Mikael Levin explores our conceptions of place, identity and temporality. His photographs are often of everyday sites that, while seemingly insignificant in themselves, tie in to larger historical events or movements of our times. By interrogating how we see these places, he brings forward a topography of societal structures, predispositions, and influences. His photographs give form to memory.

 

Mikael Levin (b. 1954, New York) is of American and French nationality and lives on Long Island, NY. He has been exhibited widely in the US and abroad, including solo exhibitions at the Jewish Museum, Paris, 2010, the Berardo Museum, Lisbon, 2009, the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, 2003, the International Center of Photography, New York, 1997, and Fundacion Mendoza, Caracas, 1980. His work is found in major collections such as those of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the J├╝disches Museum, Berlin, the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, and was presented at the Venice Biennale in 2003.



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