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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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Art • 'From painting to Photography' – PATRIZIA BURRA, Silver winner in the category ART at the GoSeeAWARDS, whisks us away into her poetic world between painting and photography and offers a selection of motifs in her GoSeeSHOP

27.10.2017 • “From Painting to Photography” is the title of the poetic series which PATRIZIA BURRA BURRA submitted for the GoSeeAWARDS and was awarded Silver in the category ART. GoSee presents you the dreamlike sequences created by the artist which express her two passions – photography and painting. The Italian artist lives on an island not far from Venice and deals in her work with the topic of people. Her portraits and scenes have received multiple international awards and she is personally a Board Member and a juror at international awards and associations. Which is why we are delighted that Patrizia is offering a selection of her works from her series 'From painting to Photography' for direct purchase in our new GoSeeSHOP.

She tells us here on GoSee about her passion for painting and photography. “I'm a professional photographer with 35 years of experience in capturing the beauty in the mundane. I am a painter and photographer. Painting gives a lot of energy, but it doesn't allow you to catch the moment. This is one of the main factors that led me to the conclusion that I could not...

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Art • 'The Picture Book' by Elizaveta PORODINA - comprehensive solo exhibition in the Vienna Gallery OstLicht still on thru 16 December, 2017

24.10.2017 • OstLicht Gallery in Vienna presents the first comprehensive solo exhibition by up-and-coming artist Elizaveta PORODINA c/o SONJA HEINTSCHEL, whose work firmly positions itself at the crossroads of fashion, portrait and documentary photography.

A room colored in an intense blue, windows with a view of the sky and the sea, and in the center a dance pole with a man swinging on it – it’s Maurice Ernst from Bilderbuch. Under the direction of Elizaveta Porodina, the four members of the Austrian cult band dance in a set of mirrors, smartphones, a vacuum cleaner, trophies, and a cat – inviting viewers to their 'Bungalow' (2017). The popular music video is not the only result of the collaboration between the 30-year-old photographer and the internationally acclaimed Viennese band. Image campaigns, portrait shoots and, most recently, the hit video for 'Baba' (2017) also originated from the liaison with Porodina.

In addition to her photographic work for Vogue, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton & Co, Porodina has inspired people beyond the fashion world with her personal projects and her...

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Art • NAK presents with 'Hour of Excavation' the first institutional exhibition of Japanese image archeologist Hiroki Tsukuda – digitally constructed fantasies in ink and charcoal

12.10.2017 • Ben Kaufmann, Curator of NAK, presents with 'Hour of Excavation' the first institutional exhibition of Japanese artist Hiroki Tsukuda. The congenial artist is a star in the art world and has already designed a cool shoe for PUMA Japan. Performing at the opening of the exhibition in the Kaiser city Aachen were Japanese saxophonist Kunikazu Tanaka and A Certain Object.

Why 'Hour of Excavation'? "Referring to cinematic archetypes, the title of the exhibition specifies a concrete moment as well as a precise task and therein delivers a clue to the understanding of Japanese artist Hiroki Tsukuda’s works. Hence, Tsukuda can be seen as an archaeologist of images. Layer by layer, the artist frees his own imaginary pictorial world. These worlds only exist in Tsukuda’s fantasy at first but are assembled by digital technology and brought to paper in ink and charcoal.

In the complex and aesthetically highly appealing large-sized panoramic views, straight architectural structures meet organic forms and preposterous signs in multiple perspectives. The resulting, allegedly chaotic,...

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Art • GoSee loves... Irving Penn exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris - from the early still lifes, street photography and the VOGUE years or his time in Peru to the portraits and nudes

27.09.2017 • In parallel to the Paris Fashion Week Fall 2017, the Grand Palais is showing the first major retrospective of the oeuvre of American artist Irving Penn (* 16 June, 1917 in New Jersey; † 7. October 2009 in New York City) after his death. In the post-war period, he gained fame worldwide as a fashion and portrait photographer. An almost meditative atmosphere spreads through the elegantly designed rooms, thematically arranged according to STILL LIFE, in VOGUE (1947-1951), his time in CUZCO (1948), CLASSIC PORTRAITS (1948-1962) to TIME CAPSULES.

Several of his works are world famous, and he created icons of photography, including the portrait of Pablo Picasso with a hat and coat collar or the image of the hand of jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. His portraits, including that of Marcel Duchamp, Georgia O'Keeffe, Igor Stravinsky, and Spencer Tracy boxed in between two billboards, are among the most acclaimed.

Honoring the centenary of the birth of Irving Penn in 2017, an exhibition was organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Paris Grand Palais, and the Irving Penn...

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Director & Choreograph • SHOTVIEW Artists Management represents London Movement Director & Choreographer Ryan CHAPPELL

04.09.2017 • Owing to the constantly growing number of new faces in the fashion industry people are, of course, needed who convey these qualities in photo and film. Ryan CHAPPELL's talents in dance, theater, fashion, and choreography are already internationally renowned. His commercial portfolio with choreographic collaborations with celebrity clients such as Janet Jackson and Rihanna as well as editorial, print and film projects with established fashion houses such as Dior Homme, Louis Vuitton and Stuart Weitzman, speaks for itself. As a choreographer, Ryan CHAPPELL is highly acclaimed for his work in music videos, fashion shows and TVCs.

His celebrity clients include Kylie Minouge, Lilly Allen, Leona Lewis, Black Eyed Peas, Goldfrapp, Fergie, Pet Shopboys, and Emeli Sande. Projects for brands such as Pepe Jeans, Fantastic Man and Sony as well as productions for television series the likes of XFactor, and Britain's Got Talent leave no stone unturned... So Go & See !

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Art • GoSee loves... Circle Culture is back in Berlin-Mitte and presents with Julian Schnabel's 'Childhood and Other Graphic Works' artwork by the American painter and filmmaker plus a live music gig with Frida Gold

02.09.2017 • Circle Culture presents with “Childhood and Other Graphic Works” their first solo exhibition with artwork by American painter and director Julian Schnabel. The opening is on 13 September, an acoustic live gig with singer Frida Gold takes place two days later at Hotel de Rome as part of the Berlin Art Week.

“This first exhibition of the gallery with Julian Schnabel also marks the return of Circle Culture to its place of origin in Berlin-Mitte. This place will be revitalized as a main location for exhibitions, round tables and cultural projects in a wide spectrum,” says the team from Circle Culture. The four-part graphic portfolio from 2016 titled “Childhood” was created for the 240th anniversary of American independence. Julian commented on the exhibition: “I may have become an artist so that I could make time stand still. Which is why I started painting already as a child. That enabled me to capture a moment and then go back to it again later is I felt like it.”

Born in Brooklyn in New York City in 1951, Julian Schnabel gained fame with his first exhibition at the...

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Art • 'Pony Kids' - an exhibition by Perry Ogden c/o EYE FORWARD in Fotografiska, Stockholm

23.08.2017 • A selection of Perry Ogden's Ponykids works can be seen until September at the Stockholm Photography Museum, Fotografiska, in the group show titled 'Like a Horse'.

“Over the past decade, an extraordinary equestrian culture has evolved in the housing estates surrounding Dublin. Teenagers from poor and often unemployed families have been keeping their ponies on patches of green in the city wastelands. Once a month, a horse fair is held at the city center. Perry Ogden has made formal portraits of these kids and their ponies in an open studio. The results document an endangered tribe.”

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Art • 'JUMP!' Big leaps in a portrait by photographer Philippe Halsman - legendary photo book from the year 1959 as a reprint with 200 celebrity jumps from Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe to Audrey Hepburn

22.08.2017 • A new facsimile edition brings a legendary photo book from the year 1959 back to book stores. 'JUMP!' is a collection of around 200 portraits of celebrities in the middle of a leap. These uniquely witty and energetic images of airborne movie stars, politicians, company executives, royalty, artists, and authors have become an important part of Halsman's (1906-1979) photographic legacy.

For a period of six years in the mid-1950s, Halsman ended his portrait sessions by asking his sitters to jump. Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Edward Steichen, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Oppenheimer, John Steinbeck, Weegee, Aldous Huxley, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Brigitte Bardot and Groucho Marx all took the leap of faith. It is a tribute to Halsman's powers of persuasion that even Richard Nixon, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and other figures not famed for their spontaneity were talked into "rising" to the challenge.

"When you ask a person to jump," Halsman wrote, "his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping, and the mask falls, so that the real person appears." Philippe Halsman...

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