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For his new book 07:27:47, Swedish photographer Jonas Dahlström examined urban environments. With the immediacy of street photography, he captured their beauty in a continuous sequence of images taking place during exactly 12 hours. Focusing on the interaction of light, shadows, and architecture, the aesthetics of his stunning photographs are strict, clear, and minimalist. Regardless, these external landscapes can be read as “internal landscapes” projected outwards. They tell a tale of fragility, loneliness, and isolation of human existence holding out against such anonymous, concrete habitats.
“All of the images were made in Sweden during 2016-2020. Together, they form a sequence that takes place during 12 hours. Throughout this project, I have tried to capture the aesthetics that arise in the interaction between light, shadows and architecture, but the images can also be seen as a reflection on human existence in an anonymous, urban environment.” says Jonas Dahsltröm.
Somewhere along the way of his exploration, Dahlström started to ask himself why it had become so important for him to take these photos, and that was when he realized the exterior landscapes which he had set out to capture were just as much a visualization of inner landscapes. “The lens of my camera enabled me to see these internal contours materialize more and more against the backdrop of the cityscape. An emotional state projected onto the streets and walls of the external world.”
Jonas Dahlström 07:27:47
ISBN 978-3-7356-0687-7, 24 × 24 cm, 160 pages
76 duplex illustrations, hardcover
Languages: English, Swedish
Texts by Jonas Dahlström, Petra Gipp
Design by Rikard Österlund
22.09.2020 show complete article
Over 100 leading contemporary artists are donating works to Artists for Biden, an online-only sale launching on 2 October, with all proceeds going to the official Biden Victory Fund. As reported in Artnet News, the sale features works by a diverse group of artists represented by a wide range of galleries. The sale will be presented on the newly launched Platform, continuing the initiative developed by David Zwirner to host online sales for industry peers and partners. Works from artists including Richard Serra, Kehinde Wiley, and Chloe Wise will be available on Platform.art.
We read on ARTNET : More than 100 artists and estates are donating works for a fundraiser supporting Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Pieces by Jeff Koons, Kehinde Wiley, and Carmen Herrera are among those that will be available in an exclusive online Artists for Biden sale next month, with the proceeds benefitting the Biden Victory Fund, the official Biden presidential fundraising committee.
“The campaign was excited to do an art-world fundraiser,” art dealer David Zwirner, who is spearheading the sale, tells Artnet News. “This is a historic election, nobody will argue with that. Artists are extremely excited by this, hence the very generous outpouring of donations.”
Eleven Zwirner artists are partaking in the sale, including Carol Bove, Marcel Dzama, Alice Neel, and Richard Serra. “Jeff Koons made an incredible print of an American flag,” Zwirner says. “Incredibly generously, he has made the entire edition of 40 available for the sale.”
The main focus, however, isn’t the individual artists taking part, but the joint effort to defeat Donald Trump on 3 November. “Nobody is in the limelight here – it’s really the art world that’s featured, and how generous it can be and how united it can be,” Zwirner says. The hope is to attract a wide swath of Biden supporters, with works priced between $2,500 and $350,000, appealing to both deep-pocketed collectors, and those just starting out.
Biden’s team approached Zwirner to put together the fundraiser because the gallery had extensive experience in online art sales, having launched its first online viewing room in January 2017. During lockdown, the model evolved into Platform, an online space that hosted 49 galleries from five cities that sold works through Zwirner’s website. Now, with the launch of Artists for Biden, Zwirner is unveiling a new Platform.art website.
“When Platform was routed through the David Zwirner website, that of course worked beautifully with younger colleagues who were excited to get to know our clients,” Zwirner says. “We realized right away if we wanted to stage a successful fundraiser, it would be very difficult to ask other gallerists who were so generously participating to have their clients log onto our website.”
The Biden campaign was in charge of facilitating donations from artists, aided by volunteers who work in the art world. Galleries that pitched in to make the sale a reality include Gladstone, Lehmann Maupin, and Marian Goodman Gallery, among others…
Read the article on : news.artnet.com//artists-for-biden-david-zwirner
The sale runs from October 2 through 8, with a preview day on October 1. See the full list of participating artists below.
John Baldessari (donated by Gemini G.E.L.)
Radamés “Juni” Figueroa
Trenton Doyle Hancock
Lynn Hershman Leeson
Ayana V. Jackson
Christine Sun Kim
Brice Marden (one work donated by the artist, the other by Gemini G.E.L.)
Robert Rauschenberg (donated by Gemini G.E.L.)
Charline von Heyl
Carrie Mae Weems
16.09.2020 show complete article
Despite studying restoration and archeology, Maria Svarbova found a medium for her artistic expression in photography. Since 2010, she has focused on developing her own photographic language, quickly gaining international recognition. Among awards, solo and group exhibitions, her work has been featured in Vogue, Guardian, Instagram, Forbes and many other publications. FUTURO RETRO is a transcendental and timeless series of images by the artist which evokes a traditional setting with sci-fi elements and follows from the immense success of her first photography book, ‘Swimming Pool’.
NHPublishing on Maria Svarbova : “There is often a sense of cool detachment and liminality in Maria’s work. Routine actions such as exercise, doctor appointments, and domestic tasks are reframed with a visual purity that is soothing and symmetrical, and at times reverberant with an ethereal stillness. Mária has a wonderfully individual style which moves away from the conventional. The socialist era and its architecture, public spaces and color are hugely inspirational, and this has been admired in solo exhibitions and press on a global scale. Mária Švarbová offers a breath of fresh air in the photography world. The photographer has a distinctive style that departs from traditional portraiture and focuses on experimentation with space, color, and atmosphere, which places itself neither in the past nor in the future.”
The book ‘Futuro Retro’ by Maria Svarbova is appearing at NHP Publishing and costs 55 EUR, GoSee: thenewheroesandpioneers.com///futuro-retro
About – NH & P Publishing. Francois Le Bled, Founder : “In early 2013, the New Heroes & Pioneers publishing house – based in Malmö, Sweden – was little more than the kernel of an idea in our minds. Our plan was to develop and publish a range of coffee table books containing a smart, interesting and eclectic mixture of art, culture and fashion. What made this concept unique, was that we were, right from the beginning, dedicated to being a vehicle for discovering and promoting new and unknown artists whose singular styles and perspectives make them stand out. The concepts of ‘making human connections’ and ‘giving back’ were woven into the fabric of the corporate culture and have become a clear and conscious part of every project since the company’s inception.” GoSee : thenewheroesandpioneers.com
20.08.2020 show complete article