“May The Circle Remain Unbroken” was first conceived over two years ago and has been worked on tirelessly ever since. The book is being released by Morel books. Corinne Day’s photographs influenced a generation of fashion and documentary image makers. Her pictures unflinchingly documented her life and relationships with a realist snapshot aesthetic-representing a youth culture set against the glamour of fashion and avoiding fictionalisation or voyeurism. Gaining notoriety both for a scandalous photo of Kate Moss in Vogue in 1993 and for pioneering so-called “grunge” fashion photography, for a time she was exiled from the mainstream fashion media. Corinne later returned to the fashion and art world with works exhibited and collected in galleries and museums worldwide. Corinne Day died in August 2010, and in her first book since includes a series of previously un-published early works. “May The Circle Remain Unbroken” includes a cover designed by the legendary Pablo Ferro inspired by his fonts he developed of Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove”. A selection of photographs from the publication, curated by Corinne’s partner Mark Szaszy in on view at the Gimpel Fils Gallery until November 23rd.
Galleria Carla Sozzani presents an exhibition of Berenice Abbott with a discrete selection from a career that influenced the fields of portraiture, urban landscape, and innovative scientific photography. Born in Ohio in 1898 and spending her life between New York and Paris, Berenice Abbott is one of America’s most outstanding photographers of the 20th century. She fashioned an extensive body of work in a career that explored and helped to define documentary photography and photographic realism. In opposition to the Pictorialism school of Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott’s images were precise presentations of the real world — visible and invisible — with flinty exactitude and scientific precision.
Nathalie Baye is a French actress of film, theater and television. She was twice awarded the César for Best Actress with “The Balance” in 1983 and “Le Petit Lieutenant” in 2006. She turned with prestigious directors such as Xavier Beauvois, Claude Berri, Bertrand Blier, Guillaume Canet, Alain Cavalier, Claude Chabrol, Xavier Dolan, Nicole Garcia, Jean-Luc Godard, Lvovsky, Maurice Pialat, Claude Sautet, François Truffaut or even Steven Spielberg. In conversation with Lionel Baier, Head of ÉCAL Film Department on November 12th at 6pm.
First UK solo exhibition for Dana Schutz, one of the most significant young contemporary artists in America, opened in Wakefield on October 12th. A significant proportion of new paintings and drawings will feature in the display of approximately 20 canvases that build on her highly personal and memorable painterly explorations. This exhibition will tour to Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany, 14 February – 20 April 2014. Please note the Dana Schutz exhibition will close to visitors at 2pm on Friday 18th October for a private event.
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.