RANDOM INTERNATIONAL'S RAIN ROOM INSTALLATION AT THE BARBICAN CENTRE IN LONDON, 4 OCT 2012 - 3 MARCH 2013
5th European Month of Photography Berlin
October 19-November 25, 2012
The festival presents a broad spectrum of exhibitions and events that address this year's theme, "The View of the Other". It highlights, from various perspectives, a variety of thematic and medial aspects: topics such as the construction of identity, exoticisation, colonialism, voyeurism, reflections on the familiar and the alien and much more.
René Groebli, "Untitled". From the series
"Das Auge der Liebe."
Photo © René Groebli
'Future of Photography' examined 'what's next' in the contemporary photography landscape. Panel discussions members included Marc Feustel (Eyecurious blog), Simon Baker (Curator of Photography and International Art, Tate), James Reid (Director of Photography at Wallpaper), Christine Ollier (Artistic Director of Galerie les Filles du Calvaire), Francois Hébel (Director of Les Rencontres d'Arles Festival). The discussion, hosted at the UnSeen Festival, was moderated by Marcel Feil, Artistic Director of FOAM.
Ikea is is turning to 3-D graphics, instead of photography, to help sell furniture and household goods in its current catalog. Can you tell the difference?
Top image = 3D graphic render; Middle image = 3D Graphic render; Bottom image = photograph.
The Wall Street Journal reports that IKEA is slowly moving away from using photography in its catalogs in favor of CGI for its online and print publications.
15-18 November 2012
Hours: Thursday-Sunday noon-8pm
'Off the shelf: the self and subjectivity in the artist's book' is an exhibition dedicated to various expressions of subjectivity in artist's publications. It aims to bring together contributions from a variety of formats and editions that consider the self in the artist's book. Exhibition dates: 7- 9 December 2012
The exhibition will focus on contemporary publications and welcomes submissions from a wide range of genres, including: handmade books, object-books, sculptural books, altered books, installation books, photobooks, photozines, print-on-demand books, zines, serial editions (artists' magazines), multimedia books and ebooks. Potential topics might include, but are not limited to:
Self-portraits as self-analysis
Archival practices of the self
Family albums and personal narratives
Gender and feminist narratives
Auto-biography and fictional biographies
Sexualities and space
Performance of the self
Travel book and diasporic strategies
To submit your book, visit the page
The Guardian is holding a masterclass on Photography with the iPhone, taking place on Monday 24th September 2012, led by Richard Gray.
See here for further details.
Location: The Guardian, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London, N1 9GU
Date: 24 September 2012
To book: click here
Love this work by Julien Grossman, although not sure what it means : http://www.juliengrossmann.com/ > La Chute Des Monarchies, 2005 > play video at bottom of page.
Video projected on the wall, various crowns fall one after the other and explode upon reaching the ground, where a pile of marble rubble has accumulated. Two speakers are placed up high, diffusing repetitious electronic music, while two other speakers, hidden under the mound of stones, emit crashing booms and the exclamations of a crowd.
The exhibition Contemporary Japanese Photobooks is currently on display at the newly re-designed Photographers' Gallery in London. Curated by Jason Evans (photographer) and Ivan Vartanian (the co-author of the landmark study Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and '70s), the exhibition presents a diverse range of photobooks published over the last decade.
13th July - 9th September 2012
Here is a java applet that traverses the html of a webpage and turns it into a visual graphic. Website graphs are the work of Marcel Salathe, a young conceptual artist living in
Photographsdonotbend today i.e. Aug-2012
For 'Partners (The Teddy Bear Project)', curator Ydessa Hendeles collected more than 3,000 photographs of teddy bears dating from roughly 1900-1940. These photographs are presented in a floor-to-ceiling, two- storey installation designed to evoke an atmosphere of a library or archive room. The images are arranged in categories that reflect the peculiar ubiquity of the teddy bear as a symbolic object: children, men and women, soldiers, and elderly people holding teddy bears, people dressed up as teddy bears, or teddy bears in the background of significant social moments. First shown in Toronto in 2002-2003, 'Partners (The Teddy Bear Project)' later traveled to the Haus der Kunst in Munich, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Gwangji Art Biennale 2010.
Interactive installations - works where the art emerges in the interaction with the participant.
Berlin-based polish artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski has conceived 'ADA', a giant interactive analogue installation. The sculpture manifests itself as a large, clear helium-filled membrane studded with charcoal spikes, roaming freely within a white room. Users are encouraged to engage with the object by pushing and spinning it as it floats within the space, where the walls then slowly accumulate marks and flecks. The balloon is about three feet in diameter with 300 charcoal sticks attached to its surface via a technique the artist generated especially for the work, each about 10 inches apart. The premise of the artwork references the 19th century mathematician, Ada Lovelace.
'ADA' by Karina Smigla-Bobinska, Helium balloon, charcoal stick:
Five photographers have been shortlisted in this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, run by the National Portrait Gallery. They are Jasper Clarke, David Knight, Dona Schwartz, Jooney Woodward and Jill Wooster. The exhibition will run at the National Portrait Gallery from 10 November 2011 - 12 February 2012. For more info visit www.npg.co.uk.
Jasper Clarke, Wen 2011
Jooney Woodward, Harriet and Gentleman Jack.
Jill Wooster, Of Lili
Book launch: In the Shadow Of Things by Léonie Hampton
Thursday, 12 May 2011, 18.30 - 22.30pm @ 22 Micawber Street, London, N1 7TS
About the book: For over a decade, Léonie's mother Bron found it impossible to empty the packing boxes which had filled her new home since the collapse of her first marriage. The boxes, along with stuffed plastic bags and accumulated artefacts from her former life, were a constant, physical reminder to her family of Bron's long-running battle with OCD and depression. In 2007, a deal was struck: Léonie would help Bron empty the house on the condition that she be allowed to document that process. For the book launch event, Léonie and her mother Bron will transform an abandoned warehouse creating an installation of objects that they found and sorted during the making of the book. There will also be a screening of a slideshow of the work, originally made for Foam Museum Amsterdam.