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20 may - 17 june

For the past four years Brian McKee has travelled throughout America and Eastern Europe as far as Asia, photographing sites that have witnessed the most dramatic political events of modern history. Landscapes and buildings violently marked by war, now decaying and abandoned, lit by a bright light picking out details. McKee's sensitively interpreted works are motivated by the desire to investigate history by means of the images that it produces. Although at first glance we might be misled into thinking that the intent is documentary, McKee uses his photographs to trace the signs of our civilisation, investigating in depth the destructive design of war. The exhibition contains a series of photographs made during his travels in Afghanistan. In his photographs the ruined interiors of luxurious residences regain the solemnity of bygone days. Curated by: Valentina Bonomo

Brian McKee
Brian McKee was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1977. After studying photography at Bard College with Stephen Shore, Larry Fink and Barbara Ess, he worked as an assistant in the studio of Lynn Davis. He lives and works in New York City.


Valentina Bonomo Arte Contemporanea
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