François Kenesi: floating (a concept using an image shot by the Graphiquants)
There is no name, no credit line, no logo, no message, no words of any sort on the ubiquitous blue and green posters. Yet they are everywhere in France: in and around the 900 SNCF train stations, along the passages that connect the Paris’ 303 Metro stops, and inside the 700 subway trains that crisscross the French capital on 125 miles of track. Introduced in 2009, the posters have been proliferating ever since. -Véronique Vienne: Unidentified Floating Objects
We asked 20 women in the art world, “Is the art world biased?” Here’s what they said. Lisa Dennison, RoseLee Goldberg, and Maria Baibakova are among those who come clean about sexism.
Paul Sietsema: Seven Films
Mousse Publishing, 2014
Published in conjunction with Sietsema’s show at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Seven Films is the first publication devoted to the artist’s films.
Ray K. Metzker
Untitled, 1974 (CP-4)
9 x 12 inches
Pink Lady, 1963
acrylic on canvas
84 1/2 x 58 inches
© 2014 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./ARS, New York
Robert Adams: A Road Through Shore Pine
Photography Is ____________.
A nine-month season of programs and exhibitions to mark a dual anniversary for photography at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Department of Photography is forty years old, established in November 1974, and five years young, with new galleries for photography marking their fifth year in the Modern Wing! Join AIC in celebrating these anniversaries and exploring what photography is by visiting us often online and in person between September 2014 and May 2015.
Panel Discussion: Sarah Charlesworth
With Laurie Simmons, Sara VanDerBeek, Liz Deschenes, and Kate Linker
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Conversation: James Welling
Thursday, March 19, 2015 6:00pm Fullerton Hall
Stereographs #1–4, 2013
silver toned photograms mounted on dibond
four-part installation (Miguel Abreu Gallery)
each 84 x 7 x 4 7/8 inches
20 Minutes in April, 1976
13 5/8 x 18 3/4 inches
Keld Helmer-Petersen: 122 Color Photographs
July 17–August 29, 2014
Yossi Milo Gallery
Keld Helmer-Petersen is a pioneer of color photography. Between 1941 and 1947, when only black-and-white photography was acknowledged as fine art, Helmer-Petersen embraced color. Inspired by Bauhaus and the New Objectivity movements in Germany, the artist depicted mundane industrial objects and mass-produced architecture in close proximity. By isolating parts from the whole and compressing the visual space to the picture plane, Helmer-Petersen created geometric abstractions from vibrant planes of color. Publication of these photographs in the pivotal book, 122 Color Photographs (1948), established the artist’s career and introduced Modernism to Danish photography.
For Keld Helmer-Petersen’s solo exhibition, the Gallery will present twenty-three 16″ × 20″ Lambda Prints from 122 Color Photographs printed during the artist’s lifetime and derived from his 35mm color transparencies. Included are clean-lined, graphic studies depicting slabs of granite, a water pipe, a door knob, a fire hydrant, all photographed in natural light. The artist described his interest in pure form and composition in the introduction to his book:
“The pictures aim at illustrating nothing whatever beyond the fact that we are surrounded by many beautiful and exciting things, and that there can be a great deal of pleasure in spotting them and capturing their beauty by means of color photography.”
In contrast to the narrative and documentary photography of the time, Helmer-Petersen’s progressive approach to the medium set a new standard, establishing the practice of color photography as a fine art and paving the way for subsequent generations of artists, including William Eggleston and Stephen Shore.
(excerpt from press release)
The Thing Itself
July 10 - August 22, 2014
Yancey Richardson Gallery
Mary Ellen Bartley, Anne Collier, Sara Cwynar, Roe Ethridge, Bryan Graf, Bill Jacobson, Kenneth Josephson, Laura Letinsky, Matt Lipps, Vik Muniz, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Alyson Shotz, Laurie Simmons, Wolfgang Tillmans, Bertien van Manen, Christopher Williams
Tom Friedman: Paint and Styrofoam
May 22 - Aug 8, 2014
Luhring Augustine Bushwick, New York