Paris Photo NY 2020

Solo presentation Patrick Waterhouse

Thursday 2 April 2020 - Sunday 5 April 2020

PARIS PHOTO NEW YORK HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFENITELY DUE TO THE CORONA PANDEMIC

'Restricted Images'
Made with the Warlpiri of Central Australia

The Ravestijn Gallery is proud to present Patrick Waterhouse exclusively with a solo presentation of his acclaimed series Restricted Images', made with the Warlpiri of Central Australia, at the inaugural edition of Paris Photo New York.

The publication in 1899 of The Native Tribes of Central Australia caused a sensation in Europe. The book’s authors, telegraph-station master Francis J. Gillen and ethnologist W. Baldwin Spencer, had written in depth about the customs and traditions of the Aboriginal groups living near Alice Springs and also illustrated their texts with 119 photographs, many of which captured rituals and ceremonies. While the subject, quality and quantity of the images set a new standard for anthropological photography, the authors were largely oblivious to the impact they would have on the lives of the Aboriginals. The pictures revealed the gap in knowledge between the authors, whose goal was showing the exotic natives “in their natural state”, and the subjects, who were completely unaware of the new medium and how it could invade their privacy or reveal their secrets to a wider audience. Unwittingly or not, the authors also infringed upon Aboriginal cultural protocols by showing sacred sites and the dead.

Attitudes have changed since Gillen and Baldwin Spencer first ventured in the Central Desert with a camera and institutions have taken extensive measures to ensure that cultural sensitivity is respected. Today, photography within Aboriginal communities is limited and historical images are often “restricted”. Over the past four years, Patrick Waterhouse has taken photographs in the Yeundumu and Nyirrpi Aboriginal communities, and in the surrounding Warlpiri country. After making prints, he returned to Central Australia to work with artists and other members of those same communities at the Warlukurlangu Art Centre, so they could restrict and amend his photographs through the process of painting. Each work is a unique piece.

Waterhouse’s work has been exhibited internationally in institutions including FotoMuseum, Antwerpen (2019); Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque (2018); Kunsthal, Rotterdam (2017); The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (2016); National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C (2015); The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2015); The National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (2014); Le Bal, Paris (2014); Biennale de Lubumbashi, DR Congo (2013); The International Center of Photography Triennial, New York (2013); Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2012); The Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich (2011) and South African National Gallery, Cape Town (2010). His work is held in major public and private collections including Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Centre Pompidou, Paris; The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C and The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany. Awards include the Discovery Award at Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles in 2011 and the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize in 2015 for Ponte City (with Mikhael Subotzky).

Also available at our booth are works by Ruth van Beek, Eva Stenram, Anja Niemi, Koen Hauser, Robin de Puy and Tereza Zelenkova.

Paris Photo New York Paris Photo New York What's the Light Light Dark Dark Point Point Point / Restricted in workshop at Warlukurlangu Art Centre, 2014-2018 What's the Light Light Dark Dark Point Point Point / Restricted in workshop at Warlukurlangu Art Centre, 2014-2018 Front and Side Portraits, 2014 – 2018 Front and Side Portraits, 2014 – 2018 Nangala Waiting for Iguana / Restricted with Julie Nangala Robertson, 2014 - 2018 Nangala Waiting for Iguana / Restricted with Julie Nangala Robertson, 2014 - 2018 You Still Can't See The Aliens / Restricted with Sarah Napaljarri Sims, 2014 - 2018 You Still Can't See The Aliens / Restricted with Sarah Napaljarri Sims, 2014 - 2018 You Have To Get There Early Early / Restricted with Athena Nangala Granites, 2014 - 2018 You Have To Get There Early Early / Restricted with Athena Nangala Granites, 2014 - 2018 Let's Go Back To Mining / Restricted with Dorothy Napurrurla Dickson, 2014 - 2018 Let's Go Back To Mining / Restricted with Dorothy Napurrurla Dickson, 2014 - 2018 Hip-Hop Gospel and Tanami / Restricted with Athena Nangala Granites, 2014-2018 Hip-Hop Gospel and Tanami / Restricted with Athena Nangala Granites, 2014-2018 Captain Cook speaking at The Royal Society. Australian Children’s Pictorial Social Studies, 1958 / Revised with Julie Nangala Robertson, 2014 - 2018 Captain Cook speaking at The Royal Society. Australian Children’s Pictorial Social Studies, 1958 / Revised with Julie Nangala Robertson, 2014 - 2018 Eyre’s Dramatic Journey Volume 14. Australian Children’s Pictorial Social Studies – 1958 / Revised with Otto Jungarrayi Sims, 2014 - 2018 Eyre’s Dramatic Journey Volume 14. Australian Children’s Pictorial Social Studies – 1958 / Revised with Otto Jungarrayi Sims, 2014 - 2018 Follow / Restricted with Hazel Nungarrayi Morris, 2016 - 2017 Follow / Restricted with Hazel Nungarrayi Morris, 2016 - 2017 What About My Picture? / Restricted with Hilda Nakamarra Rogers, 2014 - 2018 What About My Picture? / Restricted with Hilda Nakamarra Rogers, 2014 - 2018 You Can Feel This Place / Restricted with Otto Jungarrayi Sims, 2014 - 2018 You Can Feel This Place / Restricted with Otto Jungarrayi Sims, 2014 - 2018 Which Way? / Restricted with Jessica Napanangka Lewis, 2014 - 2018 Which Way? / Restricted with Jessica Napanangka Lewis, 2014 - 2018 Untitled (#1), 2020 Untitled (#1), 2020 Untitled (#2), 2020 Untitled (#2), 2020 Untitled (#3), 2020 Untitled (#3), 2020 Untitled (#4), 2020 Untitled (#4), 2020 Untitled (#5), 2020 Untitled (#5), 2020 Untitled (#6), 2020 Untitled (#6), 2020 Untitled (#7), 2020 Untitled (#7), 2020 Untitled (#8), 2020 Untitled (#8), 2020 Untitled (#9), 2020 Untitled (#9), 2020 Untitled (#10), 2020 Untitled (#10), 2020 Untitled (#11), 2020 Untitled (#11), 2020 Untitled (#12), 2020 Untitled (#12), 2020 Alix, 2014 Alix, 2014 Bridges, 2014 Bridges, 2014 Dog Cemetery, 2015 Dog Cemetery, 2015 Freud's Study, Freud Museum, London, 2013 Freud's Study, Freud Museum, London, 2013 Tripod, Meridian Hall, Prague, 2016 Tripod, Meridian Hall, Prague, 2016 The Unseen, 2015 The Unseen, 2015 Interbellum, 2019 Interbellum, 2019 Le Soleil d’Airain, 2019 Le Soleil d’Airain, 2019 Transcendence No. 2, 2019 Transcendence No. 2, 2019 Diffractio, 2019 Diffractio, 2019 Fight Series No. 8, 2019 Fight Series No. 8, 2019 Fight Series No. 4, 2019 Fight Series No. 4, 2019 Fight Series No. 2, 2019 Fight Series No. 2, 2019 Drape (Centerfold II), 2012 Drape (Centerfold II), 2012 Drape I, 2011 Drape I, 2011 Drape V, 2012 Drape V, 2012 Drape X, 2012 Drape X, 2012 Drape XII, 2013 Drape XII, 2013 Part 1, 2013 Part 1, 2013 Part 3, 2013 Part 3, 2013 Part 5, 2013 Part 5, 2013 Part 7, 2014 Part 7, 2014 Part 8, 2014 Part 8, 2014 If this is true... / Justin, Randy and Austin, Ely (Nevada), 2015 If this is true... / Justin, Randy and Austin, Ely (Nevada), 2015 Randy #5524, 2016 Randy #5524, 2016 Randy #017005, 2016 Randy #017005, 2016