Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Bangkok: Apertruth

 “APERTRUTH”, a group invitational exhibition by Chinese Photographer, Western culture has been deeply influenced by the social relation between generality and depth since the time of Plato. Now, we live in a unique moment in history, as the world is united by the models that were born of these ideologies, we are seeing the battle of truth and reality manifesting itself in many ways. Regional problems have expanded to have global consequences. 


The easy access to knowledge has made truth debatable. In the year 2020, society is undergoing a complicated trial with how it sees itself. For this group exhibition, we see ourselves peering through the lens of 8 Chinese photographers, A Dou, Yanchu SUN, Xiaoliang HUANG, Yanfang DU, Marc YANG, Wei ZHANG, Bo HE, Lanpo ZHANG, each of them is exploring the forms of truth. 

We divided them into 2 groups, to explain and show the different perspectives of being. This exhibition will open on 22 August – 25 October 2020 at Art Centre Bldg. (2nd floor), Subhashok The Arts Centre, Bangkok.


More information: HERE

© Adou

© He Bo
© Huang Xialiang

Monday, September 21, 2020

The netherlands: Angels of the Sea by Stephan Vanfleteren

From September 18 until April 5 2021, The National Maritime Museum and The Dutch National Portrait Gallery show 'Angels of the Sea, a touching portrait exhibition by Stephan Vanfleteren.

Stephan Vanfleteren (Belgium, 1969) is one of the most famous portrait photographers in the Low Countries. Angels of the Sea, created in 2016, consists of a series of poignant portraits of young people from the maritime school Royal Work IBIS in Bredene, Belgium. Vanfleteren was charmed by the children who grew up in a protected environment in their traditional sailor suits. He photographed the 108 students of boarding school IBIS: the angels of the sea. A selection of these can be seen in the exhibition in The National Maritime Museum.

'Every child is entitled to a visible horizon, even when it storms at sea.' Stephan Vanfleteren about the angels of the sea.


 Sean, Koninklijk Werk IBIS, Bredene, België, 2016 © Stephan Vanfleteren


Noah, Koninklijk Werk IBIS, Bredene, Belgium, 2016 © Stephan Vanfleteren

 Find out more about the exhibition: HERE

More about Stephan Vanfleteren on All About Photo 


Saturday, September 19, 2020

Paris: Sarah Moon - Past Present

 SARAH MOON Past Present
18 Sept 2020 – 10 Jan 2021

The Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris is presenting the exhibition PastPresent, devoted to the work of Sarah Moon. Active in France and abroad since the late 1960s, she is recognised as a great fashion photographer; but she is far from limited to this single field, and the aim of this exhibition is to reveal the singularity of a photographic and cinematic oeuvre fluctuating between reflections and transparency, mirages and obscurity.

As an adjunct to her career as a model, in the early sixties she started working as a self-taught photographer. Commissions began to come in and in 1968 her collaboration with Corinne Sarrut on the Cacharel image drew attention on the male-dominated international fashion scene. Her advertising campaigns, posters and magazine work were marked by an immediately recognisable imagination, with the women who peopled her images seemingly suspended in the course of a narrative sprinkled with literary and filmic references.

The death of her assistant Mike Yavel in 1985 saw Moon turn to personal projects in addition to the steady influx of commissions. Various themes recur in her photographs, as part of an endless quest for the unexpected and the moment when time stands still.

Opting for a strictly non-chronological approach to this exhibition, the artist has chosen an interweaving of eras, typologies and subjects that illustrates their reciprocal porousness. The main strand – a selection of her films, mostly adapted  from popular tales – provides an ongoing narrative that invites visitor interaction. Each film – Circus (2002), Le Fil rouge (The Guiding Thread, 2005), Le chaperon noir (Little Black Riding Hood, 2010), L’Effraie (The Barn owl, 2004), Où va le blanc? (Where Does the White Go?, 2013) – serves as a kind of stopover where the images are orchestrated and come to life.

The exhibition is rounded off by the room in the permanent collection dedicated to Robert Delpire (1926–2017), Sarah Moon's companion for forty-eight years. Photographs, posters, books and films cover the multiple activities of this key figure in French cultural history: one of its most important publishers, creator and artistic director of the Delpire advertising agency, and founder of the Centre National de la Photographie, which he directed from 1983 to 1996.

The catalogue, containing essays and tributes, is published by Paris Musées.

Curator : Fanny Schulmann

More information: Here