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Art • The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam, presents Ernst Coppejans' Madarbunia - Bangladesh, a portrait on the beauty of a village. Supported by the Marie-Stella-Maris Foundation for clean potable water.

22.04.2015 • Joyful children, palm trees, sand warmed by the sun – that is also Bangladesh. Dutch photographer Ernst Coppejans presents the beautiful parts of a place, which is usually only known for its extreme poverty. In Madarbunia he visited a project supported by the Marie-Stella-Maris Foundation for clean potable water and dedicated his work to an individual series. "The series has become a portrait of the village in which the beauty of the inhabitants and their surroundings play a leading role," the photographer tells us. The impressive photos can be seen through 23 May, 2015 in the Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam.

Award-winning photographer Ernst Coppejans is famous for his people and portrait motifs – each of his photos reveals a piece of unique beauty in places it is not always expected. Through the collaboration with GUP Magazine Ernst Coppejans was invited to shoot autonomous work, whilst visiting one of the clean potable water projects supported by the Marie-Stella-Maris Foundation. "Despite the extreme poverty this village is quite amazing. Everything revolves around a dike...

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Art • Goodbye Hayv Kahraman - 'How Iraqi Are You?' and hello 'Hank Willis Thomas, Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915-2015' showing at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

20.04.2015 • Jack Shainman Gallery just showed Hayv Kahraman’s second solo exhibition at their 20th Street space called 'How Iraqi Are You?' The exhibition included large-scale paintings on linen based aesthetically on 12th century Iraqi manuscripts illustrating personal memories from Kahraman’s childhood in Baghdad and as a refugee in Sweden. A little late - but not too late on GoSee as true beauty knows no age.

Currently on show at the gallery is 'Hank Willis Thomas, Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915-2015' on view through May 16th at 513 West 20th Street and 524 West 24th Street.

Hayv Kahraman
, born in Baghdad, Iraq, currently lives and works in San Francisco. She has participated in worldwide exhibitions including Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, Selections from the Christy & Bill Gautreaux Collection, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; Echoes: Islamic Art and Contemporary Artists, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City; The Jameel Prize 2011 – Shortlist Exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum, London which traveled to venues including the Museum of Fine Arts,...

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Art • GoSee loves ... 'I see sexuality as the most natural thing in the world.' The Chinese Photographer Ren Hang in the Stieglitz19 Gallery in Antwerp

15.04.2015 •  With an intense clarity of color and uncompromising curiosity for both men's and women's physical realm, Ren Hang's comprehensive and bold works capture body performability and the Chinese youth´s impatience and tradition-breaking ratings.

Ren Hang was born in 1987 in Northeastern China and studied advertising at a University in Beijing. He belongs to the so-called ´80s generation, a generation of Chinese born after Mao´s time, which was shaped by China´s one-child policy and grew up without siblings, but with the Internet and computer games, as well as all the information from the West, in an economically expanding China.

"What others see as tradition, I don't see as my tradition," Ren Hang says. He likes to write poems, his own bizarre poems, which he publishes on his blog which has many followers. But he doesn't like talking about his work. "When the photo is done, it's done; what others think about it is their business."

It is through the Internet that Ren Hang's photos and poetry reached its audience. But several of his websites have been short-lived. As soon he...

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Art • Blooom Award 2015 : call for applications from the areas art, design, urban art and film for the 6th round of the international creative competition has begun. Prizes include a gallery exhibition and mentoring by art experts.

14.04.2015 • From April 1 to July 31, creatives from all around the world can rise to the occasion and apply for the sixth annual Blooom Award by Warsteiner. Applicants can work in the fields of art, design, urban art or film – there are no limits in this international competition. Participants can apply online at

Created by Privatbrauerei Warsteiner, the award has now established itself as a long-term supporter of young artists. Brought into being in 2010, the Blooom Award by Warsteiner was initially only open to creatives in Germany. Since 2012, artists and creatives from all over the world have been welcome to apply. More than 1,200 applicants from 65 countries set a new participant record last year. In addition to a trip to Art Basel Miami Beach, the winner will have the opportunity to advance his or her career with one of the jury members as a mentor. The mentor will work with the winner for a year, sharing in-depth knowledge about the art market.

"The organizers of the Blooom Award by Warsteiner have really thought hard about how they can support the...

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retrospective • Go & See : Gymnasium, Exercise at Home, Sunday Drive. The first Luke Smalley Retrospective exhibited at CLAMPART in New York

08.04.2015 • ClampArt is proud to present a retrospective exhibition of photographs by Luke Smalley (1955-2009). At the age of 53, Smalley passed away far too young, but he left behind three major bodies of work, in addition to four impressive monographs. The show at ClampArt will include examples from Smalley’s first black-and-white series, “Gymnasium,” in addition to his two color collections—“Exercise at Home” and “Sunday Drive.”

All of Luke Smalley’s work pairs what has been called “a coolly minimalist aesthetic with a retro nostalgia.” Many early images were inspired by yearbooks and fitness manuals from the beginning of the 20th century.

After completing a degree at Pepperdine University—tellingly, in sports medicine—Smalley became increasingly interested in fine art (while earning money from modeling and working as a personal trainer). Ian Hannett writes: “He soon created a short film based on male swimmers, which he took unannounced to [the book publisher] Jack Woody sometime in the early 1980s. Woody’s company, Twin Palms Publishers/Twelvetrees Press, then located in Pasadena,...

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Art • The MB&F M.A.D.Gallery presents its one-of-kind collection 'Mechanical Entomology' with unique pieces inspired by by the four talented artists: Gaby Wormann, Christopher Conte, Paul Swan Topen and Christopher Locke

08.04.2015 • Spectacularly fusing the world of natural history with metal and mechanisms, this collection – the first themed M.A.D.Gallery exhibition – includes the mechanical creatures a.k.a. “MeCre” of Gaby Wormann, a series of bionic insects that appear eerily real; the “Duellona” cast bronze insect sculptures of Christopher Conte hiding a watch movement; the “Clockwork butterflies” of Paul Swan Topen incorporating watch components; and the “Scissor Spiders” of Christopher Locke, sculptures created with scissors confiscated at US airports by the Transportation Security Administration.

Each creation is the fruit of these artists’ fertile imaginations and their supreme artistic craftsmanship. But, being a M.A.D.Gallery presentation, this is no ordinary collection of critters and its “mechanical” qualification provides that quintessential MB&F twist.

Entomology is the scientific study of insects, and we have all probably witnessed a few entomological collections, starting with school trips to musty museums lined with glass-topped wooden drawers and curvaceous bell jars containing...

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Art • GoSee loves ... 'all roses are red, all birds are blue', the poetic-surreal world of the Korean photographer INA JANG at the FOLEY GALLERY, New York

08.04.2015 • The poetic and at the same time surreal stills by photographer INA JANG – whom we’ve already seen amongst the finalists at our GOSEEAWARDS – were just displayed in her first New York solo exhibition, 'all roses are red, all birds are blue', at the Foley Gallery. Her use of muted colors and clear surfaces creates hyper-stimulated environments, which are free to interpretation or to dream about. Reality and fiction become intertwined. The exhibition had to be closed prematurely due to a fire in a neighboring building – but her works were rescued, and the gallery will also reopen soon.

We asked the South Korean photographer living in New York for an exclusive statement for all of our GoSee readers. "I make images that are minimal and two-dimensional by layering people, places and things to precisely execute ideas, but with the intention of discarding information. As I want the ideas to be tangible, the process becomes rigorously physical and related to my personal experience in terms of making photographs; it often involves cutting, gluing, and pasting mundane objects from real...

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Art • Joachim BALDAUF presented 17 large format portraits in his exhibition 'The NX Scene Munich. Joachim Baldauf, Real Time'

07.04.2015 • Munich’s character is as multilayered and multifaceted as the people living in the city on the Isar as well as its architecture: Fashion photographer Joachim BALDAUF reflects this in 17 oversized portraits, which were shown from March 21st through April 4th, 2015 at Hegemann Gallery. 
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Art • '1945 – Cologne and Dresden' Photographs by Hermann Claasen and Richard Peter Sen. - LVR-Landes Museum Bonn reminds with this exhibition of the end of the World War II 70 years ago

15.03.2015 • The exhibition »1945 – Cologne and Dresden« showcases the work of two important photographers of the immediate post-war period: Hermann Claasen and Richard Peter. Their photo books influence our perception of the German cities destroyed in the Second World War. Hermann Claasens (1899 — 1987) »Gesang im Feuerofen« from 1947 shows Cologne in ruins, and the picture book published for the first time in 1950 »Dresden – eine Kamera klagt an« by Richard Peter Sr., who documents the devastation of Dresden.

'1945 – Köln und Dresden' Photographs from Hermann Claasen & Richard Peter Sr. 19 March - 7 June, 2015
LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn, Colmantstr. 14 - 16, 53115 Bonn. Tue - Fri, Sun 11 am - 6 pm, Sat 1 pm -16 pm.

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Art • Embracing a new generation of creative talents - Polish Fashion Now by Institut Polonais Paris, Artwork on GoSee as well as the Mini-Quest with up-and-coming, first class shoe designer Katarzyna "Kasia" Ostapowicz

12.03.2015 • Showcased by the Polish Institute in Paris and conceived as an innovative and multidisciplinary event, Polish Fashion Now is a unique opportunity to shed light on some of Poland’s most inspiring designers, illustrators and photographers, in the heart of Paris during the March edition of Fashion Week. Gathered under one single roof, these young creative minds have a few traits in common, such as boldness, enthusiasm, guts, and a love for color and print, as well as a desire to make a statement.

Relatively unknown within the global fashion sphere and waiting to be discovered, young Polish designers manage to infuse historicity and technique with a witty sense of humour, giving their designs a refreshing appeal. The event encapsulates the avant-garde spirit of Polish fashion, a subtle mix between playfulness and intellectualism. Whether it be womenswear, menswear or accessories, such as hats, scarves, bags and shoes, Polish fashion combines an architectural understanding of volumes and shapes with a spirited take on garments.

The 16 participants presented at this year’s...

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