All works exhibited testify how time and memory are more and more an internationally spread out phenomenon in contemporary art. At the same time the show points out that recovering archive documents has interested also the older generation. Beyond any conceptual, stylistic and chronological difference, all works exhibited are based on old photographs found in flee markets, family albums but even on images and sounds of old cult and amateur films.
The artists, as collectors fascinated by worthless objects, have worked on preexisting materials burdened with historical memory in order to rescue those images from widespread amnesia of our occidental mass media society. That’s why they re edit the photographs manually or assemble them in unexpected ways in order to draw past near again, to stimulate our imagination or create new stories being sometimes critical, poetical, ironical or even off guard.
This anachronistic way of working , always looking back has not to be considered a groundless game of personal or collective stories. Past is past, sunk in a remote period of time, it has to be revisited, reconsidered, disarranged to come back to life. Traces of the past have to meet up “what happened” with “nowadays”. In a word all these works, no matter their poetical differences, engage themselves in gathering together “before – throughout – and after” as wished by Duchamp.
At Galleria Milano will be exhibited photographs, videos and installations by:Vincenzo Agnetti, Gianfranco Baruchello, Maggie Cardelús, Martina Della Valle, Rä di Martino, Laurent Fiévet, Meri Gorni, Paolo Inverni, Vladimir Kupriyanov, Lena Liv, Fabio Mauri, Marcelo Moscheta, Davide Mosconi, Daniel Pitín, Catherine Poncin, Kurt Ralske, Moira Ricci, Sylvie Romieu, Eric Rondepierre, Indre Serpytyte, Mirko Smerdel, Aldo Tagliaferro, Dubravka Vidovic, Ciro Vitale, Roger Welch.
Exhibition period: from Friday March 4th, 2010 to Saturday April 9th, 2010
Opening hours: from Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Young photography from Lithuania
Exhibition showcasing 3 Lithuanian artists Indrė Šerpytytė, Ugnius Gelguda, Andrew Miksys at the Fotohof gallery.
September 23 – November 13, 2010
Private view: September 22, 2010 at 7pm
Camera16 is pleased to present Indre Serpytyte solo exhibition
17th September – 6th November 2010
Press Preview: Thursday 16th September 6.30 p.m.
Opening: Friday 17th September 6.30 p.m.
On display the whole production of young photographer Indre Serpytyte (Lithuania, 1983).
The series A state of silence, a tribute to her father, Albinas Serpytis, the Head of Government Security.
And the three series 1944- 1991 on the Cold War and its protagonists.
|Indre Serpytyte. Still Silence
curated by Carlo Madesani
Press preview: Thursday 16th September h. 5.00 p.m.
Opening: Friday 17th September h. 6.30 p.m.
17th September – 6th November 2010
Camera16, Via Pisacane 16, Milan
opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday / 3.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Camera16, via Pisacane 16, 20129 Milano tel +39 02 36601423 www.camera16.it firstname.lastname@example.org
The Magenta Foundation, Flash Foward 2010
The Magenta Foundation is pleased to announce year six of its Emerging Photographers exchange with big news.
The annual competition is now the biennial Flash Forward Festival, starting in October 2010. The annual Flash Forward competition will continue to take place each year, complemented by the larger biennial Flash Forward Festival every other year.
Magenta would like to thank all the artists who submitted their work to this project. The final list of winners has been posted below, and the exhibition and book information can be found on the Flash Forward Festival site.
View full list of winners and honourable mentions.
Victoria and Albert Museum
On display at the traditional annual photography exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the most famous repository of applied art in the world, are eight works by the Lithuanian photographers Aleksandras Macijauskas and Indrė Šerpytytė.
The V&A began acquiring photographs in 1852 and its collection is now is one of the largest and most important in the world. It holds over 500,000 images, by both classic and contemporary photographers, and illustrates a wide range of processes, techniques and subject matter. The Photography Gallery focuses on the history of photography, with an annual display of around 40 outstanding photographs from the V&A’s collection (Photography gallery, Room 38a). The current annual display will be open until mid-May 2011.
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL. Photography Gallery (38a). Free entrance. Open every day from 10am until 5.45pm.
Photography in the UK after the year 2000
This year’s festival devoted to documentary photography of the UK, the Update will focus on the most interesting currents and trends emerging in the island of photography. The new formula in the prediction of future Updates will be wizards of British photography scene photography by dictating trends: curators, photographers, publishers and art theorists, who by virtue of the profession every day observe and capture the most interesting phenomena. It is the nominating will be at the center of this year’s Update: In addition to multimedia presentations selected photographs, the exhibition will include interviews included comments in the form of invited experts.
Camelot Gallery & Gallery Imago Mundi Foundation, Kraków Thomas 17, Krakow, Poland
Visiting the exhibition every day: 12:00-18:00
Month of Photography in Krakow 2010 website
Through parallel fashion and photography competitions, the Festival International de Mode et de Photographie à Hyères, directed by Jean-Pierre Blanc since its creation 25 years ago, gathers every year under the spotlight ten young fashion designers and ten young photographers under the patronage of an international jury.
Exhibition runs from April 30th to May 30th
MiArt 2010 Milan
MiArt, Milan’s international modern and contemporary art fair, runs from March 26 to 29, 2010 in the city center at the Fieramilanocity fairgrounds.
Gallery: Camera16, Milan
26/27/28 March from 11 am to 8 pm
29 March from 11 am to 5 pm
The Open West
is an annual open competition and exhibition inviting submissions from national and international artists practising contemporary and conceptual art, inclusive of painting, installation, film, photography, print and sculpture.
The exhibition is being held in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire from 17 February to to 13 March at Summerfield Gallery
The Photographers Gallery
In Print Sales on the First Floor
9 February – 18 April 2010
This Spring Print Sales are showcasing up and coming photographer Indre Serpytyte. Her work is the result of a thoughtful investigation into the political history of the Cold War and its catastrophic consequences. Although only a recent graduate, Serpytyte has won many awards, and is already featured in important international collections. We believe she is one to watch for the future.