We want to thank all the finalists who won our cultural initiative.
“This exhibition represents the collective image of a protagonist who is an indeterminate and unclear character. However, it would be strange to demand clarity from people at a time like ours; there is one certain thing: our hero is a strange individual and an eccentric figure. Some may deem that strangeness and eccentricity are more likely to harm than deserve attention in a world of people desperately striving to identify particularities while searching for some common sense in the general muddle. A new question arises: eccentricity is detached and isolated, isn’t it? If you disagree with this and think, ‘No, it is not’ or ‘Not always, ‘here begins our inspirational moment. Not only is the eccentric figure ‘Not always’ or ‘No it is not’ related to particularity and isolation, but on the contrary, it so happens that the eccentric one, perhaps, carries a core of the whole existence at some points, but the rest of the people, by some other kind of strangeness, at times are breaking away from it.”
It is a Multidisciplinary Photography Exhibition developed and run by photographers Arthur Sopin and Andreas Rod and their project Downtown 500 Magazine.
AT BY OTHER MEANS GALLERY, LONDON
–Arthur Sopin and Andreas Rod
NO, IT IS NOT; NOT, ALWAYS
AT THE CRYPT GALLERY, DYSPLA INTERNATIONAL MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL, LONDON
Both Masters of Arts from the University of Arts London: Arthur Sopin is also a creative director/writer/producer. Andreas Rod is a photographer / creative director. They have been studying and freelancing for more than 10-15 years in the fields of photography, creative direction, fashion, journalism, TV, video production, etc., in NYC, Berlin, Oslo, and London…. This way, they have developed their original style with a metamodern narrative. Arthur and Andreas have an artisan studio and a residency at By Other Means Gallery in Heralds Street, Bethnal Green, London.
ARTHUR SOPIN AND ANDREAS ROD CREATED AN IMMERSIVE SHOW CONNECTING ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, GALLERISTS AND OTHER CREATIVES ( BY OPEN CALL) TO RECREATE THE TRADITIONS OF DOWNTOWN 500 NYC FROM THE 80IES IN LONDON TODAY
The Main Gallery Room: The Photography Exhibition 12 portraits of uncertain and eccentric figures from NYC, London, and Berlin ( Andreas Rod and Arthur Sopin). + Extra Studio and Hall Rooms = 4 performances by finalists from DT 500 MAG OPEN CALL as the interpretative collaboration to the No, It Is, Not Always’ narrative.
THE EXHIBITION AT:
BY OTHER MEANS GALLERY and THE CRYPT GALLERY DYSPLA INTERNATIONAL MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL
PHOTOGRAPHY / MOVING IMAGE / INSTALLATION / HAPPENING / ASSEMBLAGE / PERFORMANCE ART
Nmr. 4000-5200. ANDREAS ROD, Dan Berlin ’15, N.I.I.N.N.A. Exhibition London ’18, Size A1 Aluminium, Price £ 2 800
Nmr. 600-750. ANDREAS ROD & ARTHUR SOPIN, Bøse Buben NYC ´16, Size A1 Aluminium, Price £ 3 500
© PORTRAITURE BY ANDREAS ROD N ARTHUR SOPIN 2018