Hassan Rahim: The Air Above This Ground15/01/2013
Opening this Friday at HVW8 Art & Design Gallery in Los Angeles, Hassan Rahim presents his new exhibition, The Air Above This Ground. Bringing together high and low themes in a way that conjures vague childhood memories and adolescent fantasies, Rahim utilizes photography, collage and mixed media to create bold contextual pieces which both appeal to and alarm their audience. Themes of competition, excellence and the decadence that comes with them are present, and expanded on in a way that exposes the curious details behind them.
Source - HVW8
Junji Tanigawa, Space Composer: Artist Book11/01/2013
Since its establishment in 2002, JTQ has been deeply committed to "sending messages through space as ultimate media", in creating communication spaces. In commemoration of its 10th anniversary this fall, JTQ will publish the Artist book, recording its creation history. It's the exploration and disclosure of the Space Composer, Junji Tanigawa's philosophy, conception, and creation by Theseus Chan, one of the leading art directions in Singapore. It's another shade of the JTQ experience, expressed in print form.
Photographer - Yoshiaki Tsutsui
Source - JTQ Inc.
Dancing Around Duchamp at the Barbican10/01/2013
Dancing Around Duchamp is a series of events to be held at London's Barbican Centre from mid February that explore the work of Marcel Duchamp, his precursors, collaborators and the artists he influenced across music, dance, theatre, film and art.
Ethan Cook: Felman09/01/2013
We recently visited the studio of American artist Ethan Cook, (feature coming soon), who is preparing for his first solo show in France, opening this Saturday, 12 March, at Galerie Jeanroch Dard in Paris. Entitled "Felman", Cook works with textures and takes the idea of the canvas one step further, so that surface and showpiece are one and the same. Hand loomed canvases are color blocked and framed, while others are pigmented and dyed, with all entries capturing a sense of the movement that went into their making.
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet Interview
Jean-Baptiste Bernadet is an artist who flexes his creative muscles across the realms of painting, sculpture and working with choreographers as an assistant for dramaturgy, lighting and stage. Born and raised in Paris he moved to Brussels in 2000 to finish art school. Currently he can be found working in New York where photographer Clément Pascal was lucky enough to capture the artist in-studio before he takes up residency at Marfa this Spring.
Megan Christiansen: What drives you to make art?
Photographer - Clément Pascal
Max Snow: The Lady of Shalott @ colette08/01/2013
New York-based artist Max Snow presents his new exhibition "The Lady Of Shalott" at colette, Paris. Snow's first solo show in the French capital, "The Lady Of Shalott" is inspired by the Alfred Tennyson poem of the same name. Both the poem and the show serve to raise questions about society and the artist's role, responding to the conflicting commands to create art inspired by the world and also to live in it.
Daido Moriyama: Labyrinth05/01/2013
It's always welcome news to hear of a new publication by Daido Moriyama, a photographer who has continually sought new ways of presenting and recontextualizing his work, frequently recasting his images through the use of different printing techniques, installation, or re-editing and reformatting. His latest printed work, Labyrinth, sees Moriyama return to his contact sheets from the past five decades, selecting previously known images as well as ones never before published.
Source - Aperture Foundation
Jeff Wall Interview
For Canadian photographer Jeff Wall, the visual intricacy of cinematography plays a heavy influence on his large scale works which encase a similar element of poetic complexity. Each photograph is staged and recreated from a memory of a previous occurrence and moment experienced, or an enhanced scenario.
Wolfgang Tillmans: Neue Welt02/01/2013
Wolfgang Tillmans focuses his lens on the outside world in a new collection of work that sees the photographer turn away from the self-reflexive exploration of the photography medium that had occupied him for years. The results are found in Neue Welt, Tillman's most recent book, which offers a powerful and singular view of life today in diverse parts of the world - from London and Nottingham to Tierra del Fuego, Tasmania, Saudi Arabia, and Papua New Guinea - seen from many angles.