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.
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.
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.
Torino’s Guido Costa Projects Gallery is hosting a show displaying work created when the photographer was little more than a teenager making her foray into the New York art scene. Uncovering the images last year when Goldin herself stumbled across an old box of images taken in Boston during the 1970s, the photos document the city’s queer and club scenes, with many images unseen until now. Tracing her workings with colour and her first attempts at creating visual narratives, these rarely seen images document the fledgling beginnings that would lead to the creation of the controversial 1986 book The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, building her into the visionary we know today.
The Hepworth Wakefield presents the UK’s first museum survey of work by Greek-American artist and feminist icon Lynda Benglis. This highly anticipated exhibition will be the largest presentation of Benglis’ work in the UK, featuring approximately 50 works that will span the entirety of her prolific career to date. Check the link below for more info!
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!
The Ravestijn gallery in Amsterdam presents “New Arrangements”, an exhibition of Ruth van Beek’s kinetic photographic collages. Van Beek combines everyday, found photographs with paint, cutting or folding to inspire a unique dialogue between image and object. This is van Beek’s first solo exhibition at The Ravestijn Gallery. Hit the link below to know more.