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Art • GoSee Tip : 'Photography should be about loving life' - JUERGEN TELLER 'Leg, snails and peaches' exhibition thru March in SUZANNE TARASIEVE GALLERY, PARIS

17.01.2018 • Since the beginning of January, power duo Juergen Teller and gallery owner Suzanne Tarasieve have presented the exhibition 'Legs, snails and peaches' with wonderful works by the artist full of imagination. What might sound profane at first glance proves to be a great insight into the work of the style-defining photographer when looking at the multifaceted and varied works. Unframed frog studies captivate visitors of the exhibition just like his colorful arrangements of snails and colorful socks, nude self-portraits and observations of nature. In one room, the master presents a video of himself in his version of a yoga position 'Happy Teller' lying on his back on a piano in his birthday suit... And outside the gallery hangs a portrait of the gallery owner with the statement 'Refugees Welcome'. Artist and proprietor once again in perfect symbiosis. This is art at its funnest – while stimulating thought.

In 2014, shortly after Juergen Teller took on his tenure at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nuremberg, he gave his students a bit of advise: 'From the beginning, I told them...

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Art • GoSee loves... Eckart Hahn – Black Dog in Bright Colors - Exhibition from 19 January – 8 April, 2018 in Berlin and book release at Distanz Publishing

16.01.2018 • Eckart Hahn (b. Freiburg, 1971; lives and works in Stuttgart), represented by Galerie Wagner & Partner Berlin, creates paintings that combine technical perfection worthy of the Old Masters with a Surrealist flair. He likes to listen to literature as he works, and what he hears often inspires his work. In “Zwei Herren am Strand,” a novel by the Austrian writer Michael Köhlmeier, Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin chat about their struggles with depression, for which they sometimes use the phrase “the black dog.” So Eckart Hahn’s dog in colorful attire is in a sense wearing camouflage, but in the artist’s self-conception, the animal also figures as an emblem of variety, complexity, and subtle ambiguity.

The Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin presents the first institutional solo exhibition by painter Eckart Hahn (*1971) in Berlin. His works radiate a mysterious tranquility and serenity in spite of their difficult to decipher abyssal and subtle nature. Nothing appears random or arbitrary in them. It is thoroughly composed imagery dominated by the artist in all its facets.

For the...

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Art • 'Between me and myself there is only me' Susanne Junker presents 'Portrait-Parole' at WhyWhyArt in Nanjing – her exclusive travel report in search of feminist zeitgeist in 2017 in China and the art city Shanghai

18.12.2017 • At the beginning of December, Susanne Junker flew to Shanghai. She was invited to participate in an exhibition on "Comparative Feminism" which was initiated and organized by the WhyWhyArt Art Center in Nanjing. How do you get a job like that? Does feminism exist in China? What is WhyWhyArt all about? And where is Nanjing located? Quite intriguing questions for GoSee – and here is the exclusive travelogue by the photographer/curator, and last but not least, GoSee friend for you on GoSee.

"At least as far as Shanghai is concerned, I am an old hand. I lived there from 2004 for more than 10 years and witnessed a rapid change. The aughts in Shanghai were wild and free. Everything was new, and there was room for everything and everyone in a society that started to reshuffle, invent and establish itself. In 2007, I founded a non-profit art space in Shanghai, the "stage候台BACK"
In best Brooklyn underground fashion, this all happened in a shabby warehouse, sprayed with graffiti and squatted by Chinese artists and newcomers, just like me. There was a lively exchange among one...

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Art • From Studio 54 to the high society in LA – the speed, energy and absurdity of the 70s and 80s - Swiss Bildhalle presents WILLY SPILLER – STREET LIFE NY/LA 1977-1985

12.12.2017 • BILDHALLE presents photographs by the Swiss Willy Spiller (* 1947, Zurich), who lived in New York and Los Angeles between 1977 and 1985. Fascinated by the speed, the energy and the absurdity of the 1970s and '80s, he roamed the streets far and wide with his camera. Whether on rides with the subway, dancers at the legendary Studio 54, hip hop culture in the streets of New York or the poolside life of L.A.'s high society, Spiller captured all the many facets of a bygone world in images as varied, as fascinating and as absurd as that world itself had been.

His curiosity is sparked by change, whether through social transitions or those in aesthetics. In the process, he combines his curiosity for his fellow human beings with a profound understanding of the beauty of the banal and mundane in the world around him. It is this that ensures his place in the annals of great Swiss photography.Like many of the resonating names before him, he managed to translate empathy into form through strength of will.

"Willy Spiller is one of Switzerland's greatest living photographers. A man of...

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Art • GoSee Tip : 'You an Orchestra You a Bomb' by Cig Harvey, a book released at Schilt Publishing and an exhibition in the Robert Mann Gallery, New York

29.11.2017 • Cig Harvey and her new project 'You an Orchestra You a Bomb' deal with life itself. The congenial photographer is an observer of everyday life and captures little situations and things which in their entirety paint a poetic picture – in a meld of magic and disaster. Robert Mann Gallery presents the series 'You An Orchestra You A Bomb' as the second exhibition of Cig Harvey in their halls. Appearing at the same time is a monograph at Schilt Publishing, which was recently presented at Paris Photo. And the publication in available both in Europe and the US. For an insight into her life and several more works, visit her website.

"This new series continues on themes of family in Harvey's whimsical and otherworldly style, while thinking deeper about what lays ahead in a formative sensory response to how fragile the present can be. Harvey has always experienced the world viscerally, but after a traumatic event, a raw heightened awareness of the temporary nature of life permeates this new work. Through breathless moments of beauty, her images propel us to fathom the sacred in the...

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Art • GoSee Creatives to Watch : 'La Trahison des Images' by Justine Tjallinks – an exhibition in Contour Gallery Rotterdam from 25 Nov. – 29 Dec. 2017

29.11.2017 • With her first extensive series of wonderful Albino portraits, she already made a big splash, and with 'La Trahison des Images', young Dutch artist Justine Tjallinks presents even more poetic portraits where that came from. The motifs are now on display at Contour Gallery in Rotterdam.

Gallerist Muriel Mager tells GoSee: "Is a dream like allegory with images which represent a personal journey of youth, uncertainty and growth. Tjallinks re-deploys critical design aesthetics to re-enact key moments in her personal evolution as an artist. René Magritte is the main inspiration for La Trahison des Images and indeed the title is eponymously titled after René Margritte’s famous surrealist body of work from 1929. Magritte himself a product of a troubled youth, mastered the art of fantasy. He used the fictional world he created as a way of coping with past trauma and incidences that defined his character and art. Tjallinks engages her series in a similar fashion to Margritte: obscuring the face of her subject; the use of white doves; and the painter’s canvas that blends into the...

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Art • Immagis Fine Art presents 'Elephants in Heaven' by Joachim Schmeisser, who documents the daily struggle of orphaned elephant children against poachers – an exhibition with platinum palladium prints & illustrated book at teNeues

27.11.2017 • In his series "Elephants in Heaven", photographer Joachim Schmeisser takes us on a very personal tour behind the scenes of the breeding station of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, where he documented orphaned elephant children, their keepers and their daily struggle against poachers. His sensitive photos of the little orphaned elephants and the impressive portraits of the mythical African giants are meant to raise awareness for the protection urgently needed by these wonderful creatures. At the same time, they pay homage to the beauty and limitless diversity of our nature.

IMMAGIS presents a selection of his photos in part with large-format works. "For the first time, works are also on display as exclusive platinum palladium prints. This rare and elaborate fine-printing process for photographic prints dates back to the year 1878 and captivates with unique photo quality as well as nearly unlimited durability," Kathrin Köhler from IMMAGIS FINE ART tells GoSee.

"The sensitive animal portraits by Joachim Schmeisser also convey the dramatic consequences of poaching...

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Art • Paris during Paris Photo 2017... with Casting Director Rolf Scheider on the road at FOTOFEVER, PHOTO SAINT GERMAIN, Salon APPROCHE and the vernissage of Bruno Fournier at the photo studio Le Petit Oiseau in Paris

22.11.2017 • Taking place in parallel to the Paris Photo are countless exhibitions, vernissages, art fairs, photo auctions and various other events all about photography. To get through the whole program would take months... We were on the road together with Casting Director Rolf Scheider and bring you a few highlights. It all kicked off with the vernissage of Bruno Fournier at the rental photo studio Le Petit Oiseau where he introduced his new illustrated book titled Champs de BATAILLE.

PHOTO SAINT GERMAIN 2017 once again invited to the photo tour on the left bank of the Seine. In the historic Saint Germain district from 3 thru 19 November, 2017, everything revolved around photography. Fifteen days of meetings – get-togethers, screenings, book signings and workshops which bring together artists, collectors, publishers, graphic designers, booksellers, critics and curators.

With lots of heart and soul, Pauline Hisbacq & Rebekka Deubner gathered contemporary positions of selected young photographers in Galerie du Crous. The connective theme was thus JEUNE. Located right next door is...

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Art • PARIS PHOTO 2017 – Presenter and Casting Director Rolf Scheider brings you his highlights on GoSee : GAGOSIAN 'Curated by Patti Smith', MARTIN SCHOELLER for PERNOD RICARD, ESTÉE LAUDER PINK RIBBON PHOTO AWARD, WINNERS OF THE BMW RESIDENCE

21.11.2017 • Casting Director Rolf Scheider had a look around for you and GoSee at this year's PARIS PHOTO 2017 from 9 to 12 November 2017. "Since its foundation in 1997, the trade fair has brought together artists, gallery owners, editors and collectors to present the best photography has to offer. With a true panorama of photographic creation spanning from the very beginning of the medium to contemporary creation – Paris Photo also plays a role when it comes to discovering new talent.

My personal highlights are... KARL LAGERFELD, who will soon be releasing his selection as the best-of the Paris trade fair by Steidl Publishing... The booth of GAGOSIAN Gallery 'Curated by Patti Smith'. Patti Smith, world-famous musician, writer and artist, displayed a selection of her own photographs alongside works by other artists. These include Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Peter Lindberg, Deborah Tuberville, Cy Twombly, and Andy Wahrhol.

MARTIN SCHOELLER for PERNOD RICARD. For the 42nd Carte Blanche, which photographer Martin Schoeller was granted, Pernod Ricard decided to leave the framework of...

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Art • GoSee Tip : Patrick Willocq – Oskar Barnack Award Finalist 2017 with an exhibition in the Leica Store Paris and new book 'Songs of the Walés' at Kehrer Publishing

21.11.2017 • The colorful photos by French photographer Patrick Willocq are a must-see this fall. The series “You cannot pick a stone with one finger” was an Oskar Barnack Award Finalist 2017. It was produced with the Dagomba, an ethnic group in the north of Ghana where he created six decorative sets that reflect the past, present and future of the Dagomba. A local proverb says that, ‘one finger cannot pick a stone’, which means you have to stick together to move forward. The six scenes bear witness to this saying and to the Dagomba’s rich cultural heritage, and aim to help understand how history and traditions have shaped present-day realities and the challenges ahead.

“The biggest challenge for my type of photography is the building of the sets. Everything is built from scratch, using locally available materials. No Photoshop collage or montage. This takes much more time and requires more resources than conventional photography, but the end result is far more rewarding I think, if only for the human experience, as my approach is really about trying to decipher local culture and depict it...

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