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Art • Photography as a balance between knowledge and poetry – the world of Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri with a guest appearance at MAI36 Gallery in Zurich

17.08.2016 • Zurich's MAI36 Gallery presents in its new exhibition summery light works by Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri, curated by Urs Stahel. The vernissage is on 25 August, 2016, and the works can be seen thru 8 October, 2016.

The gallery tells us: “For a long time, Luigi Ghirri (1943 - 1992) was enigmatically low profile. This was partly because his work was initially shown mainly in Italy. It was also because his sudden and premature death at the age of just 49 meant that he was no longer around to see the boom of photography in art. Over the past ten years, however, Luigi Ghirri has at last been discovered and is now talked about and celebrated as one of the most important and influential photographic artists in Italy and indeed the world.

During the 1960s and 1970s, photography itself underwent a fundamental change and came to be regarded in a different light. For many artists, this was a period of rejecting the former tenets of a purely abstract, objective style underpinned by theory, moving away from the notion of the photographic work as an absolute and hermetic entity in...

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Art • There's music in the air... the Anton Corbijn – #5 exhibition at Gallery Anita Beckers thru 3 September, 2016, presents musician portraits never before shown in Europe

02.08.2016 • In the past twenty-five years, Anton Corbijn has, in addition to his music photography, photographed every artist he was interested in from the worlds of film, painting, literature, and fashion. Besides photography, he has meanwhile taken up film directing. Over the past ten years, he has made four feature films (“Control”, “The American”, “A Most Wanted Man”, and “Life”). Throughout his 40+ years career, Corbijn has helped to define the image of world famous bands and musicians such as U2, Depeche Mode, Metallica, Herbert Grönemeyer, or, quite obviously, Nick Cave.

Starting July 27, 2016, for the first time in Europe never before shown photo-prints from the series ‚1-2-3-4’ from Anton Corbijn will be exhibited under the title ‚#5’ at Gallery Anita Beckers in Frankfurt am Main. The images, produced between 1972 – 2014 – exclusively of musicians, including David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain, Nick Cave and Patti Smith. In order to show the complete comprehensive group of works, the gallery has been able to procure a second location at the studio and exhibition house...

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Art • GoSee Tip : Common Affairs – Young Polish Art – exhibition by nominees and winners of the view art prize in Berlin and a publication by Hatje Cantz

01.08.2016 • Together, the Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, and the Polish Institute in Berlin are presenting young Polish art in the exhibition Common Affairs.

Since 2003, the prestigious Views prize for young Polish art has been awarded in the Zacheta Gallery every other year. The award is accompanied by an exhibition in the Polish National Gallery, which helps to garner more international attention for the contemporary Polish art scene.

Common Affairs presents a selection of current positions by artists who have won or were nominated for the Views Award in the past 15 years. The retrospective, which takes place in Berlin, intends to update the artistic practices of recent history. While this updating process accentuates the interesting phenomena and urgent problems that the artists have engaged with, it simultaneously examines the shifts and changes in the cultural landscape of Poland and abroad. Particular focus is placed on positions that address the history and politics of memory and representation, transformation and imminent transition.

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Art • 100 times William Eggleston. The 'Portraits' are now on display at the National Portrait Gallery, London. We have a sneak preview for you on GoSee plus our London Eggleston event tip for the 4th of August

28.07.2016 • World-famous American photographer William Eggleston is famous for his lively, poetic and sometimes mysterious images. The exhibition of his 100 works allows visitors of London's National Portrait Gallery a retrospective view over his entire, visually powerful career from the 60s to the selfie era of today.

Eggleston is celebrated for his experimental use of colour, and his solo show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1976 is considered a pivotal moment in the recognition of color photography as a contemporary art form. Highlights of the exhibition will include monumental prints of two legendary photographs first seen forty years ago: the artist’s uncle Adyn Schuyler Senior with his assistant Jasper Staples in Cassidy Bayou, Mississippi, and Devoe Money in Jackson, Mississippi. Also on display will be a selection of never-before seen vintage black and white prints from the 1960s. Featuring people in diners, petrol stations and markets in and around the artist’s home in Memphis, Tennessee, they help illustrate Eggleston’s unique view of the world. The exhibition was...

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Art • LOUIS STETTNER – HERE THERE. The retrospective of the summer at Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris, on display thru 12 September; we have a first insight for you on GoSee

27.07.2016 • Paris' Centre Georges-Pompidou dedicates a large retrospective to contemporary witness Louis Stettner in summer 2016. On display are hundreds of his works from no less than eight decades of the photographer's life, which the photographer gave the museum as part of a donation. Also part of the exhibition are vintage prints and a test print of his unpublished illustrated book on which Louis Stettner worked in the 1950s. A comprehensive catalog, co-published by the Centre Pompidou/Éditions Xavier Barral will accompany the exhibition. We have the interview from it with Louis Stettner, Clément Chéroux and Julie Jones for you on GoSee:

You have said that when you were young, you used to go to the Metropolitan Museum reading room to look at photographs. When was that, exactly, and which photographers were you interested in? People like Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Ansel Adams, and Clarence H. White. The entire history of American photography. Europeans as well, like Puyo and Demachy. At the time, you could ring up and make an appointment to look at prints. I was very young – I must...

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Art • GoSee loves... 'Machinized' – the colorfully diverse world of Thai artist Kawita Vatanajyankur with her latest performance artwork at Stills Gallery, Australia

13.07.2016 • Australia Stills Gallery stands for an extraordinary program when it comes to new photographic positions and emerging art talent. The gallery is now presenting work groups by Thai performance artist and photographer Kawita Vatanajyankur. She was also among 23 Thai artists whose work appeared at London's Saatchi Gallery as part of the extensive 'Thailand Eye' exhibition at the beginning of the year.

In her new photo series 'Machinized', Kawita Vatanajyankur becomes the tool herself as a moving part of a machine: “She transforms herself into food production equipment in performance videos that re-stage processes such as boxing eggs and weighing leafy greens. Like her previously celebrated works, this new series is graphic and glorious, sharing the same eye-catching allure that enamors us to ads. The confronting nature of her endurance performances, however, interrupts this seductive surface.

The repetitive and arduous tasks that Vatanajyankur performs parody a pervasive slippage between human and machine, and foreground the forgotten body within a technologically accelerating...

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Art • Gallery Esther Woerdehoff presents the poetic self-portraits of HSBC Prix winner Maia Flore in an exhibition at Hôtel & Spa La Belle Juliette, Paris

13.07.2016 • While Paris prepares for the holiday month of August, Gallery Esther Woerdehoff presents outside of her gallery space an exhibition at 4-star Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette with carefully curated works by Maia Flore. Last year, the French photographer was awarded the Prix HSBC. We present a selection of her poetic self-portraits with a touch of surrealism here on GoSee.

French photographer born in 1988, Maia Flore lives and works in Paris. She studied at the Gobelins School, became a member of Agence Vu and began exhibiting her works in 2011 at the Circulations Festival and at the Rencontres d’Arles. In summer 2012, she went for a residency in Finland and started working on installations. In the following years, she pursued research at Kala Art Institute of California in Berkeley. Taking her own person as a model, Maia Flore invents situations where her hair and her body interact with the landscape or the scenery and transfigure reality. Luminous poems, that begin with sketches from memories and impressions, her photographs are filled with travel, dream and imagination. In...

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Art • Benno Führmann portrait in the exhibition 'Heimat. Deutschland - Deine Gesichter' in Bonn, hair & make-up by Julia KROHSE c/o CLOSE UP

10.07.2016 • For the exhibition ‘HEIMAT. Deutschland – Deine Gesichter‘, which was already shown in 2015 in the foyer of the Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn, photographer Carsten Sander presented actor Benno Führmann. Hair & make-up of the famous German performer were done by Julia KROHSE c/o CLOSE UP.


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Art • GoSee Travel Tip : 'Young Greek Photographers 2016' thru 31 July at Benaki Museum, Athens

06.07.2016 • The 'Young Greek Photographers Award' is an annual exhibition, initiated in 1987, focused on discovering and promoting Greek emerging artists to present their work to a wide audience and network of photography professionals. There is however one rule: the participating talents must be under the age of 35. In 2015, more than 800 works were submitted from young artists from Greece and abroad. 13 of which were selected as 2015 Young Greek Photographers and were awarded the chance to participate in the exhibition, which was curated by Manolis Moresopoulos. We have a first impression for you on GoSee.

Artists: Maria Antoniadou, Thalia Galanopoulou, Yannis Karpouzis, Elena Kollatou and Leonidas Toumpanos, Chloe Kritharas-Devienne, Mari Masouridou, Maria Mavropoulou, Thodoris Papadakis, Yannis Papanikos, Dimitris Sakalakis, Orestis Seferoglou, Alexei Siozov, Artemis Skeva, Pavlos Stamatiadis, Katerina Tsakiris, and Yannis Zindrilis

Athens Photo Festival 2016: Young Greek Photographers . Benaki Museum Pireos Annexe . Pireos 138 & Andronikou, 118 54 Athens . Thru 31 July, 2016 .

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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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