This is Gillian Wearing’s first solo exhibition in Spain since 2001. Most of the works included have been created by the 1997 Turner Prize winner over the past 15 years. Eight large-format video installations, a sculpture (a rare piece in Wearing’s production) and 11 photographs are exhibited in Gallery 1 of the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern. Works such as Bully (2010), which is a method acting class that re-enacts one man’s experience of being bullied, or the more recent Fear and Loathing (2014) are present in the show together with previous pieces such as the video installation Secrets and Lies (2009) in which a group of men and women, anonymously describe intensely personal experiences wearing masks. See more pictures after the jump.
Tara Subkoff, once known for her outré fashion label Imitation of Christ, made her directorial debut at Cannes this year with #Horror, a film about cultural narcissism and cyber-bullying. The film stars 90s it-girls Chloë Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne and Lydia Hearst and it’s set inside a glass dream-house filled with artworks by the likes of Rob Pruitt, Urs Fischer and Dan Colen. The film is out November 20th in the meantime watch the trailer below.
Berlin’s Galerie für Moderne Fotografie is hosting “Unknown Female Photographer” a mini-retrospective by German-born, Paris-based photographer Katja Rahlwes. The works are a mix of old and new, striking portraits and the uncannily alluring still lifes that are her signature. A return to basics after ten years working mainly in the fashion industry. Katja began her career as a stylist in the late 90s Parisian fashion scene, contributing to magazines like Purple and Self Service. But she wanted to do more than dress the models, and by 2005 was a photographer in her own right. A restlessness marks her career, evolving from Studio Berçot student to stylist to photographer. And now, to an independent artist questioning the ever-faster and more immediate fashion system. Check more pictures from the exhibition after the jump.
Joanna Newsom has announced that her new “Divers” video directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and shot at the NYC studio of artist Kim Keever will be screened in movie theaters across the United States from October 16th — 22nd, and in UK theaters on October 27th.
Newsom has also announced a North American tour following the release of her new album “Divers” due on October 23rd. In the meantime check the video for the first single “Sapokanikan”, which was also directed by Anderson.
You better hurry! This fascinating photographic exhibition about actress and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn will be on view for another two weeks at the National Portrait Gallery in London. From her early years through to her philanthropic work in later life, Portraits of an Icon celebrates one of the world’s most photographed and recognisable stars. A selection of more than seventy images will define Hepburn’s iconography, including classic and rarely seen prints from leading twentieth-century photographers such as Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson and Irving Penn. Alongside these, an array of vintage magazine covers, film stills, and extraordinary archival material will complete her captivating story.
Camille Vivier is debuting a new solo show entitled Olympic at Galerie Madé in Paris. The exhibition will consist of two series, Olympic and Sample, produced between 2013 and 2015, whose photographs were taken using polaroid and fuji instant film. Opening on Thursday September 24th from 6pm.
Despite singing in “Art Groupie” that she would “never write my memoirs”, legendary influential performer Grace Jones has decided to offer a revealing account of her spectacular career and turbulent life, charting the development that has made her one of the world’s most recognizable artists. As a singer, model, and actress Grace has consistently been an extreme, her provocative shows in underground New York nightclubs saw her hailed as a disco queen, gay icon, and gender defying iconoclast. In the memoir she offers an intimate insight into her evolving style, personal philosophies, and varied career. “I’ll Never Write My Memoirs” hits shops on September 29th.
Cristina De Middel is a Spanish photographer based in Mexico City who has been working as photojournalist for various newspapers and NGO’s around the world. Her work investigates photography’s ambiguous relationship to truth blurring the border between reality and fiction. Her self-published book “The Afronauts” was critically acclaimed, making it to the top of many notable photo book lists and is now an almost impossible item to find. At this moment she has four new books that should be out before the end of the year. “This is what hatred did”, two versions of the Jan Mayen book, the story of a failed expedition to the North Pole, and “Sharkification” which turns the favelas in Brazil into an underwater world. She also just opened a publishing house called This Book Is True which will soon launch the book “PonyCongo” by Vicente Paredes. See more pictures and read the interview after the break!
Lana Del Rey has an album called Honeymoon coming out on September 18, and with just nine days to go until then, the singer has shared a sampler containing previously unheard material from the album. This hazy three-and-a-half-minute clip contains extracts from several songs and snippets of previously unheard tracks “Terence Loves You”, “Music to Watch Boys To” and “Freak”, as well as last month’s single “High By the Beach”.
Steven Kasher Gallery in New York announced a major exhibition, Jill Freedman: Long Stories Short, the first exhibition of the artist’s work at the gallery. The exhibition features over 50 black and white vintage prints from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. This overview includes work from her famous projects on New York cops, New York firemen, Resurrection City protestors, circus workers, and dogs, as well as unpublished photographs. The exhibition will be on view from September 17th until October 24th. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm. In the meantime hit Read More and see some more photos from this exhibition.