Sean Snyder

02 Feb - 10 Mar 2007


Location: 52-54 Bell Street

"We know that under the image revealed there is another which is truer to reality and under this image still anther and yet again still another under this last one, right down to the true image of reality, absolute, mysterious, which no-one will ever see or perhaps right down to the decomposition of any image, of any reality." Michelangelo Antonioni, Rome, 29th July 1969
Lisson Gallery is proud to announce the first solo exhibition of Sean Snyder in London.
Working with photography, video and text, Sean Snyder rigorously dissects the role of representation and ideology through examples of architecture, urban and media space. Snyder uses both self-produced and reprocessed material to define indexes that configure subversive counterpoints to dominant knowledge.
Snyder's new work comprises of a series of experiments that analyze the implicit visual and technological vocabulary of image making and its dissemination. The idea is to expose the mechanics of [intentional or not] transformation and disintegration of visual data unnoticed in the process of consuming 'information', as well as overt montage and propaganda techniques. Snyder looks at various analogue and digital image reproduction methods, sometimes using a series of art, photographic and cinematic references that problematise the notion of photographic 'truth'.
Born in Virginia Beach, USA in 1972, Sean Snyder lives and works in Berlin and Kiev. He has exhibited extensively internationally, with recent solo exhibitions at the Secession, Vienna; Portikus, Frankfurt; De Appel, Amsterdam; Neue Kunsthalle, St. Gallen.
Important group exhibitions include: 4th and 6th Gwangju Biennale; 9th Istanbul Biennale; 5th Busan Biennale; Populism, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; GNS: Global Navigation System, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Living Inside the Grid, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Territories, Kunst-Werke, Berlin / Witte de With, Rotterdam; Utopia Station, 50th Venice Biennale; 1st Berlin Biennale and Manifesta 2.
Forthcoming exhibitions include: Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam; Institute of Contemporary Arts, Dunaujvaros; Sala Rekalde, Bilbao; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest.

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