Bag (Self-portrait), Mexico. 2017. by Tania Franco Klein.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Tania Franco Klein
In a sealed protective envelope
*Please note that the glossiness of the envelope might have caused some glare in the pictures
Statement from Tania Franco Klein on the back of print “Bag (Self-portrait), Mexico. 2017.”
“Philosopher Byung-Chul Han says that we live in an era of exhaustion and fatigue, caused by an incessant compulsion to perform. We have left behind the immunological era, and now experience the neuronal era – characterized by neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, burnout syndrome, and bipolar disorder.
My work centers this premise at the core of fragmented, cinematic, and vivid photographs, which exist in multilayered narrative installations. My female characters exist almost anonymously, melting in places, vanishing into them, constantly looking for any possibility of escape. They find themsleves alone, desperate and exhausted.”
So, Tania Franco Klein (b. 1990) started her photography praxis while gaining her BA Architecture in Mexico City, which took her to pursue her Master in Photography at the University of the Arts London.
Above all, her work is highly influenced by her fascination with social behavior and contemporary practices such as leisure, consumption, media overstimulation, emotional disconnection, the obsession with eternal youth, the American dream in the Western world and the psychological sequels they generate in our everyday life.
Furthermore, Franco Klein work has been reviewed and featured by international critique including ARTFORUM, CNN, L.A Times, I-D Magazine, The Guardian, The Paris Review, Aperture Foundation, The British Journal of Photography, and has been commissioned by clients like The New York Times, The New Yorker, FT weekend, New York Magazine, Vogue and Dior.
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