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Art • URBAN LANDSCAPES as projections of ‘Inner Landscapes’ : Jonas Dahlström ‘07:27:47’ presents an equally meditative and aesthetic mix of light, shadow and architecture, appearing with 76 duplex photos at Kerber Publishing

22.09.2020 • For his new book 07:27:47, Swedish photographer Jonas Dahlström examined urban environments. With the immediacy of street photography, he captured their beauty in a continuous sequence of images taking place during exactly 12 hours. Focusing on the interaction of light, shadows, and architecture, the aesthetics of his stunning photographs are strict, clear, and minimalist. Regardless, these external landscapes can be read as “internal landscapes” projected outwards. They tell a tale of fragility, loneliness, and isolation of human existence holding out against such anonymous, concrete habitats.

“All of the images were made in Sweden during 2016-2020. Together, they form a sequence that takes place during 12 hours. Throughout this project, I have tried to capture the aesthetics that arise in the interaction between light, shadows and architecture, but the images can also be seen as a reflection on human existence in an anonymous, urban environment.” says Jonas Dahsltröm.

Somewhere along the way of his exploration, Dahlström started to ask himself why it had become so important for...

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Art • DAVID ZWIRNER is hosting a star-studded sale with works by more than 100 artists to raise money for Joe Biden’s campaign … Over 100 leading contemporary artists are donating works, an online-only sale launching on 2 October …

16.09.2020 • Over 100 leading contemporary artists are donating works to Artists for Biden, an online-only sale launching on 2 October, with all proceeds going to the official Biden Victory Fund. As reported in Artnet News, the sale features works by a diverse group of artists represented by a wide range of galleries. The sale will be presented on the newly launched Platform, continuing the initiative developed by David Zwirner to host online sales for industry peers and partners. Works from artists including Richard Serra, Kehinde Wiley, and Chloe Wise will be available on Platform.art.

We read on ARTNET : More than 100 artists and estates are donating works for a fundraiser supporting Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Pieces by Jeff Koons, Kehinde Wiley, and Carmen Herrera are among those that will be available in an exclusive online Artists for Biden sale next month, with the proceeds benefitting the Biden Victory Fund, the official Biden presidential fundraising committee.

“The campaign was excited to do an art-world fundraiser,” art dealer David Zwirner, who is spearheading the...

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Art • GOSEE ART loves the book ‘Futuro Retro’ by Maria Svarbova, published at New Heroes & Pioneers aka NHP Publishing, Malmö

20.08.2020 • Despite studying restoration and archeology, Maria Svarbova found a medium for her artistic expression in photography. Since 2010, she has focused on developing her own photographic language, quickly gaining international recognition. Among awards, solo and group exhibitions, her work has been featured in Vogue, Guardian, Instagram, Forbes and many other publications. FUTURO RETRO is a transcendental and timeless series of images by the artist which evokes a traditional setting with sci-fi elements and follows from the immense success of her first photography book, ‘Swimming Pool’.

NHPublishing on Maria Svarbova : “There is often a sense of cool detachment and liminality in Maria’s work. Routine actions such as exercise, doctor appointments, and domestic tasks are reframed with a visual purity that is soothing and symmetrical, and at times reverberant with an ethereal stillness. Mária has a wonderfully individual style which moves away from the conventional. The socialist era and its architecture, public spaces and color are hugely inspirational, and this has been admired in solo...

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Art • GoSee loves … Huis Marseille in Amsterdam presents ‘Venus & Mercury’ – the XXL exhibition by Viviane Sassen in 14 galleries as well as the museum garden still on through 30 August, 2020

12.08.2020 • When Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography opened in Amsterdam in 1999, it was the first photography museum in the Netherlands. The program is enough to make the hearts of all photography fans leap – and on display now is a monumental exhibition by Viviane Sassen, inspired by palace life surrounding Marie-Antoinette in the court of Versailles.

“Eight years after her highly successful and acclaimed exhibition ‘In and Out of Fashion’, Viviane Sassen is returning to Huis Marseille with a monumental exhibition ‘Venus & Mercury’, which will occupy all fourteen galleries as well as the museum garden. The exhibition was born in Versailles, where Sassen created new work inspired by various accounts of the French royal court in the 17th and 18th centuries. She wove these stories into a melancholic narrative drenched in eroticism, power, intrigue, illness, decay, and death. Sassen also created a number of new installations specially for Huis Marseille, including one based on the residential history of this Amsterdam canal-side house. Venus refers to lust and love; Mercury to...

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Art • Want some fresh photography? reGeneration 4 ‘The Challenges for Photography and its Museum of Tomorrow / Radical Positions : 35 Emerging Photographers in Focus at the Musée de l’Elysée & as a book from Scheidegger & Spiess

29.07.2020 • Now taking place for the fourth time, on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Musée de l'Elysée, is the reGeneration exhibition project devoted to emerging international photography which began in 2005 and is held every five years. Instead of curating exhibits from schools of art and photography – as has been done in the past – the Musée de l’Elysée contacted the 180 photographers and former participants of the first, second and third rounds asking them this time to suggest candidates for reGeneration 4.

The latest edition of the exhibition presents new approaches to the topic of photography with 35 works selected from among the 257 submitted applications. At the same time, the book includes statements from participants of earlier exhibitions about their individual artistic evolution, in which environmentalism, social equality and inclusion, digitalization, and securing their own livelihood appear as key topics and practical challenges.

The accompanying book (Scheidegger & Spiess) presents these insights alongside depictions of the works by photographers selected for...

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