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Art • GoSee Loves ... Turner Contemporary presents 'Seaside: Photographed', an exhibition on the relationship between photographers, photography and Britain's beaches from 1850 to today, on the verge of BREXIT

22.05.2019 • There was a time when the British looked benevolently over the rim of their teacups onto the local shores. They cultivated bathing culture on their own doorstep – before setting out in the 20th century to subdue such picturesque destinations as Ibiza, Majorca or all of Thailand to their touristic fancy. With the exhibition 'Seaside', TURNER CONTEMPORARY takes a look back and perhaps also into an icy but magnificent future on 'sorry, Brits only' beaches around the brave islands in the Atlantic due to the epic BREXIT. 'Seaside: Photographed' is the major exhibition on the relationship between photography and British beaches from 1850 to today, on display through 8 September in Margate.

“The British seaside has always been a metaphor for the state of the nation. Decline and regeneration have become seaside descriptors. The coastal population is a complex one – new sets of urban colonizers repurposing seaside buildings and spaces, visitors, émigrés, retirees, all living alongside longstanding citizens.” say curators Val Williams and Karen Shepherdson.

Including early...

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Art • GoSee loves... HIROSHI WATANABE – 'Lotus Dreams', on display thru the end of April 2019 in New York's Benrubi Gallery

17.04.2019 • Still on display through the end of April 2019 at New York's Benrubi Gallery is 'Lotus Dreams', the enchanting works of Japanese artist HIROSHI WATANABE, born 1951 in Sapporo, on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, and now a Californian resident.

Hiroshi Watanabe graduated from Nihon University in 1975 and received an MBA from UCLA in 1993. His first published collection was I See Angles Every Day (2007), depicting portraits of patients and scenes from San Lázaro psychiatric hospital in Quito, Ecuador. In 2009, Watanabe received a commission from the San Jose California Museum of Art to document his perspective of the city’s Japantown. The work centered around artifacts from the Japanese internment camps established during WWII. He has since shown work in North Korea, Italy, North Carolina and Oregon. Watanabe won a Critical Mass Award from Photolucida in 2006 and received a grant from the Pollock-Kasner Foundation in 2016.

HIROSHI WATANABE – LOTUS DREAMS
. 14 March – 27 April, 2019. GoSee: benrubigallery.com


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Art • HASSELBLAD celebrates female photographers with the 'HEROINES' series with artistic standards – we present you inspirations by Maria Svarbova, Kamilla Hanapova, Anna Devís, and Tina Signesdottir Hult on GoSee

16.04.2019 • The ''Hasselblad Heroines'' project was launched on International Women's Day on 8 March to celebrate and showcase the achievements of female photographers worldwide. In weekly spotlights, the heroines share their experiences with their camera and give tips and inspiration for other photographers.

HASSELBLAD HEROINES are Anna Devís, a trained architect living in the Spanish city of Valencia, focusing on creative, conceptual photography, Hasselblad-Masters Kamilla Hanapova, photographer from St. Petersburg, Russia, with her passion for portrait, beauty and architecture photography, ... 2018 Hasselblad-Masters Tina Signesdottir Hult from Norway, specializing in art, portraits and conceptual themes ... as well as Maria Svarbova.

''We have developed the heroines feuilleton to lend even more depth to the diversity of experiences and perspectives we share in our channels. We hope these stories provide inspiration and insights for other photographers who want to master their work,'' said Sarah Martzloff, Social Media Manager at Hasselblad.

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Art • GoSee loves... Bauhaus and Photography. New Vision in Contemporary Art - an exhibition on the photography avant-garde of 1930 and their development in the Museum für Photographie in Berlin

03.04.2019 • To mark the centenary of the founding of Bauhaus, Museum für Fotografie in Berlin presents the exhibition 'Bauhaus and Photography – On New Visions in Contemporary Art ' (11 April thru 25 August, 2019).

Bauhaus not only pays a key role in design and art history but also for photography in the 20th century. How are these innovations still contributing to the development of the visual language of today's photography and contemporary aesthetic concepts? What role does the avant-garde photography of 1930 play for contemporary artists today? This exhibition juxtaposes works by artists such as László Moholy-Nagy, Lucia Moholy, Man Ray, Jan Tschichold, Hedda Walther, Florence Henri, Hans Robertson and Erich Consemüller with groups of works by Thomas Ruff, Dominique Teufen, Daniel T. Braun, Wolfgang Tillmans, Doug Fogelson, Max de Esteban, Viviane Sassen, Stephanie Seufert, Kris Scholz, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Antje Hanebeck and Douglas Gordon.

The historical reference point of the exhibition is the Werkbund exhibition Film and Photo, which was shown in Stuttgart, Berlin and...

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Art • 'I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating' Alec Soth published sensitive portraits in a new illustrated book (MACK Books) and presents exhibitions and book signings in Berlin, New York and San Francisco

27.03.2019 • Created between 2017 and 2018 was the series entitled 'I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating' by American photographer Alec Soth now published at MACK BOOKS. His photos show subjective and personal portraits whose stories one would like to here. The protagonists come from different social backgrounds, most of which he met while traveling in North America and Europe. Its name was taken from a line in the Wallace Stevens’ (1879-1955) poem The Gray Room (1917).

Alec Soth has previously reflected on social-political realities in his series such as Looking for Love (1996), NIAGARA (2006), Broken Manual (2010), and Songbook (2015). Poetic and melancholic interiors and portraits of people in their living spaces photographed during his travels around the United States reveal the deep economic, ethnic, and human rifts that divide American society.

“When I returned to photography, I wanted to strip the medium down to its primary elements. Rather than trying to make some sort of epic narrative about America, I wanted to simply spend time looking at other people and, hopefully,...

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