Two of art’s most-warped minds collab on a new photo book

This article originally appeared on dazeddigital.com Roger Ballen and Asger Carlsen discuss a sinister new collaborative project that distorts the human body and pierces the psyche By collaging bodies and deformed body parts, animals and cadavers, wooden prostheses and melting constructs, artists Roger Ballen and Asger Carlsen have created a series of twisted and hard to define [...]
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Unseen Book Market Signing

Roger Ballen will sign his newest book simultaneously at the book stand of Reflex Amsterdam at the UNSEEN BOOK MARKET. His newest book The Theatre of Apparitions published by Thames & Hudson, introduction by Colin Rhodes, is a ground breaking, immersive new monograph. Galerie Alex Daniëls – Reflex Amsterdam UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHY FAIR Roger Ballen Book Signing: [...]
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Enter Roger Ballen’s Dark Subconscious in ‘Theatre of Apparitions’

This article originally appeared on vice.com Today Roger Ballen, the South African photographer and unofficial zef lord who helped cement Die Antwoord's dark aesthetic, premieres a ghastly new film exclusively on The Creators Project. Dozens of spirits fight, fuck, and feel their way across the screen in the Emma Calder and Ged Haney-directed short, which animates a [...]
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Inner Mind

American photographer Roger Ballen’s distinctive style of black­ and­ white images are mostly  described  as “weird” by viewers because of the provocative themes. People can now get a glimpse of his artis­ tic works at an ongoing show in Beijing. The exhibition hall of the art museum at the Central Academy of Fine Arts has been [...]
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Theatre of the Mind

Roger Ballen shines light on the darkest shadows of his subconscious in his new monograph The Theatre of Apparitions. In an edited extract from the preface Ballen reveals where he hopes the work will take us... Traditionally speaking, photography documents and validates our perception of physical reality. For me, throughout my career, the camera has always [...]
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Roger Ballen: What I Know Now

At an early age I was captivated by the work of Paul Strand. He operated as a photojournalist, but considered himself an artist. He was a street photographer, yet he worked with his subjects in a very intimate way. Even today, his work seems timeless—and yet, in its idealism, it now strikes me as belonging to a previous era. His deep respect for the inherent formal [...]
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The House Project

Brescia, Italy Galleria Massimo Mini presents The House Project created by Roger Ballen in collaboration with Italian curator Didi Bozzini. The exhibition is set up in the spaces of Inlimbo Arte, an independent curatorial team, based at Palazzo Mondini in Brescia. Starting from the metaphor of the mind as a House, Roger Ballen organizes images that […]

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Resurrected

Resurrected is the title of a House that used to be deep inside the Finnish Forest. Photographer and artist Roger Ballen was invited to transform this House to portray his unique aesthetic.

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