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MFA Photography Alum Hana Sackler Exhibits at A.I.R. Gallery, Selected as Finalist in Martin Parr Photo Assignment

Hana Sackler, SACI MFA in Photography Alumna ’16, exhibits at A.I.R. Gallery in New York and is one of three finalists in a photo assignment by renowned photographer Martin Parr.

Here, right now.

Here, right now., an exhibition by photographer Hana Sackler and her first solo exhibition in New York City, opens November 16th at 6-8pm at A.I.R. Gallery in New York. Here, right now. is an installation of photographic and video work exploring the idea of perception in the everyday, and is on view from November 16 to December 16, 2018.

Opening Reception: Friday November 16, 6 - 8pm
On View: November 16 - December 16
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

In Here, right now., the lines of reality are blurred and we are left dangling somewhere between a daydream and the present moment. In this series of images, Hana Sackler weaves a combination of chance situations and performance in order to lead the viewer into a state of childlike wonder. We ask ourselves: what happened to a wasp caught in a pool of honey on the edge of a ripe fig, or who built the window that displays an impenetrable beyond? In the three-part video Game Call, we move deeper into a series of unsettling realities embedded in the everyday. Here Hana Sackler employs the concept of a hunter’s game call, typically used while hunting to mimic animal noises in order to drive them closer to danger. She pulls us in by gradually intensifying the sequence of audio and visual stimuli. As intimate moments are revealed, the artist asks us to consider our own dual roles as intruder and voyeur. In Here, right now., we find ourselves misplaced in elusive everyday moments, trying to comb our way back to reality.

Hana Sackler is originally from Brooklyn, NY and is currently based in Berlin, Germany. She graduated with a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College in 2009, and in 2016 received her MFA in Photography from Studio Arts College International in Florence, Italy. Sackler has exhibited her work at the Copenhagen Photo Festival, Slideluck Vancouver, Gallery Lato in Prato, Italy, and both the British Institute and the Museum of Natural History in Florence. In 2015 she won best in show at Art Clash in Florence and in 2018 her photo was chosen by Martin Parr as a one of three winning photos to be presented at the photography museum, C/O Berlin in Germany. Her work is also included in the permanent collection of the Contemporary Art Museum in Florina, Greece. Sackler’s photographs has been published online in YET magazine and Essentialist magazine. She co-founded the photo collective SCALENO in 2015 through which she collaborates on new photographic projects with two other female artists, Ana Lía Orézzoli from Lima, Peru and Leslie Hickey from Portland, Oregon.

A.I.R. Gallery is a permanent exhibition space in Brooklyn, NY that supports an open exchange of ideas and risk–taking by women artists in order to provide support and visibility. As an artist-run organization, A.I.R. fosters involvement through multiple tiers of representation: New York, National, Adjunct, and Alumnae Artists. A self-directed governing body, the organization is alternative to mainstream institutions and thrives on the network of active participants. Collaborations and partnerships with outside organizations and individuals ensure a platform informed by a diverse community and representative of broad views.

Martin Parr Assignment

Hana was also recently selected as a finalist in the Martin Parr Assignment, organized by This Ain't Art School, EMOP Berlin - European Month of Photography, and C/O Berlin. The winners were selected by renowned British photographer Martin Parr. The criteria for the contest was to take an image "as if we were a fly."

Hana's image and the other finalists were presented at C/O Berlin, an exhibition venue for photography and visual media that shows works by renowned artists. 

See more of Hana Sackler's work on her website.


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