Anderson & Low
UK, B. 1961 / 1957)

Fine art photographers Anderson & Low have built an international reputation with projects based around the concept of sport. The project Gymnasts – NDGT, created between 1998 and 2001, is the seminal, groundbreaking and genre-defining project that Anderson & Low created in collaboration with the National Danish Gymnastic Team. It stands out as a special highpoint of the early part of their artistic career, and catapulted Anderson & Low into the international art market, garnering praise around the world.

Gymnasts – NDGT resulted from an intense, three-year collaboration between the artists and the National Danish Gymnastic Team (NDGT). They worked together to create nude figurative studies based on classical imagery and iconography. Together they translated the ancient, classically inspired images of the human body (as seen in Greek and Roman depictions of sporting bodies) into a stylised and abstracted series of images based around the four elements: Earth, Air, Water and Fire.

Now, these talented artists will be introduced to Taiwan through a timely retrospective of this project – the first such exhibition for over a decade. In this exhibition, a large number vintage prints from the series will be displayed alongside some new images that Anderson & Low are printing and releasing especially for their Taiwanese debut.

This project was immediately recognised for its visionary portrayal of the human form and the classical sporting ideal, translated into iconic and forceful photographic images. The project propelled Anderson & Low into the forefront of the fine art photographic world and contemporary art market. Since then, the work has been exhibited around the world, and Anderson & Low's sporting projects have been exhibited and collected by museums worldwide including: The National Portrait Gallery (London, UK), The Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK), The National Portrait Gallery of Australia, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA), The High Museum of Art (Atlanta, USA), the National Art Gallery of Malaysia, the Colorado Springs Fine Art Centre (USA) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville (USA).

Selected Exhibitions

• Solo Exhibition, Bluerider Art, Taipei, Taiwan
• “City of Mines”, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Centre, Colorado, USA
• Group exhibition, Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland, USA
• Photo Shanghai, Shanghai, China
• “Who shot sports” Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
• “Manga Dreams”, Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
• “Manga Dreams”, Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
• “Endure – an Intimate Journey with the Chinese Gymnasts”, Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
• “The Road to 2012” (as part of the 2012 Olympic Games Cultural Festival – The Cultural Olympiad), National
Portrait Gallery, London, UK
• “Manga Dreams”, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
• “Manga Dreams”, Galerie Photo 12, Paris, France
• “Manga Dreams”, Musée de la Civilisation, Québec, Canada
• “Endure – an Intimate Journey with the Chinese Gymnasts”, Serindia Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
• “Manga Dreams”, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK
• “Family Intimacies”, Museum of the National University of Singapore
• “Manga Dreams”, Rogaland Theatre, Stavanger, Norway
• ” Manga Dreams “, Hamiltons Gallery. London, UK
• “Circus”, Lowry Museum, UK
• “Champions”, National Portrait Gallery, London
• “Chrysalis”, Light & Sie Gallery, Dallas, USA
• ” Athlete / Warrior “, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Florida, USA
• “Athlete / Warrior”, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, USA
• “Athlete / Warrior”, Medici Gallery, London, UK
• “Athlete / Warrior”, Throckmorton Fine Art, New York, USA
• “Athlete / Warrior”, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, USA
• “Athlete / Warrior”, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado, USA
• Photo London, “Abstractions” Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
• “Athlete / Warrior”, US Olympic Center, USA
• “Forms” The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK

Permanent Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
National Portrait Gallery of the UK
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery of Australia
Museum of Fine Arts, Houtson
High Museum of Art, Atlanta

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