Distribution Kurland also attributes her more recent photographs of trains and train stowaways to Casper’s love of those vehicles. From the series, “Of Woman Born.”. The last part of the book gets pretty depressing. McCorkle: No, I really like what you did with the book. What is he doing? Ruby Beach, Washington. Kurland: There was one guy in Colorado who used to work for the railroad, so he knew the schedule. And if their mom wanted to go or whatever. On view at the gallery’s Chelsea location on the occasion of the project’s 20th anniversary, this exhibition is the first presentation of the artist’s complete first printing of the Girl Pictures; the series is … Kurland first gained public notice with her work in the group show Another Girl, Another Planet (1999), at New York's Van Doren Waxter gallery. Casper McCorkle: How does this quote by William Carlos Williams reflect your road trips in your opinion? Following in the photographic lineage of Robert Frank, Stephen Shore, and Joel Sternfeld, Justine Kurland's work examines the story of America--and the idea of the American dream juxtaposed against the reality. McCorkle: If I’m like forty and you’re like one? She earned her B.F.A. Kurland: When you grow up and you have kids will you bring them on road trips? The Atmosphere of Crime ... Justine Kurland - signed copy. Justine Kurland's Beautiful Photos Taken On a Five-Year Road Trip With Her Young Son I took Casper on his first road trip when he was three-months old and by the time he was one we managed to stay out most of each year for the next five years of his life. Kurland: I ask people to let me photograph them, and a lot of the times they say, “No.” But I never photographed anyone who didn’t want to be photographed. We were chased by dogs, and I threw you over the fence into a bush so the dogs couldn’t get to you. We met rail fans who helped us. Do you remember those guys? What’s your favorite photo out of all of these that you made? Or at least, I must have seen them. And I think these two photos just go really well with your writing, especially the van when it’s sort of dirty. Justine Kurland Do you know? The First PhotoBook category celebrates the, Announcing Aperture magazine's winter 2020 issue, Celebrating the evolving narrative of the, Ben Krewinkel's online archive considers the. It was a long time ago for some of these places. The times I photographed you when you didn’t want me to, we would make a make deal. Well, of course I was asleep. Like on the weekends, just teleport to the sand dunes, teleport to Red Rock Canyon, all the places in your photographs, and see what changed. Before the birth of her son, Casper, Kurland spent most of her time travelling across America in search of subjects to … Since 2004, Kurland and her young son, Casper, have traveled in their customized van, going south in the winter and north in the summer, her life as an artist and mother finely balanced between the need for routine and the desire for freedom and surprise. As of 2018[update] she had been dating her current female partner for three years. Mitchell-Innes & Nash is honored to present Girl Pictures, 1997-2002 by Justine Kurland. And a deal is a deal. Altogether, Kurland published 69 pictures of girls in a series called "Girl Pictures." I think that’s my favorite picture because I like to imagine you when you grow up and you’re my age. McCorkle: I think that makes a lot of sense. Justine Kurland's new book "Girl Pictures" brings together images of rebellious teens taken in the late 1990s. Kurland: It’s just a style. Her early work comprises photographs, taken during many cross-country road trips, which reveal the double-edged nature of the American dream. Kurland: The back of this book has some of the snapshots I took between the other photographs. There was a guy in California who brought us some place in the mountains. 2006. Terms of Use. But when you really didn’t want to be photographed, you just kind of walked away. After years traversing the U.S. together in a van, the photographer and her son sit down for a candid interview. I have a question about basically all of the train pictures. Kurland: We didn’t have a sink so you had to use the water out of the jug and a spit bowl. Kurland first gained public notice with her work in the group show Another Girl, Another Planet (1999), at New York's Van Doren Waxter gallery. In Meeting on the Hill a small group of people join on the tip of a cliff, while one lone figure stands aside by the tree in the foreground. Kurland was born in Warsaw, New York. ", Selections from her work Highway Kind were published in the book The Open Road: Photography & the American Road Trip by David Campany. What Does Utopia Look Like in Photography Today? The staged photos take place in urban and wilderness settings, with girls depicted as though to imply they are runaways, hopeful and independent. And there were these designated spots, the Donner Pass or the Tchepatche Loop, or the Caliente Pass, or in the San Gabriel mountains where we met other people. McCorkle: Yeah. Justine Kurland: Lynne Tillman begins her stories “Still Moving” with this quote from a poem he wrote about the wind: “I am bound more to my sentences the more that you batter me to follow you.” Highway Kind starts with photographs of trains and if you think about it, all the words in a sentence are like a train, and maybe both a sentence and a train are like the wind—they move along a path. I also remember waking up to that really awesome noise of the rain on the roof. Kurland: I don’t know. It really describes the road trip experience. These kids might have dropped out of school and haven’t had a lot of education but because they’re all working together, they can understand some really deep, complex ideas. She shows visionaries trekking naked into the wilderness, where they undergo spiritual experiences. Kayne Griffin Corcoran is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring New York-based artist Justine Kurland. These people live a life style where they are all bare living in the wilderness surrounded by nature. But I’d want the train to disappear into the landscape. McCorkle: I have a question. Her deep interest in the road, the western frontier, escape, and ways of living outside mainstream values pervade this stunning and important body of work. Advertising Kurland: He’s super handsome, he’s a foxy dude. It’s about the master–slave relationship. It was a good way to describe the photograph. Justine Kurland, Untitled (Sleeping in Van), 2006Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Kurland: Yeah. Lynne Tillman’s stories blow against my photographs in a way that stirs up meaning. Justine Kurland, courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY. When elementary school started in first grade, I think that was a good time. See more ideas about Justine kurland, Photo, Photography. AbeBooks.com: Justine Kurland: Highway Kind (9781597113281) and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices. “After the birth of my son, Casper, in 2004, I began a series of photographs that juxtapose radical repre (...) sentations of motherhood with idealized views of the American West. I wish I could teleport to some of the places we’ve gone and sleep in the van. I don’t know any of the girls in Justine Kurland’s Girl Pictures, but it really feels like I do. Kurland's work appears on the cover and liner notes of French electronic/shoegaze group M83's 2004 album Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, as well as the covers of the EP releases for the album. Justine Kurland - The Family for Sale What I like most about her and her art work, is that she captures the beauty of natural things. I remember being there and how rickety it was. Privacy Policy Kurland: Sometimes we would wait so long. It has a theme of cars, and trains, and me when I was little, and it’s just really cool. They have destroyed the landscape. Justine Kurland, Casper At Work, 2010, Courtesy Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Her book Spirit West (2000) featured similar work on a more ambitious scale. It looks like the birds have wrecked havoc. Mar 7, 2016 - Explore Karyn Dempsey - Art Teacher's board "Justine Kurland", followed by 503 people on Pinterest. Fine art photographer Justine Kurland is well-known for her dreamy images of women — care-free runaway adolescents, schoolgirls, mothers, and soon-to-be mothers, clothed and naked — captured in utopian American landscapes often cast in a gorgeous golden glow. This was her first exhibition of a photographic interest that lasted from 1997, when she began taking pictures of her mentor Laurie Simmons's babysitter and her friends, to 2002. Yeah, I think. . Justine Kurland, Waldo Farm Train Hoppers, 2011 Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Kurland: That was a different story. Host an Exhibition, Contact Us . Kurland: You’re the only person I photographed who didn’t want to be photographed. I think I always used to—it was called a shutter, I think, right? After having a son, Kurland began to photograph pregnant women and new mothers ("Mama Baby", 2004–2007). I think it’s really good. The buildings are neat and organized and then there’s basically chaos. Kurland: I think maybe anarchy or Marxism. Sometimes we would wait all day. McCorkle: You photographed me when I didn’t want to be photographed. Justine Kurland, After Weston, 2010Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Kurland has long been fascinated with the American West, and like previous bodies of work the photographs in this exhibition were made over the course of extended road trips with her son. McCorkle: You know what I really like about this book? Would you do anything different if you could? In 2003 she had European solo shows Golden Dawn (London) and Welcome Home (Vienna), based around these series of commune images. Justine Kurland, Watermelon Still Life, 2012Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash. McCorkle: And also the signs. But yeah if I could just teleport anywhere with the van, I would definitely do that a lot. Rebuilt Engine, 2013. Raised on the Road: Justine Kurland in Conversation with Her Son, Casper After years traversing the U.S. together in a van, the photographer and her son sit down for a candid interview. FAQ McCorkle: Yes, and there was a spit bowl, oh god. In Waldo Farm Train Hoppers (2011)—where was this? And remember? McCorkle: In the picture with the birds, I remember being there, and it was kind of cool and really scary. Mitchell-Innes & Nash is honored to present Girl Pictures, 1997-2002 by Justine Kurland. It doesn’t stick to one theme. See more ideas about Photography, Photographer, Justine kurland. DIE SON SIEN ALLES - signed copy. When you look through these pictures, do you think it was a happy childhood? Kurland: What do you think overall of the book? I wanted to talk about how the train had become part of the landscape. Justine Kurland | Aperture Sea Stack, Double Mama. Sometimes I think about what if you’re my age and I’m your age. This past fall, Kurland released her latest photo book, Highway Kind , a virtuosic narrative comprised of 10 years of work that she made while criss-crossing America in a green van that she had retro-fitted to include a bed, a bookcase, cupboards and hardwood floors. [6], Kurland began dating women shortly after completing her "Girls" series, work with an undercurrent of sex and female sexuality. His hair and his bone structure—he looks exactly like what you’re going to look like when you grow up. Now a mother herself, Kurland has not surprisingly turned the camera on her son, Casper, who more than a muse, has become her collaborator. McCorkle: I don’t know. Dec 17, 2018 - Explore Hallie Arden's board "Photographers" on Pinterest. Justine Kurland, Union Pacific at Donner Pass, 2008Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online. These signs look dirty and then over here it’s all nice in that direction the birds are headed in. Vendor VIVIANE SASSEN Regular price €198,00 Sale price €198,00 Sale. Hung nearby was a sequence of photographs showing Kurland’s son in a car seat, in the front passenger ... roving the country with their cameras, and Justine Kurland has followed suit. Kurland: He’s a junkie. Raised on the Road: Justine Kurland in Conversation with Her Son, Casper After years traversing the U.S. together in a van, the photographer and her son sit down for a candid interview. McCorkle: Could I ask a question? Interviews - December 19, 2016 This was her first exhibition of a photographic interest that lasted from 1997, when she began taking pictures of her mentor Laurie Simmons's babysitter and her friends, to 2002. How long did you normally have to wait until a train came, and did you know when the trains would come by? You know why I like him? Kurland: Waldo Farm is outside Gainesville, Florida. Actually when I met him he asked me if he could put his drugs in my van for a little while. The auto yard is a place of pragmatic resurrection. The show included her large c-print staged tableau pictures of neo-romantic landscapes inhabited by young adolescent girls, half-sprites, half juvenile delinquents. McCorkle: No, I like my friends and I have a good school. After years traversing the U.S. in a van, the photographer and her son sit down for a candid interview. Justine Kurland admits to having “terrible timing” when it comes to publishing photography books. in 1998. I’d like to think you’ll have a better life than this guy. Do most of the people who you photograph want to be photographed? Justine Kurland (born 1969) is a fine art photographer based in New York. Board of Trustees We got chased by cows. [2] The show included her large c-print staged tableau pictures of neo-romantic landscapes inhabited by young adolescent girls, half-sprites, half juvenile delinquents. Justine Kurland, Untitled (Birds), 2008Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Jun 2, 2020 - b. I didn’t ask him. Kurland: When I showed you these pictures for the back of the book you described this photograph formally. Kurland: You’re glad we got off the road? These travelers include runaway girls, train-hopping hobos, hippies in communes, and mothers with their children. Kurland: Do you remember this one where you’re brushing your teeth? Do you remember going to these different places to look for trains to photograph? Announcing the Winners of the 2020 PhotoBook Awards, Why Deborah Willis Thinks the Photobook Can Be Transformative. We used to talk about you brushing your teeth professionally? Kurland: It’s true. You know what I mean? Kurland: When I showed my photographs to the rail fans, they weren’t impressed because they had zoom lenses and tried to photograph the trains in a particular ways. McCorkle: Yeah. Justine Kurland, What Casper Might Look Like If He Grew Up to be a Junkie in Tacoma, 2013Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Part of the philosophy is that everyone should live off the labors of their own work, and that mastery is achieved through labor. In 2005 she had a solo show in Japan. She is known to travel across the country in an RV with her son, scouting out locations in the American wilderness for her photographs. In early 2001 Kurland spent several months in New Zealand, where she created similar work with schoolgirls there.[5]. Kurland: You would press the shutter for me? All Work is Copyright Of Respective Owner, Otherwise © 2020 Aperture Foundation. Or at least, I must have seen them. Raised on the Road: Justine Kurland in Conversation with Her Son, Casper, Dawoud Bey on the Photography World, Past and Present, 2020 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist: PhotoBook of the Year, 2020 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist: First PhotoBook, 2020 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist: Catalogue of the Year, Tyler Mitchell’s Love for a Common Way of Life, The Queer Black Artists Building Worlds of Desire. In an article in ArtForum (April 2000) she talked of her inspirations: "I'm always thinking about painting: nineteenth-century English picturesque landscapes and the utopian ideal, genre paintings, and also Julia Margaret Cameron's photographs. Get the best of Aperture in your inbox every day. [3][4], As landscapes she chose the 'secret places' of late childhood; wasteland on the edges of suburbia, 'owned' only by a feral nature and unsupervised children. What’s your favorite picture in the book? “The first book I made with Aperture, Highway Kind , was released the day Trump was elected, and now Girl Pictures comes out in the middle of Covid-19,” she writes to AnOther over email as her latest book is published. It’s this guy. I used to . 1969, Warsaw, New York Lives and works in New York, NY Justine Kurland is known for her utopian photographs of American landscapes and the fringe communities, both real and imagined, that inhabit them. Jobs I like it. Justine Kurland, Spit Bubble, 2013Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash. In her 2004 show Songs of Experience she explored medieval and Biblical imagery. I don’t know if I could be a photographer, but if I could, if I had all the money for gas, and they were little, I probably might. Her deep interest in the road, the western frontier, escape, and ways of living outside mainstream values pervade this stunning and important body of work. McCorkle: I remember this one. In her show Community, Skyblue (2002), Kurland turned to documenting the utopian communes of Virginia and California, highlighting the unworldly aspirations of the communards by having them appear naked in her pictures and showing them as only distant figures in their landscape. Click here to see an interactive timeline which details the history of Aperture. In the spirit of the 19th-century landscape photographers, who produced idealized, utopian images of the American wilderness, Justine Kurland crisscrosses the country with her 4 x 5 camera and her young son, meeting and photographing fellow travelers in grand natural settings. McCorkle: I think we got off the road at a good time. I started going to museums at an early age, but my imagery is equally influenced by illustrations from the fairy tales I read as a child. Justine Kurland - signed copy. from the School of Visual Arts in 1996. Sometimes I was asleep and I slept for a long time and you were driving and I was still in the back. McCorkle: Yeah. What philosophy does he believe in? For the better part of three years, the open road was Justine Kurland’s home and inspiration. McCorkle: Maybe. For years, he has accompanied her on shoots out west where traveling caravan-style, they befriend road dogs, train hoppers, back-to-the land commune members, and other emblematic types of … Yeah. DIE SON SIEN ALLES - signed copy. This will be her first solo presentation in Los Angeles. Every night he has all the kids sit in a circle—they call it “temple”—and they read philosophers like Hegel. You said the leader used to be a philosophy person or whatever. Justine Kurland, Baby Tooth, 2011. Maybe they were there on the side of the highway, or in some public restroom, or just standing on a sidewalk as I passed by. They are literally exposed to the world and Justine chooses to capture these wonderful moments JUSTINE KURLAND Las fotografías de Kurland no son las de alguien que recorre las carreteras, sino la de alguien que vive en ellas. The guy who owns the place is also a photographer, but he used to be a philosophy teacher. Indeed, the fall of man, or more exactly fallen men, have their own erotic pathos. Her son's interest in trains would lead her to photograph hobos and trains from 2007 to 2011 ("This Train Is Bound for Glory"); as he grew up, she became interested in American masculinity, and created photographs of cars and mechanics ("Sincere Auto Care," 2014–2015).[3]. Justine Kurland, Keddie Wye, 2009Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash. They leave the ambivalence to us. But the one thing I didn’t like about being on the road was the six hour, eight hour trips. Our guest in this episode is photographer, writer and teacher Justine Kurland. [3], Publications with contributions by Kurland, "Another Girl Another Planet - Exhibitions - Van Doren Waxter", "This Photographer Envisioned a Fierce Army of Girls, Forging Their Own Paths", "Justine Kurland | Museum of Contemporary Photography", "Formats and Editions of Justine Kurland : Spirit West. It’s kind of like a commune—a bunch of punk, train-riding kids go and stay there for free in exchange for work. Kurland’s pictures of mechanics and car culture are touching and affectionate. You talked about the birds and your hair being chaotic—do you remember saying that? Kurland: No, he’s super handsome, what to you mean he’s ugly? This Train Is Bound For Glory examines the lore of trains, hobos and campers seeking freedom in the American landscape, a landscape interpreted in part through photographs of Kurland’s young son Casper with whom she traveled for much of his early life. While her earlier photographs of schoolgirls were inspired by her own experience as a runaway, the birth of her son Casper in 2004 shifted her focus to pregnant women and mothers. 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Kurland: Do you wish we were still on the road? In the spirit of the 19th-century landscape photographers, who produced idealized, utopian images of the American wilderness, Justine Kurland crisscrosses the country with her 4 x 5 camera and her young son, meeting and photographing fellow travelers in grand natural settings. Staff When I was there they were reading Hegel, who wrote this book called Phenomenology of the Spirit (1807), which later became a model for Karl Marx. Raised on the Road: Justine Kurland in Conversation with Her Son, Casper aperture December 19, 2016 After years traversing the U.S. in a van, the photographer and her son sit down for a candid interview. Probably not, I don’t know. Altogether, Kurland published 69 pictur… Meeting on the Hill exemplifies Justine Kurland's affinity for the landscape image. Following in the photographic lineage of Robert Frank, Stephen Shore, and Joel Sternfeld, Justine Kurland’s work examines the story of America―and the idea of the American dream juxtaposed against the reality. Kurland: I think the last photograph in this book is my favorite. Old Joy (2004) turns to men. But I remember going in the back of the van and then waking up when you were still sound asleep and dreaming. For more than a decade, Justine Kurland has taken photographs during annual cross-country journeys from New York to the Pacific Northwest that reveal the double-edged nature of the American dream. Justine Kurland, 280 Coup, 2012. Justine Kurland’s Highway Kind is largely comprised of pictures that have been published or shown before as two self-contained projects. A lifelong nomad (she grew up traveling to Renaissance festivals, where her mother sold hand-sewn clothes), her tools are her 4×5 camera and her van, which allow her to dwell, briefly, in … On view at the gallery’s Chelsea location on the occasion of the project’s 20th anniversary, this exhibition is the first presentation of the artist’s complete first printing of the Girl Pictures; the series is comprised of sixty-nine vintage prints. I really like that the fog makes the railroad tracks the only thing you can see, and I really like the white rocks and the white wood. I remember you taking so long to write this thing called “Now We Are Six” and I really like the writing of it. She went on to Yale University where she studied with Gregory Crewdson[1] and Philip-Lorca diCorcia and graduated with an M.F.A.