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Turner Contemporary presents Animals & Us, a major exhibition exploring artists’ reflections on the relationship between humans and other animals

The exhibition focuses on contemporary and 20th century art with select historical artworks, new works and commissions. It comes at a time when around 38% of all known species are on the verge of extinction. With the death of Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros, Animals & Us is a re-examination by over 40 artists of how humans coexist and connect with other living species.

Since our prehistoric ancestors painted the creatures that shared their world on cave walls, humans have explored their relationship with animals through art. As John Berger notes, our first paintings and symbols were animals, paradoxically ‘what distinguished man from animals was born out of our relationship with them.’ Historical objects such as Egyptian artefacts and a Medieval Christian bestiary probe the ways we have used animals to symbolise ourselves and make sense of the world, alongside contemporary works by Laura Ford and Raqib Shaw playing with anthropomorphism, myth, fable and human-animal hybrids. Our lives and interactions with animals, our closeness and distance from them are...
 

Katja & James: The Journey of a Rio Tinto Diamond

A commitment to responsible sourcing is at the heart of RIO TINTO’s Chain of Custody process. As guardians of the integrity of their prized mines, Rio Tinto’s principled approach to sourcing, processing, and handling ensures that the origin of their diamonds is completely traceable from mine to consumer. We wrote and directed this film which tells the story of the diamond in reverse - from the finished piece, back to its origin deep within the Earth.

About Rio Tinto Diamonds. Rio Tinto operates a fully integrated global diamond exploration, mining and sales and marketing business, with a strong and trusted profile in both established and developing markets. Rio Tinto’s diamonds business comprises some 2,000 people around the world. As one of the world’s largest producers of rough diamonds, we are committed to providing a reliable supply of white and coloured diamonds that are mined to the highest possible health, safety and environmental standards. Our business model is based on strategic partnerships and we work with all aspects of the supply chain, from mine to market, to...
 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WILLIAM KLEIN!

Polka presents “William + Klein”, a retrospective organized in celebration of William Klein’s 90th birthday on April 19th 2018. The scenography is made up of a monumental photographic mosaic of 90 prints, retracing Klein’s oeuvre through the most decisive chapters of his practice. From his light abstractions (1948-1952) to his fashion photography (1958-2002), Klein created films, wandered the streets of New York (1954-55), Rome (1956), Moscow (1959) and Tokyo (1961), passing of course through Paris, his adopted home. The exhibition’s selection pays homage to the most French-hearted of American photographers, following the journey of his great career, spanning 70 years of photography.

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La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival - July 19-21, 2018

La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival is the first international fashion film festival founded in North America. La Jolla will once again will be the market maker for distribution deals, director representation, and fashion film production houses. Hundreds of fashion filmmakers from around the world will be in attendance, being enthralled by the top 1% of fashion films produced worldwide at the upcoming 9th year of LJIFFF. From our neighbors in Hollywood to the fashion capitals of the world, we will come together once again to network, make deals, attend seminars & panels, screen films, go to press receptions, participate in After Parties, and win awards.

The films that make it into the final program will represent some of the most brilliant and creative directors in filmmaking today. Curated from the dynamic and the exploding world of fashion film, are a glimpse of what’s trending in the minds of the world’s top fashion houses, designers, and stylists interpreted through the lens of their filmmaking counterparts.

“From now on the brilliant work done by creative...
 

Alexander Gehring 'The Alchemy of Colour' exhibition at pavlov’s dog, Berlin

"In his second solo exhibition at pavlov's dog Alexander Gehring explores the relationship between photography and alchemy. To what extent are they still effective today? Alchemists constantly tried to understand nature and its immanent processes and to use the acquired knowledge to intervene in those procedures. The idea to transmute elements is part of it. That wasn't limited to attempting to create gold, but established the reputation as an occult science, as it still is today.

There are mysterious moments in the processes of analogue photography, too. Something visible originates from an invisible image (the latent image) – a reflection of nature and the world. The analogies of alchemy and photography can be experienced in the photo lab. Thus, many people, who marvel at the development of an image on paper in the developing tray for the first time, describe that moment as „magical“. In both cases the use of chemicals, metals and salts starts chemical reactions, that provoke the conversion from invisible to visible and create something new. The darkroom is the core of each...
 

Pharrell Williams for Adidas Originals by Neil Bedford c/o MAKING PICTURES

Neil Bedford c/o MAKING PICTURES shot this series of Pharrell Williams during Holi Festival in India to celebrate the launch of Adidas’ Hu Holi collection. See more of Neil’s commissioned work here.

Making Pictures is an artist management and production agency for advertising, design, brand agencies, TV film and record labels. MP helps develop, nurture, and maintain lasting careers for its artists through curating high quality portfolios, encouraging exceptional artistic and personal projects, and providing a platform through which to identify, direct and facilitate commercial work. The development and creation of our roster has taken time and care, and we have a team of 8 industry specialists to develop and manage our artists. Working across traditional and new media platforms, Making Pictures understands the changing face of the visual industry - hungry for rich content, offering a forward thinking approach combined with an ability to create fully integrated campaigns. Embarking on a new chapter in 2013 with the launch of illustration agency MP Arts, our passion and...

 

‘Turning your ideas into reality’ ! Cape Town photo and film productions EUROCONNECTION celebrates 20 years !

"Last week in February Euroconnection Cape Town celebrated 20 years of high-end Film & Photographic productions and our client base says it all... A big thank you to all my clients, office staff, film crew & suppliers that made this incredible filming journey possible, I salute you all!" Julie Van Damme Lagoe, Founder, Executive Producer

One of the first European Production service companies based in Cape Town! With 20 years of film production experiences in South Africa, understanding the importance of the creative process, euroconnection – makes the magic of production come alive.Our passionate production team can offer you complete professional no-nonsense support for film, online media, music video and photographic productions, producing the most cost-effective way – on target, on time and on budget!