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.
Tara Subkoff, once known for her outré fashion label Imitation of Christ, made her directorial debut at Cannes this year with #Horror, a film about cultural narcissism and cyber-bullying. The film stars 90s it-girls Chloë Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne and Lydia Hearst and it’s set inside a glass dream-house filled with artworks by the likes of Rob Pruitt, Urs Fischer and Dan Colen. The film is out November 20th in the meantime watch the trailer below.
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.
Joanna Newsom has announced that her new “Divers” video directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and shot at the NYC studio of artist Kim Keever will be screened in movie theaters across the United States from October 16th — 22nd, and in UK theaters on October 27th.
Newsom has also announced a North American tour following the release of her new album “Divers” due on October 23rd. In the meantime check the video for the first single “Sapokanikan”, which was also directed by Anderson.
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.