Fotografiska Museet in Stockholm will be hosting the first presentation of Julia Fullerton-Batten’s work in Sweden. Many will probably recognise themselves in Julia Fullerton-Batten’s well-produced works. Perhaps particularly in one of her most talked-about series, which portrays the relationship between mother and daughter. Or in her breakthrough work, where, from a female perspective, she depicts a teenager’s journey into adulthood, characterised by expectation and apprehension. Her images have been displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the world’s perhaps most influential photo fair, Paris Photo and the annual Arles Photography Festival. She lives and works in London where she combines artistic projects with advertising commissions.
Taschen recently published Jane & Serge. A Family Album. From the earliest days of French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg and British actress Jane Birkin romance, until their split in 1980, Jane’s brother Andrew Birkin was a frequent presence in their lives; an avid photographer, he snapped thousands of candid family photos during those years. Birkin’s pictures offer a rare view of daily life for the couple, bringing us back to a place and time we have long idolized. Edited by Alison Castle and designed by M/M (Paris), the photo album comes in a clear plastic cover with a heap of extra goodies inside!
Jenny Dyson is the creative director of Pencil agency and the founding publisher of The London Fashion Week Daily. At the age of 15, Jenny was spotted by Mario Testino and subsequently embarked on part time modelling. This was to be her introduction to the fashion industry. Following a decade and a half working for Tatler, Vogue, ELLE and then Teen Vogue where she was European editor for five years, Jenny launched the cult, award-winning fashion zine RUBBISH. She has subsequently ghost written a book for Twiggy, been immortalised as Jenny the Jinx in the Beano comic, makes fashionable fingerpuppets on the side and has helped brands such as Agent Provocateur, Chanel and Mercedes to tell a good story. Specialising in creative ideas and couture content in all its forms, she rules Pencil while juggling life as a mum to her two children Charlie and Dot. They help her with special projects, including annual fun and games at the Port Eliot Festival as part of Sarah Mower’s exceedingly fashionable Wardrobe Department.
Galerie Rosa Turetsky in Genève is hosting Masculine Moon, a new exhibition by Swiss visual artist Sandrine Pelletier (remember our interview?). In these works spanning from 2009 to the present, she expresses her interests such as youth, strange decay of things and beings, and mystical. Her favorite themes are both divergent and complementary, often in a subversive and melancholic way. Using imaginary codes of popular culture mixed with my her own story narratives and the practice of storytelling through sculpture, installation and drawing Pelletier entangles the viewer in a circular process with a constant return.
Meyer Riegger Gallery presents “Körperlich” an exhibition by Swiss artist Miriam Cahn. Emerged into the European political and cultural scene in the early 1970s from her hometown of Basel, Switzerland, Cahn enacted private performances and drawings that merged notions of gender, the body, endurance, and public dissent. Politically active, Cahn joined the women’s movement in Switzerland, working performatively and making drawings on the streets and highway underpasses of Basel where she was discovered by Jean-Christophe Ammann. She joined Galerie STAMPA and went on developing her work through the 1980s incorporating black and extremely large drawings of warships, televisions, fighter jets and other seemingly male-dominated vernacular. She came to international prominence thanks to an inclusion in Documenta 7 in 1982 (in which she removed her work out of protest), a solo show at Kunsthalle Basel and a solo presentation at the 41st Venice Biennale in 1984. At age 50, Cahn decided to leave the monumental drawings in which she became known, for an equally intuitive painting practice, focusing on thematic and critical subjects that have been present in Cahn’s work for over four decades. For full event infos check Meyer Riegger website.
“Human Drama” is the first single off “All love’s legal” the forthcoming third album from Planningtorock, a Berlin based music producer, video director and founder of the new record label HUMAN LEVEL, photography directed by Imogen Heath, watch it below!
Adina Fohlin is a Swedish model and photographer. She was discovered while walking down the street in Stockholm. She appeared on the cover of Japanese and Italian Vogue, Flair, French Revue de Modes, Swedish ELLE and The Face magazine. First surfacing on international catwalks during the spring 2001 prêt-à-porter season, Fohlin has proved a prolific runway model, appearing in numerous shows for fashion houses such as Christian Dior, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent and Prada among others. In addition to her editorial and runway career, Fohlin has appeared in advertisements for David Yurman, YSL Rive Gauche, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, EXTÈ, Rocco Barocco, and Tommy Hilfiger. Adina has also been muse for Tom Ford as well as for musicians like Robyn and Kleerup who wrote “With Every Heartbeat” referring to Adina and her relationship with the swedish producer. Also, the song “There Is A Spring” appearing on Andrew Wyatt’s latest album “Descender” is written for her. Hit Read More and start reading about Adina and her intriguing life!