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Art • Fantasy & Artifice Versus Reality : Anderson & Low present their photo project VOYAGES as an extensive exhibition in the London Science Museum including exclusive background info on GoSee

20.04.2017 • Like a sunken war fleet from the past surrounded by dense British fog is how the historical ships emerge in romantic photos in 'Voyages', the new project by Anderson & Low. The large-format photos can now be seen in the Londoner Science Museum: “These images, are a radical reinterpretation of the Science Museum’s historical collection of model ships, and depict previously-hidden dramas and epic voyages for these tiny vessels. The resultant prints are truly romantic and painterly. The project represents Anderson & Low’s continuing interest in exploring the boundaries between fantasy and artifice versus reality, and between photography and the other visual arts.”

Jonathan Anderson & Edwin Low present you the idea for the unusual project on Gosee: “We are perhaps a little unusual in that (as you will see from our website) we often employ stylistic shifts between different projects. This is simply done as we always search for the way to make a project or image say "more", working and reworking our ideas and presentations in order to achieve this. But the themes that underpin the...

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Art • GoSee loves... 'Human Tonic' – Norwegian photographer Hans-Olav Forsang observes the relationship between little everyday episodes and larger existential issues. An illustrated book at Kerber Publishing

11.04.2017 • In May, Kerber published the photo project of Norwegian photographer Hans-Olav Forsang, who has won numerous international and national awards, including the World Press Photo Award, the Golden Eye Trophy and the Children's Award. The photos of his project 'Human Tonic' challenge the viewer. Some of the photos are staged while others are little photographic notes of actual events. After Forsang had for many years valued strictly documentary photography, he felt the desire to break free from the rules of the genre. The book presents the results and underscores the relationship between the little everyday episodes and the big existential issues.

The photographer on his project Human Tonic: “Some pictures are staged while others are small photographic notes of actual events. Human Tonic is a collection of images that highlights the relationship between small everyday episodes and larger existential questions. The images are not meant to explain anything, but intend to challenge the viewer by arousing emotions, recognition and wonder... Without losing the value of the experience...

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Art • 'The Masterpieces hiding in Old Master Paintings' – science meets art, the impressive work LEAD by Alejandro Guijarro at Tristan Hoare, London

30.03.2017 • Alejandro Guijarro's work LEAD uses x-ray technology and ultraviolet light to investigate what is hidden behind or in old masterpieces – and discovers a mysterious world of light and shadows. TRISTAN HOARE London is delighted to present the works by the Madrid-native artist and is looking forward to numerous visitors. This is already the second solo exhibition by Alejandro Guijarro in the gallery.

“Although he has made it with a deep scholarship, Guijarro’s is not a dry inquiry nor a research project. It is a way of making photographic objects whose twin beauties perfectly complement each other. These lovely swirling or choppy marks of painterly activity are a beautiful reflection on what it means to paint; and, because Guijarro is an artist of great subtlety, also on what it means to photograph.”
Francis Hodgson, Art Critic for the Financial Times

The title of the new series, LEAD, refers to the presence of the metal in 17th and 18th century paint. This is what the X-rays show, bouncing back off lead pigments and transforming the paintings from recognizable images into...

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Art • GoSee loves ... Sonia Sieff 'Les Françaises' - a sensitive portrait series of young French women. An exhibition in A Galerie in Paris and as an illustrated book at Rizzoli

30.03.2017 • Oh la la! Sonia Sieff presents with 'Les Françaises' an oeuvre of 150 portraits of naked women - dancers, actresses, models or just girlfriends. The daughter of famous photographer Jeanloup Sieff photographed her protagonists at Paris landmarks such as Opera Garnier, but also in the countryside and secluded in the salon. Without poses and the use of filters, Sonia set out to capture the pure beauty of the women. "French women by heart or by birth, they offer me their beauty, their animal strength, their sweet madness," The photographer revealed in an interview with France.Fr. "I wanted to make portraits undressed because the nude is what ages best, otherwise the photos become dated. I wanted them to pass the test of time, to do the opposite of what I do for my fashion photos. These are not women who are used to posing, I did not want them to have automatisms. This reflects a strong desire for reverie, poetry, something out of time," Sonia Sieff tells LePoint.

The portraits of the women are on display thru 1 May in the Paris photo gallery A Galerie, and an illustrated book was...

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Art • Reme'Crow’s Field' - fading childhood dreams by photographer Siri Kaur on display in Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles

28.03.2017 • The gallery explains: “Since it now exists only in memory, Crow’s Field is impossible to document, yet Kaur accesses it by subverting the traditional photographic genres of still life, landscape, and portraiture. Through the process Crow’s Field serves as a metaphor for creating a new type of photograph, one that partially embodies both the real and the surreal. As they subtly dislocate time and space, these ephemeral images de-center classical narrative structures. The results are a group of atmospheric pictures that invite the viewer to participate in finishing each story.

Permeated by everyday natural elements, almost too strange to believe, Kaur creates an otherworldly stream-of-consciousness meditation on memory through the uncanny nature of photographs. A freshly caught octopus on a fishing boat becomes a still life; a girl and her dog morph into a chimera at rest; a sunflower transforms into a baroque abstraction. Underneath these familiar and lush exteriors a sense of uneasiness gnaws away at Kaur’s most cherished attachments. It’s not that she can’t go home again; it’s...

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Art • GoSee Last Call : 'Ryan McGinley - Early' in New York Team Gallery

28.03.2017 • New York Team Gallery is pleased to present you early works by Ryan McGinley. The photos were created in the years from 1999 to 2003 in New York, a period of hopelessness for many Americans – synonomous with the beginning of the Bush era, 9/11 and its aftermath.

The press release from the gallery on the exhibition: "These vérité images, which pre-date his famed “road trip” series, capture the exploits of the artist’s social circle, members of an outlaw creative community based in New York’s Lower East Side. This body of work – a significant addition to the legacy of American subculture photography forged by the likes of Peter Hujar, David Wojnarwicz, Philip-Lorca diCorcia and Nan Goldin – is characterized by McGinley’s idiosyncratic admixture of hopefulness and self-awareness, as well as his unembarrassed disclosure of the melodrama of youth, its inextricably intertwined joy and heartbreak: the artist shows us his debauched, frequently naked friends, laughing and weeping, taking drugs and having sex, tagging walls and pissing off roofs.

Most of McGinley’s subjects are...

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Art • GoSee loves... ANJA NIEMI 'THE WOMAN WHO NEVER EXISTED' – a photographic homage to Italian actress Eleonora Duse as an exhibition in Paris, Oslo and London

23.03.2017 • Anja Niemi works in her new series again with self-portaits and self-identity. After 'The Woman Who Never Existed' already appeared this January at Photo San Francisco, gallery exhibitions in Paris, Oslo and London are soon to follow (shoot at Gallery Oslo, 9 March – 30 April, Galerie Photo 12 Paris, 16 March – 22 April, The Little Black Gallery London, 4 – 27 May).

The photographer was inspired from Italian theater actress Eleonora Duse, who is often seen as a pioneer of method acting. Several American acting schools refer to The Duse as the protagonist of the purist stylist device of expressing herself using only her body and without unnecessary props. The actress was very reserved and hardly gave any interviews. She once told a New York journalist, ‘away from the stage I do not exist.’

'The Woman Who Never Existed' tells the storyof an actress who lives only for her audience and vanishes when no one is looking.

Norwegian photographer Anja Niemi is considered ‘one of the most compelling modern artists working today’. (British Journal of Photography). Niemi always works...

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Art • STRIKE A POSE! Icons of photography from Elisabeth Toll and Sandra Freij to even Peter Lindbergh, Newton, and Christer Strömholm, curated by the Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Stockholm

22.03.2017 • “The power of the photographer behind the camera and the choice of models, direct our time and the image of our history,” says the Grundemark Nilsson Gallery about their new group exhibition STRIKE A POSE,” where the focus is on the act of posing as well as on the power of the photographer.” Hip Swedish fashion photographers who produce all over the world such as Sandra Freij, Carl Bengtsson, Julia Hetta and Elisabeth Toll are on display, plus classics including Peter Lindbergh, Helmut Newton, Ellen von Unwerth, Albert Watson, and Christer Strömholm, who photographed transvestites in Paris in the 1960s.

“All of these photographers have a dignity and an expression that shines through in the images – in how they direct, how they use the light and who they choose to work with. They show their own expressions in a world of excessive competition, and they see a person in the model and a model in the person.” The opening was on 17 March, and the photos are on display through the end of April (Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Sibyllegatan 26, Stockholm). Details on the individual...

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Art • IMMAGIS Fine Art Photography presents the MARC HOM 'Profiles' exhibition in Munich with celebrities such as Christopher Walken, Kate Winslet, Julian Schnabel, Michelle Obama, Quentin Tarantino, or David Beckham

20.03.2017 • For the first time, Kathrin Köhler presents celebrity portraits by MARC HOM in her gallery in Munich and invites to a vernissage on 6 April, 2017. IMMAGIS shows a selection of his works with 30 partly large-format photos. All works on display as well as those shown in the book come in two formats as silver gelatin prints/C-prints and in limited edition of only 8 or 14 copies respectively.

“Within just a few years, Marc Hom has advanced to become one of the leading fashion and portrait photographers and has achieved immortal with his works as a top star of the scene. Prerequisite for hsi photos are deep trust and honesty between the photographer and the person portrayed. He succeeds like no one else in building up this trust sop that the person allows intimacy and vulnerability,” the gallerist said about the fashion and portrait photographer.

Granting him these intimate insights alongside personalities such as Amy Winehouse, Robert Redford, Johnny Depp, or Angelina Jolie, were also royal families, politicians, actors and artists including Christopher Walken, Kate Winslet,...

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Art • Polka Gallery Paris presents 'Reverb' by photographer and musician Nicolas Comment and 'Horizons' by landscape photographer Sze Tsung Nicolás Leong

16.03.2017 • To kick off the spring season, POLKA GALLERY on Rue Saint Gilles in Paris presents two exciting exhibitions which invite to dream and linger. 'Reverb' shows works by photographer and songwriter Nicolas Comment, which conduct a dialogue between literature, poetry and an illustrated book as an art project. “I was filming a lot back then. My montage practice also inspired the layout of these books. Sometimes I feel like they are the still images of a movie I never shot... I reread and intertwined images, like one would do with words and rhymes in order for them to dialogue in a new way, like in a poem.”

Accompanying the exhibition, Polka Gallery together with Filigranes and Chic Medias published a catalogue (limited edition, 400 copies only). Nicolas Comment can by the way be seen performing live in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France on 20. Mai 2017.

In parallel, Polka Gallery presents the first monothematic exhibition of Anglo-American Sze Tsung Nicolas Leong in France titled 'Horizons'. Polka on the exhibition : “Shot with view camera, these landscapes follow the same...

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