“James Friedman’s work “12 Nazi Concentration Camps” is about awareness, distance and expectations. Not only is he aware of the historical facts of the Nazi era, he is also reflecting how those who have not experienced the Holocaust first hand might have encountered the topic in school, of what their parents, the press and the old black and white pictures told them. He is also awake to his role as a photographer who is unable to capture all the inexpressible torture and pain and that he can’t tell the whole truth of the catastrophe. With his own appearance in his pictures as a shadow, a hand or in persona in the background with his camera around his neck, the viewer is reflecting James Friedman’s role as a photographer and his own role as a viewer and judge. This multilayered and reflected state of mind needs some distance from the emotional topic but surprisingly the pictures are warm and witty, humorous even. Continue Reading →
You are hereby cordially invited to the private view of HANNAH‘s upcoming solo exhibition!
HANNAH will be launching a new limited edition silkscreen print of the “WIVES.” piece, plus one other more organic print, where she will be experimenting with painting directly onto the screen printing screens.
Above: Selected photographs from Albrecht Tübke’s series “Twins” (1st row), “Personae” (2nd row), and “Heads“.
Dandies against a Concrete Wall. Photographs by Albrecht Tübke
When Albrecht Tübke began to photograph people he encountered in the cities of Europe and the USA, he became part of a long tradition of documentary portraiture. Like his illustrious forebear August Sander, and more recent practitioners such as Judith Joy Ross and Rineke Dijkstra, Tübke has a gift for allowing his subjects to perform in their own solitary drama. “Many people“, he writes, “try to hide their emotions and feelings as they go about everyday life. This public persona is often calculated to mask what is within, creating a veneer of individuality, a fabrication to hide behind.” Continue Reading →
Seasick Steve just cancelled his european tour cause of sickness, ACMV says:
Get well and come back soon!
“Louis Porter‘s pictures deal with the strangeness of everyday life and the feeling of alienation; even with abstract pictures he has incorporated a political, analytical and satiric view of the world. Photography shows surfaces, even when it seems that there’s depth there isn’t. Louis Porter shows plastic surfaces reflecting in sunlight, empty spaces, dreamed new worlds where nobody’s living, non-places, model homes went wrong, alienated figures and cheap advertisement promises. When we would get everything we wished for, would we be happy? If everything would be right, in place, neat, wouldn’t it be a nightmare, wouldn’t it be empty and the opposite of being human? Continue Reading →