Humanos. Fotografia Contemporanea Argentina Colectiva
Winzavood Cultural Center. Moscú. Rusia.
2015
Paisajes Humanos. Fotografia Contemporanea Argentina Colectiva
Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai.
2015
Cruce de caminos
El Pais America
2015
Nine Argentinian Photographers You Need to Follow
TIME MAGAZINE. Usa
2015
Personal Mithologies (group show)
Coork Photo. Irlanda
2014
REPSOL LIMAPHOTO AWARD (First prize)
2014
Salon Nacion de Bellas Artes (Finalist)
BA, Argentina
2014
La Serpiente Líquida
Fotogaleria 22. Chivilcoy. Argentina
2014
Amazonismos
Feria ArtLima, Peru
2013
BURN for Emerging Photographers. Magnum Foundation Finalist
New York, NY
2013
La savia de la vida
Diario Pagina 12, Argentina
2013
Instantáneas de la profundidad
Revista Dinamo, Argentina
2013
The Amazon, Through an Anthropologist’s Eye
The New York Times, NY
2013
Fotografia Latinoamerica Contemporanea (group show)
PhotoEspaña. Madrid
2013
Fotografia Latinoamerica Contemporanea (group show)
PhotoEspaña Ed. Brasil. Sao Paulo
2013
Waina. Flor del Paraiso
Centro C. Ricardo Palma. Lima, Peru
2013
La Serpiente Liquida (solo)
Casa Florida. AR, Buenos Aires
2013
La Serpiente Líquida (solo)
Chile
2013
El Estado de las Cosas
Festival NANO Fotografía. Argentina
2013
Colorful Ghizou (group show)
Photochina Int. Festival. Guiyang. China
2013
Representaciones Fotografía Latinoamericana Contemporanea (group show)
Centro Cultural Chacao. Caracas, Venezuela
2012
Syngenta. Photo Prize 3er Premio
Switzerland
2012
FOTOVISURA Grant Top Finalist
2012
What we came here for (group show)
Miami ArtBasel. Miami, Usa
2011
People, Places, Things (group show)
Artfet Gallery. El Paso. Texas. Usa
2009
Matadero (group show)
Centro Cultural Miscelanea. Barcelona, España. Colectiva
2008
Matadero (solo)
Vendrazane Gallerie d’art. Paris