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'​Tender Constructions' propose un dialogue entre les oeuvres de deux artistes brésiliens, Carolina Ponte et Pedro Varela. Tous deux travaillent à étendre les frontières de perception du dessin. Une partie de leurs oeuvres reste posée sur le papier mais ils s'attachent à explorer les différentes façons dont le dessin peut influencer d'autres media tels également dans la forme des oeuvres. Les artistes créent ici un assemblage de références variées, semblable à un collage mental. 

Le vernissage de l'exposition est précédé d'une rencontre avec les artistes, autour de leur expérience de résidence à la Cité internationale des Arts, de leur travail et plus généralement, d'une présentation de la scène artistique contemporaine brésilienne. La rencontre sera animée par Isabel Junqueira, journaliste culturelle brésilienne vivant à Paris et Maria do Mar Guinle, conseillère artistique. 

Carolina Ponte est lauréate de la commission Arts Visuels de la Cité internationale des Arts. 

Mercredi 31 mai, 19h rencontre à l'auditorium / 20h vernissage à la galerie 

Exposition jusqu'au 30 juin 2017, Entrée libre, 14h-19h, fermé les dimanches et lundi 5 juin 

Adresse : Cité internationale des Arts
18 rue de l'Hôtel de Ville
75004 Paris  © // 1 file // show complete blog
'Lissa Rivera - Beautiful Boy' at ClampArt
ClampArt is pleased to announce “Lissa Rivera: Beautiful Boy”—the artist’s first solo show with the gallery.
Lissa Rivera’s “Beautiful Boy” portraits revel in gender as a repertoire.
—Stephen Vider, social and cultural historian
On the subway one evening, Lissa Rivera’s new friend BJ shared that throughout college he had almost exclusively worn women’s clothing.  However, after taking a professional job, he felt much less free to explore gender.  Lissa, having struggled through her own fraught relationship with the demands of proscribed femininity, suggested to BJ that perhaps photographs might help create a space for him to explore his identity outside isolation.
Lissa writes:  “Taking the first pictures was an emotional experience.  I connected with my friend’s vulnerability.  I wanted to make sure that the images were not a compromise for either of us, and we engaged in many discussions.”
Eventually, Lissa and BJ found themselves falling in love. Now romantic partners, the two are collaborators who have sought to “perform and reshape gender individually and as a couple,” writes Stephen Vider.  Rivera relishes in the visual pleasure an intimate muse can inspire, as so many male artists have experienced historically.
“Beautiful Boy” investigates a visual language of femininity that is deeply embedded in the DNA of our cultural perceptions. Drawing from Lissa and BJ’s shared interests, the earliest photographs mine the history of 20th-century film, photography, and painting. However, as the project evolved, the images began to flood over boundaries of scripts and sets, and reveal individual experiences of gender, desire, and cultural taboo.
Lissa Rivera is based in Brooklyn.  Her work has received multiple grants and honors and has been exhibited internationally.  She grew up near Rochester, New York, home of Eastman Kodak, where as a child she was exposed to the treasures at the Eastman Museum.  After receiving an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Rivera worked professionally in collections, including the Museum of the City of New York, where she became fascinated with the social history of photography and the evolution of identity in relationship to photographic technologies.  Rivera was chosen as a "Woman to Watch" for the biennial exhibition at the National Museum of Woman in Arts. Selected honors include the Griffin Museum’s Peter Urban Legacy Award; Feature Shoot’s Emerging Photography Award; Photographic Resource Center Exposure 2016; Danforth Museum Purchase Prize; Filter Photo Festival’s People’s Choice Award; and the 2017 D&AD Next Photographer Shortlist.  She is now Associate Curator at the Museum of Sex in Manhattan.

Lissa Rivera Beautiful Boy June 1 – July 15, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 1, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist talk with BJ Lillis: Saturday, June 10, 2017 3:00 p.m. . 247 West 29th Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY  10001 . © // 6 files // show complete blog
IMAGE // GOSEE ART: Lissa Rivera - Beautiful Boy at ClampArt, NYC
IMAGE // GOSEE ART: Lissa Rivera - Beautiful Boy at ClampArt, NYC
IMAGE // GOSEE ART: Lissa Rivera - Beautiful Boy at ClampArt, NYC
IMAGE // GOSEE ART: Lissa Rivera - Beautiful Boy at ClampArt, NYC
IMAGE // GOSEE ART: Lissa Rivera - Beautiful Boy at ClampArt, NYC
IMAGE // GOSEE ART: Lissa Rivera - Beautiful Boy at ClampArt, NYC
BARBARA PROBST 12 MOMENTS 28.4. –10.6.2017 at
Kuckei + Kuckei is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent works by New York based German artist Barbara Probst. Barbara Probst studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, and photography with Bernd Becher at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. She began her career with sculptural works, then moved on to three-dimensional installations that included photography, and finally, since the year 2000, to the multi-part photographic works, the “Exposures”, which brought her international renown. Her “Exposures” are always composed by a group of photographs. At first glance they appear mysteriously connected, yet without revealing their secret. Closer observation reveals that they all portray the same scene and have been taken in the same second, but from very different angles.

For Probst this fragmentation of the instant into a series of images is the tool for exploring the many ambiguities inherent to the photographic image. In her work the relationship of the photographic instant to reality is intensified in two distinct ways, whereby the captured moment acquires an almost unsettling quality: on the one hand, Probst abandons the single-eyed gaze of the camera and divides it into various points of view. On the other hand, she multiplies and diversifies the short moment of the shot. Thanks to a radio-controlled release system she can simultaneously trigger the shutters of several cameras pointed at the same event or subject from different angles and various distances. From each angle the gaze of the camera gives us a different view of the same reality, thus revealing all its subjectivity. In this exhibition we will show her recent series of diptychs entitled 12 Moments, where the artist starts each of these with a single actual dream image or memory of an experience, and then proceeded to find a second picture to accompany it. Instead of relying on different accounts positioning camera in opposite views, she has reconfigured her generative eyewitness analogy, so that the camera now serves as a highly personal and emotional note-book for recording her own intense images. In this group of works, Probst presents her visual suggestions by undefined recollections, putting in front of viewers a real visual enigma, that the artist considers universal enough to resonate with different gradients of perceptions and knowledge. 

Barbara Probst, born in Munich in 1964, lives in New York and Munich. In 2015 her work has been shown at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles in the exhibition Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition; in 2006 at MoMa in New York in the New Photography exhibition series. She has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, among others 2014 at Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague and at the Centre Pasqu’Art in Biel, Switzerland; in 2013 at The National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen; in 2009 at Stills Gallery, Edinburgh and Kunstverein Oldenburg, Germany; in 2008 at Domaine de Kerguehennec, Bignan, France and The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin and in 2007 at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. 

The exhibition is accompanied by an artist’s book with an essay by Robert Hobbs, the well-known American author, curator and art historian, published by Hartmann books.

BARBARA PROBST - 12 MOMENTS . 28.4. –10.6.2017 at Kuckei + Kuckei . Linienstr. 158, 10115 Berlin . © // 4 files // show complete blog