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Art • Isabel Bernheimer from Bernheimer Contemporary presents designer Dirk Biotto and his ChopChop kitchen in a 'Hello GoSee' and reveals her plans for Berlin’s Museum Island in Autumn 2015

29.01.2015 • Isabel Bernheimer sees Bernheimer Contemporary as an agency, rather than a gallery. The second oldest daughter of the Bernheimer art dynasty from Munich – old masters expert Konrad O. Bernheimer recently celebrated their 150 year company anniversary – tells us, with a charming wink of the eye, that times are changing and demand new concepts.

Isabel has chosen to specialise in a small selection of promising designers, with a slight artistic tendency. “I live and breathe in the world of artists,” she passionately tells us. “The white cube has become one of many options. Today artists produce multi media, site specific, sometimes temporary, work for changing spaces and collaborate with diverse partners from museum, to collectors to businesses.”

Last week in Cologne Industrial Designer Dirk Biotto, whom she represents, presented his ‘ChopChop’ kitchen as part of the IMM International Furniture Fair. His kitchen design, produced as his final major project on his degree and inspired by his 90-year-old grandmother, who was becoming increasingly less agile in the kitchen, managed to win the attention of big players in furniture design.

ChopChop’s kitchen design is aimed at enabling easy meal preparation for those who may find it difficult to cook by themselves. For instance, a pipe ...

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ChopChop. Easy cooking. Modular Kitchen by Dirk Biotto

ChopChop. Easy cooking. Modular Kitchen by Dirk Biotto

ChopChop. Easy cooking. Modular Kitchen by Dirk Biotto

ChopChop. Easy cooking. Modular Kitchen by Dirk Biotto

ChopChop. Easy cooking. Modular Kitchen by Dirk Biotto

ChopChop. Easy cooking. Modular Kitchen by Dirk Biotto

ChopChop. Easy cooking. Modular Kitchen by Dirk Biotto

ChopChop. Easy cooking. Modular Kitchen by Dirk Biotto

ChopChop. Easy cooking. Modular Kitchen by Dirk Biotto

ChopChop. Easy cooking. Modular Kitchen by Dirk Biotto

ChopChop. Easy cooking. Modular Kitchen by Dirk Biotto

ChopChop. Easy cooking. Modular Kitchen by Dirk Biotto

Isabel Bernheimer (Bernheimer Contemporary)

Art • Blanca Bernheimer from Bernheimer Fine Art Photography presents Horst P. Horst and 'The Art of Arrangement – Still Life in Photography’ and visit her stall at ART GENÈVE 2015

29.01.2015 • Bianca Bernheimer has headed Bernheimer Fine Art Photography since 2005. The gallery, with spaces in Munich and now Luzern, Switzerland since 2013, is one of the leading galleries in German speaking countries. She has secured her position with a series of outstanding exhibitions, opening her gallery up to a younger audience.

The gallerist is kicking off her art year with a stand at ART GENEVE. In its fourth year, the international art fair is positioning itself as a new highlight in the contemporary and modern art scene. Blanca Bernheimer, the third oldest daughter of master gallerist Konrad O. Bernheimer, told GoSee: ‘don’t miss out on this amazing art event with unique international flair in Geneva.

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography will exhibit work by the following artists: Nick Brandt, Lucien Clergue, Sebastian Copeland, Horst P. Horst, Michael Kenna, Annie Leibovitz, Cathleen Naundorf, Irving Penn, Jan C. Schlegel, Jeanloup Sieff, Christopher Thomas and Vanessa von Zitzewitz.

The gallerist has a special connection with Irving Penn. She met his son shortly after the photographer’s death. He showed her Irving’s studio, all of his cameras and fabrics, which he used for his backdrops. She says: ‘it was a very special experience as he has always been one of my personal heroes.’ And once again, we ...

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Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Art • Horst P. Horst - 'Fashion in Colour' - a colourful insight into the depths of the Condé Nast archive, presented by Bernheimer Fine Art Photography in Munich

29.01.2015 • Bernheimer Fine Art Photography in Munich has another highlight for the new year: 'HORST P. HORST – FASHION IN COLOUR' is the third exhibition in cooperation with the Horst Estate Miami/Florida. Parallel to the celebrated retrospective at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, Bernheimer shows a selection of colour photography by Horst P. Horst as the first gallery worldwide. Blanca Bernheimer took over the exclusive representation of the Horst Estates in Europe (except UK).

The career of Horst P. Horst as a photographer began in 1931 in Paris at French VOGUE, four years before the first colour film with a natural and nuanced colour spectrum hit the market. The young German photographer quickly discovered the new technological possibilities and became one of the most coveted colour photographers in the fashion industry. The late 1930, ’40 and early ‘50s were his most productive years – he produced more than ninety cover images for the American publishing house Condé Nast alone.

While his black & white work is focused on the dramatic use of light and shadow, his colour photos emphasise colour blocking. His shots are as much documents of the time specific fashion style as they are documents of the American way of life. Unlike his black / white photographs, his colour snaps were never made available to the ...

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Art • Knees and ankles, stockings and shoes .... Guy Bourdin and Eva Stenram present 'The Leg Works' at Michael Hoppen Gallery and at Siobhan Davies Studios

28.01.2015 • Legs take centre stage in some extraordinary (and odd) works by Guy Bourdin and Eva Stenram. A shapely pair of legs is a great asset. If you were to go by Guy Bourdin and Eva Stenram’s photos then you’d be forgiven for thinking they are in fact the only thing a woman needs. In both exhibitions 'Walking Legs' at The Michael Hoppen Gallery and 'Positions' at Siobhan Davies Studios, there isn’t a torso, nor even some breast or pouty mouth in sight. Only knees and ankles, stockings and shoes - and we love it.


The press release enthuses: "But this isn’t a sign that foot fetishism has reached peak chic. Rather these are works by a pair of artists wielding their mastery of collage and misdirection to two very different ends. In 1979, Guy Bourdin was one of the world’s most iconic image makers – a darling of fashion and in commercial demand the world over. Walking Legs were created for the shoe company Charles Jourdan – just one chapter in a triumphant creative relationship that lasted for a number of years. His work was novel and odd, glossy and creative, and always got the media excited. In this Bourdin redefined the relationship between art and commercialism, blending the boundaries that had kept them so sternly divided. These shots of disembodied mannequin legs, captured at various locations on a road trip from ...

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GOSEE ART: Guy Bourdin - Walking Legs

GOSEE ART: Eva Stenram - Positions

GOSEE ART: Guy Bourdin - Walking Legs

GOSEE ART: Guy Bourdin - Walking Legs

GOSEE ART: Eva Stenram - Positions

GOSEE ART: Guy Bourdin - Walking Legs

GOSEE ART: Guy Bourdin - Walking Legs

GOSEE ART: Guy Bourdin - Walking Legs

GOSEE ART: Guy Bourdin - Walking Legs

GOSEE ART: Eva Stenram - Positions

GOSEE ART: Eva Stenram - Positions

GOSEE ART: Eva Stenram - Positions

GOSEE ART: Eva Stenram - Positions

GOSEE ART: Eva Stenram - Positions

Art • The Art of Arrangement – still lifes in photography by André Kertész, Aberlardo Morell, Horst P. Horst and Guido Mocafico. An exhibition at Bernheimer Fine Art Photography in Luzern

28.01.2015 • Bernheimer Fine Art Photography presents a group exhibition on ‘Still Lives in Photography’ until 7 February 2015 in Luzern. The term ‘still life’ originated in the 16th century in Netherlands. Masters of still-life painting intended not only to create a hyper - realistic depiction of the world and to give a deceptively perfect illusion of reality, but to convey an often moral message through their use of certain symbols. For a vanitas theme, still lifes often appear with aesthetically appealing luxury objects next to representations of mortality such as skulls, sand glasses, faded candles, withered flowers and broken glasses, severed hands, dead cats... Since the late 19th century still life has gained great importance in artistic photography. «The Art of Arrangement» highlights that, in photography, the creative process of the concept is just as important as the final photograph itself.

You can see classic still life work by André Kertész, Aberlardo Morell and Horst P. Horst as well as contemporary artists such as Veronica Bailey and Swiss born Guido Mocafico. Guido Mocafico brings still-life arrangements of old masters to life in his studio. If one tries to understand the complexity of Mocafico’s still life photographs, one soon finds out that the classical compositions of these contemporary pictures ...

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Art • Bernheimer Fine Art Photography starts off the art year with a stand at ART GENÈVE 2015

28.01.2015 • Bianca Bernheimer has headed Bernheimer Fine Art Photography since 2005. The gallery, with spaces in Munich and now Luzern, Switzerland since 2013, is one of the leading galleries in German speaking countries. She has secured her position with a series of outstanding exhibitions, opening her gallery up to a younger audience.

The gallerist is kicking off her art year with a stand at ART GENEVE. In its fourth year, the international art fair is positioning itself as a new highlight in the contemporary and modern art scene. Blanca Bernheimer, the third oldest daughter of master gallerist Konrad O. Bernheimer, told GoSee: ‘don’t miss out on this amazing art event with unique international flair in Geneva.

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography will exhibit work by the following artists: Nick Brandt, Lucien Clergue, Sebastian Copeland, Horst P. Horst, Michael Kenna, Annie Leibovitz, Cathleen Naundorf, Irving Penn, Jan C. Schlegel, Jeanloup Sieff, Christopher Thomas and Vanessa von Zitzewitz.

The gallerist has a special connection with Irving Penn. She met his son shortly after the photographer’s death. He showed her Irving’s studio, all of his cameras and fabrics, which he used for his backdrops. She says: ‘it was a very special experience as he has always been one of my personal heroes.’ And once again, we ...

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Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography at ART GENÈVE 2015

Art • Over and Out. GoSee presents Memory City the book by Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb, a lovingly nostalgic farewell to Kodachrome and KODAK

27.01.2015 • MEMORY CITY – Is a complex and indirect elegy, laced with symbol, and created by photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb in 2012 and 2013. It is on one level a farewell salute to an American film, the passionately colorful Kodachrome with its unique and sought-after characteristics, and also to the KODAK firm itself which declared bankruptcy in 2012.

Alex Webb, also shooting in “modern color” uses the last of his supply to photograph Rochester, New York, the city where KODAK was established and where Kodachrome was created. Now his Kodachrome images have no choice but to be processed as black and white and they appear a bit weathered, fitting metaphors for the fading memories Alex is exploring.

Rebecca Norris Webb, uses color to create a visual refrain throughout the body of work and the book, of dresses for all occasions, and the women who inhabited and inhabit them – both currently and from times past. Major historical figures with local connections such as Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony are referenced and Memory City is replete with reflections, murals, flags and there is even a haunting portrait of the fabled and emblematic American Passenger Pigeon.

On this level Memory City embraces people, places and things in a quiet reflection. The city’s passing citizens seem ...

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ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: Memory City

ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: Memory City

ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: Memory City

ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: Memory City

ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: Memory City

ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: Memory City

ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: Memory City

ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: Memory City

ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: Memory City

ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: Memory City

ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: Memory City

ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: Memory City

ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: Memory City

ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: Memory City

ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: Memory City

ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: Memory City

edition • AK/KRUSE present light themed postcard edition. Imagery by Stephan ABRY, Nacho ALEGRE, Amira FRITZ, Amit ISREALI and Sabrina THEISSEN

26.01.2015 • Photographers Stephan ABRY, Nacho ALEGRE, Amira FRITZ, Amit ISREALI and Sabrina THEISSEN dedicated their skills to the subject of light. AK/KRUSE captured their interpretations for a limited edition of New Years postcards. GoSee presents the bright ...

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AK/KRUSE

AK/KRUSE

AK/KRUSE

AK/KRUSE

AK/KRUSE

Art • GoSee Tip: Family of Men - Edward Steichen's Naval Aviation Photographic Unit on show at Panoptikon Fotografins Hus, Stockholm

21.01.2015 • The photos were originally created for the Naval Aviation Photographic Unit as propaganda. After the victory of WWII the exhibition was presented at MOMA in New York as a documentation of the winners. Afterwards the exhibition toured with works by involved photographers (Dwight Long, Charles E Kerlee, Fenno Jacobs, Horace Bristol, Victor Jorgensen, Alfonso Ianelli, Wayne Miller and Edward Steichen) across 6 continents and 37 countries. Today the photos are questioned more than ever: for instance on the legitimacy of the photogenic during the war and enforced gender categorisation. The exhibition Edward Steichen's Naval Aviation Photographic Unit -Family of Men is on show until 12th March at Panoptikon, Fotografins Hus, Stockholm, with a private view on 25th January.

Hans Hedberg, wrote the great press release, here it is in its fully glory on GoSee :"Edward Steichen (1879-1973) is known worldwide as the curator for the historical exhibition Family of Man, 1955, at MOMA in New York. The exhibition consisted of 503 photographs taken by 273 photographers from 68 different countries and can be read as a propitiatory gesture and a propaganda piece for the American victory after World War II. Family of Man toured across six continents in 37 countries, including Sweden, at the US government expense. Today, its concept and claim for a universal photographic ...

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Art • Touching Car, Nothing Yet to Be Seen, Shooting Girls. Peter Piller – Belegkontrolle. Fotomuseum Winterthur’s exhibition presents an insight of the artist’s photo archive

21.01.2015 • In the mid-1990s the German artist Peter Piller (*1968 in Fritzlar) worked at a Hamburg press clipping service during his art studies. The service was used by regional advertising clients and companies to monitor where and how their paid advertisements appeared in print. Like Richard Prince during his job at Time Life Company (which provided the source of inspiration for his now world-famous Cowboys series), Peter Piller was drawn to specific photographs while paging through the press, which he then set aside and organized into categories, such as Auto berühren (Touching Car), Noch ist nichts zu sehen (Bauerwartungsflächen) (Nothing Yet to Be Seen (Future Building Sites), and Schiessende Mädchen (Shooting Girls). Over the years he compiled these images into his Archive Peter Piller, now comprising over 7,000 images, which the artist continues to explore by sorting and arranging the images into different series. With the exhibition Document Control the Fotomuseum Winterthur offers insights into this extensive archive.

In Piller’s work the relationship between image and text is an important criteria for selection. Although others might not see anything particular, the artist has developed a delicate sensibility of the eye that allows him to discern the hidden qualities of photographs taken for ordinary purposes. Arranged in groups and coded by ...

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Peter Piller – Belegkontrolle

Peter Piller – Belegkontrolle

Peter Piller – Belegkontrolle

Peter Piller – Belegkontrolle

Peter Piller – Belegkontrolle

Peter Piller – Belegkontrolle

Peter Piller – Belegkontrolle

Peter Piller – Belegkontrolle

Peter Piller – Belegkontrolle

Peter Piller – Belegkontrolle

Peter Piller – Belegkontrolle

Peter Piller – Belegkontrolle

Peter Piller – Belegkontrolle

Peter Piller – Belegkontrolle

Peter Piller – Belegkontrolle

Peter Piller – Belegkontrolle