After The Rain, Carmichael Gallery’s first exhibition of 2011, is on view January 8 - February 5, 2011 and features works from Boogie, Guy Denning, Aakash Nihalani and Pascual Sisto.
The black and white photographs above form part of a series of eighteen presented by Boogie.
Boogie (b. 1969 Belgrade, Serbia)
As a photographer, Boogie is singular in his ability to remove his presence as the mediator between the subjects of his work and those viewing them from without. His illumination of the complexity of the human condition without the imposition of his own ego or ideologies presents a more compelling foundation for the contemplation of his weighty subject matter and the socio-economic, philosophical and emotional currents that press from beneath. He will present a series of black and white photographs.
Recent solo and group shows include Hell’s Half-Acre, Lazarides Gallery at The Old Vic Tunnels (2010) and The Uncovering, Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles (2010). He lives and works in Belgrade.
More from Boogie here.
ARTINFO has a short interview with JR on their site that is worth checking out. Here is an extract related to his recent series, The Wrinkles of the City, which he presented at 18 Gallery, Galerie Magda Danysz’s Shanghai outpost, this past October.
AI: You recently returned from China. Was it harder than usual to produce your art there?
JR: China is a very ambivalent country. Not to forget the human rights problem discussed in the European media, but the feeling that prevails there is that nothing is really impossible, especially sticking up a few posters that aren’t political or advertising. My work in China is part of a new project called “The Wrinkles of the City.” It’s a project based on making portraits of older people who hold the memory of a city that I chose. Alongside the portraits, I collect stories from these people, who have seen great changes to their city. These portraits are then put up in the city on surfaces that inspire me and also represent the city’s memory and history. Shanghai has an extremely rich history in the 20th century.
Read the rest of the interview here.
JR, The Wrinkles of The City, Shi Li, 2010, B&W print on basic paper pasted on corrugated sheet mat varnish, ed of 1, 190 x 300cm.
Image via Galerie Magda Danysz.
Happy Holidays from Martha Cooper! This piece is on view through January 15, 2011 at Wreck The Walls, Subliminal Projects’ winter group show.
Martha Cooper, Happy Holidays by Jason (J.SON) & Richie (Seen), 1982, digital c-print, signed edition of 100, 20.32 x 30.48cm.
De Hallen Haarlem just opened the first exhibition in Holland of Rineke Dijkstra’s The Krazy House. The show, which previously traveled to Berlin (Galerie Max Hetzler, February 20-March 27, 2010) and New York (Marian Goodman Gallery, June 29-August 21, 2010), consists of a series of photographs and a 4-channel video projection of dancing adolescents, including Nicky, above. It runs through March 13, 2011 at De Hallen Haarlen and I highly recommend checking it out if you are in the neighborhood between now and then.
Rineke Dijkstra, Nicky, Liverpool, England, January 19, 2009, 2009, archival ink-jet print, ed of 10, 124.2 x 102.2cm framed.
Image via Marian Goodman Gallery.
I’m so excited about Malick Sidibé’s upcoming show at M+B - he’s one of my favorite photographers. The show is called The Eye of Bamako and will include over thirty contemporary and vintage works. It opens February 5 and runs through March 19, 2011.
Malick Sidibé, Three Friends With Mopeds, 1975, gelatin silver print.
Image via Artnet.
One of the highlights of my trip to London last month was visiting Victoria Miro, which is located between Hoxton and Islington. It really is one of the most beautiful gallery spaces I have ever been in, so if you haven’t been then I highly recommend you take the time to next time you are in the neighborhood. Whilst it was Hernan Bas’ show that took us there, we equally enjoyed the exhibition of photographic stills from Isaac Julien’s nine screen film installation, Ten Thousand Waves.
Miami-bound fans of his will be excited to hear that the Bass Museum of Art is mounting a ten year retrospective of his work, his most comprehensive show to date, during Art Basel Miami Beach. In addition to the US premiere of Ten Thousand Waves, earlier series such as Paradise Omeros, Baltimore and Vagabondia will be on display.
The exhibition will run from December 2, 2010 through March 6, 2011. Visit the museum’s website for more information.
Isaac Julien, Mazu, Silence (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010, endura ultra photograph, 180 x 239.8 x 7.5cm.
Image via Victoria Miro.
Martha Cooper has a show opening at Inoperable Gallery on November 11. Stop by if you live in Vienna! It runs through December 18, 2010.
I love Martha’s work and the above photo of Lady Pink from 1981 is particularly awesome.
Visit the gallery’s website for more information on the show.
Yet another show that opened in New York this weekend that I missed (the others are listed here)! Hiroshi Sugimoto is one of my favorite contemporary photographers and I wish I were able to go visit The Day After, his new solo show at The Pace Gallery.
These are my favorite works from the show.
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lightning Fields 163, 2009, gelatin silver print, ed 1 of 5, 58-3/4” x 47” (149.2 cm x 119.4 cm).
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lightning Fields 176, 2009, gelatin silver print, ed 1 of 5, 58-3/4” x 47” (149.2 cm x 119.4 cm).
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lightning Fields 177, 2009, gelatin silver print, ed 1 of 5, 58-3/4” x 47” (149.2 cm x 119.4 cm).
See more at the gallery’s website.
Wim Wenders is having a show of his photographs at MASP in Sao Paulo right now (Oct 21-Jan 16) & one of them features OsGemeos’ work from a tunnel they painted in Wuppertal in 2006.
Blu, Nina & JR also took part in the project: www.outsides.de
Photo from OsGemeos’ blog. See more photos of the tunnel there.
Phillips de Pury tends to do a great job when it comes to curating their Theme sales and Photographs on October 8 was no exception. I’ve included my ten favorite lots here in this post.
Several are also mentioned in tasj vol ii - issue iii, which you should all receive in the mail soon. This issue actually has a marked focus on Phillips as it includes an interview with George O’Dell, one of their contemporary art specialists, as part of our Backstage Series. I hope you enjoy it - I think it’s a really interesting peek into the inner workings of the auction house.
Lot 1: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Queen Charlotte’s Ball, London, 1959, gelatin silver print, printed later, signed in ink and blindstamp credit in the margin, 44.8 x 30.5 cm. est. $12,000-18,000. SOLD $20,000.
Lot 12: Lee Friedlander, New York City, 1968, gelatin silver print, printed circa 2002, signed in pencil and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso, 20.3 x 30.5 cm. est. $3,000-4,000. SOLD $3,125.
Lot 312: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ionian Sea, Santa Cesarea, 1990, gelatin silver print, blindstamp title, date and number 19/25 343 in the margin; signed in pencil on the mount, 42.2 x 54.6 cm. est. $35,000-45,000. SOLD $68,500.
Lot 316: Daido Moriyama, Nikko Toshogu, 1977, gelatin silver print, signed and dated in pencil on the verso. 20.3 x 29.5 cm. est. $5,000-$7,000. BOUGHT IN.
Lot 336: Sebastiao Salgado, Iceberg Between the Paulet Island and the Shetland Islands, Antarctica, 2005, gelatin silver print, signed, titled ‘Antartica’ [sic] and dated in pencil on the verso, 54 x 76.5 cm. est. $12,000-$15,000. SOLD $17,500.
Lot 345: Erwin Olaf, The Boardroom from Rain, 2004, lambda print, diasec mounted, signed, titled, dated and numbered 4/7 in ink on an artist’s label affixed to the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount, 120 x 167.6 cm. est. $15,000-20,000. SOLD $21,250.
Lot 361: Edward Burtynsky, Shipyard #11, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China, 2005, color coupler print, signed in ink, printed title, date and numbered 22/25 on a label affixed to the reverse of the mount, 55.9 x 45.7cm. est. $5,000-$7,000. SOLD $8,750.
Lot 390: Mona Kuhn, Reflecting, 2006, color coupler print, signed, titled, dated and numbered 4/8 in pencil on the reverse of the mount, 75.6 x 75.6cm. est. $6,000-$8,000. SOLD $8,125.
Lot 395: Massimo Vitali, Robert Moses Park, 2006, color coupler print, diasec mounted, signed, titled, dated and numbered 4/6 in ink on a label affixed to the reverse of the frame, 149.9 x 189.2 cm. est. $15,000-$20,000. SOLD $31,250.
Lot 401: Alex Prager, Cindy, 2007, color coupler print, signed, titled, dated and numbered in ink on the reverse of the acrylic flush-mount, one from an edition of 9, 61 x 124.5 cm. est. $5,000-$7,000. SOLD $6,250.
Click here to see more works from the sale - in addition to the ones I’ve mentioned here, I recommend looking at those by Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Lorna Simpson and Marilyn Minter.
Images courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company.
Ross Morrison is putting together a fantastic collection of artist portraits. I like this one of Word To Mother.
photo by Alex Prager
Maggie, 2009, chromogenic print, signed, dated and numbered verso, 48 x 64.5 in (ed of 3), 36 x 48.5 in (ed of 5), 24 x 32 in (ed of 7).
From the “Week-End” series.