Polaroid and Steffen Grap Unveil the I-2 Premium Instant Camera and “ISSE NO SE” Exhibition

In an extraordinary collaboration, iconic photography brand Polaroid and Berlin-born artist Steffen Grap are taking the art world by storm with their highly anticipated “ISSE NO SE” (from Japanese: “voices in unison”) exhibition. Brace yourselves for an exclusive glimpse into the underground scene of Tokyo through the mesmerizing lens of the revolutionary Polaroid I-2.

Prepare to be immersed in the captivating world of Japanese subculture as the “ISSE NO SE” exhibition delves deep into the theme of “Wabi-Sabi: Wisdom in Imperfection.” Through his remarkable work, Steffen Grap reflects upon his own preconceptions of Tokyo and compares them with the reality he encountered. Prepare to be transported through time and space as a compelling collection of Polaroid photographs unveils vivid scenes ranging from electrifying skateboarding moments to breathtaking street photography, architectural wonders, and captivating portraits. But that’s not all – Steffen’s distinctive signature collages and mesmerizing mashups will leave you wanting more.

On September 7th, 2023, the doors to the exhibition swing opened at the illustrious SAFE SPACE on Torstraße 26, to inviting you to embark on a captivating journey into Steffen’s creative world through the magical medium of Polaroid. This intimate showcase will feature nine extraordinary artworks, with the heart and soul of the collection centring around Steffen’s yet unseen Polaroid images captured with the incredible I-2. Brace yourself for an artistic experience unlike any other, as these mesmerizing visuals intertwine with his signature artworks, installations, and even apparel. To enhance this unforgettable event, the vernissage will be graced with the special support of ASAHI SUPER DRY 辛口.

Get ready to be blown away by the seamless fusion of traditional analogue charm and cutting-edge camera technology found in the Polaroid I-2. This remarkable device, armed with the sharpest lens ever produced by Polaroid and equipped with built-in manual controls, guarantees exceptional image quality that will redefine your perception of instant photography. Allow the enchantment to wash over you as the I-2 immortalizes the essence of Steffen Grap’s Tokyo journey in its purest form.

As you explore the exhibition, be sure not to miss the mesmerizing 9-minute film shot by the brilliant Sergio Ben Mario. Every second of this captivating film facilitates a deeper understanding of the “ISSE NO SE” experience.

Mark your calendars for this groundbreaking event:
“ISSE NO SE?” by Steffen Grap
Till September 21st, 16:00 – 19:00
SAFE SPACE, Torstraße 26, 10119 Berlin

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