Emerging Chinese artist Cheng Ran is gaining his first US solo exhibition at New York’s The New Museum, the culmination of his three-month residency at the Museum, part of a new partnership with China’s K11 Art Foundation.
Control, an exhibition by Miniclick, featuring work by Joachim Schmid, Rafal Milach, Sarah Pickering and Simon Menner, will explore the ways in which photography is used to document and explore how control is exerted – by both the state and, in turn, the artist. See it this weekend at Brighton Photo Fringe.
For more than a decade, Benson has used raw image data from robotic interplanetary missions to create large-format landscape photographs of the planets, their moons and the Sun. An exhibition of new and recent planetary photographs by Benson, his first solo exhibition, is about to go on show at Flowers Gallery, London.
As identified by the UN in the 2013 General Comment on Article 31 – the Convention on the Rights of the Child – a child has a universal human right to play. A new exhibition of photographs, as well as a symposium and photobook, by photographer Mark Neville, aims to generate debate around the complex nature of child’s play, and to advocate for improved provision for this universal right.
A recent release brings together over 400 images by the German photographer Peter Lindbergh. Drawn from his work in fashion, culture and urban environments, the book’s release coincides with a major retrospective in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Here BJP investigates a collection curated by Thierry-Maxime Lorio which seeks to posit Lindbergh as the progenitor of a ’different vision on fashion photography’.
“We today can do everything, so long as we do not imitate Europe, so long as we are not obsessed by the desire to catch up with Europe.” These are the chilling and controversial words of Frantz Fanon on the latent Eurocentrism implicit to the ethos and order of our past and present society. These are also the themes explored in Decolonial Desire, the new exhibition on show at London’s Autograph ABP from multimedia artist Vasco Araújo, under the auspices of gallery director Mark Sealy. Araújo’s multidisciplinary works – encompassing photography, video, sculpture and archive imagery – explore how the trauma of the colonial encounter continues to haunt the modern world. In the exhibition, Araújo intends to generate difficult conversations and to shed light on the uncomfortable colonial history of his homeland, Portugal. Originally at the forefront of colonialisation, the country played a leading role in the discovery of the Americas, and consolidated its holdings as part of the ‘Scramble for Africa’ during the 19th Century. “It’s really important for us to discuss how history …
Danny Lyon once said: “The use of the camera has always been for me a tool of investigation, a reason to travel, to not mind my own business, and often to get into trouble.” A wide-ranging retrospective of the renowned American documentary photographer is about go on show at Beetles + Huxley, London.
The Contemporary Art Society acquires works by John Akomfrah and Kader Attia at Frieze London. The works address themes of colonisation and migration, and will be donated to Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art – the area of the UK with the highest number of asylum seekers.
Fighting Walls: Street Art in Egypt and Iran, a new exhibition at New Art Exchange in Nottingham, explores how the walls of public spaces in Tehran and Cairo have become sites for socially engaged graffiti artists entering into a dialogue with the authorities.
Anywhen, a new AV installation by French photographer and artist Philippe Parreno, will transform Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall this October, “guiding the public through constantly changing stages of light, sound and moving elements.”