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Art • The works of Seba Kurtis - Thicker Than Water deal with the horrors of migration in a colorful way – presented in Vevey and on GoSee

09.02.2016 • The artist born 1974 in Buenos Aires, Seba Kurtis, studied journalism a was a political activist under the Junta's military regime. When the world economic crisis hit Argentina in 2001, he was forced to leave the country like many of his compatriots. He moved to Spain where he lived as an illegal alien for five years. An experience which formed both his creativity and his entire life. His works, which can now be seen in Vevey, Switzerland deal with the mechanisms of migration, with the underlying, often inhuman, dynamics, its influence on culture, society and ultimately the individual.


The starting point for Seba Kurtis’ work "THICKER THAN WATER" is his personal experience of exile and clandestinity, as well as the people he has met over the years. His approach consists of adding colored filters and graphic subterfuge, and manipulating exposure, colors and textures during the development of his photographs.

The gallery explains: "These "interventions" enable him to highlight the mechanics of identity erasure and dehumanization that are at work in migratory processes, and...

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Art • At PHOTO16 in Zurich: a personal art spread by photographer Roger WEBER, here for you on GoSee

05.02.2016 • In January, PHOTO16 in Zurich once again opened its doors and presented, as one the most important European photography exhibitions, the works of more than 150 Swiss photographers, including a personal spread by Roger WEBER c/o VISUALEYES ARTISTS.


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Art • 'Freedom that we seek...' Stieglitz19 presents with 223 aka Lin Zhipeng a pioneer of Chinese avant-garde photography in Antwerp

03.02.2016 • Antwerp is not only a mecca for fashion designers with an unconventional way of expressing themselves. The Belgian STIEGLITZ19 gallery also gathers a photographer generation which documents its daily life in unusual photos. The new exhibition showcases works by 223 aka Lin Zhipeng, who plays overtly with nudity and masquerade and uses particularly the Internet as his stage everyday.

“In China’s tradition-laden environment, it may seem as if we of the younger generation already have freedom, but it is freedom that we seek,” Lin Zhipeng tells us, who likes to call himself 'No. 223' like the policeman in 'Chungking Express' by Director Wongh Kar-wei. Together with photographer Ren Hang, he is among the pioneers of contemporary avant-garde photography in China. "Internet users have always had a thirst for novelty and an interest in sharing the lifestyle of young people. The photographs I've taken of the lives of Chinese youths are like that, mainly disseminated and shared online. The youth culture that is the subject of the photographs seems to be that of a minority, marginalized,...

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Art • XYZ. Robert Mapplethorpe curated by Mastermind Peter Marino. Through the beginning of March in the gallery Thaddeus Ropac Marais

01.02.2016 • Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has invited architect and designer Peter Marino to curate its next exhibition dedicated to photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. For the exhibition XYZ at the Paris gallery in the Marais, American Peter Marino, born in 1949 and famous for his extravagant style of clothing, is one the world's most influential architects. The great creative family became first aware of him when his architecture services were booked by Andy Warhol. Since then, his clients include labels such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Giorgio Armani.

For the exhibition XYZ, Peter Marino revisits the three themes he believes fundamental: Mapplethorpe’s XYZ portfolio (X for sex, Y for floral still lifes, and Z for the iconographic male nudes).

The gallery on the procedure : "Conceiving a dense yet precise curation, he selected, at The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation based in New York, 17 Polaroid’s and 60 photographs, some of which are part of the permanent collections of The Guggenheim Museum, LACMA and The J. Paul Getty Museum. Furthering the investigation on traditional perceptions of...

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Art • 'Between Light and Dark' – the photo exhibition with Tyra Banks by Udo SPREITZENBARTH in Kulturhaus Osterfeld; we have the opener on GoSee

31.01.2016 • New York resident fashion photographer Udo SPREITZENBARTH presents at Kulturhaus Osterfeld in Pforzheim his new photo exhibition 'Between Light and Dark'. Still on show through 19 March, 2016, the works can be seen in the gallery foyer, including the poster motif with top model Tyra Banks.


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Art • 'POWER HUNGRY' - the role of food in authoritarian regimes Caitlin Levin & Henry Hargreaves in their solo exhibition at Kwadrat, Berlin

27.01.2016 • Don't play with food? Something Henry Hargreaves c/o ISABEL SCHARENBERG can only laugh out loud about. Artistically staging food is the photographer's trademark which is appreciated by advertising clients, publishing companies, gourmets, and art connoisseurs alike. Together with Caitlin Levin – with whom he has worked in a team since 2004 – he realized the series titled 'Power Hunger', dealing with the historical and political use of food in authoritarian regimes. They show the contrast of between the favorite meals of dictators such as Assad in Syria or Kim Jong-Un in North Korea and the real typical food eaten by the common people.

The creative duo is flying in from New York just to open the exhibition on 6 February from 7pm to 10pm at Kwadrat in Berlin. Whoever wants to meet the food artists in person during their first exhibition in Germany, should not miss the opportunity. “This project began with a look at the foods historical dictators have eaten. Quickly, though, our endeavor evolved as we saw stark similarities between past and present. It became abundantly clear how...

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Art • The LVR-LandesMuseum presents 'Boris Becker – Staged Confusion'. A proper photography exhibition on the topic of chaos

27.01.2016 • Boris Becker is among today's most important German photographers. His exhibition titled Staged Confusion presents at the LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn (Rhineland Regional Museum) his newest works from the areas of construction, landscape and architecture.

With the investigation of apparently chaotic scenarios in indoor and outdoor shots, the Cologne-based artist conveys the ambivalence of ordered and disordered spaces and situations, within which, if not a certain degree of order, at least a systematic structure can be recognized with a bit of empathy. With the investigation of apparently chaotic scenarios in indoor and outdoor shots, the Cologne-based artist conveys the ambivalence of ordered and disordered spaces and situations, within which, if not a certain degree of order, at least a systematic structure can be recognized with a bit of empathy. On exhibit are 21 large-format works as well as 19 smaller photographs. The large-format works were created in private, commercial and public spaces, such as the Cologne Opera House, in the years 2000-2015.

The photos raise the...

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Art • Of ephemeral corporality: Francesca Woodman - On Being An Angel, a retrospective at FOAM Museum in Amsterdam

27.01.2016 • What remains of a photo artist who at the early age of only 22 commits suicide by jumping off a building in New York? A significant lot. And also more than enough for Amsterdam's FOAM Museum to dedicate a retrospective to Francesca Woodman. 'On Being An Angel' presents through 9 March, 2016 works from the exceptional oeuvre of the American photographer. A collection of photos (almost) exclusively in black & white on topics which have never become outdated: gender, representation, sexuality, and corporality. We have a must-see insight for you on GoSee.

She expresses herself mainly in self-portraits, either naked, or hiding her body: behind the old wallpaper, squeezed into a cupboard, or in a shroud of movement. Her motifs against blank interiors showcase a range of symbolist and surrealist influences, and in many cases they evoke oppressive feelings.

Francesca Woodman (1958-1981) grew up in a family of artists and began taking photographs in her teens. From 1975 to 1978 she studied at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her oeuvre is usually divided into periods: the early...

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Art • Ian Ruhter and The New Pioneers Matthew Brandt, Jim Krantz, Michael Light, Andrew Moore, David Benjamin Sherry... still on until 16 January in New York's Danziger Gallery

13.01.2016 • 25 years of Danziger Gallery NYC – and the celebration takes place with the first solo exhibition from Ian Ruhter and his landscape photographs which seamlessly continue in the tradition of American landscape photography from the beginning of the 19th century.

The gallery tells us about the artist: "Ruhter’s photographs, following in the steps of the great 19th century American landscape photographers transform the imagery of the west into a scale unimaginable in their time. Creating unique large-scale collodion wet plates up to 48 x 60" (as well as making same scale archival pigment prints from the collodion plates), Ruhter blends old and new technologies to create powerful and resonant artworks.

Ruhter began his experiments with the wet plate collodion process five years ago. The nineteenth century photographic process involves pouring a liquid mixture of iodides, bromides, and a solution called collodion over a glass or aluminum plate. The plate is then bathed in silver nitrate, making it light sensitive. The plate must then be quickly exposed and developed in just a...

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Art • Final Call: Ian Ruhter's landscape photographs from the American West - still on until 16 January in New York's Danziger Gallery

13.01.2016 • 25 years of Danziger Gallery NYC – and the celebration takes place with the first solo exhibition from Ian Ruhter and his landscape photographs which seamlessly continue in the tradition of American landscape photography from the beginning of the 19th century. The gallery also presents works by artists such as Matthew Brandt, Michael Light, Andrew Moore, Jim Krantz, and David Benjamin Sherry – all of which contributed to depicting the image of the West anew and thus bring it to life for all of us.

25 years of Danziger Gallery NYC – and the celebration took place with the first solo exhibition from Ian Ruhter and his landscape photographs which seamlessly continue in the tradition of American landscape photography from the beginning of the 19th century.

The gallery tells us about the artist: "Ruhter’s photographs, following in the steps of the great 19th century American landscape photographers transform the imagery of the west into a scale unimaginable in their time. Creating unique large-scale collodion wet plates up to 48 x 60" (as well as making same scale archival...

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