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Art • Thomas Mailaender – The Fun Archaeology, the exhibition in the Michael Hoppen Gallery from 17 April – 26 May, 2018

18.04.2018 • Thomas Mailaender (born 1979) is a French artist living and working between Paris and Marseille known for his use of a wide range of media and his experimentation with printing processes, fixing strange and humorous found imagery onto the surface of ceramics, photography and sculpture... nothing is safe from him. The London Michael Hoppen gallery on the creative result: "The resulting objects teem with curiosity and a sense of the eccentric, pairing traditional, historical techniques with today's prolific digital visual culture."

The gallery continues: "The source of images used in Mailaender's work is the artist's Fun Archive, a collection of absurd, amateur photographs he started amassing from the internet in 2000. Once applied to their intended surface or material, and removed from context, the resulting objects are transformed into monuments to contemporary culture. Using humor as provocation, Mailaender's work raises questions not only about the role of the artist, but also about the absurdity of the everyday and the pretensions of the art world.

For his show at the...

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Art • 'MILLENNIALS au féminin' – Exhibition on the image of women at Havas Gallery and in Galerie du Club des Directeurs Artistiques in Puteaux near Paris

18.04.2018 • Kitchen, headscarf, drinking into a coma... The Havas Gallery in Paris and Galerie du Club des Directeurs Artistiques put their heads together to provide a platform for young female photographers through the exhibition presented here and to give them even more: a voice. It is themed upon no less than the value of the femininity in our society. The exhibition "MILLENNIALS au féminin" is a selection of 100 photos from the photographic collection in the gallery of the Clubs des DA, which deals with the themes of female aesthetics, for example: sensuality, feminine lightness, and last but not least, the undeniable beauty of women – in almost every situation throughout life.

Since 2014, Galerie du Club des DA and its jury have selected several young photography talents to be presented to the public during Rencontres d'Arles. In the style of a pop-up gallery, the works are now on display at the agency Havas in Puteaux. We have a first impression for you on GoSee.

Photographers involved in 2018 are: Anne-Sophie AUCLERC, Alina ASMUS, Anaïs BOILEAU, Laura BONNEFOUS, Marguerite...

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Art • GoSee loves... KUDLEK Gallery presents Gideon Kiefer 'Fiddling While Rome Burns' at a Late Night Opening on 19 April during Art Cologne 2018

12.04.2018 • ART COLOGNE (19 thru 22 April, 2018) is turning Cologne once again into a one-of-a-kind art mecca. Accompanying the trade fair is a multifaceted program of galleries, museums and institutions. One of our highlights – and right around the corner from our boutique hotel MAISON MARSIL – is the exhibition of Gideon Kiefer (1970) in the KUDLEK Gallery. At the Late Night Opening on Thursday 19 April from 7 to 10pm, guests can see the works of the Belgian artist while having a drink. The exhibition is still on thru May.

"Gideon Kiefer (°1970, Belgium) truly masters the figurative visual language. This grants him the opportunity to create a world from his unique point of view, filled with intimate and peculiar scenes where a symbiosis is formed by reality and the imaginary. Written personal reflections or side-miniatures, are drawn onto the insides of old book covers, which provides his work with a certain tactility while it reveals some of the intriguing content hidden in each drawing.

Throughout his oeuvre, Kiefer’s work revolves around his own personal memories and more...

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Art • GoSee Tip : 'The essence of painting through the lens of a camera...' Erik Madigan Hecks 'Old Future' – exhibition in the Nicholas Metivier Gallery and as a monograph at Thames & Hudson

11.04.2018 • Erik Madigan Heck, born 1983 in Minnesota, is an American fashion photographer, publisher of the photography magazine Nomenus Quarterly which appears four times a year and a correspondent for A magazine. In 2012, he produced 'Art of Fashion' campaign of the department store chain Neiman Marcus, he photographed for designer Mary Katrantzou and shot the film 'The End' for Belgian fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester. In 2013, he was one of the youngest designers ever to receive the ICP Infinity Award, followed in 2015 by awards from ADC and the AI-IP American Photography Award for his 'Old Masters Portfolio', which was published in New York Times magazine. In his relatively young career, the photographer has developed his very own vision of fashion with an unmistakable way with colors ans shapes.

"I’ve always looked to painting as a guide for how one can use color and represent the figure – from the work of Édouard Vuillard and the Nabis, Edgar Degas and the Impressionists, to contemporary painters like Peter Doig, Marlene Dumas and Gerhard Richter. Art is a continuum you are...

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Art • PierLuigi Macor. Bowie, Texas tells poetic stories by means of photos of North American landscapes and slice-of-life moments made for the big screen – appearing at Edition Patrick Frey

30.03.2018 • A wonderful photo book by PierLuigi Macor with an eye-catching cover entitled 'Bowie, Texas' is now appearing at Edition Patrick Frey. Bound in hardcover with a large format, it makes the perfect coffee table book to leaf through and day dream. PierLuigi Macor took the tranquil, richly atmospheric photographs featured in Bowie, Texas over the course of five extended road trips from 2011 to 2016 across Montana, Texas and Colorado, up the Mississippi River and from New Orleans over to the high-desert town of Marfa, Texas. Driving around alone in his car far from the big cities, Macor pursued a single objective: to take good pictures and savor the satisfaction of getting the shot just right.

This quest took him across North America’s iconic landscapes and gave rise time and again to close encounters of very different kinds. After just a few minutes’ conversation, one man – who turns out to be a fellow photographer, on his way to a baseball game with his son – spontaneously invites Macor to join them for a meal in a diner. Elsewhere, mistrustful sheriffs and other unsavory...

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Art • 'Independant. Beautiful. Inspiring.' Immagis presents with 'Les Françaises' the first solo exhibition of the Paris-based photographer Sonia Sieff in her exhibition space in Munich

28.03.2018 • "Les Françaises" – so simple and yet such a powerful expression. This is the title with which Sonia Sieff, born in Paris, has opened her first solo exhibition ever in Germany on 8 March, 2018, at IMMAGIS in Munich. The exhibition is is still on display thru 14 April. When asked why she brings naked French women in front of her camera, she replied: 'Nudity is the nicest piece of clothing... I wanted to immortalise women whom I admire and that surprise me.' And if someone feels good inside, they will also look beautiful naked, according to the photographer.

Kathrin Köhler from IMMAGIS tells us: "The daughter of photography legend Jeanloup Sieff asked well-known and less-known French women to pose in front of the camera for her series of 25 works which exemplarily exfoliate the sensitive, subtle and almost androgynous nature of nude photography, depicting it in the form of opulent hotel scenes à la Bettina Reims, at times with risqué outdoor shots laced with architectural refinement or even as piquant detail shots."

IMMAGIS stands for limited editions of modern fine art...

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Art • WHAT IF IT BARKS? The wonderful underwater world of Cosima von Bonin - mackerels with ukulele, killer whales at a school desk and polyester sharks with knit rockets, now on display at Petzel, New York

14.03.2018 • Now on display at Petzel Gallery New York is the work of one of Germany's most famous artists.
Cosima von Bonin doesn't care all too much about the hype about her though... So much so that she prefers to get away from the madness once and a while. We are that much more delighted to have the honor of reporting on her beautiful exhibition here on GoSee.

And Cosima von Bonin tells us excitedly about the opening at Petzel in New York... About the great cooperation with the gallery and setting it all up beforehand. She loves working with the number of helpers and technicians required to install such a monumental exhibition. She describes her visits to marine shops and how her imaginative sea creatures slowly took shape. Chains from hardware stores, dresses by Stella McCartney, an oversized cat food can... wonderfully playful and unique in XXL.

Madness with method: So that she doesn't have to be the center of attention herself at openings, the concept artist regularly organizes drag performances. And they thrilled the invited guests once again this time. She only operated the...

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Art • GoSee Tip : the Circulation(s) Festival presents an exhibition of 50 exciting photography talents from across Europe in CENTQUATRE Paris from March thru May

14.03.2018 • For the past eight years, the Circulation(s) Festival has brought together contemporary photographers from all over Europe and is meant to expand their perspectives and indicate new possibilities in photography. Last year, more than 50,000 visitors came to see the emerging talents. This spring, the festival presents works by 50 photographers focusing on Ukraine and Russia. There are portfolio reviews and screenings on two evenings in cooperation with Arte. For the little visitors, Little Circulation(s) is offering its own exhibition.

The opening takes place on Saturday, 17 March, 2018. We have a first selection of photos and behind-the-scenes coverage from the setup here on GoSee.

The works that caught our eyes came from Dominika Gesicka, Elsa Leydir, Alma Haser, Francesca Catastini, Vanja Bucan, Lucile Boiron and Susannah Baker-Smith. Find alle artists on Circulation(s).

"It’s a fabulous festival. We help young photographers to find work, agencies, galleries and to become well known – and we succeed. They win prices, some are exhibited in Rencontres d’Arles or in...

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Art • Gaudenz Signorell 'Magician of the photographic image and alchemist in the darkroom' - an illustrated book at Scheidegger & Spiess and an exhibition in the Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur/Switzerland

07.03.2018 • Gaudenz Signorell is a magician of the photographic image. He has been absorbed in visual research since his beginnings as an artist at the end of the 1970s, and while doing so has taken photography to its limits. For more than 40 years, he has been working on a unique connection between the outside world and his inner life and has created images of great expressive force. Born in 1950 the photo artist from Graubünden, the photo artist confronts the visible world with internal images.

Gaudenz Signorell is a magician of the photographic image. He has been absorbed in visual research since his beginnings as an artist at the end of the 1970s, and while doing so has taken photography to its limits. For more than 40 years, he has been working on a unique connection between the outside world and his inner life. Documentary portrayals were not interesting for him but rather the possibilities of expressing emotional mental states and inner images.

"He uses the power of recollection, and with visual means enhances the expressiveness of emotion. He interferes with the materiality...

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Art • GoSee loves : Albarrán Cabrera 'Remembering the Future' – photographic memories with Japanese aesthetics – the dream exhibition by Spanish photographer duo Angel Albarran and Anna Cabrera in BILDHALLE, Zurich

28.02.2018 • The artistic duo ALBARRÁN CABRERA (Angel Albarran and Anna Cabrera) are appearing for the first time in Switzerland with their exhibition REMEMBERING THE FUTURE in Bildhalle, Zurich. For many years, the two were the printers of choice for a number of museums and photographers such as Masao Yamamoto. For some time now, they have been working as successful artists themselves – experimenting with traditional and experimental print techniques playing an important role in their work: Each print is handcrafted with the greatest care. They are not only masters of traditional processes such as platinum prints, they also have developed print technologies which are unique all over the world: printing photographs with pigments on thin Japanese paper, which is then laid over gold leaf. Each print is a convincing unique piece with poetic and sensual power.

They have spent a lot of time in Japan, and their travels to the country have strongly influenced the aesthetic content of their work. The content of their work deals with the topic of 'Memory': The fact that every image evokes different...

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