Photography | The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia | Tuesday 25 March 2014 - Sunday 25 May 2014
Over the past forty years has been teaching Minkkinen, curatorial work and literatorstvom, continuing to devote their photographic portraits force the creation of exclusively. Organically entering the space, whether urban or natural landscape, he creates works that at first glance may seem computer installation or fiction.
eduard planting gallery fine art photographs, amsterdam, netherlands
Photography | Eduard Planting Gallery Fine Art Photographs, Amsterdam, Netherlands | Saturday 15 March 2014 - Saturday 3 May 2014
Swedish photographer Dan Isaac Wallin loves old Polaroid films. His series‚ 'Steps on snow, dust on the lips' presents journeys from the places of his childhood. The images are mainly outdoor motifs from the countryside in Sweden and Israel. Dan Isaac Wallin prefers to work with a simple SX-70 or 4x5 inch large format camera, using long expired Polaroid films. Wallin gently and carefully treats and mistreats the films, while they are developing, until he gets the soft 'other-world' look. That is the signature style of his work. After making a high resolution scan he reproduces polaroids in a small edition.
whitney museum of american art, new york, united-states
Multimedia | Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, United-States | Friday 7 March 2014 - Sunday 25 May 2014
The 2014 Whitney Biennial will take a bold new form as three curators from outside the Museum—Stuart Comer (Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at MoMA), Anthony Elms (Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia), and Michelle Grabner (artist and Professor in the Painting and Drawing Department at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago)—each oversee one floor, representing a range of geographic vantages and curatorial methodologies.
Photography | CAMERA WORK Gallery, Berlin, Germany | Saturday 19 April 2014 - Saturday 21 June 2014
In many respects, the term "unique" describes the people portrayed by Jimmy Nelson best: So inimitably fascinating are the Huli Wigmen – painted in red, yellow and white - in Papua New Guinea, so exotic are the Karo in Ethiopia and so affecting are the Himba tribe in Namibia. Representatives of the world’s last indigenous peoples are the protagonists in Nelson’s photographs. His works go far beyond serving solely as a neutral visual document, serving the public’s vague idea about the existence of those tribesmen and peoples.
Photography | Danziger Gallery, New-York, United-States | Monday 20 January 2014 - Saturday 22 March 2014
Indisputably two of the giants of 20th century photography, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank have rarely, if ever, been exhibited together. What is particularly surprising about this is that while each stands on their own with distinctive and seminal bodies of work, they have throughout their lives been loosely associated. Within a six year period of time they published what are arguably the two most influential books in the history of photography - Cartier-Bresson’s “The Decisive Moment” (1952) and Frank’s “The Americans” (1958). They traveled avidly and were never more productive than when they were on the road, and they both shied away from any personal publicity or fame the better to go out in the world unnoticed. In a medium that by the end of the century was largely taken over by photographers looking in, they looked out.
solomon r. guggenheim museum, new york, united-states
Multimedia | Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, United-States | Friday 21 February 2014 - Monday 1 September 2014
Italian Futurism was officially launched in 1909 when Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, an Italian intellectual, published his “Founding and Manifesto of Futurism” in the French newspaper Le Figaro. Marinetti’s continuous leadership ensured the movement’s cohesion for three and half decades, until his death in 1944. To be a Futurist in the Italy of the early 20th century was to be modern, young, and insurgent. Inspired by the markers of modernity—the industrial city, machines, speed, and flight—Futurism’s adherents exalted the new and the disruptive. They sought to revitalize what they determined to be a static, decaying culture and an impotent nation that looked to the past for its identity.
russian national centre of photography, saint-petersburg, russia
Photography | Russian National Centre of Photography, Saint-Petersburg, Russia | Thursday 20 February 2014 - Sunday 6 April 2014
In the exhibition ZONE Hannes Heikura leads the viewers to the boundaries of light and darkness, to the ultimate core of photography – the depiction of light. The metropolis photographed by Heikura is a landscape of the mind undefined on both time and space.
Photography | Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia | Wednesday 19 February 2014 - Saturday 22 March 2014
Justine Varga’s images contain silence, space and peace, bringing a sense of the sublime inside, to the minutiae of the everyday. They aren’t simply made in her studios, so much as made with them. The ephemera that accumulates in her workspace, the surfaces, textures and temperaments that seem to change with the daily cycles of natural light, provide both the setting and subject for her images.
Photography | Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, München, Germany | Friday 21 February 2014 - Saturday 26 April 2014
Michael Kenna set himself the objective of visiting remote places and capturing them with his camera. His technique is to immerse himself fully in his subject matter, and this intense artistic involvement with his subjects and the care taken in setting up the shots is evident in the exhibited photographs, which show Kenna’s feeling for atmosphere and composition.
Multimedia | Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria | Friday 7 February 2014 - Sunday 11 May 2014
El Lissitzky and Ilya Kabakov are representatives of the former Soviet Union, who stand for the two generations to follow that brought revolution and the implementation of the Communist visions, and who construct and deconstruct these visions by means of powerful visuals. Ilya Kabakov engages in a dialogue with the leading thinker of the Russian avantgarde, El Lissitzky, who with his designs was key in shaping a period of upheaval, placing art directly in the service of social reform.
Painting | The National Art Center, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan | Wednesday 19 March 2014 - Monday 19 May 2014
Nakamura Kazumi started his full-fledged career as a painter in the early 1980s, and has been one of the most active among his generation of contemporary artists. What is painting? For what purpose does it exist? Nakamura started out to answer these questions by studying the Abstract Expressionist paintings of artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Barnett Newman, whose works were considered to represent the culmination of modernist painting in the West, while pursuing a new type of painting and theory to supersede them.
Photography | The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands | Monday 3 March 2014 - Saturday 26 April 2014
Van der Nat worked for many years as a make-up artist and began to document his surroundings through Polaroid shots. Recently his approach has evolved into a more formal and sustained engagement with this flexible medium, and ‘Mr. Polaroid ’ showcases the exciting middle ground between backstage and the studio. The resulting images are a focused yet suggestive moment in time, pushing the viewer to confront sexuality head-on.
Photography | Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, United-States | Thursday 20 February 2014 - Saturday 22 March 2014
Edwynn Houk Gallery will present an exhibition of rare, vintage photographs by Herb Ritts (American, 1952-2002), focusing exclusively on the five models in his iconic work, “Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi, Hollywood, 1989.”
Photography | National Portrait Gallery, London, United-Kingdom | Thursday 6 February 2014 - Sunday 1 June 2014
David Bailey has made an outstanding contribution to photography and the visual arts, creating consistently imaginative and thought-provoking portraits. As well as new work, this landmark exhibition includes a wide variety of Bailey’s photographs from a career that has spanned more than half a century. David Bailey has made an outstanding contribution to photography and the visual arts, creating consistently imaginative and thought-provoking portraits. As well as new work, this landmark exhibition includes a wide variety of Bailey’s photographs from a career that has spanned more than half a century.
Photography | POBEDA Gallery, Moscow, Russia | Thursday 6 February 2014 - Thursday 6 March 2014
Having lived in Tbilisi and photographed in the Caucasus on and off for twenty years, Magnum Photographer Thomas Dworzak did a number of trips across the border to the Northcaucasus, Sochi and Abkhazia in the last two years. He was commissioned by National Geographic, trying to get a sense of the bigger picture of the region in view of the upcoming Olympic Winter games; The forgotten Circassians, the Cossack revival, Putin, the Olympic build up, the Islamic insurgency in Kabardino Balkaria, occupied Abkhazia were the main themes.
Photography | Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf, Germany | Friday 31 January 2014 - Friday 28 March 2014
Not least through the previous three solo exhibitions at Beck & Eggeling Thomas Wrede already counts as an established position to the Duesseldorf photography scene. His large format, quiet, but also dramatic landscape photographs fascinate in a particular way, as the observer immediately feels himself confronted with all the facets of human existence.
Multimedia | Brooklyn Museum, New York, United-States | Friday 25 October 2013 - Sunday 23 February 2014
The Brooklyn Museum is the only East Coast venue for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the first international exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking French couturier. Playful, poetic, and transformative, Gaultier’s superbly crafted and detailed garments are inspired by the beauty and diversity of global cultures.
Multimedia | Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland | Saturday 15 February 2014 - Sunday 1 June 2014
As You Can See: Polish Art Today is the first comprehensive presentation of cutting-edge Polish art in over a decade, structured around the most interesting works, approaches and topics present in contemporary art in recent years. The curators have deliberately opted for the conservative format of an artistic salon, moving the emphasis away from experimentation with the structure of the exhibition onto the works of art themselves. Yet, this is a singular salon: critical, liberating, psychedelic, often brutal and perverse, dense and ambiguous.
Sculpture | Space Cottonseed, Singapore, Singapore | Friday 10 January 2014 - Sunday 16 February 2014
Shinil Kim has been interested in obscuring the borders of categories set by human senses. This idea is well expressed through videos, pressed line drawings, and sculptures comprising letters and characters. His videos mostly express images as lights, which tear down the boundary of each image. His colorless drawings pull down ideational preconceptions that we have about colors. His letter sculptures project vague limitations derived from the categorization processes of language that refer to things or emotions.
Photography | CAMERA WORK Gallery, Berlin, Germany | Saturday 7 December 2013 - Saturday 22 February 2014
More than 100 million pictures are uploaded each day on Facebook worldwide, the number of pictures taken in Germany sums up to over 200 million a day. This development and its consciously critical examination are the starting point of the conceptual self-understanding of the artist Philipp Keel. If one understands the overwhelming quantity of pictures as a medial parallel reality that mostly intents to preserve its true image, Philipp Keel’s works need to be understood as a deliberate antagonism resolving from this parallel reality: personal, paradox, unconventional thinking.