Jim C. Nedd – Remembering Songs (PAN 137)
Jim C. Nedd ranks among the most captivating photographers of his generation. Remembering Songs, Nedd’s debut monograph, culminates six years photographing his native Colombia in over 300 full-color reproductions, featuring an introduction by Beatriz E. Balanta and an interview with the artist by Octavia Bürgel. A delicate balance of staged and documentary photography, Nedd’s distinct visual language is spun from local mythologies, personal nostalgia and speculative fiction. Vivid, deliberately theatrical scenes of ceremonies and other convivial environments are offset by intimate portraits cast in stark shadow or otherwise opacified. The tension between personal and universal experience is mobilized as a formal sensibility in Nedd’s work, evoking an uncanny potency reminiscent of the Latin American narrative tradition of magical realism.
Remembering Songs is a PAN Monograph. The project additionally received support from the Italian Cultural Institute of Bogotà.
Jim C. Nedd is a Colombian-Italian artist born in 1991. Nedd makes images with an illusory and carnivalesque vision, fusing episodic encounters from his daily life with elements of the dreamlike and surreal. Transforming the figures and landscapes of his surroundings into poetic works braided with recurring concerns and themes, Nedd’s work is often inspired by a mixture of collective memory, shared experience, and his Caribbean culture.
Nedd’s work is internationally recognized, and has been published in magazines and journals including Aperture, Vogue Italia, Kaleidoscope, Revue and Alla Carta Magazine. He has exhibited work at MACRO, Rome; MAMBO, Bogotà; Cinemateca Distrital, Bogotà; Autoitalia, London; Damien & The Love Guru, CFA, Milan; Athens Biennial, Athens; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool and Sandy Brown, Berlin.