Thursday, July 5, 2018

If Slovenia were... Contemporary Slovenian photography curated by Klavdij Sluban

EXHIBITION July 2 to september 23

OPENING Today, July 5, 7:30pm::
Visit of the exhibition in the presence of the artists at the Voies Off Gallery
followed by a cocktail in the Cour de l'Archevêché at 9 pm

July 5 at 10pm, Cour de l'Archevêché

July 6, 3pm, Voies Off Gallery

“The project “If Slovenia were…” represents a photographic vision of the country through the eyes of 19 contemporary Slovenian photographers. All of the series were developed specifically for this project between 2015 and 2018. The participating photographers were selected in an open call. Through distinct individual expressions, the authors articulate their own vision and interpretation of the country they live in. “If Slovenia were…” shows the different layers of Slovenia nowadays through the feeling these young photographers (the average age is 34) carry within themselves. The end of Yugoslavia and its war (1991-2001) are far behind them. New refugees cross their country. Themes rank from globalized suburbs and growing malls to family life and the inner self. The perception is focused as much on Slovenia nowadays as the place each of these 19 photographers has within this society."
©Matjaz Rust, The New World (2017-2018)

Klavdij Sluban, mentor and curator of If Slovenia were...

The artists:
Jošt Dolinsek
Jošt Franko
Katja Goljat
Ciril Jazbec
Irena Jurca
Jurij Korenjak
Primož Korošec
Tereza Kozinc
Meta Krese
Robert Marin
Dejan Mijović
Matej Povše
Boštjan Pucelj
Matjaž Rušt
Klemen Skubic
Nina Sotelšek
Marko Vrbič
Ana Zibelnik
Manja Zore

The Voies Off Festival is honoured to welcome the project If Slovenia Were... curated by photographer Klavdij Sluban, under two different but complementary forms. The project will be presented as an exhibition on the walls of the Voies Off Gallery, and a screening in Cour de l'Archevêché.

Klavdij Sluban is a French photographer of Slovenian parents, born in Paris in 1963. He spent his childhood in Livold (Slovenia). His photographic themes deal with confined spaces in remote countries, islands or jails. Awarded the Prix Niépce in 2000, he was elected “Artist of the year” in 2017 in South Korea.Since the beginnig of the 1990s, Klavdij Sluban participates actively in the cultural life of the country of his origins. He is present on the artistic scene with numerous exhibitions (Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery), he has photographed young prisonners in the jail of Celje from 2000 to 2004 and he organizes workshops and several year long masterclasses with young Slovenian photographers. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious prize “Deklica s piščalko” (“Young Girl with a Flute”).

More information: HERE

Monday, June 25, 2018

London: Dorothea Lange / Vanessa Winship A photography double bill

An incredible exhibition not to be missed in London at The Barbican Center!
June 22 - September 2, 2018

A double bill of exhibitions featuring pioneering documentary photographer and visual activist, Dorothea Lange, and award-winning contemporary photographer, Vanessa Winship.

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing is the first UK retrospective of American photographer Dorothea Lange (1895-1965). Lange was a powerful woman of unparalleled vigour and resilience. Using her camera as a political tool to shine a light on cruel injustices, Lange went on to become a founding figure of documentary photography.

Vanessa Winship: And Time Folds is the first major UK solo exhibition of contemporary photographer and recipient of the prestigious Henri Cartier-Bresson prize in 2011, Vanessa Winship. This much overdue exhibition showcases over 150 photographs, uncovering the fragile nature of our landscape and society and exploring how memory leaves its mark.

Find more information and buy your tickets: HERE

The Winners of Photobookfest Dummy Contest 2018

The winner of Photobookfest Dummy contest 2018 was announced at the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography on 1st June. Andrey Ivanov’s photobook «Go there I don’t know where, take a picture of that I don’t know what» was selected by a Russian and international jury.

Andrey Ivanov about his work: «When I became a parent, I had an idea to make a photographic book for children. I started to photograph subjects and images of Russian fairy tales. At first it was a series of purely staged photos but then I noticed that some of the documentary photos found fit perfectly into this fabulous series».

 More information: HERE


Friday, June 22, 2018

Meridel Rubenstein Book Signin Event Friday July 13th, 2018

PHOTO-EYE Bookstore + Project Space

Friday, July 13, 5 – 6:30 PM

photo-eye Bookstore’s Project Space is proud to welcome Meridel Rubenstein for a book
signing on Friday, July 13th from 5 – 6:30pm. Rubenstein will be signing copies of her latest monograph, Eden Turned on Its Side, published by the University of New Mexico Art Museum. photo-eye is also pleased to have copies of Rubenstein’s out-of-print 2004 publication Belonging: Los Alamos to Vietnam available for signing and purchase as well.
Earlier that morning, Rubenstein will be speaking at the Tech and The West Initiative at the New Mexico History Museum at 10:30 am, and will have two mixed media installations, Oppenheimer’s Chair and The Meeting on view at the New Mexico History Museum’s Atomic Histories exhibition.

Internationally renowned artist and University of New Mexico alumna Meridel Rubenstein creates photographic artworks that engage the natural world and investigate humanity’s place within nature. Eden Turned on Its Side looks at ecological and human processes across time that either reinforce or destroy the notion of “Eden.” Focusing on poetic intersections of nature and culture in relation to ecological and social imbalance, the work consists of large-scale photographic images that tend toward immersive installation, as is characteristic of much of Rubenstein’s art. It comprises three parts — Photosynthesis, Volcano Cycle, and Eden in Iraq — which respectively explore ecologies on the scales of human time, geological time, and mythical time.
“Eden Turned on Its Side is not presented as a timeline but as a natural cycle of life, death and rebirth where human beings and nature are deeply connected and exist in true symbiosis.”
 – PATRICIA LEVASSEUR DE  LA MOTTE, France/Singapore, Independent Curator

Meridel Rubenstein began her professional career in the early 1970s, evolving from a photographer of single photographic images to an artist of extended works and multi-media installations. She has exhibited widely including at the Louvre inParis and at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, as well as in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions in the United States. Her works are in prominent collections including the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; among others. Meridel Rubenstein is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Rubenstein maintains a studio in Santa Fe, NM.


More information: HERE

Friday, June 15, 2018

Portrait(s) at Vichy (France) June 15 - September 9, 2018

If you intend to spend some time in France in the next few months, the photographic festival "Portrait(s)" in the town of Vichy is surely an event not to be missed.

From June 15 until September 9, 2018, photographers will exhibit their work at the Cultural Center as well on the town walls.

At the Centre Culturel Valery Larbaud you will be able to discover:
Nelli Palomaki and her series <i>Shared</i>, 
Mattia Zoppellaro's work about Irish gipsies
Thomas Sauvin will showcase 300 images from his photographic archives project <i>Beijing Silvermine</i>
Justine Tjallinks's pictures of children with the down syndrome and her portraits of albinos women
Denis Dailleux will showcase children portraits' taken at Persan-Beaumont (Val d'Oise) at the end of the 80s.
Finaly Gilles Coulon's will reveal the images he captured on students and foster families in Vichy in collaboration with the CAVILAM and the French Alliance association.

Outside, at the town square Saint Louis and at the Train Station,
Karma Milopp studio, a duo of artists created in 2011 by the painter Carla Talopp and the photographer Thomas Millet will show the portraits they took using their itinerant outside studio.

More information: HERE