Hello frends! I am an artist. My roots take place in St.Petersburg, which has great architecture, culture and history that influenced me once and forever. Today, in the times of technical progress, mass production and new artificial materials I search for inspiration in the foundation of the Arts - old Russian Orthodox icons, Renaissance and folk cultures. I seek out look for new shapes and images within my themes using different materials, but my favorite is glass for its plasticity and abi... [more]
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There are three weeks left to submit to the 2015 ApertureSummer Open, an open-call exhibition for which all photographers are eligible. Curated by Aperture magazine editor Michael Famighetti, this year's theme, Black Mirror, considers visions of the future. Do we live in a world wilder than science fiction?Above is a featured submission by Aras Gögten from the series Arkanum, which explores humans' relationship to real and imagined landscapes
Enter now. The deadl... [more]
Laura Letinsky photographs material debris left behind on tabletops. Orange peels, breadcrumbs, partially consumed cakes, wine stains, or sometimes a more theatrical octopus spread out in evocative, transitory constellations. At any moment one imagines a figure will enter the picture frame, destroying the aesthetic confluence in an effort to wipe the table down and deposit all captured remnants in a trashcan. This is partly what’s so compelling about these photographs: framed by the camer... [more]
The capitalist economy is sexist: women earn less than men for doing the same job and the glass ceiling prevents them from ever reaching the top. Mainstream media are biased against LGBTs and propagate heterosexuality as the norm. It’s usually systems that are accused of being skewed against minorities, and usually on just grounds. But Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin take it one step further. The artist duo echoes French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard who, when shooting a film in Mozambique... [more]
At its genesis in the final years of the 19th century, the American Empire was more than just a land-based expansion westward. It was a network of islands, an American Archipelago. A hemispheric smear stretching from Puerto Rico through Cuba, out to Hawai'i, Samoa, Guam, and the Philippines, the real challenge for the American center—like all maritime imperial forces—consisted first and foremost in ensuring the reliable transmission of political, social, and commercial power over the many nautical mi... [more]
The partnership between me and photographer Thaís Medina provides an exchange worthy of appreciation. Our long distance professional relationship gives us the opportunity to assemble each other's skills in order to create a vast production of cultural grounding since it brings different talents together in hard work and discipline.
After creating "The Buea Chronicles", we decided to carry on and developed the project "She pictures him - He texts her back", a multi-platform proposal with the... [more]
The curators of a new exhibition at Marmottan Museum, Paris, Georges Vigarello and Nadeije Laneyrie-Dagen, have chosen an audacious topic: La Toilette and The Invention of Privacy, tracing the ritual practices that accompany the toilette through selected part of art history (with works on display from the 15th to the first half of 20th century).
Theophile Alexandre Steinlen, Le Bain, 1902. Copyright Musee cantonal des beaux-arts de Lausanne
The "toilette" (bathroom) is here understood in i... [more]
This is a material written in collaboration with Thaís Medina, a professional photographer who invited me to be her partner in storytelling. This way, we created an imaginary journal that Thaís inherited from her grandmother, Nelly Costa, whose love for adventure led her to Africa many decades ago. Her writings were full of notes and records about her experience, leading its readers towards a fascinating and curious ending. However, there is none, for the journal was left unfinished... [more]
A MET galéria Háromszög című sorozatának első kiállítása"PROCESS": Gábor Enikő, Detvay Jenő, Kecskés PéterA kiállítást megnyitotta: Nagy Zopán költő, író, fotográfus
Four years on from the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi reactor in Japan, radioactive water is still pouring into the sea. In spite of this, life goes on, politicians eat potentially radioactive strawberries for the cameras and something called "art" attempts to process a world as resistant to comprehensibility as the one we call, more or less, home. Into this strange reactor pool comes the show The Radiants bringing together work by Ei Arakawa, Jutta Koether, Sigmar Poke, UNITED BROTHERS and ma... [more]
Painting is perpetually in crisis; rarely does the urgency of the crisis feel as palpable as in Tamar Halpern's show at On Stellar Rays. In an increasingly digital visual eco-system, painters are not forgiven easily if they don't reckon with the changes. Halpern's works-- paintings, in a sense; prints in a sense; even sculptures if looked at in another way--are determined not to be overwritten by the coders.
The works, generally a combination of UltraChrome ink on linen and paper with some o... [more]
Arriving at the magic hour before dusk, light poured in from the skylights, casting rectangular shapes with shadow lines on the back wall of the gallery, near an assortment of three stoic yet surprisingly dynamic sculptures on pedestals. The sculpture series—titled Mutual—is an exciting new direction for Miriam Böhm, whose work has always incorporated multiple planes or three dimensional elements; until now the end result has always been a photograph. There are a total of five... [more]
Tania Mouraud’s retrospective at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, curated by Hélène Guenin and Elodie Stroecken, spans features over 70 works of art dating from the late 1960s to today. In June, the show spreads beyond the walls of the museum when nine surrounding locations will host additional works of Mouraud, engaging the entire city as an interlocking exhibition site. Mouraud began working in the 60s as a painter, shifting tacks in the 70s to create a series of immersive medita... [more]
7th - 22nd of May 2015
at Somos Art Space Berlin
opening 7 th of May 7 PM / 19 Uhr
Kottbusser Damm 95 / Berlin-Kreuzberg
new works by Klaus Hu / photography / painting
on land-use and resources
Landscapes and conflicts of the North American South West.
Photographs are juxtaposed as b/w and digital prints with new paintings and charcoals, made possible while Klaus Hu had been on residence stay at Santa Fe Art Institute in New Mexico, USA. The landscape... [more]