Daytona Beach, FL
This retrospective exhibition spans over 40 years of image making and leads us through many incarnations of thought and process by one of the most influential and important photographic artists of the 21st century. The photography, installations and videos of Roger Ballen have been shown in important institutions throughout the world and he is represented in many Museum Collections such as Biblioteque Nationale, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Tate Modern, London, UK, Museum Folkswang, Essen, Germany and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.
Despite the range of subjects and approaches that Ballen has pursued, a sense of continuity is maintained by a number of visual 'threads' and graphic elements such as electric wires that can be traced from his latest work back to his earliest photographs in the small towns of South Africa. Ballen has crafted himself an inimitable niche in the field of photography, and his images and videos, without question, confront the viewer and challenge them to join him on a journey into their own minds as he explores the deeper recesses of his own.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website