Seven Species II', 2020
60 x 80 cm
mounted on aluminium
Courtesy of Ginevra Fiorentini and www.presenza.co.uk
'Seven Spieces' looks at seven agricultural products – two grains and five fruits – which are listed in the Hebrew Bible as being special products of the Land of Israel (wheat, barley, figs, dates, grapes, olives and pomegranates). With a nostalgic view to her own roots Skladmann’s delicate work underlines the historic and mythical connection that humans have with nature. The Seven Species have played an important role in the food of the Israelites (later: Jews) in the Land of Israel and the religious traditions of Judaism. Many references to these basic foods can be found in the Bible.
About the artist:
Anna Skladmann (b. 1986, Bremen, Germany) and lives and works in London. Her artistic medium combines photography and scanning techniques to reflect critically on aspects of contemporary life and politics exploring notions of nature and society, cultivation and the machine. She is interested in the archive and categories produced and re-produced as well as being embedded in literature and mythology.
Having received her MA from the Royal College of Art and her BA from Parsons School Of Design, her work has since been nominated for the Prix Pictet and Paul Huf Award, and has also won the Arles Photo Folio Prize. Skladmann published her first monograph in 2011 and her photographic projects have been shown in exhibitions and festivals, including the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, Museum of Modern Art in Moscow, Fotofest International in Houston, Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg.
Permanent Collections include The Maramotti Collection, The Museum Of Fine Arts Houston, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Stiftung für die Hamburger Kunstsammlung and The Pinault Collection.