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Art • Summer in Paris! TOILETPAPER Magazine is on display with lots of humor thru 10 September, 2016 at Galeries Lafayette, Boulevard Haussmann

30.06.2016 • The world renowned Parisian Galeries Lafayette has invited magazine TOILETPAPER to celebrate the summer together. On display from 6 July thru 10 September are works from Italian creative duo Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari both in shop windows as well as in the department store. Not enough? Even the dome of the shopping temple is honored with an installation.

Over 10 years ago, Pierpaolo Ferrari photographed artist Maurizio Cattelan. The encounter of the two in 2010 led to the creation of Toiletpaper magazine consisting solely of photographs, each of which is minutely, or better precisely, constructed and exactly placed. Keyword placement. Their photos could be placed in no better windows and halls than those of Galeries Lafayette: around 100,000 visitors stroll through the corridors of shopping paradise every day in July.

The duo has prepared 11 motifs for Boulevard Haussmann – from the Eiffel Tower to vacations on a desert island even to sales women surrounded by dream objects à la Toiletpaper. The exhibition at the Galeries Lafayettes is, at the same time, an...

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Art • Jürgen Teller – Enjoy Your Life! The enfant terrible is a guest at Bundeskunsthalle Bonn

29.06.2016 • Juergen Teller is one of the world’s most sought-after contemporary photographers for some time now. His pictures have straddled the interface of art and commercial photography. His stylistic device of choice is the portrait, his weapon is his individual taste – and his unrelenting in-your-face approach. Even toward himself: Working in the areas of music, fashion and celebrities as well as everyday scenes and landscapes, he draws on his intuitive feel for people, situations, milieus and clichés to create images of great immediacy and deceptive simplicity, which are not always fit for the tender hearted. And we love it – we would like to remind you of our selfies with the photo of a massive Kardashian butt.

In the exhibition, works like 'Siegerflieger' (Winning Plane), 'My Man Crush', and 'Pep Guardiola' transform the Foyer into a public viewing area where images of victories and defeats bear witness to Teller’s feel for capturing decisive moments. Other groups of works are more autobiographical and occasionally anecdotal: quiet landscapes from Nuremberg, carefully staged yet...

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Art • GoSee Tip : 'The concrete series' – concrete cast classics with picturesque lighting. Exhibition by SCHALL & SCHNABEL in Berlin

23.06.2016 • “'The concrete series' is a nude series, that explores the contrast between the human body and the dehumanized material concrete ...” Photographer duo Pierre Horn & Eileen Huhn aka SCHALL & SCHNABEL present their exiting mix of photography, collage and nude in an exhibition in Berlin.

“For more than a year, we photographed various nude men and women in front of a cement wall and then edited the prints again with cement,” SCHALL & SCHNABEL tells GoSee. “After a longer series of experiments, concrete proved to be a material which took the fundamental theme of our works - of how much an image can be distorted or destroyed and still maintain its idiosyncratic beauty or the mood that it transports – to the absolute limit. Sometimes we even joke around about how the photos look like concrete cast classics because the lighting is so picturesque.”

The vernissage takes place at Irrgang Berlin, Friedrichstraße 232 at 7pm on 24 June. SOUND & SCHNABEL have most likely been registered by the interested GoSee reader for their their artificial projects. At last year's GoSeeAWARDS,...

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Art • SWEDISH ART NOW at Sven Harry's Art Museum, Vasparken - announcement photographed by Daniel GRIFFEL c/o ADAMSKY

22.06.2016 • SWEDISH ART NOW was an art exhibition showcasing 40 Swedish artists on display from 20 April thru 6 June at Sven Harry's Art Museum, Vasparken. The announcement was photographed by Daniel GRIFFEL.

The exhibition, which opens Stockholm Art Week 2016, aims to showcase the most relevant artists who have established themselves in the past five years. The event was initiated by Michael Elmenbeck (co-curator of “Svenskt Mode: 2000-2015”, founder of the arts magazine BON and head of exhibitions at the gallery/art space CF HILL in Stockholm). The exhibition is curated by Oscar Carlson (Artistic Director of the Issues gallery, writer and artist, and one half of the art podcast Danielsson & Carlson).



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Art • California's De Soto Gallery presents Doublemix, an exhibition of the photo-sculpture hybrids of Denis Darzac and Anna Lüneman

08.06.2016 • De Soto Gallery is pleased to present Doublemix, an exhibition by gallery artist, Denis Darzacq, and Anna Lüneman. The exhibition opened Saturday, May 21 and will be on view thru July 23, 2016. Doublemix is an on-going collaboration between Denis Darzacq and Anna Lüneman that melds photography with ceramics. Following his formal practice of combining opposing realities in the same frame, Darzacq asked longtime friend and colleague Lüneman to work together to create photo-sculpture hybrids.

Lüneman’s sculptural abstractions are embedded directly into Darzacq’s laser-cut photographs. Her designs imagine subconscious thoughts in physical form inspired by historical decorative styles and finishes. Made of earthenware, the oldest form of pottery, they register like fragments. The photographic images are varied and elusive: outtakes from Darzacq’s previous projects, random snapshots, and simple pictures in the vain of vernacular and travel photography. They are decidedly of the digital domain — instantaneous and disposable. The arbitrariness of the photo/sculpture pairings has a...

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Art • Way back Glam... Cindy Sherman's new works celebrate Hollywood of the past, through 11 June, 2016 at Metro Pictures Gallery, NYC

03.06.2016 • Cindy Sherman presents through 11 June new works from 2016 at the newly renovated Metro Pictures Gallery. The self-portraits on display are her first new works since 2012.

We learn from the press release: "For more than 35 years, Sherman's practice has included concentrated months of solitary studio production, interspersed with long breaks. The method of allowing ideas to evolve and materialize between series, combined with her brilliant insights into the construction of identity and uncanny skills as a photographer, model, makeup artist and stylist, has contributed to Sherman's longevity as an influential and celebrated artist.

Sherman's legacy is only further advanced by this latest series, which focuses on the first era that presented complex independent women characterized by exaggerated makeup, modern clothing and seductive poses in 1920s Hollywood publicity photos. These women-of-a-certain-age have definitely lived life with considerable strength and presence. The backgrounds are digitally manipulated to allude to old film sets and backdrops. Taking further advantage...

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Art • GoSee loves ... Pat Brassington 'Just So' – the surrealist world of Australian photographer on display at Stills Gallery

24.05.2016 • Australian STILL GALLERY once again had a big surprise in store for us with its photographic delicacy: Pat Brassington is one the most exciting photo artists across Australia and has lured the beholder into her surreal worlds for thirty years. She has just received the Redlands Konica Minolta Prize for 'Pair Bonding'. The gallery presents her latest works in an exhibition titled 'Just So', a reference to Rudyard Kipling’s similarly titled book 'Just So Stories' from 1902, which answers the questions of where camels get their humps, why rhinos are so wrinkled, or where armadillos come from. Scientific publications just can't contend with his imaginative explanations – or with the surreal realms of Pat Brassington for that matter.

“As with Kipling’s stories, there is a fantastical element and an apparent narrative that lurks behind Brassington’s images. What is that fish doing in that mouth? Who owns that lurid red tongue, an animal or a human? Brassington conflates opposites – human and animal, shock and the banal, attraction and repulsion, asking us to consider, perhaps, the...

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Art • GoSee tip: 'Since I was a child, my father took me to the waters... ' Sense of Water, the first book by Susanna Majuri is planned to be published by KEHRER, a call for crowdsourcing on GoSee

13.05.2016 • Photographer Susanna Majuri has been working with water for the past 14 years. She uses water as if it were paint. It merges people and landscapes together, blurs the dimensions and adds a metaphorical depth to her photography. “In her images, Majuri composes multiple psychological and symbolically charged scenarios to mirror her innermost feelings,” KEHRER Publishing tells us about the photographer.

Sense of Water is Susanna Majuri’s first book. The book takes the spectator on a visual and emotional journey. KEHRER continues: “The untold stories, the fear of losing someone you love, profound loneliness. The images will be paired with writings from four Nordic writers Vigdís Grímsdóttir, Monica Fagerholm, Tua Forsström, and for the first time, Susanna Majuri herself. She hands the reader a map into this other, secret world and unveils the enormous narrative potential that hides outside of the frames.”

To finance the project, the Finnish photographer is calling upon you to support her in realizing the book : “In October 2015 the book dummy was presented in the Aarhus...

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Art • GoSee Tip : Erwin Olaf 'Skin Deep' - Gallery Wagner + Partner presents the third solo exhibition of Erwin Olaf as part of Berlin's Gallery Weekend

29.04.2016 • What is so bad about nude bodies...? Erwin Olaf asked himself this question and placed human skin, nude or covered, at the heart of his new exhibition at the Berlin gallery Wagner + Partner. Because under the influence of global political and cultural quarrels, it is of high importance for Erwin Olaf to show the naked body as a sign of freedom and liberalism. In doing so, he draws from his political way of thinking which formed while he working as a journalist and has already incorporated into his series Chessmen and Bodyparts, but also in his support for the gay movement.

“In this new series, Skin Deep, Olaf addresses the human body in striking ways. These sensitive and insightful nudes show people of differing ages and genders. Despite Olaf’s signature aesthetic, there is an unadulterated and pared back quality that this new body of work demonstrates. The rooms are now free of objects and its subjects have also done away with their clothing. In this way, their skin and resulting forms come to the fore. Through the dramatic lighting and the painterly backgrounds, they indeed...

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