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Art • GoSee ART : Anne Golaz - 'Corbeau', the book shows you the worn out face of rural life, appearing at MACK

08.08.2018 • In her new book, photographer Anne Golaz dedicates herself to everyday life in the country – and that on the farm of her family in Agiez where she grew up. But Anne Golaz has nothing to do with country nostalgia – the book shows the raw and often dirty reality where there is seldom time for sentimentality and (self-) pity due to the physical strain. Pragmatism, profitability, efficiency and all often at the subsistence level far from any kind of neo-organic romanticism.

MACK on the new publication "Part memoir, part tableau, Corbeau is a multi-layered narrative collage tracing life and death in the rural farm on which Swiss artist Anne Golaz grew up. Made over a twelve-year period and bridging three generations, the three-part book weaves together photographs, video stills and drawings, with texts by the author, screenwriter and playwright, Antoine Jaccoud, as well as the artist’s own writings. Jaccoud reconstructs transcripts of conversations between family members and memories recounted by the artist to build this intricate story of stories into a dramatalogical work. The...

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Art • GoSee Tip : Tom Hegen presents in his illustrated book 'Habitat' (Kerber Publishing) the impact of the human species on nature with breathtaking aerials and landscapes – we have a preview plus the crowdfunding campaign on GoSee

25.07.2018 • The book HABITAT explores the relationship between the human species and nature. It shows landscapes which have undergone extreme changes due to human influence. The project invites viewers to discover their environment from a new perspective, to comprehend the dimensions of human interventions on our Earth’s surface, and, ultimately, to assume responsibility. What started out as a crowdfunding campaign by Munich-based photographer and designer Tom Hegen soon inspired a large audience so that his long-term aerial photo project is being published in a book by Kerber in October 2018. The crowdfunding campaign is still running through the beginning of August.

Five chapters and 90 photographs show on over 180 pages the traces of human presence on Earth. Each chapter is supplemented by several representative facts and infographics that illustrate the extent of which we claim our environment in order to meet our needs. The photos look pleasing at first sight but reveal an irritation of man-made landscapes at second glance.

Tom Hegen on the project : "The book is preceded by...

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Art • GoSee loves 'Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art' at TATE MODERN including an accompanying catalog

19.07.2018 • TATE MODERN is now dedicating itself to photography and its relationship with abstract art in a large-scale exhibition entitled 'Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography And Abstract Art', which is still on thru 14 October, 2018. From its first experiments in 1910 to the digital innovations of the 21st century. On display are 350 works by 100 artists, making the history of abstract photography an experience with the help of paintings and sculptures. The exhibition including the illustrated book (Tate Publishers) was curated by Simon Baker, Senior Curator, International Art (Photography), Tate Modern and Emmanuelle de l'Ecotais, Curator for Photography, Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris with assistants Shoair Mavlian and Sarah Allen from Tate Modern.

TATE MODERN : 'Shape of Light places moments of radical innovation in photography, such as Alvin Langdon Coburn’s pioneering ‘vortographs’ from 1917, within the wider context of abstract art. This relationship between media is explored through the juxtaposition of works by painters and photographers, such as cubist works by...

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Art • GoSee loves... 'HOMMAGE À SPOON RIVER' a literary love poem as a visual interpretation and transformation by Italian photographer MARIO GIACOMELLI at Polka Gallery, Paris

05.07.2018 • Polka Gallery is proud to present “Tribute to Spoon River”, featuring the work of Mario Giacomelli. Realized between 1968 and 1973, “Caroline Branson da Spoon River” is a relatively unknown series. “Deceased in 2000, his photography has come to be known for the contrasting imagery of dancing students, for piercing portraits of farmers and aging silhouettes of the elderly in clinics as well as his iconic landscapes of the hilled countryside lined with ridges and furrows dug up by ploughs," says the Gallery about the Italian, who found his own graphic visual language early on, which gave new impetus to photography at the time.

Giacomelli’s inspiration for the exhibited series originates from Edgar Lee Masters’ poem Caroline Branson, of the Spoon River Anthology which was published in 1915 by American author Edgar Lee Masters. They were written as obituaries for around 200 people in the Midwestern fictional town of Spoon River – obituaries from the dead themselves. The photographer transcribes Masters’ poetry into images, capturing scenes between two young lovers, Leonardo and...

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Art • Circleculture Berlin presents the 'Apex' exhibition by Kevin Earl Taylor from San Francisco and Carl von Siemens literary travel journal 'The Temple of the Magical Animals'

05.07.2018 • Berlin's Circle Culture Gallery presents paintings, works on paper and installations by Kevin Earl Taylor. With his surreal works, the artist residing in San Francisco invites us to think about the role of humans in the animal kingdom. This is already the painter's third exhibition in the gallery. For the opening, Curator Johann Haehling von Lanzenauer also organized a talk with Carl von Siemens, whose book 'The Temple of the Magical Animals' tells about travels to indigenous peoples and excursions into the depths of his soul.

Authors Tamsin Smith and Matt Gonzalez declare the exhibited works as follows: "Kevin Earl Taylor paints moments of encounter, often pairing animals and occasionally people in contemplative moments. The subjects face off with an air of mystery as they seem to be sorting out their place in the natural world and relationships to each other. These vignettes are subtle, yet suggest commentaries on our disappearing planet. They prompt the viewer’s curiosity and, at the deepest level, evoke consideration of what it is to be conscious, to be human.

In one...

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Art • 'Paperlove' by photographer Bonnie HOLLAND c/o ANDREA HEBERGER; we have 4 motifs for you on GoSee

15.06.2018 • "I've always loved the tactile quality of paper. It is really such a beautiful and organic material. Creativity is unleashed as your fingers shape and mold it into any story you desire. 3D, 2D, glitter, solid or textured – it is incredibly versatile." photographer Bonnie HOLLAND c/o ANDREA HEBERGER tells GoSee and explains : " For this story, I wanted to combine two of my favorite things... stylish paper and falling in love." Enjoy !

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Art • 'Double Take' plays with your levels of perception – works by Zurich-based artist duo Jojakim Cortis & Adrian Sonderegger are on display at Fotostiftung Schweiz thru 9 September 2018

12.06.2018 • For five years, the Zurich-based artist duo Jojakim Cortis & Adrian Sonderegger worked on a project that not only captivates with its concept, but also arouses the viewer’s curiosity. “Double Take” is a seductive game with iconic images of international photographic history: pictures imprinted in the collective memory are reproduced as three-dimensional models – a meticulous bricolage of cardboard, sand, wood, fabric, cotton wool, plaster and glue.

Jojakim Cortis & Adrian Sonderegger shoot their constructions in such a way that the result is an image that comes amazingly close to the original, real scene. The illusion is repeatedly broken humorously by the inclusion of the studio situation and all kind of remnants from reconstructing the scenes in the final picture. At a time when the term ‘post-factual’ has taken hold as a buzzword, “Double Take” challenges the audience to reexamine the truthfulness of photography. A copy of a copy of a copy of reality becomes a dizzying metaphysical experience: What is real? And can we trust our perception?

Jojakim Cortis & Adrian...

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Art • Museum für Fotografie Berlin presents the exhibition 'Between Art & Fashion – Photographs from the Collection of Carla Sozzani' – correspondent Rolf Scheider was at the press conference and vernissage for GoSee

05.06.2018 • Carla Sozzani, former Editor-in-Chief of Italian Elle and Vogue magazines, has collected photographs for many years. Since 1990, she has also exhibited these works in her Milan gallery in close cooperation with numerous internationally renowned photographers – including Helmut Newton four times, "Ritratti di donna" in 1993, "Impressions, Polaroids" in 1996, "Us and them" in 1999, together with his wife June, aka Alice Springs, and "Yellow Press" in 2003. The friendship between Carla Sozzani and Helmut Newton converges in 2018 in the presentation of the Sozzani Collection in der Helmut Newton Foundation under the title of 'Between Art & Fashion.'

Casting Director and GoSee correspondent Rolf Scheider captured several impressions for you from the press conference and vernissage where he met up with Carla Sozzani but also with star photographer Sarah Moon and Paolo Roversi in Berlin.

The press conference was impressive: with 71-year-old Carla Sozzani, photographers Paolo Roversi and Sarah Moon, plus Fabrice Herrgott, Director of Museum d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris all...

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Art • Hatje Cantz publishes Just Loomis 'BACKSTAGE' – behind the scenes of the catwalk, a world full of primordial, animal energy at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin

01.06.2018 • Just Loomis (born 1957 in Reno, Nevada), Helmut Newton’s longtime assistant and friend, worked as a fashion photographer for magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and The New York Times Magazine in the 1980s. His was interested in the the world of fashion behind the scenes. Which is why he documented the pulsating fashion scene of the 80s in Milan, Paris and Rome and explored the New York of the 1990s and the raw fashion world of Los Angeles in the early 2000s. The analogue photographs of 'Backstage' – edited by Hatje Cantz – bear witness to Loomis’ long years of work in the fashion capitals of the world.

Just Loomis’ career began in Milan, in 1983 when Carla Sozzani gave him his first fashion story for Vogue Sposa. It was while in Italy that Loomis discovered the backstage area. “It was like discovering a world of secret beauty. . .” I am absolutely convinced that there is a raw and sensual energy backstage. A feeling happens when the pounding of the music mixes with the physical movement of the models and the mysterious reflections of their faces in the mirrors. The girls are...

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Art • Flowers, Art, Lightness... 'Solid Air' flower bouquets made of balloons - in an art project by Sarah Illenberger c/o EMEIS DEUBEL and an exhibition at Marsano's flower shop in Berlin

29.05.2018 • Berlin-based Florist Marsano realizes dreams all about the topic of flowers for his clients. And visual artist Sarah Illenberger c/o EMEIS DEUBEL is equally skilled in inducing dreams with her delicate work. A prime example is Sarah's latest work in cooperation with Marsano entitled 'Solid Air' – flower bouquets made of balloons – at an exhibition in the shop in Berlin.

Sarah Illenberger is a Berlin-based artist, illustrator and designer. Her visual language is defined by giving common things a new meaning. She creates installations using various materials and techniques, which are then photographed or presented in public places. Her work appears in books, magazines, digital media and window displays. She also produces limited editions and design objects.

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