NEWS

AWOISKA VAN DER MOLEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE DEUTSCHE BÖRSE FOUNDATION PRIZE 2017

Purdy Hicks is pleased to announce that Awoiska van der Molen has been nominated for The Deutsche Börse Prize 2017 for her exhibition Blanco at Foam Fotografie Museum, Amsterdam (22 Jan - 3 Apr 2016).

Works by the shortlisted photographers for The Deutsche Börse Prize 2017 will be exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, from 3 March until 11 June 2017.

The four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017 are Sophie Calle, Dana Lixenberg, Awoiska van der Molen and Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs. The winner will be announced at a special award ceremony during the exhibition at The Photographers Gallery, London. The exhibition will subsequently be presented at the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt from 29 June until 17 September 2017.
AWOISKA VAN DER MOLEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE DEUTSCHE BÖRSE FOUNDATION PRIZE 2017

SAMUEL FOSSO, MARCIA KURE: WHEN THE HEAVENS MEET THE EARTH AT THE HEONG GALLERY DOWNING COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE 25 FEBRUARY - 21 MAY 2017

When the Heavens Meet the Earth brings together selected works from Robert Devereux's contemporary art collection, highlighting his commitment to emerging artists who challenge Western preconceptions of, and hegemony over, cultural expression and contemporary art.

More than 35 works have been brought together and are part of his Sina Jina Collection, named after a restored merchant's house in Lamu, Kenya. The works cover multiple media, from photography and painting to sculpture and film and explore everyday life, politics, human rights, LGBT+ representation and identity.

The Heong Gallery Downing College Cambridge CB2 1DQ

http://www.dow.cam.ac.uk/cultural-life/heong-gallery/when-heavens-meet-earth

(Marcia Kure, watercolour from The Alphabet Series)
SAMUEL FOSSO, MARCIA KURE: WHEN THE HEAVENS MEET THE EARTH AT THE HEONG GALLERY DOWNING COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE 25 FEBRUARY - 21 MAY 2017

EDGAR MARTINS: SILOQUIES AND SOLILOQUIES ON DEATH AT THE GUIMARAES INTERNATIONAL ARTS CENTRE 28 JANUARY - 4 JUNE 2017

A new exhibition by Edgar Martins at the José de Guimarães International Arts Centre presenting the culmination of a project prepared over a long period of time, which was featured in two exhibitions in Lisbon, at the MAAT and at Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art. In this series, Edgar Martins engages the complexities of the language of photography by offering us a soliloquy – the literary and dramaturgic thing that it is – on death.

By associating images from the archives of the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences (Portugal) – photos, drawings, and charts, for example – to original images, the exhibition constructs a unique moment in which we are called to consider photography as the mapping of death.

José de Guimarães International Arts Centre
Av. Conde Margaride, 175
4810-535 Guimarães, Portugal

http://www.ciajg.pt

A review of Edgar Martins' project Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes is also published on 1000wordsmag.
Essay by Daniel C. Blight

For the full review please follow the link: http://www.1000wordsmag.com/edgar-martins/
EDGAR MARTINS: SILOQUIES AND SOLILOQUIES ON DEATH AT THE GUIMARAES INTERNATIONAL ARTS CENTRE 28 JANUARY - 4 JUNE 2017

JOAKIM ESKILDSEN: EXHIBITION REVIEW ON PHOTOMONITOR

A review of Joakim Eskildsen's series Nordic Signs and The Roma Journeys, coinciding with the artist's current solo show at Purdy Hicks Gallery.

"If the story of Nordic Signs is one of precocity and enterprise, that of The Roma Journeys is of dedication and persistence. Traveling by now with his wife, the writer and conveniently brilliant linguist Cia Rinne, Eskildsen spent 2000-06 not just documenting the Roma communities in seven European countries in turn, but living with them, befriending them and learning their ways, enabling him to bring warmth and inter-connections to his portrayals of widely stigmatised and disparate communities. If the sense of interiority in Nordic Signs might seem to emerge naturally from Eskildsen’s background, its achievement in The Roma Journeys is contrastingly earned." Paul Carey-Kent

For the full review please follow the link: http://www.photomonitor.co.uk/2017/01/nordic-signs-roma-journeys/
JOAKIM ESKILDSEN: EXHIBITION REVIEW ON PHOTOMONITOR

TOM HUNTER: SEARCHING FOR GHOSTS, V&A MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 11 FEBRUARY - 21 JANUARY 2018

Tom Hunter's works Searching for Ghosts, Holly Street Portraits and Holly Street Tower Block Sculpture will be showing at the V&A’s Museum of Childhood as part of Searching for Ghosts from 11 February 2017 until 21 January 2018.

Haunting and intimate domestic scenes go on display at the V&A Museum of Childhood in a series of photographic works, a community visual arts project and a large-scale sculptural model of a tower block by artist Tom Hunter, artist James Mackinnon and photographer Mike Seabourne. Searching For Ghosts presents a glimpse into social housing in east London.

V&A Museum of Childhood Cambridge Heath Road London E2 9PA

http://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/exhibitions/ghosts/
TOM HUNTER: SEARCHING FOR GHOSTS, V&A MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 11 FEBRUARY - 21 JANUARY 2018