Josephine Pryde at ICA

Lapses in Thinking
by the person i Am

A Video Review by VanGerven|VanRijnberk
On May 12th 2016 it was announced that Josephine Pryde is shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2016 for her solo exhibition Lapses in Thinking by the Person i Am at CCA Wattis, San Francisco. We saw this exhibition in December 2015 at the ICA in Philadelphia, where we shot this little video review.

Josephine Pryde (1967)
Born 1967 in Alnwick, UK; Pryde lives and works in Berlin and London. In her first United States commissioned museum exhibition, she shows a new body of work in which she combines photography with a 1:10 scale model of a Union Pacific freight locomotive which pulled two boxcars that visitors could ride as they viewed Pryde’s photographs.

The photographs may be viewed on foot, or alternatively, on the fully functioning miniature rideable train, which offers visitors a short trip from A to B and back again, along the route of the show.

Lapse in Thinking by the person I Am
On display are more than twenty photographs of hands shot with a macro lens so that detail can be enlarged in the final frame. The female hands in close-up, all have brightly painted nails carefully painted in shades such as pale blue, vivid yellow, orange and grey.

Josephine Pryde’s latest photos just focus on these elegant female hands, their nails.  The general style of Pryde’s photographs recall fashion and portrait photography, which places us in a loop, because of the fact that fashion and portrait photography by itself refer to art and art photography. The from the rest of the body isolated hands are all depicted in contact with a range of touch-sensitive devices; lamps, tablets, phones, the human chest.

Organized for the CCA Wattis Institute by Curator and Head of Programs Jamie Stevens. Accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. Organized at ICA by Chief Curator Anthony Elms.

Turner Prize
The Turner Prize was set up in 1984 and remains one of the best-known prizes for the visual arts. The prize is awarded to an artist for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the preceding year. Each year, an independent jury is selected to judge the prize. They draw up the shortlist after a process of public nominations.
The four shortlisted artists for the Turner Prize 2016 are:
Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde.

The members of the Turner Prize 2016 jury are
Michelle Cotton, Director, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
Tamsin Dillon, curator
Beatrix Ruf, Director, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Simon Wallis, Director, The Hepworth Wakefield
The jury is chaired by Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain.

Tate Britain: Turner Prize Exhibition: 27 September 2016 – 8 January 2017

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