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GoSee presents Peter Lindbergh : on a production-a-thon. We present his exhibitions at Gagosian Paris and IWC Schaffhausen with Cate Blanchett, Reporters Without Borders, IMAGES OF WOMEN2, LE MONDE and IT-MC Pharrell Williams for W.S.J.

We love Cate Blanchett’s photo face ! The new mi IWC Schaffhausen mid size collection is being launched in style, they pulled out all the stops and commissioned Peter Lindbergh to capture brand testimonials Christoph Waltz, Ewan Mcgregor, Emily Blunt, Zhou Xun and of course Cate Blanchett in a rather classic and elegant ambience. Glamour puss Karolina 'Kaka' Kurkova and Adriana Lima joined in the fun.

“The two beauties that are 37 millimetre models Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase and Portofino Midsize Automatic Day & Night have now been added to the Swiss manufacturer’s collection in seven different versions” the brand tells GoSee. “They are an ideal match for the timeless elegance of Italian coastal resorts. In 2014 a total of ten variations of the Portofino Midsize Automatic were launched in 2014, many with optional diamond studded lunette. Three Portofino automatic models in luxury 40 millimetre cases complete the shiny image.”

“The campaign is accompanied by three ‘IWC’ exhibitions over the next weeks in HongKong, Dubai and London" Peter Lindbergh tells GoSee. "In addition we are preparing a mega exhibition with Thierry Loriot, which will be on display at Kohlhaas Museum in Rotterdam next year and will then tour to 10 museums.”

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'Lullaby' by Luciana Val and Franco Musso in Parisian gallery Madé

Luciana Val was born in 1971 in Buenos Aires and her fellow countryman Franco Musso (born 1974 in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina) work as a photography duo on commercial as well as private projects. Their work has been published in books and numerous magazines. They currently present work in Parisian gallery Madé, which is a name many photographers will recognise. The duo met during their fine art studies in Buenos Aires. In 2002 they moved to Paris and after winning the 19th Hyères Festival in 2004 they started to shoot editorials for magazines such as 10 magazine, Italian Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Numéro, V magazine, Harper’s Bazaar Argentina and many more. They have also worked on campaigns for Bergdorf Goodman, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Gucci, Lanvin, L’Oréal, Printemps, Louis Vuitton, Roger Vivier and Yves Saint Laurent.

The duo on their work: ‘they illustrate ‘the hidden face’ of our work, reflecting those fleeting moments when we see something and photograph it, which is also revealed in some of the backdrops we use in fashion campaigns.’

The gallery’s press release explains: "They illustrate ‘the hidden face’ of our work, reflecting those fleeting moments when we see something and photograph it, which is also revealed in some of the ...

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PETER LINDBERGH’s first solo show in Paris in good 10 years. On show at Gagosian Gallery

Gagosian Gallery Paris is delighted to present the first solo show in Paris by top photographer Peter Lindbergh for a good ten years. The exhibition presents work from around 30 years of the photographer’s work, who is just as busy today as he was in the golden nineties.

The gallery on Peter : " Peter Lindbergh has taken inspiration for his photography from modern dance, early German and East European cinema and photography, as well as his own personal history, resulting in a bold, elemental photographic language. With a minimum of artifice, spare styling, and openness to improvisation, he allows the innate character and natural beauty of his female subjects to emerge. In his editorial photographs for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview and many other international magazines, Peter Lindbergh replaced stagy, calculated glamour with a raw vérité approach, enhanced by his use of high-contrast black and white. Set in both rural and industrial landscapes, the women in his photographs are distinguished by beauty that is purposeful, self-possessed, and uninhibited."

Peter Lindbergh on his concept of beauty: “I don't think real beauty can exist without truth. This idea disqualifies today's excessive retouching.”

We took the following from the press release : "The exhibition includes the ...

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What happens when the curtain falls? 'Behind Perfection' by Henrik SORENSEN reveals the thoughts of two Royal Danish Ballet dancers in poetic pictures

Henrik SORENSEN captured the short film ‘Behind Perfection’ in poetic images, which gives the viewer an insight into the thought of a professional ballerina. The director worked with dancers from the Royal Danish Ballet and points his camera towards a world of beauty, grace and fame, while revealing how this world is idealised at the same time. The glamorous performances on stage are the result of hard work, intense pain, blood, sweat and tears and the constant requirement to be perfect in order to remain a member of the cast.

So, what happens when the curtain falls? Is the passion for dance strong enough to overcome the pain and mental stress? We meet 21-year old dancers Stephanie and Viktoria from the Royal Danish Ballet in the short film and hear how they express their thoughts.

Henrik SORENSEN on his film : ‘I chose to have the dancers work with white powder in some of the scenes of the film while they dance. I am fascinated by the concept of ‘movement’ and ‘form' and I think the powder enhances and underlines the great beauty, the sharpness and expression of each move the dancer makes. The usage of powder also breaks the illusion of it being an actual show in a poetic, beautiful and authentic ...

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Bettina Rheims presents ‘Bonkers – A Fortnight in London’, her personal It-girl analysis at Camera Work Berlin

After Shanghai and Paris Bettina Rheims hit the British capital for »Bonkers - A Fortnight in London«. In search of electrifying atmospheres and polarizing society ladies from the metropolis, the photographer found herself in between models, actors and British party girls. The artist and her protagonists plunge into a surreal and dull world of various visual patterns, erotic plays and the discovery of ones femininity.

The large scale portraits and nudes show some women, whose societal as well as medial perception and reputation can at best be described as »It-Girls«. The portrayal of these women plays with stereotypes, consciously exaggerates clichés and challenges the deviation between their images in the media and their individual personality. The works are characteristically shaped by a noticeable intimacy and closeness between the artist and the models, in which Rheims manages to discover womanhood in new light and to portray it from a special, honest perspective.

The substantially complex body of work consists of Bettina Rheims’ artistic creativity, the skills of stylist Sascha Lilic, the fashion of Vivienne Westwood and frivolity of the group of Londoners including young women Amber Le Bon, Harriet Vernet, Mary Charteris, Portia Freeman and Morwenna Lytton Cobbold. In line with the exhibition, Steidl ...

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personal work • When the city holds its breath at night – a personal picture by Christian SCHMIDT

We have an unusual picture by Christian SCHMIDT for you. Claudia Bitzer agency on the production of this pictures: ‘at night, when the city holds its breath for a minute, a rare moment of calm emerges. The ideal opportunity to capture this rare moment in ...

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GoSee Recommends : 'Soleil Double' by Laurent Grasso at Perrotin gallery - films, installations, sculptures and paintings that raise questions

Anywhere near Paris? Fancy some art? Then you really can’t miss the 'Soleil Double' exhibition by Laurent Grasso at Perrotin gallery on Rue de Turenne, in the Marais quarter in Paris. For his first solo show at the Parisian institution, the artist presents 40 impressive artworks as film, paintings, sculptures and installations that he produced specifically for this exhibition. With ‘Soleil Double’ Laurent Grasso introduces us to his dual worldview. He makes past meet the future and his work raises question: phenomenon or catastrophe, education or inquisition, cause or effect, history or legend… everything is relative, nothing is as it seems. He takes us on a journey through time that poses more questions than it answers.

The press release of the impressive and considerable exhibition brochure enlightens us: 'The encounter with these manipulated objects thus give rise to a feeling of general uncertainty, something almost magical. In this new exhibition, bringing together different periods, places and familiar registers, Laurent Grasso explores two fundamentals of our human condition: our relation to time and power, especially the power of images. With oil paintings on panels reminiscent of Flemish and Italian primitives, neons with messages and paradoxical drawings, display cases filled with real fragments of comets, ancient books ...

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Françoise Pétrovitch - Échos. The artist’s second solo show at Semiose Galerie in Paris showcases the power of water and plays with the different stages of youth

Semiose Galerie in Paris presents work by artist Françoise Pétrovitch as part of the first major autumn exhibition. This is the artist’s second solo show and this time it includes an extensive and beautiful catalogue, which encompasses her even more beautiful body of work to date.

Leslie Compan wrote the following text for the gallery, which is too nice too keep from you: Two instances, or rather two platforms dear to the artist (exhibition and publication), which above all enable the spectator to envisage other approaches to reading Françoise Pétrovitch’s oeuvre, to get away from the more obvious routes to understanding via narrative and poetry. While since the mid 90s, Françoise Pétrovitch has clearly adopted as her own a vocabulary associated with adolescence and childhood, and by extension its symbolism and mythology, this has been less through a desire to expound on the “subject” and rather one to explore the “genre”.

'.... The figures of young girls and boys that recurrently appear across her works on paper, her paintings, mural drawings, sculptures and installations… are above all archetypes and are completely disassociated from any narrative. They are figures in action, playing blind man’s buff («Colin-maillard»,2014), holding hands ...

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film • Roger Ballen presents his gloomy and sinister project ‘Asylum of the Birds’ at Christophe Guye in Zurich. GoSee attended the book signing and the photographer says hello to all GoSee readers and presents a selection of his work

We already reported on Roger Ballen’s current project 'Asylum of the Birds' here on GoSee. But we couldn’t pass up the chance to finally meet the master of the absurd in person. After arriving from an exhibition marathon from South America, the Johannesburg based artist took a pit stop at Christophe Guye in Zurich. Besides large-scale photographs, Roger also presents his first sculpture in an exhibition setting. He tells us that this doesn’t make transport logistics any easier, but we can still look forward to more sculptural work by the artist, alongside his black and white photographs of course.

He also brought the eponymous book, published by Thames & Hudson. We treated ourselves to a signed copy, as the bound and award-winning predecessors are almost sold out already. The gallery also shows the film project by Roger Ballen, which he produced in collaboration with director Ben Crossman. The gloomy pictures between still life and portrait are laced with graffiti, drawings, animals and all kinds of found objects.

The pictures and backstage video were taken in a temporary house on the outskirts of Johannesburg. This house is inhabited by various people who live on the margins of society. In this anarchic place the human and animal inhabitants work together as ...

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GoSee Tip : a pioneer of fashion photography - Horst: Photographer of Style. Victoria & Albert Museum, London presents his most impressive images from 6 September 2014

Fashion photography today simply wouldn’t be the same without him. Horst P. Horst truly knew how to stage photographs – his work depicted individual scenes and captured a moment worth remembering. His irresistible photographs transcend fashion and time and will be on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London from 6 September. ‘Horst: Photographer of Style’ - modest tile for one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century.

Horst P. Horst was a master of light and composition. The exhibition explores his unique collaborations and friendships with Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, Marlene Dietrich and Salvador Dalí, presents his most iconic work for Vogue (he shot more than 90 covers) and House and Garden, his portraits of Hollywood beauties like Rita Hayworth, Bette Davis and Ginger Rogers, as well as less well known photos from his travels and nature studies.

The display encompasses 250 photographs, most are of course in black and white. A three-sided projection and interactive screens will present these later colourful studies. These include the Art Deco apartment of Karl Lagerfeld and the three extravagant residences of Yves Saint Laurent.

Horst P. Horst was born 1906 as Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann in Germany, he studied subjects including Architecture in Hamburg and in ...

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