Combining projects shot in China, Cameroon, the USA and Namibia, As Entertaining As Possible gives an insight into how images “have transformed the individual into a privileged witness to his own alienation”
Spearheaded by Vogue Italia’s senior photo editor, Alessia Glaviano, the inaugural Photo Vogue Festival got off to an impressive start, says curator Federica Chiocchetti
The Swiss artist’s first solo show in London is an immerse installation designed to give each visitor an unique experience
One of the emerging artists exhibiting in the London College of Communications Photography MA show, Gabriela Mazowiecka’s Letting Go investigates Polish levels of trust
The writer, collector, dealer and curator says so long with an archive of slides and a hammer
Questions of truth and fiction, doubt and certainty, and the relationship between the observer and the observed are the key themes of the 2017 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. The £30,000 prize rewards a living photographer, of any nationality, for a specific body of work in an exhibition or publication format, which is felt to have significantly contributed to the medium of photography between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016. The shortlisted artists have been nominated for the following projects: Sophie Calle, born in 1953 in France, has been nominated for her publication My All which finds the artist experimenting with yet another medium – the postcard set. Taking stock of her entire œuvre, this set of postcards functions as a portfolio of Calle’s work, as well as a new investigation of it, in an appropriately nomadic format. Over the past thirty years, Sophie Calle has invited strangers to sleep in her bed, followed a man through the streets of Paris to Venice, hired a detective to spy on herself before providing a report of her day, …
On first sight, Wolfgang Tillmans’ east London studio has a relaxed feel, verging on the messy. But look closer and you notice the meticulously organised files of invoices, alongside boxes of letters and out-of-date films. The objects around this studio are often the subject of his photographs, and in many respects it helps explain his work. With their informal aesthetic and seemingly loose approach to subject matter, Tillmans’ photographs have been mistaken for casual snapshots. Don’t be fooled. He has deliberately abandoned “the language of importance”, but his images are carefully thought out and are often partly staged. “I guess there is a tendency for any artist in any field to want their work to be noticed,” he laughs. “But the artists who are a little bit more interesting go beyond that and realise that of course it’s much cooler to make it all look effortless.” Despite the apparent ease of style, Tillmans’ work is instantly recognisable, and he’s become one of the most celebrated artists of his generation. A decade ago he was the …
Music, video and installations show how the artist’s work has expanded from pure photography
A new exhibition of work by German photographic artist Hans-Peter Feldmann is about to go on show at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, exploring the crossover between classical painting and contemporary photography.
The Human Apparatus, a new exhibition by Klemm’s gallery, Berlin, gathers a selection of artists from various generations whose work is engaged in a fundamental reassessment of the photographic image and its representation. It’s about to launch at Paris Photo.