Siberia-born Evgenia Arbugaeva (b. 1985) explores the Arctic landscapes of her childhood in her most recent photographic series, Weather Man. Arbugaeva aims to distil subliminal moments of magic in the scenes she records, imbuing the documentary format with a dream-like enchantment. The series evolved from a chance meeting with Vyacheslav Korotki, a meteorologist living in Khodovarikha – a remote outpost. The evocative sequence captures the austere Arctic, with the shimmering aurora borealis providing natural embellishment to the harsh isolation. The photographer documents ways of life rendered obsolete by societal and technological advances through the prism of childhood nostalgia. Korotki becomes a kind of meteorological shaman, stationed at the edge of the earth. Weather Man and Tiksi are currently on show in Arctic Stories at The Photographers’ Gallery, London. www.evgeniaarbugaeva.com.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Artist Pamela Bowden
Pamela Bowden is a fine artist with a background in archaeology and ethnography. Her experience as an ethnoarchaeological ceramicist led her to explore concepts of time, fragility and the impermanent nature of life. She has participated in group shows as well as two solo exhibitions.
5 to See: This Weekend
This week’s new exhibitions and must-see photography festivals navigate environmental, avant-garde and intimate photography.