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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 • 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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Art • GoSee Tip : LGBTQ - TATE BRITAIN celebrates 50 years of decriminalization and presents the first exhibition on 'QUEER BRITISH ART 1861-1967', which is on display from 5 April in TATE BRITAIN, London

08.03.2017 • Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Queer, Transgender... what beautiful words of freedom. In April 2017, GoSee celebrates 50 years of decriminalization of male homosexuality in cosmopolitan England and in Wales with TATE BRITAIN. Presented in the exhibition 'QUEER BRITISH ART 1861–1967' are works from the period between the abolition of the death penalty in 1861 and when the Sexual Offences Act was repealed in 1967. This is the first show dealing with this important topic in British art.

TATE tells us: “Queer British Art explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed. Deeply personal and intimate works are presented alongside pieces aimed at a wider public, which helped to forge a sense of community when modern terminology of ‘lesbian’, ‘gay’, ‘bisexual’ and ‘trans’ were unrecognized. Together, they reveal a remarkable range of identities and stories, from the playful to the political and from the erotic to the domestic.”

Center stage in the celebration are paintings, drawings, personal...

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Art • GoSee loves ... Laurent Millet 'Somnium' exhibition in the Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago

02.03.2017 • Catherine Edelman presents the wonderfully inspiring works of French photographer Laurent Millet (born in 1968) from 3 March thru 29 April in Chicago... For his book "Les Enfantillages Pittoresques" (Filigranes Editions & Musée des beaux arts d'Angers), he received the Prix Nadar in 2014. We have several works and information about the exhibition for you on GoSee – and more is available directly from the gallery.

"We are delighted to present the first Chicago exhibition for French photographer Laurent Millet, whose photography combines the inquisitiveness of a scientist with the wonder of a child. We will present four different bodies of work which examine his ongoing fascination between the real and the imagined, and our relationship with objects.

There is a rich history of artists constructing environments simply to be photographed and then disassembled. These created realities were prevalent in the 1980s, as works by Sandy Skoglund, Bernard Faucon, Bruce Charlesworth, James Welling and other artists burst onto the scene. All of these artists worked with objects to...

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Art • NEW : IMMAGIS FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY, gallery with modern fine art photography, Munich, presents an exclusive weekend seminar with star photographer Vincent Peters from 01 – 02 April, 2017, in the Sax Studios, Munich

01.03.2017 • We are delighted to welcome IMMAGIS FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY as a new GoSee member. CEO Kathrin Köhler and her gallery, which was founded in 2010, stands for an excellent selection of modern fine art photography – from leading international photographers such as Marc Hom or Guido Argentini or even promising young newcomers – as limited editions of uncompromising high quality. For several months, IMMAGIS has been in its new gallery spaces in Munich – Bluetenstrasse 1 – in the heart of the art district in Maxvorstadt between the Pinakotheken and Art Academy. “We have a clear philosophy: The images that you surround yourself with should first and foremost inspire and enrich your life. Fine art photography that touches us every day anew, brings us joy and offers a lasting, highly emotional experience,” says the gallerist.

IMMAGIS represents the celebrity photographer Vincent Peters and now offers the unique opportunity to meet the photographer in person. In a small and intimate event, Vincent tells his inside story and lets you join him on a shoot in the former legendary Gunther Sachs...

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Art • Camilla Åkrans 'Selected works 2005–2014' - sensual women - and beauty photos, timeless floral arrangements, presented by Fotografiska & CFHILL in Stockholm

09.02.2017 • The renowned photography museum Fotografiska and the gallery CFHILL in Stockholm presents selected works by Camilla AKRANS. The focus of the exhibition is on her sensual photos of women and flowers. She produces commercial and editorial fashion and beauty photos which due to their timelessness have become icons of photography.

Born and raised in Sweden, Camilla AKRANS moved from Europe to the US in 2003. She has lived in the fashion capitals New York, Paris and Milan where she photographed for Missoni, Hermès, Chloé, Jil Sander, Diane von Furstenberg or Blumarine. She publishes her editorials in VOGUE ITALIA, VOGUE JAPAN, VOGUE US, HARPER'S BAZAAR... And in front of her camera she already had Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham, and Nicole Kidman.

The photographs presented here are available directly from CFHILL, and several more beautiful photos by Camilla via the GoSee IMAGE SEARCH, and further news here. Send commercial inquiries directly to GoSee member LUNDLUND.

Norrlandsgatan 24, 2 tr
111 43 Stockholm, SWEDEN

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Art • GoSee Tip : Richard Gordon, Loved photography too much - Gitterman Gallery presents vintage memories and creative perspectives from New York and the West Coast

09.02.2017 • Gitterman Gallery New York takes us on a visual trip to the USA of the 70s with vintage photos by Richard Gordon (1945-2012)... "With the ubiquity of the photographic medium today, Richard Gordon’s work reminds us just how compelling an informed and creative perspective can be. Often his images are witty and quirky and evoke his dry sense of humor. The work in this exhibition was taken primarily in the 1970’s in New York City and along the West Coast.

Gordon frequently examined the role of photography and its relationship with reality, playfully challenging notions of truth and representation, while exploring the exotic of the everyday. This is evidenced in his 1978 book, Meta Photographs. Gordon’s early images depict his time in New York City, exploring the city and hamming around with his good friends, including Kenny Raider, whom he later devoted a book to: One More for the Road: The Autobiography of a Friendship 1966-1996. Some of Gordon's road trip images call to mind New Topographics in their commentary on how societal changes have altered the aesthetic of the...

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Art • 'All The Pleasure And All The Pain' – welcome to the tragicomical cosmos of Paul Pretzer. An exhibition at FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph in Berlin, a book at Kerber Verlag and a preview on GoSee

05.02.2017 • Just like some photos stick with you, paintings can also burn themselves into the memory. Paul Pretzer's (born 1981 in Paide, Estonia, lives and works in Berlin) surreal worlds and dreamlike figures seduce in a very subtle way. Which makes taking a closer look at the exhibition “All The Pleasure And All The Pain” so worthwhile, with which FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph kicked off its art year 2017. “Paul Pretzer paints large-to-small-format scenes depicting fabulous creatures engrossed in absurd acts – all arranged like allegorical still lifes. With painting titles such as “Megadeath” or “The Swarm,” the artist uses language to add an additional layer to his pictorial symbolism, often introducing a ridiculous element to the seemingly heroic and tragic,” the gallery tells us about the exhibition, for which a monograph was published by Kerber Verlag that documents the last ten years of the artist’s work.

“They also reveal many stylistic connections to late medieval paintings such as those by Hieronymus Bosch and also to the comic-horror style exemplified by Tim Burton – last but not...

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Art • Pieter Hugo commemorates with his kids project '1994' the past unrests in Rwanda and once again depicts African society – an exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery & as a book at Prestel

02.02.2017 • Most of South African photographer Pieter Hugo's works document structures of power between human beings and animals, industrial countries and the third world. The Yossi Milo Gallery in New York now presents with '1994' the new series by the photographer, which was also released as a book (Prestel). At first look, less sensational than his hyena fighters, cleaner than ''Permanent Errors' and the waste management problems in Ghana, more realistic than 'Nollywood', Nigerias film industry, but not less political than 'Kin' on the failed colonial politics of South Africa.

'1994' commemorates an important year in the history of Rwanda and South Africa. While during the first democratic elections in South Africa Nelson Mandela was elected President, taking place that same year was the devastating genocide between the ethnic groups, Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda. Hugo processed these events in retrospect with porträts of children and youths from the two countries. What's special about them: They were all born after 1994 and are thus less shaped and burdened by the political upheavals...

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Art • 'Give Me Yesterday,' curated by Francesco Zanot, inaugurates the program in Osservatorio, Fondazione Prada’s new exhibition space in Milan

26.01.2017 • The exhibition “Give Me Yesterday,” curated by Francesco Zanot, will inaugurate the program of Osservatorio, Fondazione Prada’s new exhibition space located in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan and dedicated to photography and visual languages. The show includes works by 14 Italian and international artists (Melanie Bonajo, Kenta Cobayashi, Tomé Duarte, Irene Fenara, Lebohang Kganye, Vendula Knopova, Leigh Ledare, Wen Ling, Ryan McGinley, Izumi Miyazaki, Joanna Piotrowska, Greg Reynolds, Antonio Rovaldi, Maurice van Es), and explores the use of photography as a personal diary over a period of time ranging from the early 2000s through today.

From the website, we learn: “In a context characterized by the pervasive presence of photography devices and an uninterrupted circulation of images produced and shared through digital platforms, a generation of young artists has transformed the photographic diary into an instrument to focus on their own daily lives and intimate, personal rituals. Familiar with work by artists such as Nan Goldin and Larry Clark in the United States, or...

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