11:25 pm - Thu, Jun 10, 2010

Probe #3 Ruth van Beek 1:16

Probe is a miniature exhibition space, with walls no higher then 1,10m and a surface of 6m2. Its small and practical dimensions enables artists to create works on scale that are unthinkable in real life. The architecture of the space is flexible and wholly subservient to the exhibition: walls can be extended, doors can be removed, a floor made of glass, mirrors or wood, even the lighting situation can be fully controlled. Albeit a physical space, Probe is only accessible on the internet. The registration of the exhibition is the exhibition.

In preperation of Probe #3, Ruth van Beek presented her work in a baby version of probe at PlaatsMaken during the exhibition Over Schaal en Tijd (concerning scale and time).

Take a look at Ruth Van Beek’s work here

Probe is a project by Suze May Sho and it’s financially supported by Gemeente Arnhem and The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture

11:06 pm

Retratos Pintados

Yossi Milo Gallery announced Retratos Pintados, an exhibition of vernacular hand-colored photographic portraits from Brazil. Since the late 19th century through the 1990s, hand-painted photographic portraits were a common feature in homes in the rural areas of the northeastern Brazilian states. At a time when black-and-white photographs were not considered dramatic enough, the retratos pintados (“painted portraits”) glamorized and idealized their subjects illustrating the fantasies and desires of their customers. Due to advances in technology, hand-painted photographs have become a rarity in the region, and this unique form of portrait-making is lost. Retratos Pintados is an exhibition and a book of 61 four-color plates of photographs with an introduction by Martin Parr and edited by Parr and Titus Riedl (published by Nazraeli Press)

Retratos Pintados, 24 June - 18 September. Yossi Milo Gallery - 525 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001 yossimilo.com

3:21 am - Fri, Jun 4, 2010

La Revanche de l’Archive Photographique (Photographic Archives Hit Back)

Today, the nature of the photographic archive interests a growing number of photographers and artists. Confronted with the avalanche of photographs produced daily, more and more producers of images are becoming archivists-iconographers. “La Revanche de l’archive photographique” takes stock of this infinitely rich field that resonates closely with “Visual Culture” going beyond the framework of a conventional exhibition of photographs.  Devised by Joerg Bader, “La Revanche de l’archive photographique” will constitute the central focus of the 50JPG (50 Jours pour la Photographie à Genève – 50 Days for Photography in Geneva) bringing together some thirty artists coming from all sorts of background.

La Revanche de l’archive photographique (photographic archives hit back), 4 June - 31 July. Centre de la Photographie Genève (CPG) – Bâtiment d’art contemporain, 10 rue des Vieux-Grenadiers, 1205 Genève, Switzerland. 50jpg.ch / centrephotogeneve.ch

12:00 am

Where Three Dreams Cross / 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

History of photography has been dominated by Europe and the United States. The exhibition Where Three Dreams Cross – 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh articulate the significant history of South-Asian Photography from an inside view celebrating how successive generations of photographers from the subcontinent have portrayed themselves and their eras. Where Three Dreams Cross picks up on the pictorial worlds of the 19th century, it shows urban views, architectural photography and hand-coloured portraits of Indian life during colonial times. It concentrates on the transition of the South Asian peninsula from a heterogeneous yet single entityto its subdivision into three nations: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The fast time of political upheaval and technology and the slow time of family, culture and ritual are captured through the lens of some 80 artists. Last but not least, the exhibition presents today’s lively photographic scenes in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India.

Where Three Dreams Cross. 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. 12 June – 22 August 2010
. Fotomuseum Winterthur, Grüzenstrasse 44+45, CH-8400 Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland. fotomuseum.ch

Image: Unbekannter Fotograf und Künstler, Hochzeitsporträt eines indischen Paares, ca.1950. Courtesy of Alkazi Collection of Photograph.

11:43 pm - Thu, Jun 3, 2010

The Walther Collection. Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity

The Walther Collection opens on June 17th 2010 with Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity, introducing works from its African collection. Under the curatorial direction of Okwui Enwezor the exhibition presents 243 works by 32 artists and is divided into four projects filling all nine galleries in the three buildings of the new exhibition space. It integrates the work of three generations of African artists and photographers with that of modern and contemporary German photography and is designed around three discursive frameworks: portraiture and social transition, typologies and taxonomies, and
theatricality and figuration. The combination of African and German works will serve as a model for the kind of curatorial process that animates the character of the collecting program.

Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity. Open to the public Thursday, June 17th, 2010. The Walther Collection, Reichenauerstrasse 21
89233 Neu-Ulm, Germany. walthercollection.com

Image: Maha Maamoun, Beach, 2005, from the series Domestic Tourism.

11:29 pm

Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin / Pretty Much Everything

Foam presents a survey of the work of the world famous photographic duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Foam will show approximately 300 photographs spanning 25 years of the duo’s career. Art, fashion and portrait works all exist next to each other. By disregarding any chronological order the combinations of images are based on personal, formal, social, political and intuitive associations that show the way the artists have lived with the images for 25 years.

Pretty Much Everything / Photographs 1985-2010. 25 June 2010 - 15 September 2010. Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Opening hours: Sat-Wed 10am-6pm. Thu, Fri 10am-9pm. foam.nl

Image: Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Antony Fantastic Man, 2006.

12:22 pm - Sat, May 29, 2010

Rhubarb-Rhubarb International Review

Rhubarb’s 2010 International Review is designed to mark the changes and explore the hybrid forms of practices which are being created by photographers who fall in between, or across, the traditional categories. This year the intention is to see where documentary and commercial practices cross over into the world of fine art, giving participants the opportunity to show their work to specialists from different sectors and reviewers the chance to look at folios that may not usually come their way. Collision: Where Image Worlds Meet is the series of events offering photographers and reviewers the opportunity to present and look at work that spans the different genres.

Online booking: www.rhubarb-rhubarb.net

12:37 am

The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today

The Original Copy presents a critical examination of the intersections between photography and sculpture, exploring how one medium informs the analysis and creative redefinition of the other.  The exhibition brings together over 300 photographs, magazines, and journals, by more than 100 artists, from the dawn of modernism to the present, to look at the ways in which photography at once informs and challenges the meaning of what sculpture is.  The Original Copy is organized by Roxana Marcoci, Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art.  

The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today August 1-November 1, 2010. The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Gallery, sixth floor. Press Preview: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Image: Bruce Nauman, Waxing Hot from the portfolio Eleven Color Photographs. (Detail.) 1966-67/1970/2007. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Gerald S. Elliott Collection. © 2010 Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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