Shelter press recently released Glacial Jubilé: Estelle Hanania’s new book. This work goes well beyond a simple documentary series about the masks and ritual traditions of Swiss and Eastern Europe carnivals, started in 2007 it has had some success through blogs and specialized magazines. Since then the photographer has worked for several years on the model of this series before presenting it to Shelter Press, now based in Paris. The result is a bright and elegant book, which showcases the enigmatic, intriguing and almost dreamlike aspect of these rituals.
The Wapping Project Bankside announces the first UK exhibition of Jacqueline Hassink’s acclaimed series View, Kyoto (2004 – 2011) this fall. Dutch visual artist Hassink is well-known for her interest in economic power and the spaces in which it is exercised, and staged. She was recently shortlisted for the prestigious Prix Pictet 2012 and Henri Cartier Bresson Award in 2013. View, Kyoto – Hassink’s most evocative and visually seductive project to date, is a detailed photographic study of some of the most magnificent examples of traditional Japanese gardens surrounding the Buddhist temples of Kyoto. Hassink first visited Kyoto in 2001 and started working on her project in summer 2004. She initially visited 34 gardens, chose 19 and, after difficult negotiations, was allowed to photograph 12. She returned the following years, and, between 2004 and 2011, produced work in around 40 temples. The Wapping Project Bankside is presenting a selection of 10 large scale prints from the series, including works produced in the Hosen-in, Shoden-ji and Ryoan-ji temples of Kyoto, along with a video. Be there today at 18.30 for the private view and get full infos at the link below.
The exhibition presents a first comprehensive survey of the creative work of the Swedish female artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), who began to make abstract work in 1906. The survey of her estate shows 200 of her most important abstract pieces as well as numerous other paintings and works on paper that have never been exhibited before. In addition, also numerous notebooks are on display in which the artist captured her visions and ideas. An exhibition of the Moderna Museet Stockholm in cooperation with the Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Museo Picasso Málaga. The exhibition in Berlin was made possible by the Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie. The exhibition will be on until October 6th, get full infos following the links below.
Christophe Guye Galerie presents its upcoming exhibition, the first European solo exhibition of the highly celebrated young talent Lina Scheynius. Documentary and momentary, Scheynius’ world of images is a deeply personal and frank visual diary wholly representational of the current zeitgeist. By way of a narrative fluidity her images transport the onlooker into the artist’s intimate world, sharing some of the most private details of her life. A hot, to-be-watched talent, Scheynius rose to fame after stepping into the footsteps of Jürgen Teller to do a 52-week photo column for Die Zeit, Germany’s most influential weekly newspaper.
Just a few streets from where she died in north London, and in the summer when she would have turned 30, a very personal story of Amy Winehouse is being told. Co-curated at the Jewish Museum in Camden by her brother Alex and sister-in-law Riva, “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait” looks at how her childhood hopes and dreams became reality.
Miranda July’s new project “We Think Alone” was commissioned by Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall for a show called “On The Tip of My Tongue”. The project, which rolls out over 20 weeks, will send subscribers a themed compendium of ten emails each Monday morning. It will include messages sent from a range of notable people (who agreed to participate in advance). Those names include the NBA’s all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul Jabar, fashion-designing siblings Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, and photographer Catherine Opie. The emails, as July states “were all carefully selected by their authors in response to my list of email genres — so self-portraiture is quietly at work here. Privacy, the art of it, is evolving. Radical self-exposure and classically manicured discretion can both be powerful, both be elegant. And email itself is changing, none of us use it exactly the same way we did ten years ago; in another ten years we might not use it at all”.
Photographer Amanda Marsalis started a Big Cartel Site selling books, zines, and framed prints! If You are among those who still dont’t know Amanda and her works, head to the interview we had with her few months ago and read it here.
For All Ears Kate McIntosh sets up the stage as an improvised adhoc laboratory for a series of unusual recordings and acoustic experiments, using everyday objects and materials. The pièce is driven by McIntosh’s ongoing fascination with destruction and creation, sense and nonsense, the whole and the fractured – by her playfulness with the audience, and her love of theatrical images. With an off-beat humour and moments of lucid thought, the performance balances on the thin line between experiment and entertainment. See it at Santarcangelo Festival 2013 on the 12th,13th and 14th of July.