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Ralf Schmerberg | augenscHmERZ

Ralf Schmerberg | augenscHmERZ
pavlov’s dog raum für fotografie, Bergstraße 19, 10115 Berlin
Eröffnung: 20. Februar 2014, 19h
Ausstellung vom 21.2.2014 – 29.3.2014

Es gibt keinen Schmerz ohne Herz, kein Licht ohne Finsternis, keine Angst ohne Hoffnung, und umgekehrt.”

Als Ralf Schmerberg vor zwanzig Jahren mit dem Filmemachen begann, entschloss er sich gleichzeitig, keine Auftragsfotografie mehr zu betreiben, denn wo ein Auftrag ist, so sagt er, da ist Geld, und wo Geld ist, da sind auch Erwartungen, denen sich die Bilder schließlich anpassen müssen. Stattdessen benützt er die Fotografie seit dieser befreienden Entscheidung als ein ganz persönliches Medium, eine Art Tagebuch, in dem er festhält, was ihm auf seinen Reisen und Spaziergängen begegnet. Unbeeinflusst von fremden oder auch eigenen Erwartungen, ohne ein Seriendenken oder einen Anspruch auf ästhetische Exklusivität im Hinterkopf, folgt er dem einfachen Impuls, Dinge, die ihn emotional bewegen, fotografisch festzuhalten. Continue Reading →

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Mark Curran | The Market

…what people don’t understand… is that what happens in the market is pivotal to their lives… not on the periphery…but slap, bang, in the middle…
(From telephone conversation with trader, name withheld, Dealing Room, Investment Bank, London, February 2013

After recent installations in Ireland at both the Gallery of Photography and Belfast Exposed, Mark Curran’s long-term project on the global stock and commodity markets titled, The Market, is now travelling to Paris:

Mark Curran « The Market »
Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris
Vernissage: 30 January 2014, 6.30-8pm
Exhibition: 31 January – 2 March 2014 Continue Reading →

Market Town : David : David's StoryMarket Town : David : Postcards from the blackMarket Town : David : Postcards from the blackMarket Town : David : Postcards from the blackMarket Town : David : Postcards from the blackMarket Town : David : Postcards from the blackMarket Town : Tilney1 : Tilney1's StoryMarket Town : Tilney1 : IsolationMarket Town : Tilney1 : IsolationMarket Town : Tilney1 : IsolationMarket Town : Tilney1 : IsolationMarket Town : Tilney1 : IsolationJ A Mortram - Electric Tears and All Their Portent - Café Royal BooksJ A Mortram - Living With Epilepsy - Café Royal BooksJ A Mortram | Small Town Inertia | Red Light Gallery Norwich

Jim Mortram | Small Town Inertia

J A Mortram is a documentary photographer and environmental portraitist based in Dereham, East Anglia, UK. Jim’s work is centred on creating an expansive long-form photographic essay Small Town Inertia which explores the intimate and untold stories of marginalised individuals in the small rural community in which he lives. Continue Reading →

René Burri, Das Island, United Arab Emirates, 1976 © René Burri, Courtesy Galerie Esther WoerdehoffRené Burri, Tokyo, Japan, 1972 © René Burri, Courtesy Galerie Esther WoerdehoffRené Burri, Beijing, China, 1989 © René Burri, Courtesy Galerie Esther Woerdehoff

René Burri | Impossible Reminiscences

Opening reception, book signing and lecture:
Wednesday, November 6, from 6pm to 9pm; the photographer will be present
Exhibition: Nov 6 – 23, 2013
Galerie Esther Woerdehoff
36 rue Falguière / 75015 Paris – France / tue. – sat. – 2 – 6 p.m.

Press Release by Galerie Esther Woerdehoff (links added by ACMV):
No need to introduce René Burri, the legendary Swiss photographer born in Zurich – his portraits of Che Guevara, Le Corbusier or Picasso are true icons.

However, there is still a lot to discover: Burri, who has been a member of the Magnum agency since 1959 and famous for his black-and-white photographs, always carried along at least two cameras. While shooting in black and white, he would always take color pictures.

René Burri says :

“I have led a double life as a photographer – one in black and white and one in color.” Continue Reading →

Athens Photo Festival 2013 | APhF:13Adam Panczuk, From the series: KarczebyAndrea Gjestvang, From the series: One Day in HistoryAndrea Star Reese, From the series: Urban CaveAugustin Rebetez, From the series: Augustin RebetezCedric Delsaux, From the series: Here to stayCharles Fréger, From the series: Wilder MannChristopher Churchill, From the series: American FaithEnri Canaj, From the series: Shadows in GreeceHebe Robinson, From the series: EchoesJacob Aue Sobol, From the series: Close to youJason Florio, From the Series: SILAFANDO - a gift to you on behalf of my journeyJonathan Torgovnik, From the series: Intended Consequences; Rwandan Children Born of RapeKonstantinos Stratis, From Athens Photo Inspiration 2012Lucas Foglia, From the series: A Natural OrderNikolas Ventourakis, From the series: Leaving UtopiaMaciek Nabrdalik, From the series: TransphereMichal Chelbin, From the series: Sailboats and swansMichele Palazzi, From the series: Black Gold Hotel

Athens Photo Festival 2013

Opening: 1 November 2013
Festival: 2-20 November 2013
Athens, Greece

THE FESTIVAL

Athens Photo Festival (former International Month of Photography in Athens), is the annual festival of photography in Greece and a premier cultural event in Athens, established in 1987 by the Hellenic Centre for Photography. It is the first and longest-running international festival of photography and related media in Greece, and one of the five oldest of its kind in the world. Continue Reading →

Cindy Sherman Untitled #92, 1981 © Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New YorkCindy Sherman Untitled #96, 1981 © Cindy Sherman. Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.Cindy Sherman Untitled #71, 1980 © Cindy Sherman. Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.

Cindy Sherman ‘Untitled Horrors’ | Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Cindy Sherman
‘Untitled Horrors’
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
19.10.2013 – 19.01.2014

Cindy Sherman is one of today’s most important artists. Her photography is instantly accessible, but also labyrinthine and contradictory. The artist herself is both model and photographer, but the pictures are not portraits. Sherman’s works conjure up narratives without revealing anything themselves. They cull material from a flow of film, art and media, creating links between the familiar and the unknown. What in her pictures do we want to believe, and why? Cindy Sherman circumvents the rational, categorical eye. Continue Reading →

Guy Bourdin: untitled, 1960th, Oil on cardboard, 27 x 35 cm From the private archive of Guy Bourdin (previously unreleased) © The Estate of Guy Bourdin, 2013Guy Bourdin: o.T. © Estate of Guy BourdinGuy Bourdin: Charles Jourdan – Spring 1975 © The Estate of Guy Bourdin, 2013Guy Bourdin: Vogue Paris – December 1969. jewellery: Van Cleef & Arpels. Make-up: Serge Lutens © The Estate of Guy Bourdin, 2013Guy Bourdin: Vogue Paris – December 1976 © The Estate of Guy Bourdin, 2013Guy Bourdin: Vogue Paris – May 1970 © The Estate of Guy Bourdin, 2013Guy Bourdin: La Baigneuse, silver gelatine print, ca. 1950-1953, 14,7 x 24,6 cm, From the private archive of Guy Bourdin (previously unreleased) © The Estate of Guy Bourdin, 2013Guy Bourdin: untitled, polaroid, 10,8 x 8,5 cm © The Estate of Guy Bourdin, 2013Guy Bourdin: untitled, polaroid, 10,8 x 8,5 cm © The Estate of Guy Bourdin, 2013

Guy Bourdin Retrospective | Deichtorhallen Hamburg

Opening: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 7 p.m.
Exhibition: November 1, 2013 – January 26, 2014
Deichtorhallen Hamburg / House of Photography

Press Release, Deichtorhallen Hamburg:

House of Photography at Deichtorhallen Hamburg is pleased to announce an exhibition of the legendary photographer Guy Bourdin (1928–1991), to be on view from November 1, 2013 to January 26, 2014. This most comprehensive exhibition to date is both an overview of the essential components of Guy Bourdin’s oeuvre and an introduction to unveiling works from his personal archives which have never been seen before. Continue Reading →

Lea Golda Holterman | IdentityLea Golda Holterman | Identity

Lea Golda Holterman | Identity

Opening: 28th of September, 8 pm.
Exhibition: 28.9. – 9.11. 2013
pavlov’s dog / raum für fotografie / Bergstrasse 19 / 10115 Berlin

In mathematical logic the term identity is one of the fundamental truths that is not questionable: A=A. Every object is identical with itself. But once you leave the field of mathematics, the term identity starts to become ambivalent. Every person is searching for his or her identity and life seems to be one relentless attempt to become that certain someone that one is truly meant to be. Continue Reading →

Holger Jacobs | Words

Opening: Thursday, 12 September 2013, 7 p.m.
Exhibition: 13 September – 2 November 2013
galerie hiltawsky / Tucholskystrasse 41 / 10117 Berlin, Germany

For the last seven years Holger Jacobs has taken portraits of well-known personalities, asking each of his subjects to hand-write a statement they wish to share with others – the content was theirs to choose. This exhibition presents some 30 portraits and accompanying texts, including those of German humorist Loriot who died in 2011, of former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, and of internationally acclaimed architect Daniel Libeskind.

The impetus behind Jacobs’ series, titled “WORDS,” was the United Nations Literacy Decade from 2003 to 2012 that has aimed to eradicate the analphabetism prevailing among an estimated 800 million people worldwide. Continue Reading →

Roger Ballen | Edge of the Real | Sirius Arts Centre Ireland

Sirius Arts Centre
An Cóbh, Cork, Ireland
Opening: 14 September 2013, 2pm
Exhibition: 15 September – 20 October, 2013 Continue Reading →