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PORN TO PIZZA – Domestic Clichés

The eccentric exhibition ‘PORN TO PIZZA – Domestic Clichés’, curated by Tina Sauerlaender (head of the curatorial project peer to space) will inaugurate this Friday with a Pizza Party at DAM Gallery in Berlin. The group show takes into account our most common habits and obsessions, the four P words identifying contemporary domestic clichés: Porn, Pets, Plants…

Jesús de Echebarría, Estereoscópico

GETXOPHOTO Festival

The 9th edition of GETXOPHOTO, a photography festival promoted by the Begihandi collective, will take place from September 3rd to October 4th in the city of Getxo, Basque Country, for the third and last consecutive year under the curatorial direction of Christian Caujolle.   Peculiarity of the event, this year orbiting around the visual representation of Trips,…

Cover of Bau: Magazine for Architecture and Urban Planning, issue 1-2, 1968 (detail). Courtesy the architects, artists and their estates.

Everything is Architecture: Bau Magazine from the 60s and 70s

Everything is Architecture: Bau Magazine in the 60s and 70s is the first significant exhibition entirely dedicated to the history of Bau: Magazine for Architecture and Urban Planning in the UK. Founded in Wien in 1925 by the Central Association of Austrian Architects, the magazine was first conceived as a local trade publication. The project progressed to…

Jing Shen · The act of painting in contemporary China

We are happy to announce the opening of the exhibition “Jing Shen. The act of painting in contemporary China” co-curated by Fantom’s publisher and co-founder Massimo Torrigiani at PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea in Milan. Paintings, installations, drawings, sculptures and videos explore the specific nature of the act of painting in Chinese art through the work of twenty artists from…

RAED YASSIN PERFORMS IN MILAN

Fantom invites you to the performances of lebanese artist Read Yassin.   “The Impossible Works Of Raed Yassin”, a performance with Ilaria Bonacossa, Eva Fabbris, Francesco Garutti. June 10th, 2015, h. 6.30/9 pm.   “Solo Double Bass” performed by Raed Yassin. June 11th, 2015, h. 8/9 pm.   Marsèlleria Permanent Exhibition Via Paullo 12/A, Milan marselleria.com…

Ricardo Cases, ‘El porqué de las naranjas’

A visual wandering across ephemeral details and amazing banalities compose Ricardo Cases’ publication ‘El porqué de la naranjas’ (MACK, London). The body of work was entirely produced in the region of Levante, Spain, where the author chose to let himself carried away by the beauty of his near surroundings. The vibrant and colorful portrait of the…

Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine, A Perpetual Season

Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine’s A Perpetual Season flows, as a musical arrangement, in a minor scale. Intriguing and unsettling. Repeated encounters with detached strangers alternate with glimpses of worn-out concrete surfaces and indispensable pauses, with a rhythmic and slow cadence. The book consists of a journey through an unknown, yet familiar city, made of instants and fragments. The…

Call for Entries: Celeste Prize 2015

The 7th edition of Celeste Prize is now open for entries. Multidisciplinary artists, photographers and creatives worldwide are invited to submit crossover artworks in multiple media and time-based investigations. Chief-curator of this edition’s jury is Koyo Kouoh, Director of Raw Material Company, Dakar.   Celeste Prize 2015 Deadline: June 30th 2015 For more information:www.celesteprize.com/celesteprize2015  

miart 2015

miart – International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art   From 9th to 12th April 2015 the pavilions of fieramilanocity will welcome 156 international galleries representing the best of modern and contemporary art and limited-edition design from all over the world. Once again, the 20th edition will be structured along four sections: Established, with 105 exhibitors…

New Exhibitions at Foam

Foam salutes the arrival of spring with an unmissable series of exhibitions, opening on Thursday, March 19th in presence of the photographers: Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Geert Goiris, Regine Petersen.   To Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light is a phrase Kodak used to define the extraordinary quality of a…

Coming Soon

Anastasia Photo Gallery in New York is hosting Natan Dvir’s next exhibition Coming Soon, featuring a series of unreleased works from the Israeli photographer’s long-run depiction of the bizarre relationship between humans and advertising in the city of New York. Enormous billboards, while located in the background of each image, stand above flattened streets and…

de-FORMATIONS

The group exhibition de-FORMATIONS includes and takes inspiration from the series The Distortions by André Kertész, the most striking and unsettling work of the visionary author, which was produced during the 30s as an assignment for the illustrated magazine Le Sourire. On that occasion, Kertész portrayed two models making use of carnival mirrors, transforming their…

The Needle’s Eye

The exhibition traces a singular history of embroidery, spanning from its more conventional uses to its increasing application as a free means of expression within the art field. Focusing on both Norwegian and international contemporary applications, the show fosters a dialogue between traditional employments of this technique – touching on themes such as history, memory and…

Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin, This Equals That!

What do a sailing boat and a square ruler have in common? And what about a bookstall and a brick wall? These are only few of the question marks raised by Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin in their publication This Equals That!.   Entirely dedicated to all children from five to one hundred years old,…

Max De Esteban, Heads Will Roll

Max De Esteban’s volume Heads Will Roll is the fourth episode of the author’s series of Propositions, a long-term investigation arising from today’s growing embracement of technologies within the artistic approaches and methods. The images gathered in this book hail from a variety of sources, among which the digital world and the news, today definable…

Call for Entries: WYNG Masters Award

WYNG Masters Award is an annual contest that aims to bring the public’s attention on social issues relating to the city of Hong Kong. It is currently open for entries to both Hong Kong-based and international photographers on the theme of WASTE. The winner of WYNG Masters Award will receive a cash prize of HKD 250,000…

Sergio Romagnoli, A Drop in the Ocean

  Éditions du Lic’s volume A Drop in the Ocean is a homage to the life of Sergio Romagnoli, a 37-year old Italian naturalist and science teacher who was murdered under mysterious circumstances in 1994 on the island of Sao Tomè and Principe (Gulf of Guinea, Western Africa), where he had moved with his wife after…

Antena 2

Hosted at the newly-opened Galeria Pedro Alfacinha in Lisbon, André Príncipe’s Antena 2 – the artist’s first solo show in the Portuguese capital since 2006 – gathers a selection of photographs from his past three years of photographic wandering.   A daily, disciplined practice, which drives the author to an intimate portrait of people, animals and…

… et avec cela? …et avec ceci?

Antoni Muntadas’ exhibition ‘…et avec cela?’, hosted at MFC – Michèle Didier gallery, belongs to a set of two shows; the second, ‘…et avec ceci?’ is presented simultaneously at the galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, both in Paris. The exhibition discusses the subject of consumerism and investigates its relationship with the art market. By saturating the white cube…

Marsèlleria and Diorama Magazine for Codalunga

Codalunga (Autumn/Winter Season 2014) is the title of a series of events presented by Nico Vascellari and Sky Arte to promote experimentations in contemporary culture. They are hosting Milanese multidisciplinary platform Marsèlleria Permanent Exhibition and Diorama Magazine for a special night in the company of artists Enrico Boccioletti, Davide Bertocchi, Davide Savorani, Lorenzo Senni, S/HE and…

Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photo de Fès, Les Villes Invisibles

We are happy to announce Fantom’s new curatorial project, The Invisible Cities, for Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photo de Fès (Morocco), carried out in collaboration with Shanghai-based platform ArtHub.  The festival, presented by the Institut Français du Maroc, is in its 8th edition and will open in the city of Fès on November 22nd.  Our exhibition pays homage to Italo Calvino’s book…

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything

Rafaël Rozendaal’s exhibition Almost Nothing Hardly Anything is currently on view at Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles. On the occasion of his second solo show at the gallery (first held in 2012), the artist is presenting his hypnotic and fluctuant imagery through an interactive projection that allows the viewers to explore his entire web-based…

Lorenzo Vitturi, Dalston Anatomy

Dalston’s Ridley Road Market is invading the Yossi Milo Gallery exhibition space in New York on the occasion of Lorenzo Vitturi’s first exhibition in the United States. Dalston Anatomy is a vibrant exploration of the renowned East-London market, located near the artist’s residence. This peculiar context, famous for its multicultural stands selling a variety of…

Roma Publications 1998–2014

Hosted at Fondazione Giuliani (Rome), the exhibition “Roma Publications 1998–2014” is a homage to Roger Willems and Mark Manders’ outstanding work as publishers. Presenting over 230 art books – alongside with site-specific installations, unreleased as well as pre-existent artworks, newspapers and posters  – the show aims to highlight the fundamental role of a collaborative, thus…

Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files

Acquired by creative group FUEL in 2013, Arkady Bronnikov’s vast collection of photographs of Russian prisoners’ tattoos is currently on show at Grimaldi Gavin Gallery in London. Taken between the mid-60s and the mid-80s, during Bronnikov’s career as a criminalistics expert at the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs, these photographs originally served the purpose of…

Post-Photography

Thijs Groot Wassink, Ruben Lundgren, Yan Lei and Zhang Yao, the four artists presented in the exhibition “Post-Photography”, have a common denominator: using the camera – as well as video-technology and digital printmaking – to depict the real world, rather than to speak about photography itself. Using the popular press and daily life as a main source,…

Seven Stories

Dillon Gallery dedicates a solo exhibition to Spanish artist Cristina De Middel’s last six years of activity, presenting a selection of her best-known series: Poly-Spam, The Afronauts (Winner of the ICP award 2013 and Deutsche Börse finalist), The Party (awarded the 2014 PhotoEspaña international best book award), Snap Fingers & Whistle, Jan Mayen, Antipodes and…

In Real Life

Group show “In Real Life” arises from questioning the theme of authenticity in the digital era. Core of the exhibition – curated by Luca Lo Pinto – is our perception of the world, more and more determined by the filter of images and videos rather than by first-hand experiences of it. The boundaries between real…

Paul Graham, Does Yellow Run Forever?

Collected in a precious tiny volume published by MACK, Paul Graham’s latest series of photographs Does Yellow Run Forever? brings into question what we seek and value in life – love, wealth, happiness, beauty – therefore following the author’s ceaseless research on the ephemeral and quotidian in our lives.   Three distinct groups of images – rainbows…

Jochen Lempert, Phenotype

Phenotype is the first comprehensive monograph dedicated to the photographic work of the German biologist Jochen Lempert’s, spanning from the 1990s until today. Divided into thematic chapters and completed by a rich section of texts, the book offers an overview of Lempert’s distinctive black and white depiction of animals, plants and humans. Lempert’s method, although…