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Category archives: EXHIBITION REVIEW

EXHIBITION REVIEW // THOMAS DEMAND

Lynette Letic reviews Thomas Demand’s exhibition at the Ian Potter Centre, NGV Melbourne. Working in photography, and more recently in stop-animation films, German born Thomas Demand is regarded as one of the world’s leading contemporary artists. Initially working as a sculptor, Demand merely used photography to document his works. However from 1993, his creative process took a turn and he began to build sculptures with the purpose of photographing them. [...]

EXHIBITION REVIEW // SONIA PAYES AT SHANGHAI ART FAIR

Ashely Crawford reviews Sonia Payes’s Luminous Interlude for the Shanghai Art Fair. In Sonia Payes’ world reality shifts in spectral incarnations that simultaneously act as harsh journalistic recordings of ectoplasmic phenomena and a startling vision of the world around us. There is something strange and otherworldly here, both in her subject and in the way it is executed. Sans Photoshop (“not a touch of it,” she says.) truly extraordinary colours [...]

EXHIBITION REVIEW // JEFF WALL PHOTOGRAPHS

Lynette Letic reviews Jeff Wall’s exhibition at the Ian Potter Centre, NGV Melbourne. “My work is a reconstruction and reconstruction is a philosophical activity. If I can create a drama that has philosophical meaning, that’s fine; or sometimes, it is not from meaning but a reconstruction of a feeling.” – Jeff Wall. (1) One of the most innovative and influential photographers, Jeff Wall is recognised for his distinct cinematic and [...]

EXHIBITION REVIEW // JÖRG SASSE : COMMON PLACES

Callum Ross reviews Jörg Sasse’s exhibition at C/O Berlin. “What I’m interested in is the moment in which you think you have realised something, yet it eludes you a moment later.” Jörg Sasse Through unusual composition and perspective, Jörg Sasse undermines content, context and previous knowledge to present everyday objects as abstract and unrecognisable at first glance. Interior furnishings and architectural details seem unusual yet strangely familiar, challenging the viewer [...]

EXHIBITION REVIEW // JANE BURTON

Maurice Ortega reviews Jane Burton’s exhibition at Bruce Heiser Gallery, Brisbane. The representation of the body in photography is probably one of the most contested areas of the medium, it can be addressed from so many different perspectives that what appears from one point of view to be liberating or revolutionary, from another can be seen as exploitative. These evaluations get even more complex as we consider the boundaries between [...]

EXHIBITION REVIEW // LIGHTNESS & GRAVITY

Callum Ross reviews Lightness & Gravity at GOMA. While twentieth century concerns redefined the notion of gravity, it can be said that more contemporary artists are in search for lightness, as a reaction to the weight of living. The exhibition, Lightness and Gravity at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) on show until the 5th of November, engages with these opposing characters, meditating between the weighty and playful, the meaningful [...]

EXHIBITION REVIEW // DIANE ARBUS

Anamaria Pazmino reviews Diane Arbus: a new retrospective at Jeu de Paume, Paris. The Diane Arbus exhibition at the Museum Jeu de Paume in Paris just closed last month. The exhibition ran from the 18th October 2011 to the 5th February 2012, before traveling across Europe: Fotomuseum, Winterthur (3 March – 27 May 2012). Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (22 June – 24 September 2012). Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam (26 October 2012 – 13 [...]

REVIEW // PARIS PHOTO 2011

Anamaria Pazmino reviews PARIS PHOTO 2011 After living a month of photo-madness in Paris, there is no doubt to me that La Ville-Lumière is THE place to be if you are a photography professional or amateur -at least during November. The busiest month of the year on the photography calendar scheduled Paris Photo 2011 and the many other events that popped up around it: great photography exhibitions in all important [...]

REVIEW // BALLARAT INTERNATIONAL FOTO BIENNALE

Maurice Ortega reviews the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2011 Festivals of photography emerge from a distinct sense of place, geography and unique set of historical and perhaps serendipitous events. Sometimes they are the born of communities of practitioners and sometimes they emerge from the en feverish vision of a unique individual and as in all cultural ventures the expectations are as different as the large groups that attend them.

REVIEW // THE PARK

Yavuz Erkan reviews Kohei Yoshiyuki’s ‘The Park’ at the Institute of Modern Art. Kohei Yoshiyuki’s photographs of The Park depict sexually charged men and women, all gathered together under the flash lit, public parks of Tokyo in the 1970s. Yoshiyuki followed the action of individuals in inconspicuous fashion, granting the voyeuristic series a cinéma vérité feel reminiscent of Sophie Calle’s Suite Venitienne. Fragmented body parts, close proximity and the snapshot [...]

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