Based in Vienna – but comprising a revolving cast of artists and curators from several different countries – the creative endeavours of the collective 280A ask questions of individual authorship in the context of collaboration.
“I could never forget the sight of those newly-planted vegetable patches between the tents, although I wasn’t yet aware that small, informal gardens are a far from unusual phenomenon in refugee camps.“
Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Drinking beer, shooting rifles and driving around rural Texas in a muddied pickup truck, Bryan takes pictures of a close friend who is just days from leaving town to serve an impending prison sentence.
“These representations also connote larger issues in a Latin American context, where people have become “invisible” in the midst of social and political crises. In the end, it seems anyone can disappear, and no one will ever provide answers.“