Rosegallery is pleased to present Break In Case Of Emergency, the latest project by Mexican photographer Tania Franco Klein.

Join us in celebrating the arrival of the artist’s new works, an empowering, fragmented investigation into psychological boundaries. What does it look like when someone approaches their mental precipice? And how should it feel? Less interested in specific answers, these witty, ambiguous, sometimes macabre works carry a sort of vertiginous logic that is solely hers.

Break In Case Of Emergency came by way of Klein’s fascination with catharsis, a term hearkened by Aristotle, and an arguably vital component of a successful “poetic,” i.e. any human-produced representation of life that is outside the thing itself. In that spirit, these images are fabulously unreal, yet succeed in evoking the underlying emotions, the unnameable feelings brewing inside our contemporary psyche. Think, “relatably absurd.”

Klein invites us into her fastidious considerations, her willingness to search for the mysterious, for the enigmatic, even for the taboo, whatever she may discover that’s, maybe— akimbo to normative enjoyment. With her female subjects directed into off-kilter, apropos, and even cryptic circumstances, audiences ideally are thrust into a dyadic voyeurism; an Other’s fiction is so artfully rendered as to become an “undefined poetic,” projecting itself upon us, inhabiting our mind, twisting our emotions into as-yet-recognized shapes. If the artist has her way, catharses will be had. Calm transgressions will appease us. As one is satisfied, so, too, is the Other, even if describing it afterwards proves remote.

Please, come to savor, come to relish. While these characters arguably inhabit a singular psychological plane, they don’t adhere to any strict narrative. In fact, depending on their arrangement, any number of stories could appear. Ever depicted in astonishing color—with Klein’s signature use of forced perspective and disorienting shadow— viewers are bound to ask, “What rebellious reveries have we so unwittingly stumbled upon?”

Tania Franco Klein (b. 1990) started her photography praxis while gaining her BA Architecture in Mexico City, which took her to pursue her Master's in Photography at the University of the Arts London. Her work is highly influenced by her fascination with social behavior and contemporary practices such as leisure, consumption, media overstimulation, and the psychological sequels they generate in our everyday life.

Franco Klein's work has been reviewed by international critique including Artforum, CNN, L.A Times, I-D Magazine, The Guardian, The Paris Review, Juxtapoz, Aperture Foundation, The British Journal of Photography, and has been commissioned by clients like The New York Times, Time, The New Yorker, FT weekend, New York Magazine, and Dior. Her work has been exhibited across Europe, the USA, and Mexico. Including venues like the Somerset House London, the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography and Aperture Gallery in NYC. Her latest two solo shows which showcased a wide selection of her latest fours series were presented by Rosegallery in 2019 and 2023.

She obtained The Lensculture Exposure Awards, Lensculture Storytelling Awards, The Felix Schoeller Photo Award of Germany Nominee, Foam Paul Huf Award, and Prix Pictet nominee, and received the Photo London Artproof Schliemann Award as the best-emerging artist during Photo London fair 2018. Her first publication Positive Disintegration (2019) was nominated for the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation First Book Award.