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Hans-Christian Schink, Fotografien aus Rom

    The two series presented in Hans-Christian Schink’s latest publication Fotografien aus Rom, entitled respectively Aqua Claudia and EUR, were carried out in the course of a year the artist spent at the Villa Massimo in Rome. The first is dedicated to the antique aqueduct Aqua Claudia, which served to supply the roman capital with water. The overall length from the source…

Nicolai Howalt, Light Break – Photography / Light Therapy

«Yes, we embody the sun, its hesitation. Yes, we are from the sun and try to be like it. Nutrients and metabolism, we are clorophyll reaching upward.» Morten Søndegaard    Danish visual artist Nicolai Howalt explores the research of scientist and Nobel laureate Niels Ryberg Finsen’s (1860-1904), based on an original use of chemical rays of light in the treatment…

Paul Graham, The Whiteness of the Whale

«Let us try. But in a matter like this, subtlety appeals to subtlety, and without imagination no man can follow another into these halls.» H. Melville, Moby Dick Published contextually to Paul Graham’s current major retrospective at Pier 24 – the first solo show held at the beautiful exhibition space in San Francisco, open since 2010 –, The…

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models

From the origins of photography, the relationship between the medium and mathematics has been a subject of great interest for many photographers. Internationally renown for his beautiful large-format, black-and-white gelatin silver prints composing, among others, his famous series Dioramas, Wax Museums, Seascapes, Theaters, and Architectures, the Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto is not an exception. His interest towards infinity, the capability of his…

Paris Photo 2015 reopens with a special Gallery Weekend

Gallery Weekend in Paris November 28 and 29, 2015 From 10 am to 8 pm Full programme here Following the tragic events that hit Paris last Friday, November 13, the 19th edition of Paris Photo – the world’s largest fair dedicated to photography, hosted as every year at the magnificent Grand Palais – was prematurely closed under the order of…

Alessandro Calabrese at Foam Talent 2015

Each Spring, Foam organises an Open Call – among the most coveted of the photographic field – to identify international talents under the age of 35. From a total of 1208 submissions from 67 different countries in 2015, 21 photographers were selected to be featured in the annual Foam Magazine Talent Issue, launched in September contextually to Unseen Photo Fair…

Lele Saveri at MoMA’s New Photography 2015

On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, MoMA’s longstanding exhibition series New Photography is expanding to 19 artists and artist collectives from 14 countries, and includes works made specifically for this exhibition. Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015 will be on view from November 7, 2015 to March 20, 2016, throughout the entirety of the Museum’s Edward…

Rinus Van de Velde: Selected Works

«He lives and works in a small European town in the woods, which has been kept secret since the early Seventies. His reclusive lyfestyle has been the source of many speculations by others from the outside.»  Hatje Cantz recently released the first extensive monograph of Belgian artist Rinus Van de Velde (born 1983), gathering a…

The Mapmaker’s Dream at Haines Gallery

 Opening on November 5th, Haines Gallery is hosting The Mapmaker’s Dream, an exhibition which brings together five artist whose works propose inventive and visually compelling ways to map the world around us. The show will feature Recipe for Tuesday Sunsets (2015) by Marius Bercea – a large-scale artwork depicting an abstract and fantastic vision of the neighborhoods of Los Angeles –,…

TEMPO AL TEMPO. ART FROM ANNO DOMINI TO RONI HORN

TEMPO AL TEMPO. ART FROM ANNO DOMINI TO RONI HORN, curated by Italian artist Domingo Milella and antiques specialist Bruno Botticelli, is opening on November 5 at the newly refurbished exhibition space of Roman Road in London. The show is born out of the roots of Milella’s practice, from his interest in time and its shapes, from antiques, and also…

Joachim Schmid, Souvenirs

Please note: Exhibition extended up to December 19, 2015 The first solo show in Italy by the German artist Joachim Schmid (Balingen, 1955) is on view at P420 Gallery until November 14, 2015. Active on the German scene since 1980 as a photography critic, essayist and publisher, in 1982 Schmid founded Fotokritik, a completely self-produced magazine that…

Do Ho Suh at MOCA Cleveland

This exhibition surveys recent work by internationally-renowned artist Do Ho Suh (Seoul, 1962). Suh creates architecturally scaled, fabric installations informed by his personal experiences, that recreate specific domestic spaces where he has lived, including his childhood home (a traditional hanok-style Korean house), a house in Rhode Island where he lived as a student, and his…

Andreas Gursky at Museum Frieder Burda

Andreas Gursky captures the burning issues of modern life and global reality with an objective and precise eye. His overall compositions are technical and pictorial masterpieces, and have long since inscribed themselves on the art world’s collective memory. Gursky’s typical forms of expression are digitally processed images and extremely large-scale formats. The works of the…

Tayo Onorato & Nico Krebs, EURASIA

After their successful The Great Unreal, based on a road trip through the US, which the artists subsequently distorted beyond recognition in their studio, the Swiss duo Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs hit the road once again in 2013. In their most recent project they take us on a trip by car to the East. The…

Valérie Belin, Super Models

Valérie Belin’s most recent series Super Models is on view at Edwynn Houk Gallery until 19 December 2015. Making its debut earlier this year in Belin’s solo exhibition, Les images intranquilles (Unquiet Images) at Centre Pompidou, the exhibition marks the first presentation of the series in the United States. Composed of six large-scale color photographs, Super Models…

Fabrizio Bellomo, Es geht einfach um Nummer

Metronom gallery in Modena is hosting Fabrizio Bellomo’s exhibition Es geht einfach um Nummer, curated by Luca Panaro. The title, Es geht einfach um Nummer [They are just numbers], is the main clue the artist gives us for what may be considered a decodification work, and on the other hand as a reconstruction of an abstractional project, brought roughly…

Richard Galpin, Slow Boom

Cristin Tierney Gallery in New York is hosting Slow Boom, an exhibition of new works by English artist Richard Galpin (previously featured on Fantom Issue 05, Autumn 2010). In Slow Boom, a phalanx of metal structures – nicknamed ‘crawlers’ – creeps across the gallery forming the artist’s most recent investigations of urban growth. Assembled from actual building…

Marc Horowitz at Depart Foundation

Until December 19, Depart Foundation is hosting the first major solo exhibition in the United States of Los Angeles-based artist Marc Horowitz. Curated by Nicola Ricciardi, Interior, Day (A Door Opens), features new paintings and sculptures. With a prescient instinct for the untapped cultural potential of populist mediums, notably Internet culture, commercial advertising and the entertainment industry,…

Paolo Ventura, La Città Infinita

Until November 14th, Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis is hosting an exhibition dedicated to Italian photographer Paolo Ventura’s latest body of work, La Città Infinita. Known for constructing and photographing elaborate dioramas to tell cinematic visual storiese, Ventura takes his process one step further by painting the photographs of constructed scenes and adding collage. The works,…

Armin Linke, The Appearance of That Which Cannot Be Seen

For more than twenty years, Armin Linke’s photographs have documented the effects of globalization, the transformation of cities into megacities, and the interconnectedness of post-industrial society resulting from digital information and communication technology.   For The Appearance of That Which Cannot Be Seen, scientists and theorists were invited to engage with Linke’s photographic archive, now…

Mickalene Thomas at Giverny

The dazzling mixed-media works of Mickalene Thomas (featured on Fantom #01) combine rhinestones with acrylic and oil paints to create compositions that often reference iconic works of art from XIX century. In her reimagined renderings, the artist replaces the European subjects with powerful and glamorous African American women, inviting questions about conventional beauty, racial identity,…

John Divola, Untitled, 1983

John Divola, Despite Intensions

John Divola’s first solo exhibition in Portugal, Despite Intensions, is a selection of nine diptychs produced in the mid-1980’s that articulate recurrent ideas in his work over the last forty years — a fundamental commitment to photography and its idiosyncrasies through processes that transcend the limits of photographic techniques. Permeating his images with gesture and intent,…

Carolina Sandretto, Vivir con…

Carolina Sandretto is a New York-based photographer from Italy. Her solo show Vivir con…, curated by Laura Cherubini, is being inaugurated on September 17th at Galleria Bianconi in Milan, presenting the artist’s eponymous project for the first time in the city. By portraying Cuban people in their own homes, surrounded by their memories and affections, the…

Josiah McElheny, Paintings

Josiah McElheny’s artwork has often investigated the history of twentieth century modernism, in the hope of expanding on the dominant historical narrative. While continuing a dialogue with the history of aesthetics – for their political, ideological, and philosophical implications – Paintings, an exhibition of new work at Andrea Rosen Gallery, represents a shift in McElheny’s…

Heads Will Roll

Max De Esteban’s exhibition Heads Will Roll is on view at Klompching Gallery, New York, running trough October 30th. The show features eight large-scale prints from the series, which constitutes the fourth episode of Propositions: a long-term investigation arising from today’s growing embracement of technologies and questioning how the nonstop flow of images affects our daily life. During the exhibition, De Esteban’s new comprehensive publication Propositions (La Fàbrica, 2015)…

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Things that Death Cannot Destroy

The artist Linda Fregni Nagler will be hosted at Moderna Museet in Stockholm to present Things that Death Cannot Destroy, the seventh chapter of a performance featuring 19th-century magic lanterns. The magic lantern was the forerunner of the film projector and was used to project images on walls at the end of the 19th century. Viewers are driven through time by means…

Left: Edouard Wolton, Aurore boréale, 2014 Right:Edouard Wolton, Eclipse, 2013

Agartha / Photométéores

The first gallery exhibition of Edouard Wolton, graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Paris in 2010, is taking place at Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire as a scenography in two parts, titled Agartha and Photométéores respectively. Starting from studies on minerals, luminous phenomena and geometrical theories, the artist combines different elements extracted from nature…

Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel

The exhibition ‘Francesca Woodman. On Being an Angel’, curated by Anna Tellgren and running at Moderna Museet through December 6th, gathers a selection of a hundred photographs and a video by Francesca Woodman. Featuring most of the American photographer’s thematic groups and series – such as Polka Dots (1976), the From Angel series (1977), Swan Song (1978), Charlie the Model (1976–77) and her…