I am very proud and honored to announce that the Feroz Gallery is participating in the 30th Sao Paulo Biennale with the work of my great grandfather August Sander. This is a very special occasion as it will bring this body of work to South America through this fantastic foundation.
We will be showing the full body of People of the 20th Century, August Sander’s monumental study of humanity through his portraits of the german people between 1892 and 1954. August Sander’s work has influenced generations of both photographers and other artists. As such it has moved into the repetoire of the modern visual landscape. I am very excited to have the opportunity to bring this important work to Brasil and feel that it will work very well with the theme of this year’s Biennale “The Imminence of Poetics.”
It is with the support of the curatorial team of the Biennale that I am able to do this, and as such I owe a great deal of thanks to Luis Perez-Oramas for embracing and supporting this project. I am also deeply grateful to Peter Galassi for championing this project and making the introductions that have proven key to this projects fruition. And last but not least I must thank my father for spending a lifetime working with August Sander’s pictures. Without his insight, understanding and dilligence this project would never have been possible.