Viviane Sassen: Pikin Slee



Exhibition, ICA, London, UK, until 12 April.

Viviane Sassen is a photographer who has garnered parallel critical acclaim in the context of fashion photography and contemporary visual art. The content of the exhibition focuses predominantly on a body of work that she made in Pikin Slee, Suriname in 2013. Pikin Slee is the second-largest village on the Upper Suriname River, deep within the Surinamese rainforest. The show consists of black and white and colour works shot on an analogue camera, mainly in black and white and of contained format. Sassen's series of abstract compositions and elusive subjects are an exploration of the beauty of the everyday, an investigation of the sculptural qualities of the ordinary.