tate modern, london, united-kingdom
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Installation | Tate Modern, London, United-Kingdom | Wednesday 4 April 2012 - Sunday 9 September 2012
Damien Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated Freeze, an exhibition in a disused warehouse which showed his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths College. In the nearly quarter of a century since that pivotal show, Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of his generation.
museum of modern art, san francisco, united-states
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Photography | Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, United-States | Saturday 14 July 2012 - Monday 8 October 2012
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will host the sole West Coast presentation of Cindy Sherman, a traveling retrospective of one of the most significant contemporary artists and arguably the most influential one working exclusively with photography. Known for photographing herself in a range of guises and personas that are by turns amusing and disturbing, distasteful and affecting, Sherman has built an international reputation for an extraordinary body of work. Tracing her career from the mid-1970s to present, the exhibition is the first major U.S. retrospective of the artist in nearly 15 years, introducing Sherman to a new generation of audiences.
hasselblad center, göteborg, sweden
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New Nordic Photography 2012
Photography | Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden | Friday 8 June 2012 - Sunday 12 August 2012
New Nordic Photography 2012 presents a multifaceted picture over the field of contemporary photography in the Nordic region. Present once more is the socially orientated documentary tradition that dominated last year’s exhibition, but this time nuanced to a higher degree by works that deal with photography’s role in science, theoretical reflections on the essence of photography itself and staged photography.
cwc gallery, berlin, germany
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Photography | CWC Gallery, Berlin, Germany | Saturday 7 July 2012 - Saturday 8 September 2012
The exhibition will offer an insight into Klein’s work, featuring photographs from different points in his successful career. Steven Klein has created a unique visual language: Cinematic, surreal and often shocking, his photographic aesthetic is controversial, yet internationally admired. Since the 1990s, Klein has produced numerous photo series with international stars. Apart from creating the exhibition installation "X-STaTIC PRO=CeSS" with photographs and videos of Madonna, Klein has worked with celebrities like Britney Spears, David Beckham, and recently, Kate Moss and Lady Gaga.
hous projects, new york, united-states
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Scott B. Davis
Photography | Hous Projects, New York, United-States | Thursday 21 June 2012 - Saturday 1 September 2012
Edward Abbey once wrote “You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light.” The photography of Scott B. Davis is charged with the same notion. Originally from Maryland, Davis emulated the westward journey of Charles Fletcher Lummis and was bewitched by the spirit of the desert and its magical transformation at day’s end. Studying photography at the University of New Mexico, he discovered his passion and his destiny. Davis remains fascinated by the desert landscapes and towns of California with his new work concentrating on subjects closer to his home in San Diego.
solomon r. guggenheim museum, new york, united-states
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Painting | Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, United-States | Monday 25 June 2012 - Wednesday 17 April 2013
Perhaps more than any other 20th-century painter, Vasily Kandinsky (b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) has been closely linked to the history of the Guggenheim Museum. Hilla Rebay—artist, art advisor, and the museum’s first director—promoted nonobjective painting above all other forms of abstraction. She was particularly inspired by the work and writing of Kandinsky, a pioneer of abstraction, who believed that the task of the painter was to convey his own inner world, rather than imitate the natural world.
bernheimer fine art photography, munich, germany
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Haute Couture – The Polaroids
Photography | Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Munich, Germany | Thursday 21 June 2012 - Saturday 4 August 2012
For this year’s summer exhibition Bernheimer Fine Art Photography will be showing Haute Couture – The Polaroids of Cathleen Naundorf at their gallery in Briennerstrasse 7, Munich. On display will be a collection of about 40 Polaroid photographs, most of them exhibited here for the first time.
micheko galerie, munich, germany
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Photography | Micheko Galerie, Munich, Germany | Friday 22 June 2012 - Saturday 22 September 2012
Micheko is delighted to present new works by fine art photographer Tomohide IKEYA. The Japanese artist has continued to work very hard since his very successful exhibition at Micheko Gallery in the summer of 2010 and has now added stunning new photographs to his series „Breath“ and „Moon“.
nederlands fotomuseum, rotterdam, netherlands
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Photography | Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands | Saturday 16 June 2012 - Sunday 26 August 2012
The American photographer William Eggleston (1939) is known as one of the major pioneers of artistic colour photography. Eggleston's black-and-white photographs are less well-known. In Before Color, the Netherlands Fotomuseum highlights this famous photographer's earliest work, which was only recently discovered.
camera work gallery, berlin, germany
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Photography | CAMERA WORK Gallery, Berlin, Germany | Saturday 16 June 2012 - Saturday 4 August 2012
The exhibition at CAMERA WORK shows works from the photographic oeuvre of Ralph Gibson that have been created over a period of 40 years – from the mystic-surrealistic photographs taken from the world-famous series »The Somnambulist« and works from his series »Deja-Vu« and »Days at Sea« to his recent nudes. Within Ralph Gibson’s body of work, the connecting characteristics of his visual concepts are a pronounced use of powerful black and white contrasts and a distinguishing graininess of the silver gelatine prints. The diversity of motives and subjects does not dampen the mysterious aura inherent in the photographs, blurring the lines between realism, surrealism, expressionism and metaphysic imagery.
the institute of contemporary art, boston, united-states
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Some Pictures of the Infinite
Installation | The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, United-States | Friday 22 June 2012 - Sunday 14 October 2012
Some Pictures of the Infinite tackles cosmic questions, tracing this persistent theme in the work of Josiah McElheny. Over the past two decades, the problem of infinity has driven McElheny’s efforts to represent the unrepresentable, as the infinite by definition must always elude stable grasp. The exhibition also examines images of time: archaeological time, linear and cyclical models, and the overwhelming span of cosmic time.
colour factory melbourne, victoria, australia
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To know a veil
Photography | Colour Factory Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | Thursday 7 June 2012 - Saturday 30 June 2012
In to know a veil, Hedy Ritterman combines portraiture with the appropriation of public commercial images and public art works, presenting them in oppositional contexts, allowing new interpretations and insights into the nature of photography.
münchner stadtmuseum, münchen, germany
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Photography | Münchner Stadtmuseum, München, Germany | Friday 22 June 2012 - Sunday 14 October 2012
Since the late 1950s, Floris Neusüss (born 1937 in Lennep) has explored photography’s potential beyond its simple portrayal of the world around us. His photos achieve their impact thanks to the tension between the candor of the camera and the potential for surrealist interpretation. Neusüss blends keen consciousness of the technical and historical constraints of photography with a lyrical, even a dreamlike, eye.
gagosian gallery, london, united-kingdom
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Jean-Michel Basquiat | Andy Warhol
Painting | Gagosian Gallery, London, United-Kingdom | Tuesday 19 June 2012 - Saturday 11 August 2012
To coincide with the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present Olympic Rings, a painting made by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1985. At the suggestion of Swiss dealer Bruno Bischofberger, Warhol and Basquiat worked on a series of collaborative paintings between 1983 and 1985. Basquiat had always idolized Warhol and, in turn, Warhol was invigorated by the younger artist’s charismatic intelligence and vibrant energy.
anamorfose, izegem, belgium
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Reinventing the World
European avant-garde photography
Photography | AnamorFose, Izegem, Belgium | Friday 29 June 2012 - Saturday 29 September 2012
Following the international success of the first Collector’s Room Update: Stieglitz meets Misonne we proudly present you our second Update: Reinventing the World.
Reinventing the world is the second part of a photo trilogy giving an overview of the Anamorfose collection of vintage historical art photography.
The Collector’s Room Updates are not traditional museum exhibitions but rather a personal view on historical photography.
high museum of art, atlanta, united-states
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Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913 ›› 2013
Multimedia | High Museum of Art, Atlanta, United-States | Saturday 13 October 2012 - Friday 20 January 2012
The exhibition will present approximately 100 works of art created during the years 1913, 1929, 1950, 1961, and 1988, as well as the art of today. The exhibition will examine the years prior to the start of World War I and the Great Depression, the lead-up to postwar American prosperity and the years preceding the Cuban Missile Crisis, the fall of the Berlin Wall and how artists responded to and were influenced by events on the world stage.
hamiltons gallery, london, united-kingdom
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Photography | Hamiltons Gallery, London, United-Kingdom | Thursday 21 June 2012 - Friday 17 August 2012
For the first and possibly only time ever, Irving Penn’s masterful ‘Cigarettes’ series will be exhibited in its entirety at Hamiltons Gallery. ‘Cigarettes’ quickly became part of the lore of 20th century art when a selection from the series was first presented by John Szarkowski at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1975, just weeks after he saw some of the prints in Penn’s studio. On the spot, Szarkowski offered Penn an exclusive exhibition.
arts centre, aberystwyth, united-kingdom
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International Photography Festival
Photography | Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, United-Kingdom | Friday 29 June 2012 - Sunday 1 July 2012
Over one busy weekend leading UK and international photographers will gather in Aberystwyth for a jam packed programme of talks, discussions, interviews, portfolio reviews and exhibitions for the inaugural Eye International Photography Festival.
the fondation beyeler, basel, switzerland
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Sculpture | The Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland | Sunday 13 May 2012 - Sunday 2 September 2012
The Fondation Beyeler is presenting the first exhibition ever devoted by a Swiss museum to the American artist Jeff Koons (b. 1955). Koons, likely the best-known living artist, has for decades been causing a furore with the combination of popular and high culture that informs his art.
michael hoppen gallery, london, united-kingdom
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Photography | Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, United-Kingdom | Wednesday 30 May 2012 - Saturday 7 July 2012
Taking as her subject the famous burlesque, cabaret clubs of Paris, Belin shot all the film at Le Moulin Rouge and Le Lido. She then carefully constructed each image by layering two negatives together, creating luminous studies of a familiar yet mysterious world, and all the time referencing the gaudy, historical stages of those places. Some years ago, Belin photographed two dancers from these clubs, and with this series she seeks to unearth more of that story. The personality and history of places and objects is a constant source of inspiration for her work. And these pieces are certainly more still life than landscape.
michael hoppen gallery, london, united-kingdom
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Ellen von Unwerth
Do not Disturb
Photography | Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, United-Kingdom | Friday 22 June 2012 - Friday 31 August 2012
Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to present an exclusive, new body of work from Ellen von Unwerth entitled "Do Not Disturb!". Straight from the camera to the wall, this latest series of photographs has all the sexy motifs of Ellen’s signature style. The Madonna Inn, LA, sets the scene for these highly stylised and richly coloured images of women, who range from the delicate coquette to robust dominatrix. Each of the rooms in this renowned LA hotel features imaginative and fantastical interior design, as individual as the characters that occupy them, lending to the seductive fantasy narrative of a wild weekend away.
museum of modern art, istanbul, turkey
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Fifty Years Of Urban Walls
Painting | Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey | Wednesday 23 May 2012 - Sunday 23 September 2012
Since the early 1960s, Burhan Do?ançay examines the social, cultural and political transformation of modern and contemporary urban culture through the use of walls. As an urban traveller, he has been tracking walls in various cities across the world for almost half a century. With the guise of an anthropologist, Do?ançay examines these surfaces that are open to all manners of contemporary interventions ranging from posters to slogans, and messages with sexual content to newspaper clippings. Do?ançay’s works with different techniques and styles, are positioned in both a historical and contemporary ground through their incorporation of the icons of popular culture and political symbols.
fordham university, new york, united-states
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USA, Italy and Switzerland 1934–66
Design | Fordham University, New York, United-States | Monday 4 June 2012 - Thursday 26 July 2012
Modernism, an ideology that covers a range of styles, is rooted in the Russian and European avant-garde including Constructivism, Dada, De Stijl, Futurism, and the New Typography – movements which signaled a modernization of culture and society beginning in the early 20th century. Artists and designers made a conscious effort to reject ornamentation and historical styles, and instead chose to embrace abstract principles, clear communication, geometric forms and visual experimentation.
helmut newton foundation, berlin, germany
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White Women • Sleepless Nights • Big Nudes
Photography | Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin, Germany | Saturday 2 June 2012 - Sunday 18 November 2012
Originally conceived for and presented at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the current exhibition at the Helmut Newton Foundation is dedicated to Newton’s first three legendary publications. The motifs published in the books have been transformed into exhibition prints. During Newton’s lifetime, these photographs bordering between fashion and nude photography were never displayed together.
jacobskerk, winterswijk, netherlands
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Lonely, but not alone
Photography | Jacobskerk, Winterswijk, Netherlands | Wednesday 21 March 2012 - Wednesday 6 June 2012
Andy Leborne is a photo-artist and painter who lives and works in Luxembourg and Florida. Born 1965 in Germany, he grew up in Düsseldorf. Educated in professional photo techniques by the New York Institute of Photography, Andy began his artistic work with traditional small format 35mm film cameras. Soon he turned to larger formats and very early he started to use digital image processing. Today he embraces all the advanced techniques of digital photography. His work is conceptual; a taken picture serves as raw material, which is than freely composed for the final image.
the hague museum of photography, den haag, netherlands
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Photography | The Hague Museum of Photography, Den Haag, Netherlands | Saturday 26 May 2012 - Monday 3 September 2012
At the Fotomuseum Den Haag the difference between day and night characterizes the next exhibition and first overview of the internationally recognized French photographer Antoine d’Agata (b. 1961). By day, d’Agata produces journalistic assignments. Daytime presents vivid portraits, journalistic photographs from the Middle East with bombed cities and mass graves, and architectural images, which emphasize the structure of things.
telus world of science, edmonton, canada
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STAR WARS™ Identities
Multimedia | TELUS World of Science, Edmonton, Canada | Saturday 27 October 2012 - Monday 1 April 2013
Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, and all the unforgettable characters of Star Wars™ like never before! How did Luke and Anakin become such different people, despite growing up on the same planet and sharing a similar genetic makeup? Don't miss the world premiere of this unique travelling exhibition, which looks at the characters of Star Wars™ —and you— in an exciting new way. Visitors of all ages learn the components of human identity in this character-driven adventure that explores what makes us who we are.
galeria leme, são paulo, brazil
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Ghob Or The End Is Near
Multimedia | Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil | Thursday 10 May 2012 - Wednesday 13 June 2012
For his second solo exhibition at Galeria Leme, João Pedro Vale presents a group of works based on popular beliefs and esoteric theories, which predict for December 21st, 2012, the end of the world as we know it, and the beginning of a new era. The exhibition is divided into two basic blocks: a series of films, realized together with Nuno Alexandre Ferreira, entitled “O Rei dos Gnomos” [King of Dwarf] or “King Ghob”, and a number of works related with the universe depicted in the films, which suggest possible readings and developments that take those mythologies as a starting point.
america house munich, münchen, germany
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New York Stories, 1946-1957
Photography | America House Munich, München, Germany | Tuesday 29 May 2012 - Friday 27 July 2012
These photographs are a small selection from the first ten years of Erich Hartmann´s photographic career which began in l946 when he arrived in New York City after Army service on the battlefields of France and Belgium during World War II. He never tired of walking the streets of New York, always with camera in hand and sensibilities alert for the daily dramas and patterns of life on the move in the city he called home for the rest of his life, the place he would return to from travels in the years ahead.
bernheimer fine art photography, munich, germany
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In the seventh year itch
Photography | Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Munich, Germany | Wednesday 16 May 2012 - Friday 15 June 2012
The exhibition "In the seventh year itch" presents highlights of selected photographers, grouped according to seven topics that have repeatedly played a role in various exhibitions over recent years: portraits of people and animals, landscapes, urban scenes, still life, fashion and nudes.
albertina, vienna, austria
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Colour photography since 1970
Photography | Albertina, Vienna, Austria | Wednesday 27 June 2012 - Sunday 30 September 2012
The Albertina, in cooperation with the Museum Folkwang, Essen is dedicating a retrospective to the American photographer Joel Sternfeld (*1944, New York), which will show around 130 works from more than three decades of artistic activity.
j. paul getty museum, los angeles, united-states
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Photography | J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, United-States | Tuesday 23 October 2012 - Sunday 24 March 2013
A tastemaker and provocateur, Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946–1989) ranks as one of the great photographers of the second half of the twentieth century. His highly stylized explorations of gender, race, and sexuality became hallmarks of the period and exerted a powerful influence on his contemporaries.