Friday, 28 January 2011

Robert A McCabe: Greece: Images Of An Enchanted Land: 1954-1965

1954 The famous photographer visited Greece for the first time. Sixty of the most important pictures from his journey all over Greece will be exhibited at the Hellenic Centre in London from 7th to 16th of February 2011. The exhibition is sponsored by the Museum of Cycladic Art.

The Hellenic Centre
16-18 Paddington Street,
London, W1U 5AS
Phone: 020 7487 5060

"Writes Portraits" Photography Exhibition in Paris where Victor Hugo lived

More than 200 portraits of the most important authors since tha beggining of the 17th century. Alexander Dumas, Samuel Beckett, William Burroughs and many othes are present at this exhibition. Victor Hugo lived on the second floor of number 6, place des Vosges between 1832 and 1848. The exhibition will last until 2o February 2011.

Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm
Address: 6 Hôtel de Rohan-Guémenée, Place des Vosges 75004
Cost: Free
Directions: By Metro: Saint Paul or Bastille.
Contact Details: Maison de Victor Hugo
Phone: +33 (0)1 42 72 10 16
Other Information: Maison de Victor Hugo
Website: Maison Victor Hugo Website
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100 Photos Reportes Sans Frontieres de Pierre & Alexandra Boulat until 27 Ferbruary 2011

Published by Reporters sans Frontières as a tribute to two of the great names in French photojournalism, 100 photos by Pierre & Alexandra Boulat and the Petit Palais exhibition show two intersecting views of the world, both passionate, disconcerting and deeply humanistic. Pierre's reports on the shantytowns of Nanterre in the 1950s and on the daily life of women in America radiate the same intensity as those of his daughter on Gaza and the sufferings of Afghan mothers four decades later.

Given the commitment it shares with the City of Paris to fight for freedom of expression and the defence of journalists, the Petit Palais is the ideal venue for this celebration of socially engaged photography.

With more than a third of the world's population currently living in countries where press freedom is unknown, Reporters sans Frontières carries on a daily struggle – as it has been doing for the last 25 years – for the right to information: to kill or imprison a journalist is to put this right under threat by eliminating a vital witness to the truth.

A quarter of a century, then, during which the world has changed: the fall of the Berlin wall and the democratisation of a large part of Africa mean that press freedom has gained ground – and yet the threat remains and the Reporters sans Frontières cause is still very relevant.

To finance its activities, Reporters sans Frontières has been publishing an annual album of photographs since 1992. 100 photos by Pierre & Alexandra Boulat for the Freedom of the Press will appear on 9 September 2010, with all profits going to the association
Opening hours
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursdays until 8:00 pm
Closed Mondays and public holidays
Admission charges
Public entrance
Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
Hall Jacqueau au rez-de-chaussée du musée
Tel : 01 53 43 40 00

Friday, 14 January 2011

NEW YORK Wang Qingsong: When Worlds Collide JANUARY 21–MAY 8, 2011

This exhibition will mark the first U.S. solo show of Beijing artist Wang Qingsong, one of China's most highly regarded contemporary artists. Trained as a painter at the Sichuan Academy of Fine Art, Wang Qingsong turned to photography in the late 1990s in order to convey a distinctive and often acerbic vision of Chinese society during the country's current economic boom. Working in the manner of a film director, he stages elaborate scenes involving dozens of models on enormous stages. His large-scale color photographs combine references to classic Chinese art with ironic nods to China's new material wealth and rapidly growing consumer culture. Organized by ICP curator Christopher Phillips, the exhibition will include approximately 15 of Wang Qingsong's photo works, as well as a screening room featuring a selection of his recent videos. In addition, a series of documentary videos will allow visitors to follow step-by-step the artist's production of several of the major works that will be on view.

International Center of fotography
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212.857.0000

Tuesday–Thursday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am–8:00 pm
Saturday–Sunday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Closed: Mondays
Closed: New Year's Day, January 1;
Independence Day, July 4; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Day, December 25.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

MADRID :Photography Exhibition by Eva Lootz "agua y sal"

16 December 2010 to 30 January 2011
Opening 16 December 2010 at eight p.m.


This exhibition presents for the first time photographs taken in 1984 by Eva Lootz in the Torrevieja Saltworks, with a large format production in order to highlight their sculptural dimension, their spatial scope, in a liberation of the powers of the mineral, extracted by open-cast mining exposed to the sun whose strength evaporates the water from the salt and reveals its dry wounds.

The exhibition also establishes a counterpoint with photographs from the series Andaratx from 2007 and a sculpture in marble forming part of the project Viajes de Agua, displayed by the artist in 2009 in the Casa Encendida in Madrid. As Karin Ohlenschläger points out in the catalogue for that exhibition: “in these pieces, the connection between art and nature is impregnated with an ecological discourse claiming a new dynamic of co-existence and co-evolution of the politics and poetry of water”, in an exercise which Eva Lootz demarcates and defines: “Just as John Cage used to say that he practised music as an invitation to nobility, I would like to practise art as an invitation to lucidity, an invitation to dare to handle freedom which, in the end is saying the same thing. Art can and must multiply the energies of life and make us strong against fear and servitude.”

Eva Lootz (born in Vienna, 1942) studied philosophy, musicology and theatre science, and film direction in the School of Cinematography and Television of Vienna, her native city. She moved to Madrid at the end of the sixties. Together with fellow Austrian Adolf Schlosser, painter and architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg and the philosopher Patricio Bulnes, they created the magazine Humo and carried out various activities in the Buades gallery in Madrid. Her sculptural work, generally consisting of spatial complexes, usually takes physical properties and temporal processes as its starting point in order to stage a kind of grammar of matter (liquids, paraffins, metals, sands), tracing out the way they overlap with history via the process of their being obtained, refined, used and traded, and their sedimentation in language. A work which, since its beginnings, has deliberately transgressed genres and made incursions into photography, sound, writing, clothes design, drawings or video: “Art is the attempt to open spaces through which an unknown current can pass, and not just unknown but also intense. Because to make art is to create fields of excitation, of intensity, of extra-ordinary experiences. And to arrive at that, as well as passion, intuition, discipline and devotion, you also need to learn how to think plastically,” says Eva Lootz who received the National Prize for Plastic Arts in 1994.
Standing out among her latest exhibitions are those held in the Palacio de Cristal del Retiro, M.N.C.A.R.S., in 2002. In 2003, in Jan Assad Bacha, Damascus (Syria) and in the Antonio Pérez Foundation, Cuenca. In 2004, in the “Sá Nostra” Cultural Centre, Palma, Ibiza, Formentera and Mahón. In 2005 in Citadel of Amman, Jordan, and in 2009 she exhibited various projects in the Sala Verónicas in Murcia, in the Fundació Suñol in Barcelona and in the Casa Encendida in Madrid. Eva Lootz was awarded the National Prize for Plastic Arts in 1994, the Tomás Francisco Prieto Prize of the Real Casa de la Moneda in 2009 and she received the Prize of the Women’s Association in the Visual Arts, MAV in 2010.

Galería Pilar Serra, C/ de Almagro 44, Madrid. Tel: 913 081 569.
Monday-Friday 10.30-14:00/17.30-20:00, Saturday 10.30-14:00.
Free entrance.


"Strokes of Heaven in the Hands of Time"

The first exhibition in Spain featuring the work of French artist Jean-Luc Milayne.

The Palacio de Velázquez (in Retiro Park) is the venue for this retrospective of photographs produced by Jean-Luc Milayne since the 1970s.

This French artist is extremely aware of the need to protect the environment. It is therefore no surprise that birds are often the subjects of his images. In the selection of photographs shown in this exhibition, the artist captures birds in their natural habitats and in captivity, as is the case of his series on farms in rural France.

'Taken over the course of a nearly 30-year career, his photos are documents of nature focused on the details of a certain time and place. Paradoxically, they also have a universal meaning, including contrasts between calm and movement, light and shadows,' according to the museum.

This show organized by the Reina Sofía includes works by Milayne from collections of institutions the world over, from Switzerland and France to the United States.

Curator: Lynn Cooke

Original Title: Trazos del cielo en manos del tiempo
Starting: 18/11/2010
Ending: 04/04/2011
Where: Reina Sofía Museum (MNCARS)
Closed / No performance on: Tuesdays
Price: General Admission: EUR6. Temporal exhibitions: EUR3.
Bus: 6, 8, 10, 14, 19, 24, 26, 27, 32, 34
Metro: Atocha (L1)
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Photography Exhibition Edward Burtynsky "Gulf Oil Spill & Pentimento"

Photo by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky's highly detailed and razor sharp photography has garnered him an international reputation.

His works generally focus on places where human activity interrupts the existence of nature: quarries, industrial refineries and shipyards, for example.

This exhibition at the Cork Street branch of Flowers consists of images of the recent gulf oil slick: the balance between human detritus and vast blank nature is an extraordinary one.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011 - Saturday, 5 February 2011
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00

Flowers (Central), 21 Cork Street, Piccadilly, W1S 3LZ London