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November 29, 2018 - February 16, 2019

Gallery Exhibition: Portraits

This exhibition explores the concept of The Portrait ranging in time from the 1920s to 2007 by artists from the US, Belgium, Germany, Japan, Mali, and Nigeria. Photographers include: Roswell Angiers, Bill Burke, John Cohen, Burt Glinn, Emmet Gowin, Kikuji Kawada, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Gesshu Ogawa, J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere, Charlotte Rudolph, Osamu Shiihara, Jacques Sonck, Shoji Ueda, Umbo, Weegee, and Jan Yoors.


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September 13 - November 21, 2018

Gallery Fall Exhibition:Luke Swank, Vernacular Architecture Through a Modernist Eye

In the 1930s, the work of Pennsylvania-based photographer Luke Swank (1890-1944) was heralded by fellow artists, curators, and art critics alike. Leading institutions on the both the east and west coast (MoMA, Julien Levy Gallery, and f.64 Group, among others) presented Swank's modernist visions of rural architecture, urban scenes and circus imagery which represented a disappearing America at the time of the Depression. Due to an early death and a paucity of material in public hands, Swank's work was mostly overlooked for more that six decades. This presentation brings to light a selection of signed, mounted vintage prints which highlight Swank's graphic composition, rhythmic forms, detailed texture, and bold lighting and shadow through architectural elements of both the city and the countryside.


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August 31 - October 11, 2018

Gallery Fall Exhibition: Kikuji KAWADA, 100 Illusions

Cannon Gallery S, Tokyo

This solo presentation pairs work from the octogenarian artist's Los Caprichos series (1960s-1980s) with his Last Cosmology project (1980s-2000). Frequently referencing the work of master painters and authors from earlier times, Kawada took Goya's Los Caprichos series as a departure point. Goya's 80 prints were created as "a condemnation of universal follies and foolishness in the Spanish society in which he lived" including, among others, the "decline of rationality" (Wikipedia). In Kawada's later work, presenting the drama of the heavens, he searches the sky for guidance in what the future will bring. This exhibition captures the unease, anxiety, and incomprehension many feel in the present political, environmental and social era.


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Through December 31, 2018

Exhibition: The Map, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents 11 prints from its collection of Kikuji Kawada's series The Map (1960-1965), on display together in the permanent collection galleries of the museum through the end of the year. For details click here


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September 4 - 23, 2018

Exhibition: COAL + ICE, Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, San Francisco, CA

Work by John Davies and Witho Worms is featured in COAL + ICE, a climate-themed exhibition and festival in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture. Susan Meiselas and Jeroen de Vries co-curated the immersive photography and video installations that address trajectories of climate change, part of a larger series of cultural events coinciding with the Governor's Climate Summit. For details click here


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May 19 - August 12, 2018

Exhibition: Analog Culture: Printer's Proofs from the Schneider/Erdman Photography Lab, 1981-2001 Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

The exhibition of recently acquired 450 photographs including work by Richard Avedon, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, Gilles Peress, David Wojnarowicz and Ray Mortenson, among others, takes a look at the productive and dynamic collaboration between photographer and printer over three decades. For details click here


Witho

February - May, 2018

Machines for Living: Flamenco and Architecture in the Occupation and Eviction of Spaces

Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona, Spain
This second venue of the exhibition - following a presentation at Centro Centro in Madrid - features a large selection of Jan Yoors' work including a range of gouaches, photographs, and autobiographies as well as a tapestry


Machines for Living

April, 2018 - NOW OUT

Jan Yoors Biography

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming publication of the long anticipated biography- Hidden Tapestry: Jan Yoors, His Two Wives and the War that Made Them One.

This thrilling biography of three figures, Hidden Tapestry: Jan Yoors, His Two Wives and the War that Made Them One, is a page turner from beginning to end. It reveals the unforgettable story of Flemish American artist Jan Yoors - childhood vagabond, wartime Resistance fighter, and polyamorous New York bohemian. At the peak of his fame in the 1970s, Yoors's photographs and vast tapestries inspired a dedicated following in his adopted Manhattan. Though his intimate friends guessed the rough outline of his colorful life, Hidden Tapestry is first to detail his astonishing secrets. Read about it and order the book HERE


Hiddden Tapestry

March 13 - August 26, 2018

Mondes Tsiganes - une histoire photographique

Musee de l'histoire de l'immigration, Paris, France
Jan Yoors' photographs of the Rom before and following WWII figure prominently in this extensive exhibition and accompanying catalog. Look for posters of his photograph in the Paris Metro For details click here


Yoors Rom

May 11 - September 22, 2018

Exhibition: Women by Women

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Curated by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Women by Women is a major presentation of the work of five female photographers working in North East from the 1970s - 2000s: Tish Murtha, Marketa Luskacova, Izabela Jedrzejczyk, Karen Robinson, and Konttinen. The photographs are drawn from projects originally commissioned by Amber, a film and photography collective based in Newcastle (co-founded by Konttinen) that aims to document working-class life in the North East region. Part of the multiplatform The Great Exhibition of the North festival. For details click here


Women by Women

May 11 - September 30, 2018

Exhibition: Idea of North

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Prints by John Davies are part of a group exhibit of projects that explore the region's imagination and identities. Part of The Great Exhibition of the North festival. For details click here


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June 22 - September 9, 2018

Exhibition: About the North: Imagined Dialogues

Side Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
John Davies and Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen are among the 35 photographers featured in this group exhibition. Part of The Great Exhibition of the North festival. For details click here


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September 29 - December 12, 2018

Exhibition: Back to the Future

C/O Berlin Foundation, Germany
The second venue for the exhibition showcasing work published in Foam Magazine #49, Back to the Future features work by contemporary artists using early photographic processes. Artists include Matthew Brandt, Thomas Mailaender and gallery artist Witho Worms, as well as with historical figures such as Anna Atkins and Karl Blossfeldt. The exhibition is held in cooperation between C/O Berlin and Foam - Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam. For details click here


Back to the Future


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