Peter Lindbergh Exhibition at Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld Gallery

PETER LINDBERGH – Solo Exhibition

Saturday night, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld hosted the opening night of Peter Lindbergha solo exhibition of iconic photographer and filmmaker  – with poetry by Forrest Gander.

For over 30 years, Peter Lindbergh has created a defining language of persona and iconography.

Occupying two floors, the exhibition consists of thirty-five photographs spanning the 1980s through the present, many never before exhibited, each personally selected by the photographer from his archives. The exhibition is a kaleidoscopic, non-linear journey into Lindbergh’s world through editorial and fashion images, portraits and landscapes.

Works in the exhibition are accompanied by a spoken word recording by leading contemporary poet and Pulitzer Prize Nominee Forrest Gander. The selection of Lindbergh’s images along with Gander’s poetry creates a visual and auditory tableau of heightened perceptual experience. In Gander’s words:

Even as Peter’s photographs catch beauty’s startling particularity, they offer us glimpses behind the stagings of face and place. We see the words written behind the words, the unformed, the vulnerable, the nascent damage, the haunting ache. We see behind the bones of a face, behind the eyes. Through Peter’s eyes, we recognize our lives in roads and light and hills, in architecture, irises and dusk. Desolation, glints of hope, a smoky horizon, the eyes insisting “I am,”— it’s all there.

The exhibition is on view from Saturday, September 7–October 4, 2013.

Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, an intimate project space for contemporary art, is located in the heart of the Upper East Side gallery district at 5A East 78th Street, New York, NY 10075.

All images courtesy of vladimirrestoinroitfeld.com