In Bart Michiels’ The Course of History seemingly quiet landscapes trail echoes and traces
of the bloodiest battles that occurred in Europe from antiquity to Second World War.
Taken from different distances, from vast landscapes to close details, the images of the New York-based Belgian photographer are a poetic, moving attempts to understand and possibly represent such complex spaces.
Above: Waterloo 1815, The Fall of The Imperial Guard, 2001
The tragic histories of these fields, hills and beaches are only revealed in the captions. The details of the event that took place in each site function as epiphanies of life and death as well as of our collective memory.
Above: Austerlitz 1805, Stare Vinohragy III and I, 2010
A closing and generous Selected Readings section quotes a series of significant texts to accompany these beautiful photographs, paving the way to further reflections on the sense and consequences of war.
Above: Monte Cassino 1944, Monastery Hill, 2004
Above:Sebastopol 1855, The Shadow of The Valley of The Shadow of Death I and II, 2008
Above: Monte Cassino 1944, Garigliano I, 2006
Bart Michiels, The Course of History
156 pp., €49. damianieditore.com
PARIS PHOTO 2013
The 17th edition of Paris Photo just ended. Since 2011 under the direction of Julien Frydman,
the fair saw the participation of 138 international galleries and 28 publishers.
Located in the heart of Paris, the stunning Grand Palais hosted a rich program of unmissable exhibitions and collateral events, confirming the fair’s unquestionable role in presenting a complete overview of the photographic panorama worldwide.
Above:View of Paris Photo
For the third time, beyond the exhibitors animating the ground floor, much room was dedicated to important institutions, such as the Instituto Moreira Salles (Rio de Janeiro), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto) and the Museum Folkwang of Essen, whose collections were included in the “Recent Acquisitions” exhibition. Moreover, a selection of photographic artworks from Harald Falckenberg at Deichtorhallen (Hamburg) was shown in the “Private Collection”.
Above: View of the publishers' booths at Paris Photo
Alongside historical galleries and established authors – displayed were original vintage prints by masters such as August Sander, Alfred Stieglitz, Diane Arbus and Lewis Baltz to name but a few – on the booths’ walls found their place several pieces of young artists of different provenance, whose works highlight the variety of today’s approaches towards the photographic medium.
Above: Ina Jang, Christophe Guye, Zurich
Ina Jang (Seoul, 1982) is a Brooklyn-based photographer. Swiss gallerist Christophe Guye dedicated a large wall of his stand to her work – yet internationally promoted and shown in numerous important galleries, festivals and magazines – arranged as a delicate combination of pastel color photographs with a sprinkle of fashion, graphics and drawing.
Above: Mårten Lange, Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg/Berlin
According to the landscape tradition, which still takes on a fundamental role in the fair offer, Hamburg and Berlin-based Robert Morat Galerie focused its attention on the ways artists relate to the subject in narrative terms, titling its stand “Biography of the Place”. Beautiful Bertien van Manen, Hans-Christian Schink and Bernard Fuchs’s pieces sustained Mårten Lange’s small-sized black and white photographs of natural elements, part of the 29-year old Swedish photographer’s project Another Language (MACK, 2012).
Above: Rosângela Rennó A01 [COD.220.127.116.11] – A27 [S | COD.23] (RR Edições, Rio de Janeiro)
Martin Parr’s noteworthy selection of “protest” photobooks led the publishers’ area, where the most relevant picks of 2013 were shortlisted and exhibited on the occasion of the Aperture Foundation’s annual Prize.
Winner of the Photobook of the Year is Rosângela Rennó with her A01 [COD.18.104.22.168] – A27 [S | COD.23] (RR Edições, Rio de Janeiro), while Óscar Monzón’s KARMAS (RVB Books, Paris / Dalphine, Madrid) was assigned the First Photobook Prize.
Above: Collective project Lost Home, Super Labo, Kanagawa
Since the amazingly increasing interest towards photography in book form has led to a packed schedule of signings occurring within the trade show, the presence of a whole team of international photographers around one single table would definitely catch the attention.
This was the case of Lost Home, a collaborative bookwork project organized and promoted by Japan-based independent publisher Super Labo. Ten renowned photographers – Harvey Benge, JH Engström, Roe Ethridge, Takashi Homma, Ron Jude, Daido Moriyama, Christian Patterson, Slavica Perkovic, Bertien van Manen and Terri Weifenbach – were asked to freely respond to a specially commissioned prose poem written by Japanese screen-writer Nobuyuki Ishiki. Collected in a 1000 limited edition box and finely printed, the 11 booklets (ten photobooks and the one containing Nobuyuki’s words) express each of the authors’ own understanding and visual representation of the idea of Lost Home. [Ilaria Speri]
BENASSI AT MARSÈLLERIA
Riccardo Benassi’s site-specific installation Techno Casa involves a cycle of ten black and white video-essays called “Attachments”, created ad hoc for this exhibition. The work interacts and communicates with the architecture of Marsèlleria, conceived as a system of presentation itself. The artist’s stream of thoughts, expressed through a variety of media, focuses on how the use of new technologies – smartphones in particular – completely alters our relationship with the quotidian.
Riccardo Benassi (Cremona, 1982) is an Italian artist, currently based in Berlin. Working with different media – sound, video and installations above all – he focuses his attention on the relation between artwork and space, which is always an integral part of his work.
Riccardo Benassi’s Techno Casa
November 15 – December 5, 2013
Via Paullo 12/A, Milan
Above: "Techno Casa – an introduction to" from www.365loops.com © 2011/2013 Riccardo Benassi
Kaufmann Repetto are hosting two unmissable exhibitions in their Milan and New York galleries; the latter just inaugurated on this occasion.
In New York, the space they share with Andrew Kreps, hosts a personal exhibition of Italian artist Pierpaolo Campanini: the first in a series of events that will introduce to the city the Europeans represented by sisters Francesca Kaufmann and Chiara Repetto.
In Milan, Thea Djordjadze’s Oxymoron Grey shares the gallery with Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, here with her first Italian solo show, a project room called Things Are Going Great In My Absence.
Alexi-Meskhishvili was featured with a portfolio in Fantom #2, in winter 2010.
Above:Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Things Are Going Great In My Absence. © the artist and Kaufmann Repetto.
November 9 - December 21, 2013
535 West 22nd Street, New York
Thea Djordjadze | Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili
November 21 2013 - February 1 2014
Via di Porta Tenaglia 7, Milan
MACCHINE PER ABITARE
The exhibition "Macchine per abitare. Architecture photographs and drawings from the Galleria Civica di Modena" collects around 100 works selected from the Gallery’s archives, including famous 20th Century architects’ drawings, architectural projects – both real and utopian – and images of finished architecture interpreted by photographers from around the world.
Studies of single buildings along with urban visions offer an extensive overview of some of the most important representatives of contemporary architecture.
“Macchine per abitare” is curated by Francesca Mora and Gabriella Roganti, promoted and organized by Galleria civica di Modena and Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, with support from the Culture Councillorship of the Emilia-Romagna Regional Council.
Macchine per abitare.Architecture photographs and drawings from the Galleria Civica di Modena (Italy)
November 13, 2013 – January 26, 2014
Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena, Italy
Above: Ico Parisi, Grattacieli, 1986. © Fondo Ico Parisi, Galleria civica di Modena
AMÉRICA LATINA 1960–2013
Coproduced by Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain and Museo Amparo in Puebla (Mexico), América Latina 1960–2013 offers a new perspective on Latin American photography, focusing on the relationship between the text and the photographic language.
Sixty-two artists of different provenance – most of them were rarely exhibited in Europe – are gathered for this occasion to show the multiplicity of approaches relating to the medium and allow the viewer to rediscover the history of the continent.
América Latina 1960–2013
November 19, 2013 – April 6, 2014
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, 75014 Paris
FORNASETTI AT TRIENNALE
On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Piero Fornasetti - featured on the cover of Fantom #04 and on Fantom #05's "Stories" - the Triennale Design Museum presents "100 Years of Practical Madness", a first grand and unprecedented exhibition of the artist’s work.
The exhibition includes more than 700 pieces, mostly from the extraordinary Fornasetti archive in Milan, curated by Barnaba Fornasetti, who still carries on his father’s work.
Piero Fornasetti. 100 Years of Practical Madness
Triennale Design Museum, Palazzo della Triennale, Milan
November 13, 2013 - February 9, 2014.
Exhibition catalogue published by Corraini Edizioni. Designed by NuClear Lab.
MICAMERA 10th Anniversary
In Milan, November 8th, Spazio O', Via Pastrengo 12.
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of MiCamera, Italy's best and largest photography bookstore, Fantom co-founder and publisher Massimo Torrigiani discusses publishing and photography with Chris Pichler of Nazraeli Press and Giulia Zorzi of MiCamera.
At 5.30p.m until 7.00p.m., Spazio O', Milan.
The photobook and art photography.
Open talk on contemporary photography and art publishing with Chris Pichler, founder of Nazraeli Press and Massimo Torrigiani, publisher of Fantom.
The talk will focus on photography book publishing and on how it faces today's cultural and technological challenges, the relationship between publisher and author, the selection of the projects, the managing strategies. The audience will have the opportunity of meeting two leading figures of the international art publishing scene: Chris Pichler, founder of Nazraeli Press and Massimo Torrigiani, publisher in the art field and director of SH Contemporary, the contemporary art fair in Shanghai, from 2010 to 2012.
Right after the talk we will go to micamera (a few meters ahead) for the opening of Andrea Alessio’s exhibition.
At 7pm, micamera, Milan.
Exhibition of photographs by Andrea Alessio. Opening.
Andrea Alessio: Before you, Santa Claus, life was like a moonless night.
«A night journey through Northeast Italy, immersed in the silence and in the darkness of the night, if it weren't for those Christmas lights. A small light and everything is transformed, we see the road, we understand where to look, where to go. Andrea Alessio lingers on the detail, trying to control chaos and at the same time appeasing his rationality. That's what the camera does; it's an instrument that we use to create what might not even exist and for sure, it shows us things differently from what we would have expected».
Flavio Franzoni, Micamera
The monography Before you, Santa Claus, life was like a moonless night, curated by micamera, is published by Nazraeli Press. Andrea Alessio is the first Italian author to be published by the American imprint.
«Nazraeli eagerly agreed to publish this book because we fell in love with the work of Andrea Alessio right away, and wanted to celebrate with our friends at micamera on their anniversary» writes Pichler. «Before you, Santa Claus, life was like a moonless night is remarkable through its visual language and allows us to get lost in a world where everything is possible», says German artist Jessica Backhaus about the works by Alessio that will be on show at micamera.
Through December 7th, the exhibition by Andrea Alessio is accompanied by a special display of a selection of titles published by Nazraeli Press over the last 10 years.
Micamera · via Medardo Rosso, 19 - 20159 Milan, Italy
ph +39 02 45481569 / www.micamera.it
Opening hours: wednesday - saturday 10 a.m/1 p.m - 4 p.m/7 p.m
Tracy Williams Gallery New York, presents a series of photographs by Italian artist Domingo Milella - a contributor to Fantom First Issue - in his second solo show at the gallery.
For nearly a decade Milella has taken as his subject matter the ever-evolving frontiers of urban landscape, capturing the flux of human civilizations. Choosing sites conflicted in nature or where ancient and modern paradigms collide, he investigates geography through human’s relationship to the natural and built environment, history, and identity. Taking us on some of his most recent journeys through the early Greek tombs in the Anatolian provinces, Milella questions the ability of photography to compress temporal distances and document objects for posterity, as well as the expectations it produces.
Born in in 1981, Domingo Milella lives between Bari (Italy), London and New York. He had solo and group shows in the U.S. and, , among others, at FOAM museum Amsterdam, MACRO museum Rome, Les Rencontres d'Arles (France), and Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery London.
November 1 / December 21, 2013,
Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York
ON OUR SHELVES
"Mrs. Merryman’s Collection" - published by MACK - presents 43 postcards collected by Anne-Marie Merryman between 1937 and 1980 and rediscovered by Anne Sophie Merryman following her grandmother's death.
The postcards form the story of two intertwined lives - one lived travelling the world through the images of postcards, the other as a child and then an adult whose life was influenced by this collection.
Each of the intriguing postcards reveals a detailed reverse, complete with handwritten messages and exotic stamps, encouraging the reader to elaborate the narrative threads of this unusual collection and to unravel a hidden secret.
While Anne-Marie and Anne Sophie never met, both their lives were inspired by these postcard - a relationship that was born, and continues to flourish, in the realms of the imagination.
Anne Sophie Merryman, Mrs. Merryman's Collection
112 pp., €42.50. mackbooks.co.uk
Also available as an ebook, published by MAPP
The first solo exhibition in Europe of Edson Chagas in the historical rooms of A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia.
With a large selection of his works - including the series Found Not Taken, Luanda, which contributed to his triumph at the Venice Biennale - Chagas juxtaposes the reasoning about the form and how the city is perceived and experienced by the people who live it. The systematic cataloguing of objects and people – including documents and poetry – at the exhibition takes the shape of a map where relations between forms, people and cities create new relations, invented spaces and suggestions for new ways of living.
Opening: October 12, 2013.
Galleria A Palazzo, Brescia (Italy)
EVE PLAYS DUCHAMP
Brancolini Grimaldi announces Eve Plays Duchamp, a group exhibition of three American artists - Tricia Lawless Murray, Heidi Snow and Hannah Whitaker - each working in a vein of feminist-inflected neo-Surrealism.
The show is curated by Kevin Moore, an independent scholar and curator based in New York.
Eve Plays Duchamp
Until November 9, 2013
Brancolini Grimaldi, London W1S 4JJ
Above: Hannah Whitaker, Untitled, 2013.
After an extended 2 year period of research and experimentation, artist Richard Galpin (featured in Fantom # 05) debuted new tridimensional works in a temporary Hales Gallery project space, in Shoreditch, to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair.
The free standing sculpture made from steel drywall studding and an orbital sanded photograph originated from Galpin's own photographs of cities and construction sites, and show a significant, and beautiful, new dimension of the English artist's work.
Find out more on Richard Galpin here and here.
As part of Fantom’s current reshape, we just started a programme of two years in collaboration with our friends at Marsèll
. As first installment of this partnership, we were in Amsterdam for Unseen, “the” international photography fair for new discoveries, new talents and hidden treasures.
There we organized "Picture Perfect", a talk with artist Maurizio Anzeri, photographer and critic Gerry Badger, and Fantom editorts Selva Barni and Francesco Zanot, investigating the role of photography as a core element in the work of non-photographers.
Please click here for a short photo report from Unseen.
"Rainbow Variations and Other Works" is the first major exhibition in Europe by Japanese artist Taisuke Koyama.
Curated by our editor-in-chief, Selva Barni, and associate editor, Francesco Zanot, the show presents a series of works from the beginning of his carrier to the latest research, and highlight his pondering around the theme of variation and repetition, around the subtle differences between hyperrealism and abstraction. Opening on October 12th at Metronom in Modena, the same gallery where they curated the solo show of Dutch artist Ruth Van Beek last May, the show will be on view until November 30th 2013.
Taisuke Koyama, Rainbow Variations and Other Works
October 12 - November 30, 2013
Collezione Maramotti unveils "9'/ Unlimited": the new body of works by Beatrice Pediconi.
The exhibition marks a further development in the Italian artist's research, dealing not only with the use of photography (Polaroid and large-size shots) but also creating a full environment where visitors enter and are wrapped in a firmament of moving pigments, a visual space that leads them into other possible territories. The exhibition also presents a selection of Polaroid shots taken during the production process of the work, together with an artist's book.
Beatrice Pediconi, 9’/ Unlimited
October 6, 2013 - January 31, 2014
Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia
ON OUR SHELF
Studio Blanco presents "To Belong", a journey in Emilia after the earthquake.
On May 20th, 2012, a crack opened in the earth's crust under a village near Modena called Finale Emilia. In the following weeks, the earthquake reverberated everywhere in the provinces of Modena, Reggio Emilia, Ferrara, Mantova, Rovigo, Bologna. Over two months, 2,300 aftershocks left almost thirty people dead and a society in shock.
Studio Blanco contributed with a visual story to join together Emilia's faces and places. They brought Swedish photographer Anders Petersen to photograph wherever, whomever, however he liked, with the idea that only an outsider could find and capture the spirit that keeps these lands together.
One year after the earthquake, Petersen's photos create a small poem about Emilia, which sews up that deep crack and returns this land, whole, to the humanity that has always belonged here.
[From the text by Cosimo Bizzarri]
Founded in 2005 in Reggio Emilia by Sara and Valerio Tamagnini,
Studio Blanco creates communication projects via multidisciplinary mediums.
LE BAL presents "Dark Knees (1969-2012)", the first major show of American photographer Mark Cohen.
A figure of the street photography genre which dominated American photography in the early seventies, Mark Cohen (b.1943) is also the inventor of a distinctive photographic language. Over the past 40 years he has walked the length and breadth of the streets in and around his hometown - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania - seizing fragments of postures and bodies, ordinary objects appearing isolated and sinister.
The decline of this small mining town is right there, in its yards, at its bus stops, on its porches, but Mark Cohen's intentions are anything but documentary: rather he is driven by the beauty of a chance encounter, by the torments or delights he detects in another's substance.
There is, in the brutality of his gaze, a rawness and a nervous energy, an ambivalence and a grace through which the making of a photo becomes the expression of a revelation.
Mark Cohen, Dark Knees (1969-2012)
Sept . 27 – Dec. 8 , 2013
LE BAL, 75018 Paris
Above: © Mark Cohen; courtesy ROSEGALLERY, Los Angeles.
FANTOM AT UNSEEN 2013
We're happy to participate to the second edition of UNSEEN: the international photography fair for new discoveries, new talent and hidden treasures.The ultimate platform to advance and encourage the research of the yet undetected photographer or work from the four corners of the world.
FANTOM will take part to the fair with a talk to investigate the role of photography as a core element in the work of non-photographers; “Picture Perfect” is the first installment of a new collaboration between FANTOM and MARSÈLL. With artist Maurizio Anzeri, photographer and critic Gerry Badger, Selva Barni and Francesco Zanot.
As we said in our contribution to FOAM’s What’s Next in October 2011: “Photography is a virus inoculated in society, culture and the arts. Since its birth it integrated the functions of pre-existing tools, such as people's memory, the soldier's telescope, the scientist's rule and the painter's brush. It developed around an endless research for its own autonomy, but its growing diffusion and the increasing number of its applications make this objective more and more unreasonable. The evolutionary model of photography is based on the principle of contamination, which involves both its own system, so that the typical features of traditional genres (reportage, portrait, architecture, landscape, architecture, still-life, etcetera) are mixed together in order to form a magmatic new vocubulary, as well as the other representation techniques, inevitably influencing the preparation of drawings, paintings, installations and so on. This is a process which affects not only the language of photography, but also the physical device itself. Today pictures are not taken with a simple camera only, but also by using phones, computers and Playstations... Photography attacks different instruments and sneaks inside them. Photography is everywhere”.
The second edition of UNSEEN will take place at Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek from 26-29 September 2013.
“Picture Perfect by FANTOM” will be held at the fair on Friday, September 27th at 6.30 p.m.
Lead over here for more information.
Fantom is an imprint of Boiler Corporation.
Hayward Gallery (London) presents a landmark project in the artistic life of internationally acclaimed photographer Dayanita Singh (featured on Fantom #1). Go Away Closer is the first UK retrospective of Singh's major new body of work, which investigates and challenges the boundaries and practice of photography as an artistic medium.
The exhibition presents Singh's new portable 'museums' of stories, themes and image-repertoires, alongside her most well-known series of works, such as Dream Villa, Blue Book, I am as I am, Bombay Portraits and the Mona portfolio.
Dayanita Singh. Go Away Closer
Hayward Gallery, London SE1 8XX
Oct. 8 - Dec. 15, 2013
Above: from the series Go Away Closer, 2007. Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London.
© The artist 2013. Find out more: frithstreetgallery.com
ON OUR SHELVES
American Colour 1962–1965 is a selection of previously unpublished Tony Ray-Jones’ colour photographs from the earliest period of his work. Selected by Liz Jobey from the extensive archives held at the National Media Museum in Bradford, this book brings together the early experiments that would inform his later work.
Tony Ray-Jones (1941–1972) was born in Somerset and arrived in America in 1961 on a scholarship to Yale to study graphic art and he returned to England four years later. But it was in America that he learned to be a photographer, that he learned to extract individual moments from a crowded backdrop and to find order in the chaos of the street.
«I found America a very colour-conscious country,” he said. “Colour is very much part of their culture, and they use it in crazy ways. You look down Madison Avenue at lunchtime and the colours just vibrate.»
Tony Ray-Jones. American Colour 1962 – 1965
80 pp., €25.00
Also available as an ebook, published by MAPP mappeditions.com
ProjectB, in Milan, presents "Displacement", the first solo show in Italy of photographer Giada Ripa. Eight works form the new series Iconema and from Displacement, the ongoing work - started in 2005 - that give the name to the show.
The protagonist of Displacement is a youngwoman obsessively confronting herself with unknown lands where capitalism clash with the harshness of the environment, history, culture and religion.
The new works from Iconema series mark the artist's return to her origins; the urge to work in her homeland territory, in the spirit of a “European Grand Tour”, after a long journey through distant lands.
Giada Ripa lives and works between New York and Milan. She began her career in 2000, after studying at the ICP in New York, working both as a correspondent photographer and progressively dealing with more personal projects. Since then, Giada Ripa Ripa has roamed the world, using its topographies as a backdrop for her examinations of personal dislocation in both public and private spaces. Ripa was a finalist for the Terna Award in 2009 and has just been nominated for the prestigious PRIX PICTET Award (the leading global award for photography and sustainability).
Giada Ripa. Displacement
ProjectB Gallery, Milan
Sep. 26 - Oct. 25, 2013
Cherry & Martin in Los Angeles presents “Sensing the Technologic Banzai" highlighting some works by Robert Heinecken (featured on Fantom #8) that has not been seen in almost two decades. "Waking Up in News America" is a room in which every surface are completely covered in images shot from the TV: the room-sized installation investigates Heinecken's deep concern: mass media and the affects of the television. Also included in Cherry and Martin's exhibition will be a number of "videograms" and a selection of Heinecken's magazine print-throughs from the late 80s and early 90s, in which two sides of a magazine page are reproduced as one image, bringing out unexpected associations and meanings.
Robert Heinecken. Sensing the Technologic Banzai
Cherry & Martin, Los Angeles
Sep. 28 - Nov.16, 2013
LAZY DOG PRESS
Lazy Dog Press is an independent publishing house - founded in 2011 by Riccardo Bello, Luca Barcellona, Debbie Bibo and Massimo Pitis - devoted to unconventional artists and projects - the visionaries working in graphic design, typography, illustration, and photography. “Strange Worlds” by Matthew Albanese is Lazy Dog’s second publication.
Like an alchemist of the 21st century, Matthew Albanese creates small, magnificent worlds that bewilder even the most expert eyes, leading viewers to believe that the lakes, forests, savannas, and far-away planets are real scenes photographed, perhaps, by a seasoned landscape photographer.
Only when the process is revealed do we realize that we’ve been pleasantly seduced by a fabricated reality, in which Albanese - part craftsman, part sculptor, and photographer extraordinaire - constructs with a certain flair and a great deal of patience worlds that are no bigger than a table.
The book will be released in October 2013 and will be available online
at www.lazydog.eu as well as in select bookstores around the world.
ON OUR SHELVES
Leon Kirchlechner: "Nowhere"
Leon Kirchlechner, Nowhere 2013, Co-Published by Der Greif and dienacht Publishing.
64 pp., 800 numbered copies www.dergreif-online.de
ON OUR SHELVES
Ruth van Beek: The Arrangement
"The Arrangement" is a group of images Ruth Van Beek made from her collection of flower
composing books. She has been collecting books on this subject for years, mostly instructional
books dating from 50s to the the 70s. They combine colorful stillives of flower arrangements with
the functional photography of a manual. Ruth Van Beek is specially interested in the translation
of the strict rules and symbols of Japanese Ikebana into instructional books for Dutch housewifes.
Ruth van Beek, The Arrangement 2013, RVB Books.
48 pp. www.rvb-books.com
The Studio Museum in Harlem presents “Women“: nearly twenty large-scale conté drawings of black women by Houston-based artist Robert Pruitt (featured on Fantom #8), well known for his examination of the historical and contemporary experiences of African Americans.
Women. Robert Pruitt
Jul 18, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013
The Studio Museum in Harlem,
144 West 125th Street, New York, NY
Find out more on koplindelrio.com
Above: "Two-Sistas", 2009. © the artist. Courtesy of Koplin Del Rio, Culver City CA
The 55th International Art Exhibition is on until 24 November 2013 at the Giardini,the Arsenale, and in various venues around the city of Venice, titled The Encyclopedic Palace and curated by Massimiliano Gioni.
We're glad to highlight some of the artists previously featured in Fantom.
Linda Fregni Nagler, "The Hidden Mother". Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, Arsenale
João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, "Silent films". Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, Arsenale. [Image via]
Petra Feriancova , "Still the Same Place". Czech and Slovak Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale.
Viviane Sassen, "Lexicon". Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, Arsenale
Diego Perrone, "Vittoria (Adolfo Wildt)", 2013. Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, Arsenale
Until August 31, M+B in Los Angeles will host "Apparatus" , a group exhibition, curated by Tim Barber, that brings together an eclectic mix of artworks that deal in some form with the human form. An apparatus is a set of materials designed for a particular use, but the word can also be used to describe the body, and the inner-workings of the body parts functioning together. As a group, this collection of artworks itself forms a new kind of apparatus. Participating artists include Daniel Arnold, Asger Carlsen, Jeanette Hayes, Jerry Hsu, Sandy Kim, Andrew Kuo, Ryan McGinley, Santiago Mostyn, Jason Nocito, Brad Phillips, Charlie Roberts, Brea Souders, Aurel Schmidt, Kate Steciw, Deanna Templeton and Ed Templeton.
Apparatus. Curated by Tim Barber
Until August 31, 2013
M+B, Los Angeles, California 90069
Above: Brea Souders, Unraveling, 2011
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Fantom editor Selva Barni will be among the Meeting Place Reviewers of the 2014 International Meeting Place Portfolio Review for Artists to be held on March 15 - April 2, 2014 in Houston, Texas, during the FotoFest 2014 Biennial.
Created in 1986 as an international portfolio review for artists working with photography and photo-related art, FotoFest’s Meeting Place is a hallmark of the FotoFest Biennial and it continues to be the model for portfolio review programs throughout the world. With over two weeks of portfolio reviews for artists, its program is still the largest and most international portfolio review program in the world.
The Early Registration period is June 3 - July 15, 2013: head over to fotofest.org for more information.
Sunday is an independent publishing house focused on photobooks. Its aim is to publish with
the spirit of a sun-day: «commissioned works are made in week days - says its program -
freedom and independency are coming from sunday projects».
We loved their first book by creative director Marc Gourmelen: "Black Eye",
a collection of film sequences picturing the traffic in Tokyo.
Here's a preview from the book.
Marc Gourmelen, Black Eye
96 pp. , 500 copies.
After a series of peaceful demonstrations for preserving a recreational area in Istanbul city
centre, which is planned to be demolished for the construction of a shopping mall, Turkish police attacked the protesters violently with tear gas and water cannon, directly targeting their faces and bodies. Dozens of protesters are hospitalized and access to the park is blocked without any legal basis. Turkish media, directly controlled by the government or have business and political ties with it, refuse to cover the incidents. Press agencies also blocked the information flow.
Please share this message for the world to become aware of the police state created by AKP of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, which is often considered to be a model for other Middle Eastern countries. Turkish democracy expects your help. Thank you!