Sunday, 20 September 2015

Guggenheim Examines New Developments in Contemporary Photography with Photo-Poetics: An Anthology / Dates: November 20, 2015–March 23, 2016

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, an exhibition documenting recent developments in contemporary photography and consisting of photographs, videos, and slide installations by ten international artists. With more than 70 works by Claudia Angelmaier, Erica Baum, Anne Collier, Moyra Davey, Leslie Hewitt, Elad Lassry, Lisa Oppenheim, Erin Shirreff, Kathrin Sonntag, and Sara VanDerBeek, the exhibition runs from November 20, 2015–March 23, 2016, and presents a focused study into the nature, traditions, and magic of photography in the context of the rapid digital transformation of the medium.

Organized by Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, with Susan Thompson, Assistant Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Photo-Poetics: An Anthology offers an opportunity to define the concerns of a new generation of photographic artists and contextualize their work within the history of art and visual culture. These artists mainly pursue a studio-based approach to still-life photography that centers on the representation of objects, often printed matter such as books, magazines, and record covers. The result is often an image imbued with poetic and evocative personal significance that resonates with larger cultural and historical meanings.

The artists in the exhibition attempt to rematerialize the photograph through meticulous printing, using film and other disappearing photo technologies. Drawing on the legacies of Conceptualism and invested in exploring the processes and techniques of photography, they are also deeply interested in how photographic images circulate. Theirs is a sort of “photo poetics,” an art that self-consciously investigates the laws of photography and the nature of photographic representation, reproduction, and the photographic object. The works in the exhibition, rich with detail, reward close and prolonged regard; they ask for a mode of looking that is closer to reading than the cursory scanning fostered by the clicking and swiping functionalities of smartphones and social media. Both the exhibition and its accompanying catalogue are conceived as anthologies, as independent vehicles to introduce each artist’s important and unique practice.

This exhibition is supported in part by Affirmation Arts Fund and The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
The Leadership Committee for Photo-Poetics: An Anthology is gratefully acknowledged for its support, with special thanks to Erica Gervais and Ted Pappendick and Chair Rona Citrin as well as to Angelo K H Chan and Frederick Wertheim, Manuel de Santaren, Toby Devan Lewis, Ann and Mel Schaffer, Patty and Howard Silverstein, Cristina von Bargen, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Ann Cook and Charley Moss, Susan and Arthur Fleischer, Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Lauren and Scott Pinkus, and Barbara Toll.
Additional funding is also provided by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Photography Committee.
To coincide with the exhibition, the Guggenheim will host a series of panel discussions featuring the participating artists. Moderated by Jennifer Blessing, these conversations will address the issues raised by the exhibition. Each discussion will be preceded by short talks from the featured artists. Details about the public programs presented in conjunction with Photo-Poetics: An Anthology will be posted on

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Location: Tower Levels 2, 4, and 5
Dates: November 20, 2015–March 23, 2016


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The Depression Era Project @ Atelier Bouwmeester/ Discussion with philosopher, art historian, writer and activist Lieven De Cauter 26/03 Register on time

The Atelier Bouwmeester hosts The Depression Era Project, a satellite expo of ‘No Country For Young Men, Contemporary Greek Art in Times of Crisis’ in BOZAR, an exhibition that brings together work by leading contemporary Greek artists whose work addresses the impact of the economic crisis on their country.
The Depression Era Project inhabits the urban and social landscapes of the crisis. It begins as a collective experiment, picturing the Greek city and its outer regions, the private lives of outcasts, the collapse of public systems and snapshots of the everyday, in order to understand the social, economic and historical transformation currently taking place in Greece. It seeks to do so with as clear a gaze as possible. It understands that entropy, disaster, uncertainty and insolvency are also states of mind, ushering us to an era where the notion of progress, the idea of growth and the reflex of looking forward to a future are no longer dominant modes of perceiving and creating in the world.

The Depression Era Project brings together 33 artists, photographers, writers, curators, designers and researchers. It seeks to stand outside the media montage and white noise of current public discourse by creating its own mosaic of images and texts. Its goal is the eventual creation of an artistic archive of the crisis and through it, a new digital and physical Commons, an ‘anti-screen’ and ‘sidewalk museum’ that would return its mosaic of gazes back to their places of origin.

Pavlos Fysakis, Pasqua Vorgia and Panos Kokkinias, all members of the collective, will present the project, followed by a discussion with philosopher, art historian, writer and activist Lieven De Cauter.

Atelier Bouwmeester
 Ravensteingalerij 54 - 59, 1000 Brussel, 26 March 2014 at 19:00

Please register at, mentioning ‘small talk – 26/03’

"No Country for Young Men: Contemporary Greek Art in Times of Crisis", BOZAR, 26.03.-03.08.2014

“The Depression Era Project”, Atelier Bouwmeester, 26.03.-16.05.2014 (opening night: 25.03.2014)

Friday, 21 March 2014

"No country for young men" Contemporary Greek Art in Times of Crisis @ Bozar Centre of Fine Arts / Brussels

Pavlos Fysakis Photography
This exhibition brings together work by 30 leading contemporary Greek artists whose work addresses the impact of the economic crisis on their country. Their work transcends the everyday coverage of political and economic developments and offers an insightful look at what is going on in Greece today. The focus, however, is not only restricted to the negative effects: the exhibition also looks at the opportunities the crisis offers for a reinvention of the country.

Participating artists: Loukia Alavanou / Manolis Anastasakos & Alexandros Vasmoulakis / Bill Balaskas / Depression Era / Eirene Efstathiou / Stelios Faitakis / Marina Gioti / Alexandros Georgiou / Philippe Grammaticopoulos / Guerrilla Optimists / Michalis G. Kallimopoulos / Dionisis Kavallieratos / Panos Kokkinias / Alkis Konstantinidis / Zissis Kotionis / Marinos Koutsomichalis, Afroditi Psarra & Maria Varela / Nicolas Kozakis & Raoul Vaneigem / Nikos Navridis / Angelos Papadimitriou / Maria Papadimitriou / Antonis Pittas / Poka-Yio / Stefania Strouza / Lina Theodorou / Panos Tsagaris / Kostas Tsolis / Dimitris Tsoumplekas / Chrisa Valsamaki / Kostis Velonis / Eirini Vourloumis / Zafos Xagoraris / Yorgos Zois

Curator: Katerina Gregos

BOZAR and the Atelier Bouwmeester are also welcoming a satellite project by Depression Era, a collective of photographers, artists, researchers, writers, architects, journalists and curators formed in 2012, recording the Greek crisis through images and texts. The Depression Era project exhibition takes place at the Atelier Bouwmeester, just across the street from BOZAR in 54-59 Galerie Ravenstein, and will be the first international presentation of the collective outside Greece.
More about Depression Era

Opening of the Exhibition :
Wednesday 25.03.2014 - 10:00 - 18:00
until  Sunday 03.08.2014

Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 507 82 00


Thursday, 27 February 2014

Photography Exhibition in Istanbul "20 Dollars 20 Kilos" /Opening: 4 March, Tuesday 19:00

20 Dollars 20 Kilos
5 March – 30 March 2014

Opening: 4 March, Tuesday 19:00

The ethnic Greek community in Istanbul had largely consisted of Turkish and Greek citizens up until 1964. Although their citizenship hardly mattered for them, the Turkish state used it as political leverage during the Cyprus dispute. The twelve thousand or so Greeks who had built a life and acquired property in Istanbul were soon expelled from the country as a result of black propaganda campaigns launched by the media under the false pretense of the Cyprus dispute. Their bank accounts were frozen, properties seized, private schools closed...

While thousands of Istanbul Greeks—who, by and large, had never been to Greece in their entire lives—were being deported, they were only allowed to take 20 kilos of baggage and 20 dollars with them. The exiles were accompanied by their spouses, children, partners, and loved ones. Fifty thousand exiles, who were accused of being too Greek in Turkey and too Turkish in Greece, would soon abandon their home and citizenship, never to return.
The project 20 Dollars 20 Kilos coordinated by Salih Erturan and curated by Hera Büyüktaşcıyan, focuses on this forced deportation. Extensive interviews with the victims and/or their family members were conducted in Athens, Imbros and Istanbul. In addition to the oral history activities, documents, archive scans and various printed and visual materials pertaining to the period will be exhibited to explore and to open up a debate on concepts such as separation, abandonment, defenselessness and stigmatization for the 50th anniversary of this incident.

Project Coordination and Management: BABİL Institute (
Strategic Partner: Ecumenical Federation of Constantinopolitans (IREF)
Project Supporters: Open Society Foundation, AB Sivil Düşün, Anadolu Kültür
Project Consultant: Rıdvan Akar

Tütün Deposu Lüleci Hendek Cad. No:12 Tophane 34425 İstanbul +902122923956

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Photography Exhibition of Julia Margaret Cameron- August 19, 2013–January 5, 2014 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

One of the greatest portraitists in the history of photography, Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–1879) blended an unorthodox technique, a deeply spiritual sensibility, and a Pre- Raphaelite–inflected aesthetic to create a gallery of vivid portraits and a mirror of the Victorian soul. This will be the first New York City museum exhibition devoted to Cameron's work in nearly a generation, and the first ever at the Met. The showing of thirty-five works is drawn entirely from the Metropolitan's rich collection, including major works from the Rubel Collection acquired in 1997 and the Gilman Collection acquired in 2005.

When she received her first camera in December 1863 as a gift from her daughter and son-in-law, Cameron was forty-eight, a mother of six, and a deeply religious, well-read, somewhat eccentric friend of many notable Victorian artists, poets, and thinkers. "From the first moment I handled my lens with a tender ardour," she wrote, "and it has become to me as a living thing, with voice and memory and creative vigour." Condemned by some contemporaries for sloppy craftsmanship, she purposely avoided the perfect resolution and minute detail that glass negatives permitted, opting instead for carefully directed light, soft focus, and long exposures that allowed the sitters' slight movement to register in her pictures, instilling them with an uncommon sense of breath and life.

The exhibition will feature masterpieces from each of Cameron's three major bodies of work: portraits of men "great thro' genius," including painter G. F. Watts, poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, scientist Sir John Herschel, and philosopher and historian Thomas Carlyle; women "great thro' love," including relatives, neighbors, and household staff, often titled as literary, historical, or biblical subjects; and staged groupings such as her illustrations for Tennyson's Idylls of the King or her Annunciation in the style of Perugino.

Julia Margaret Cameron           
August 19, 2013–January 5, 2014 / Gallery 852

Monday, 3 June 2013

At War with the Obvious Photographs by William Eggleston February 26–July 28, 2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art / New York

William Eggleston (American, born Memphis, Tennessee, 1939). Untitled (Louisiana), 1980, printed 1999. Dye-transfer print. 11 7/8 x 17 13/16 in. (30.2 x 45.3 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and Elizabeth S. and Robert J. Fisher Gift, 2012 (2012.302). © Eggleston Artistic Trust
William Eggleston (American, born 1939) emerged in the early 1960s as a pioneer of modern color photography. Now, fifty years later, he is its most prolific and influential exemplar. Through a profound appreciation of the American vernacular (especially near his home in the Mississippi Delta) and confidence in the dye transfer printmaking process to reveal the region's characteristic qualities of light and saturated chromatics, Eggleston almost single-handedly validated color photography as a legitimate artistic medium. This exhibition celebrates the artist's iconic photographs of commonplace subjects that have become touchstones for generations of artists, musicians, and filmmakers from Nan Goldin to David Byrne, the Coen Brothers, and David Lynch.

The exhibition is made possible in part by Renée Belfer

February 26–July 28, 2013

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