Hannah Modigh – Delta
Exhibition run: 29 November 2019 – 25 January 2020
Hannah Modigh – Delta
Opens: Thursday, 28 November, 7 pm
The artist is present.
Exhibition Run: 29 November 2019 − 25 January 2020
FOTOHOF / Inge-Morath-Platz 1-3 / 5020 Salzburg / Austria
Hannah Modigh is one of Sweden's rising photographers. Through her sensitive, poetic essays and photobooks of crisis-ridden places in the USA − be it small towns plagued by drugs in the Appalachian Mountains (Hillbilly Heroin, Honey) or the impoverished areas of Louisiana (Hurricane Season) or through portraits of Swedish youths in search of identity (Milky Way) − Modigh attracted international attention.
Hannah Modig's recent work, entitled Delta, will be shown at FOTOHOF: it will be her first solo show in Austria. Delta consists of an extensive series of small-format and intimate photographs; Modigh has searched in recent years for traces representing the presence of an "absence".
"Some branches continue, some dry out, the traces left behind. This is how we float, like a delta. My grandmother was 100 years old when she died, shortly thereafter my child was born. The feeling that death was replaced with life and the course of generation became apparent. 'Delta' is about time, I have been for five years obsessed by taking pictures of time. I have searched for traces depicting the presence of an absence, where life and death vibrates under a fragile border towards the outside world. I want to convey the silence of things that are not said, everyday situations with a death awareness sounding them."
The photobook Delta (Editions Bessards, Paris), will be published and presented during the show at FOTOHOF. The exhibition is a cooperation project with the Gallery of Photography in Dublin, Ireland, where Delta will be shown in March 2020.
Hannah Modigh was born in Stockholm in 1980, spent her childhood in India and on Österlen in the south of Sweden. She studied photography in Copenhagen and Biskops Arnö from 2002-2007 and art at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm from 2012 to 2013. Through family relationships, she has realized many of her photographic projects in the USA. Modigh lives and works in the USA and Stockholm.
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Hannah Modigh – from the series: Delta, 2014–19