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.
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.
Wonderplants is the new amazing print series by Sarah Illenberger. Created on a six-week trip to Portugal together with fellow creative and friend Lisa Cepeda, it was made using only the resources that were available, so just the plants , stickers and tape found in local stationery and DIY stores. “Over time I gathered more leaves from the Botanical Gardens in Porto and Lisbon and applied geometric shapes. They were inspired by Portuguese tiles and african fabrics,” Sarah says. The combination of these visual references forms a series that feels both graphic and tribal, have a look at the complete series after the jump!
Innen zine just released a new fanzine by it girl Chloë Sevigny, titled No Time For Love, the photobook is filled with snapshots from photobooths and candid images of the men in her life – from her father to her first loves – plastered with stickers to keep their privacy, of course. Hit Read More to see more images.
A new book of Coco Chanel pictures – taken over just three weeks in 1962 by photographer Douglas Kirkland – shows a new side to the formidable and brilliant “Mademoiselle”. Kirkland, who spent 21 days with Chanel in her apartment in the Ritz, at the studio preparing for a catwalk show, and on a weekend trip to Versailles, revealed that he built a friendly relationship with the designer – but never saw her remove her signature hat. Kirkland – who has photographed stars including Angelina Jolie and Marilyn Monroe – is releasing 100 copies of a deluxe limited-edition version of the book, complete with a signed print, hurry up! Peek at some more pictures after the jump.
London’s ICA presents a solo exhibition of recent work by Viviane Sassen, a photographer who has garnered parallel critical acclaim as a fashion photographer and in the context of contemporary visual art. The content of the exhibition focuses predominantly on a body of work that Sassen made in Pikin Slee, Suriname in 2013. Pikin Slee is the second-largest village on the Upper Suriname River, deep within the Surinamese rainforest. The exhibition consists of black and white and colour works shot on an analogue camera, see more images after the break!
Christophe Guye Galerie announces Lina Scheynius’ upcoming solo exhibition “Exhibition 03″ at Taka Ishii Gallery in Tokyo from December 13 to January 31. This will be Scheynius’ first solo exhibition in Japan and it will include about 16 works. Born in Vänersborg in southeast Sweden in 1981 and currently based in London, Lina Scheynius became a photographer after a career in modeling. After working as a model – a photographic subject and target of idealistic and conceptual projection as well as alteration – Scheynius began shooting photographs out of a desire to reconstruct the relationship between “the looker” and “the looked at” and a continued interest in photographic expression, which candidly mediates that relation. Have a peek to some of the photos on display!
Galerie Für Moderne Fotografie presents “Wild Nothing” an exhibition by Amira Fritz. In this series people has no place, it’s almost as if civilization never penetrated this far. The forest appears mystical and forbidding, the water glitters icy, the undergrowth seems impenetrable. Maybe that’s why Fritz’s deep and dense images practice a peculiar attraction for the viewer. Amira Fritz still works analogously and in the darkroom, filters give their recordings colored veil, double exposures, they can look washed out. “Wild Nothing” is reminiscent of Henry David Thoreau, in his work “Walden, or Life in the woods.” It says: “Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution”. Amira Fritz’s photos know of this plan.
Photographer Tim Walker and LOVE Editor-in-Chief Katie Grand teamed up for Wizard, a hyper-dreamy shoot taken from the title’s latest issue. Walker shot his “favorite Brit girls”, including Kate Moss and Edie Campbell, in Eglingham Hall, the amazing 17th-century residence in Northumberland, England.