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Art • GoSee Paris prime pick: the exhibition Martina Hoogland Ivanow – Satellite, Circular Wait, presented at the NextLevel Gallery, Paris

25.11.2015 • Martina Hoogland Ivanow, Swedish, born in 1973 and lives and works in Stockholm, makes use of dark, fascinating aesthetics and raises a number of questions concerning the “outside” and being an outsider, which are intended not only to affect the subjects of her pictures, but the viewer of the photographs as well. In her recent series 'Circular Wait', Martina Hoogland Ivanow explores the relationship between man and nature – a relationship that oscillates between control and a lack thereof, where the unfathomable instills a security of sorts.

Her new video work Annelise Frankfurt (2013) deals with the life of the dancer, choreographer, and doll-maker who was active in the 1950s and 60s and who has been largely forgotten. Annelise Frankurt’s (1926 – 2007) fate is fascinating and links into Hoogland Ivanow’s interest in opposites, the in-between, and human relationships.

Martina Hoogland Ivanow, moved from Sweden at the age of 18 to study photography in Paris and later New York. After an early breakthrough in the mid 90’s living in London with many commercial commissions, she...

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Opening Paris • Spotlight please – but on the photographer's back. The Rabouan Moussion Gallery in Paris dedicates its new address with style and 'Conversation avec Erwin Olaf'

17.11.2015 • Jacqueline Rabouan and Caroline Moussion are very pleased about their successful relocation in 2015. The Rabouan Moussion Gallery, which they founded in 1988, represents – and as they admit – even defends the positions of artists such as Pierrick Sorin, Oleg Kulik, Lee Ufan, Bernar Venet, Stanislav Kolibal, Tania Mouraud, Hervé Télémaque, Shim Moon Seup, Jean Degottex – or also Dutchman Erwin Olaf.

What a coincidence: Erwin Olaf's first appearance on the international art scene was also in 1988. This year, his series 'Chessmen' won first prize at the Young European Photographer competition. Following the award was an exhibition at Museum Ludwig in Cologne on the river Rhein in neighboring Germany.

Since then, many years have gone by. Spreads by the Hilversumer native, who was born in 1959, and now resides in Amsterdam, with names like Rain (2004), Hope (2005), Grief (2007), Fall (2008), Dusk (2009), Dawn (2010), or Olaf's Hotel (2010) stand for a masterful way with light and filigree dissection of social status, gender, and ego. His latest spread 'Waiting' consists of...

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Art • FOAM TALENTS 2015 : Foam and Atelier Néerlandais present an exhibition by 21 innovative talents - GoSee was at the opening

17.11.2015 • Foam and Atelier Néerlandais present once again in 2015 their exhibition "21 innovative image makers under the age of 35", which stems from Foam’s annual talent call. With the exhibition, Foam indicates unusual and unfamiliar photographic perspectives and provides a platform for young talents to present their works to the public. And the beautifull location, the music as well as the drinks were certainly all ingredients which made the evening a successful opening with style.

Foam Talents in 2015 are : Aaron Blum (US), Alessandro Calabrese (Italy), Tom Callemin (Belgium), Sara Cwynar (Canada), David Favrod (Switzerland), Dominic Hawgood (UK), Peng Guo (China), Heikki Kaski (Finland), Matthew Leifheit (US), & Cynthia Talmadge (US), Mariam Medvedeva (France), Abel Minnée (The Netherlands), Marton Perlaki (Hungary), Constantin Schlachter (France), Sjoerd Knibbeler (The Netherlands), Justin James Reed (US), Johan Rosenmunthe (Denmark), Jean-Vincent Simonet (France), Danila Tkachenko (Russia), Naohiro Utagawa (Japan), Christian Vium (Denmark), and Manon Wertenbroek...

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Art • SCHEUBLEIN + BAK presented abstract and experimental works at PARIS PHOTO 2015

11.11.2015 • Swiss gallery SCHEUBLEIN+BAK exclusively designed an exciting exhibition for PARIS PHOTO and presented abstract photographs by Herbert W. Franke, Heinrich Heidersberger, Karl Martin Holzhäuser, Gottfried Jäger as well as Dan Holdsworth and Michael Reisch. We wanted to know how a program like that is curated. “There are many similarities among the artists we are showing at our stand, whether it be abstraction, experimentation, a distance to classic camera photography and a proximity to the science.” Georg Bak tells GoSee.

The gallery SCHEUBLEIN+BAK was founded in 2011 in former Belle Époque Villa of the beer brewer family Hürlimann at the Sihlberg Castle of Christina Scheublein and Georg Bak. The gallery represents 10 artists exclusively in Switzerland and annually organizes 5 - 6 exhibitions with international artists. Each year, SCHEUBLEIN+BAK participates in 5 art fairs in Geneva, Basel, Istanbul, Paris, London, and Dubai. Beyond gallery work, customers are also consulted in all aspects of collecting art.

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Art • GoSee Paris Tips : WHAT’S UP PHOTO DOC - International Documentary Photo Fair, FOTOFEVER at Carousel du Louvre, and LI WEI presents the new 'VISION' PERNOD RICARD campaign for PARIS PHOTO

04.11.2015 • During the month of photography in Paris, the first edition of WHAT’S UP PHOTO DOC will take place, the photo fair dedicated to documentary photography. PHOTO OFF became PHOTO DOC, as curator Charlotte Flossaud tells GoSee, who has renamed the annual photo salon in Bellevilloise placing the main focus on reportage. Galleries and photographers will present their work from 12 to 15 November. The host of the event is French travel photographer Bernard Plossu. Together with the Fotofestival in Zingst , GoSee is presenting the GoSeeAWARDS winner in the category Reportage, Nashalina Schrape, as well as a best-of selection from the competition.

Charlotte Flossaut explains why the focus of this year's fair is on reportage photography: "With a committed position for three years on reality photography, connected to the world, witness of its time, the fair asserts its positioning for a photography that does not hide its name, documentary photography. Like photographer Alain Willaume from Tendance Floue brings to mind, to go explore 'the confines of documentary', where the photo...

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Art • Art Zurich 2015 : the people´s fair for contemporary art attracts visitors far beyond Switzerland. GoSee was a guest at the opening

30.10.2015 • Zurich has a unique concentration of contemporary art within Europe, and for the past 21 years, the art fair Art Zurich has taken place. The 80 exhibiting galleries show all areas - from multimedia or photography and installations to the classical expressions of painting and sculpture. Figurative and abstract, conceptual and spontaneous, small- to large-scale, young to established, ... And that art Zurich is also a place for lively exchange was demonstrated at the opening on Thursday, 29 October, to which thousands of art lovers came.

"An art fair should never only address insiders, it should rather be aimed at broader audiences and seduce viewers to honestly and seriously think about the exhibited artwork," Evelyne Fenner, founder and director of Art Zurich, is convinced. "´s the perfect place to fall in love with art," Caroline Pelichet from Lifestyle PR adds, who takes care of the press and media at Art Zurich. GoSee was there for the first time this year and presents you a few impressions and personal highlights.

Our first and non-judgmental impression:...

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Art • 'Vision of Iran' - travel impressions from far far away by Jean-Michel Voge in Galerie Chevalier

29.10.2015 • Galerie Chevalier takes visitors of the Photo Saint-Germain Festival away to Persian worlds with Jean-Michel Voge. In February this year, the photographer accompanied the gallerist Dominique Chevalier on his bi-monthly trip to Iran. While Chevalier as usual tested the production of Parsua carpets, full fascinated Voge photographed the series 'Vision of Iran'. The artist on his work: "As a great traveler, I thought I saw the world, but I never had the chance to visit Iran. I only knew about the rumors: rigor, prohibition, censorship. But what I discovered, surprised me: an organized country with impeccable gardens in Dreamed Isfahan, the colorful bazaars full of extraordinary goods, the great hospitality of my hosts, the silhouette of women, the color of the fabrics and rugs, the teenagers playing in well-kept gardens with fountains and water jets functioning. A country on the move! At night, in Teheran, it is reassuring to note that life does not stop with the prayer call. On the contrary, life goes on in its diversity, its smells, its hubbubs and lights."


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Art • The Paris Photo Saint-Germain Festival celebrates the fourth edition! GoSee Quest presents the event in an interview with coordinator Aurélia Marcadier and has first insights into the exhibitions at Institut hongrois and the Galerie Claude Bernard

28.10.2015 • The Paris Photo Saint-Germain Festival enters its fourth round. From 7 through 22 November, the event brings together more than 40 galleries, institutions, cultural offices and bookstores on the left side of the Seine for a photographic promenade. The program includes exhibitions, screenings and meetings, all selected by a committee especially created for the 2015 event. The festival was founded in 2010 by Juliette Aittouarès, Director of the Galerie Espace 54, who unfortunately passed away last year. Amongst the participating exhibitors are the Galerie Catherine & André Hug, Atelier Néerlandais, and Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, L’Atelier d’Artistes, Galerie Chevalier, Galerie Claude Bernard, Institut hongrois, and Editions Photosynthèses.

GoSee spoke with Aurélia Marcadier, who is coordinating the festival together with Virginie Huet.

Is there a focus or a special theme in this years edition of PHOTO SAINT GERMAIN?
Unlike the previous years, we did without a specific topic. In 2015, our top priority was the quality of the works displayed.

A la différence des...

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Art • GoSee Tip: 'Qui a peur des femmes photographes?' - photographic super woman power at Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie

28.10.2015 • The opinion, photography is a more technical/mechanical/chemical field, and thus a men's domain is, fortunately, already very outdated. With the title 'Qui a peur des femmes photographes?' (Who's afraid of women photographers?), Musée de l'Orangerie and Musée d'Orsay have themed their exhibitions upon the photographic works of female photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Because they existed, the women amateurs of the upper middle class or those who later played an important role in the history of photograph. All of whom can be seen during Photo Saint-Germain festival.

'Qui a peur des femmes photographes?', through 24 Jan. 16 . Part I: 1839-1919, Musée de l’Orangerie, Place de la Concorde, Jardin des Tuileries ... Part II: 1918-1945, Musée d’Orsay, 1 rue de la Légion d’Honneur, Paris musees-dorsay-et-de-lorangerie

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Art • 'Guyana' - Christophe Gin´s das trip through french Guyana as part of the 'Colony' exhibition at the Carmignac Photojournalism Awards in the Chapelle des Beaux-Arts de Paris

28.10.2015 • The Fondation Carmignac supports and promotes investigative photojournalism and documents what areas which are often not mentioned by the mass media. This year, the 6th Carmignac Photojournalism Award focuses on the parts of France which have been declared lawless areas (zones de non-droit), where general political and economic structures no longer apply. As part of the exhibition 'Colony' at Chapelle des Beaux, Christophe Gin is showing his photo reportage 'Guiana' for the Saint-Germain Photo Festival in Paris in response to this year's topic.

Since 2001, the French photographer travels the overseas department of French Guiana in South America and documents in his works the different societies who live in their own enclaves and systems, with their own social codes and laws. In the remote areas of the tropical inland, far from the Atlantic coastal cities such as Cayenne or Kourou, communication with mainland France is difficult, and development is far behind. This often results in high rates of unemployment, lack of education, and alcoholism in the local, indigenous...

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