PETER FARAGO & INGELA KLEMETZ FARAGO´S TOURING EXHIBITION OF NORTHERN WOMEN IN CHANEL WILL BE ON VIEW 5 DECEMBER 2012 THROUGH 27 JANUARY 2013 AT LABORATORY GALLERY, HELSINKI FINLAND.
After three mind-blowing months at the THE END OF THE EARTH in the Norwegian archipelago it´s now time for PETER FARAGO & INGELA KLEMETZ FARAGO`S touring exhibition of NORTHERN WOMEN IN CHANEL to move on. The dramatic and remote landscape has embraced, reinvented and framed the photographs thru the ever changing transformation of the light and atmospheric conditions. This cutting edge and abstract photographic performance, has with it´s astonishing, eye-popping, and unique format inspired, challenged and left memorable imprints on the observer.
The majestic helicopter exit from VERDENS ENDE – `THE END OF THE EARTH´
PETER FARAGO & INGELA KLEMETZ FARAGO´s touring exhibition of NORTHERN WOMEN IN CHANEL will be on view at Verdens Ende -
The End Of The Earth located on the breathtaking rocky islets in the Norwegian archipelago.
After the great success at The Museum of Photography – Fotografiska in Stockholm and at Design Museum Denmark in Copenhagen, the touring exhibition of Peter Farago & Ingela Klemetz Farago, entitled NORTHERN WOMEN IN CHANEL now reaches its third destination.
From June 30 to September 30, thirty of the photographs from the book over 400 images will be exhibited on the rocky islets of the breathtaking and unique coast of Verdens Ende – The End Of The Earth.
The stage is set by the scenery of the panoramic view from the Skagerrak shoreline. Farago´s photographs and the powerful elements melt together and enable the viewer to experience fashion photography beyond boundaries to an unexpected and overwhelming dimension.
We are please to inform that you can now buy your copy of NORTHERN WOMEN IN CHANEL by PETER FARAGO & INGELA KLEMETZ – FARAGO from the highly exclusive and luxurious bookstore MENDO, located in the heart of Amsterdam and also at TANUM – Karl Johans Gate 38 in Oslo.
Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Vicky Andren and Julia Hafstrom are featured on the exhibition posters of Peter Farago & Ingela Klemetz Farago´s exhibition NORTHERN WOMEN IN CHANEL at Design Museum Denmark.
This 2 Volume Collector´s Edition comes in an exclusive black cloth slipcase, limited to 101 individually hand numbered copies worldwide each signed by the photographers Peter Farago & Ingela Klemetz Farago.
BARE MOMENTS feature 6 different models on the cover. Helena Christensen, Freja Beha Erichsen, Iselin Steiro, Carmen Kass, Sigrid Ågren and Frida Gustavsson.
“During the making of NORTHERN WOMEN IN CHANEL we decided to also unveil each woman through an intimate and raw series of instant portraits. These plates are BARE MOMENTS.”
NORTHERN WOMEN IN CHANEL - Hardcover, 28.5 x 36.5 cm (11.22 x 14.37 in.) 384 pages. Preface by Karl Lagerfeld.
BARE MOMENTS - Hardcover, 25 x 30 cm (9.84 x 11.81 in.) 108 pages
PETER FARAGO & INGELA KLEMETZ FARAGO had the honor to welcome HER ROYAL HIGHNESS CROWN PRINCESS MARY OF DENMARK for a private view of the exhibition NORTHERN WOMEN IN CHANEL.
This magical evening started of with a welcome speech from DesignMuseum Danmarks Director, ANNE-LOUISE SOMMER
Your Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary, Ladies and Gentlemen, dear guests and partners. It is an extremely honor for me to welcome you to this special preview of the exhibition “Northern Women in Chanel” by Peter Farago & Ingela Klemetz-Farago.
In a few minutes we will enter a visual journey full of magic and beauty, but first a few welcoming words.
The visionary photographer duo Peter Farago and Ingela Klemetz Farago has, as part of an exclusive collaboration with CHANEL in 2010 and 2011, created full fashion stories featuring 45 of the most sought-after supermodels from the Nordic and Baltic countries. The project has resulted in a lavish coffee table book and a touring photography exhibition, both entitled NORTHERN WOMEN IN CHANEL.
The images of these remarkable women allow us to take an exclusive and intimate insight into the significant past and present Haute Couture and Prêt-à-Porter collections created by Karl Lagerfeld for CHANEL as well as the brand’s Fine Jewelry and Beauty creations. Thanks to the Farago’s sense of the pictorial, these photographs not only celebrate the fascinating designs they record, but also produce sensational reinventions, demonstrating how exquisite fashion, photography and art are intertwined, and how truly inventive they can be brought together.
The exhibition is breath taking. It’s magical and extremely beautiful. And it’s a tremendous pleasure and honor for Designmuseum Denmark to host such a superb show. The tight collaboration with the artists, as well as representatives from Chanel, has been a pleasure in any respect. We have learned a lot about pursuing uncompromising results. And the museum has been turned up side down the last weeks filled with beaming energy and a sense of the unexpected. Wonderful persons have worked together with our team, and as you shall witness the result is amazing. Thank you to all of you for making it possible.
NORTHERN WOMEN IN CHANEL is an obsessive staging of a very poetic theme. It bridges otherwise contradictory elements. It’s absolutely low key at the same time as it’s glamorous and spectacular. It’s delicate and ephemeral and it makes a powerful, persistent impression. It’s photography as fine art as in a painting of Rembrandt, and it’s photography that embeds the sensibility of a snap shot-like atmosphere encapsulating a fragile and vulnerable dimension of fashion. Each photograph could be regarded as appealing tales in their own right. Spanning from the enigmatic to an almost simplistic and direct expression. Fashion, art, architecture, nature and even folklore meet and blend together in this intelligent, sense provoking, absorbing and absolutely captivating narrative epitomizing the notion of the Nordic. The take is highly artistic and saturated with aesthetic sensibilities, so what can we expect from the images of Northern Women?
As Karl Lagerfeld expresses in his foreword of the book, Northern women is about beauty defined in many different ways. A common thread, he underlines, is a kind of mysterious depth – a depth that also fascinates us, and reminds us of great talents like actresses Asta Nielsen, Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman, whose strong personalities resonate in the images in this exhibition. And it’s more than pure aesthetic pleasure to Lagerfeld, because the women “represent a kind of universality for the part of the world they are from. The claim to this kind of universality is never put into words by them; it’s just something based upon similarity of origin, nature and circumstances that creates this very special identity.” I guess one could say that, what Karl Lagerfeld is pointing at here, is the essence of the Nordic.
Finally I would like to express my deepest gratitude towards Your Royal Highness. Your presence at this exclusive private view is highly appreciated.
I hope you will all enjoy the exhibition: A warm welcome to all of you!