Marsh, Fredrik

Fredrik Marsh, Columbus Ohio, USA

Fredrik Marsh lives and works in Columbus, Ohio, USA.  He attended The Ohio State University, earning his BFA in Photography in 1980 and MFA in Printmaking in 1984.  He currently teaches as a Lecturer at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
 
Marsh has been included in over 200 competitive and invitational exhibitions since 1978.  He has been awarded fellowships from Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus arts Council, Saxonian State Ministry for Science & Art, Dresden, and a 2008 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

Dresden Reliquary: Past Into Present

While spending three months in Dresden, Germany on an artist’s grant in 2002, Fredrik Marsh was drawn to the remains of the East German Communist-controlled industrial-military complex and its rebuilding and reconstruction. His large-scale panoramic photographs demonstrate the juxtapositions and ironies still abundant in the post-communist world, showing the old and the new as well as the grandeur and the decay of these once-majestic buildings.

Joel Snyder, University of Chicago art historian observed: Modern art, it has been claimed, involves a transfiguration, a remolding and reformulation of the commonplace. Fredrik Marsh's photographs defy this handy theorem by addressing, at least nominally, a subject that is foreign, exotic and beyond our everyday experience. These pictures are moving, not beautiful, unsettling, not comfortable.

Dresden Reliquary: Past Into Present

 While spending three months in Dresden, Germany on an artist’s grant in 2002, Fredrik Marsh was drawn to the remains of the East German Communist-controlled industrial-military complex and its rebuilding and reconstruction. His large-scale panoramic photographs demonstrate the juxtapositions and ironies still abundant in the post-communist world, showing the old and the new as well as the grandeur and the decay of these once-majestic buildings.

Joel Snyder, University of Chicago art historian observed: Modern art, it has been claimed, involves a transfiguration, a remolding and reformulation of the commonplace. Fredrik Marsh's photographs defy this handy theorem by addressing, at least nominally, a subject that is foreign, exotic and beyond our everyday experience. These pictures are moving, not beautiful, unsettling, not comfortable.

Collections

Cleveland Museum of Art

Guggenheim Foundation, New York

International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester

Kupferstich-Kabinett Museum, Dresden

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Milwaukee Art Museum

Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, DK

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

MFA–Houston

Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Stiftung Moritzburg Kunstmuseum–Halle

among others.

books

Übergänge: Das Dresden Projekt. Fotografien von Fredrik Marsh.
Technische Sammlungen Dresden in cooperation with Sandstein Verlag: Dresden. September 2009. ISBN-13: 978-3941843011

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