Paul Cézanne challenged convention, and proposed new possibilities for modern art. He was remarkable for his ability to perceive and paint everyday places, people, and things in ways that revealed the multiplicity and beauty of vision, while also unveiling the deep, cohesive structures of the visible world.
The Photo League of New York (1936-1951) was a non-profit organization of dedicated professional and amateur photographers – most of them New Yorkers and the majority Jewish, both male and female born between 1900 and 1925. They chronicled a tumultuous period in American history and endured both controversy and celebration. Their story is told through text and their remarkable photographs.
‘Davis is a sort of new-fangled Luminist, attuned to visuality in our current variant of the frenetic urbane. Luminism starts from an initial wonder: What is it about objects that allows us to see them?’ – Bill Berkson. Throughout his various bodies of work, Tim Davis photographs ‘grand and gorgeous failures of light to sync…
On a ‘cold and starless night’ a young pregnant widow, Nandi, arrives in Tin Town, a bleak, drought-stricken place ruled by silence and fear. Little do the inhabitants know that Nandi is carrying the baby who will, in time, change all that.
Traces and Tracks: A Thirty Year Journey with the San documents the history and life of the San in Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. It depicts Paul Weinberg’s intimate perspective on the lives of modern-day San over the past 30 years.
Although at times obscured by the artist’s celebrity, the art of Tracey Emin is serious and focussed, challenging and at times startlingly beautiful. In this film, she speaks frankly about her career, the craft of her immensely varied work, and the immediate, personal themes with which she engages: autobiography, memory, desire, and identity.
Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz’s profound, emotionally-charged sculptural works and installations have been widely exhibited in both the U.S. and Europe. t r u e, the artist’s contribution to our One Picture Book series, blankets the reader/listener in waves of red warmth. Comprising twelve details of a frame from the artist’s film Sacrifice, embedded with lines from her poem True, the book and its accompanying audio CD leave one breathless and longing for that which is already near. Edition limited to 500 copies.
In 2001 South Africa was devastated by the news of a brutal rape of a nine-month-old child who came to be known as baby Tshepang. The media reported that she has been gang raped by a group of six men. Later it was discovered that the men had been wrongfully accused and that the infant had instead been raped and sodomized by her mother’s boyfriend. Once the story of baby Tshepang hit the headlines, the scab was torn off a festering wound, and hundreds of similar stories followed.
Published on the occasion of renowned Belgian figurative painter Luc Tuymans’ retrospective exhibition in Hungary and Poland, this volume circumvents the typical monograph format by focusing on the reflections of regional writers, whose perspectives were solicited for being less inhibited and more direct than the typical art historian’s.
Artists play a fundamental role as mirror of society and can, in particular, give expression to specific corners of the world in our global economy. This is a new stop of the Francois Pinault collection journey around the world. A monumental exhibition at the famous Garage: a 1927 bus garage in Moscow designed by the Constructivist architect Konstantin Melnikov and transformed into a gallery for contemporary art and culture by Daria Dasha Zhukova, whose partner is the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.
This photographic title is comprised of diverse sections, including historical pictures, a map of the country and the actual photographic journey. The journey is divided into three sections that echo the geographic regions of the country
In Unsettled, South African photographer Cedric Nunn (best known for his photographs of apartheid resistance) turns his lens to the landscape of the Eastern Cape, site of the longest and most complex anti-colonial confrontation in South Africa’s history: The 100 Year War of Resistance.
Veruschka may indeed be the most beautiful woman in the world. But this great supermodel has always been more than just a pretty face. Vera Lehndorff transformed her image, her name, and the world in the pursuit of high fashion and of art.
Sketches shows Polaroids made in Africa between 2002 and 2010. This book could be an explanation or a introducion to the previous Flamboya book and project but in fact Sketches is a small and magic book on its own, showing the beautiful universe of Viviane Sassen’s photography.
Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard focuses on a collection of 9,000 picture postcards amassed by the American photographer Walker Evans (1903-1975) that are now part of Walker Evans Archive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.