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This year the New York African Diaspora International Film Festival – on its 20th  anniversary is partnering with the online art gallery Fortress to Solitude to bring you these two great artworks by contemporary artist Jeannete Ehlers.  These Limited Edition Prints are a great opportunity to start your art collection or would make great gifts for the holidays.

Limited to only 75, these numbered and signed artist prints are produced to the highest quality standards, made with 100% archival materials and printed on cotton fine arts paper.  By purchasing one today, you will not only be collecting great art by this amazing artist (and so helping support the artist practice) , but also helping fund the film festival, as sales of these works until the end of December will also benefit NYADIFF!

For full detail and for purchasing your print today visit:

www.fortresstosolitude.com

 

ABOUT  THE ARTWORKS

17 th CENTURY DEPARTMENT (LACK OF BLACK),  2012.  Archival Pigment Print on Cotton Paper,  12 x 20 inches.  Edition of 75.

This work  -  by artist Jeannette Ehlers in collaboration with Patricia Kaersenhout -  is  part of a series photos taken in Statens Museum For Kunst (The Danish National Gallery) and Rijksmuseum (The Dutch National Gallery). The motifs are from the exhibition spaces with glorious art from the 17th century.  All black color from the photo is digitally erased and replaced with white. A conceptual piece focusing on how non represented the transatlantic slave trade part of History is.  A brutal and still hidden part of History for which whom the modern world would never have become a reality, at least not as we know it.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jeannette Ehlers’ (b. 1983) works revolve around the Danish slave trade in colonial times as one of the main themes. The artist’s own ethnic background, with a Danish mother and a Father from Trinidad, W.I., adds this very important layer to the works. Through digitally manipulated photographs and video installations, she puts The Triangular Slave Trade under the microscope. A very experimental nature generally characterizes Jeannette’s work with digital image manipulation often included in the artist’s photographic and video based works. The artist has studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and graduated in 2006. Some of her recent exhibitions include Caribbean: Crossroads of the World at Museo Del Barrio, New York, USA (2012), Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (2012), Registered Nowhere, Cartel Gallery, London, UK (2011) and Kianga Ellis Projects, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (2011). Her work is in public collections from The Danish Arts Foundation and Nordea among others as well as in private Danish and international collections.

 

 

 

 

 

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