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SAMUEL FOSSO IN 'MASCULINITIES, LIBERATION THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY' AT BARBICAN LONDON 20 FEBRUARY - 17 MAY 2020

Through the medium of film and photography, this major exhibition considers how masculinity has been coded, performed, and socially constructed from the 1960s to the present day.

Examining depictions of masculinity from behind the lens, the Barbican brings together the work of over 50 international artists, photographers and filmmakers including Laurie Anderson, Sunil Gupta, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Samuel Fosso, Isaac Julien and Catherine Opie.

The exhibition will present self-portraits from Fosso's 70's series.

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Fore more information please copy the link:
https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/masculinities-liberation-through-photography
SAMUEL FOSSO IN 'MASCULINITIES, LIBERATION THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY' AT BARBICAN LONDON 20 FEBRUARY - 17 MAY 2020

TOM HUNTER: INSPIRATION - ICONIC WORKS AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM, STOCKHOLM 20 FEBRUARY - 17 MAY 2020

Tom Hunter’s Woman Reading Possession Order is showing in Inspiration - Iconic Works at the National Museum Stockholm. This exhibition presents art that draws inspiration from iconic masterpieces, created by today’s contemporary artists. A selection of works from Nationalmuseum's vast collections are displayed in dialogue with the contemporary art objects.

Woman Reading a Possession Order is from Hunter’s series Persons Unknown and was taken in his street in Hackney, 1997. ‘Myself and the residents who made up this community were fighting eviction as squatters. The title of the series comes from the wording used in our eviction orders. The postures and gestures reference Vermeer’s paintings and set out to give status and dignity to our community.’

For further details please follow the link: https://www.nationalmuseum.se/en/utställningar/kommande-utställningar/inspiration-iconic-works
TOM HUNTER: INSPIRATION - ICONIC WORKS AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM, STOCKHOLM 20 FEBRUARY - 17 MAY 2020

ALICE MAHER: COLLABORATION WITH JUNK ENSEMBLE FOR NEW WORK, THE MISUNDERSTANDING OF MYRRHA. AVANT PREMIERE AT MERMAID ARTS CENTRE, BRAY, CO.WICKLOW, THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2020

Alice Maher collaborates with Junk Ensemble for the new work The Misunderstanding of Myrrha, which reawakens the tale of Myrrha from ancient Greek mythology and Ovid.

This tale of transformation from female into hybrid form will be re-imagined so that Myrrha's story is finally told by a woman - we hear it through Myrrha's once muted voice. Presented through intricate choreography, text, music and a stunning visual design by Alice Maher, the solo dance work cycles through the tragedy of Myrrha's curse, the acceptance of her fate, and the hope that is unearthed from the trauma.

For further details please follow the link: https://www.mermaidartscentre.ie/
ALICE MAHER: COLLABORATION WITH JUNK ENSEMBLE FOR NEW WORK, THE MISUNDERSTANDING OF MYRRHA. AVANT PREMIERE AT MERMAID ARTS CENTRE, BRAY, CO.WICKLOW, THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2020

SANTERI TUORI NEW MONOGRAPH: TIME IS NO LONGER ROUND, PUBLISHED BY HATJE CANTZ 2020

Contributions by Santeri Tuori, graphic design by Hans Gremmen
2020. 180 pp., 100 ills.
Available from the gallery

At first glance the photographer Santeri Tuori’s pictorial world appears to be timeless. On second glance, however, it becomes clear what is going on. Tuori’s compositions of trees, tangled branches, and clouds are sophisticated montages made up of countless photos arranged sideby-side or on top of each other. This results in nearly abstract, fascinatingly complex images of nature; because it harmonizes with the sublime depiction of nature, the process of seeing transcends itself.

The eye is no longer guided toward a vanishing point around which the image is organized. Instead, viewers luxuriate in an inexhaustible wealth of perspectives that allow them to continue to discover new phenomena. This goes along with the dramaturgy that stages the publication from one page to the next. At the beginning, you look up into the treetops. These are followed by pictures of clouds set at eye level. The final chord consists of a series of photographs that looks back to the abstract entanglement of the treetops. In every respect this is an uplifting illustrated volume.

SANTERI TUORI NEW MONOGRAPH: TIME IS NO LONGER ROUND, PUBLISHED BY HATJE CANTZ 2020

ANDRZEJ JACKOWSKI: NEW CATALOGUE OF THE VOYAGE DRAWINGS 2020

Published by Tower of Copernicus Editions, 2020
Catalogue of 60 Voyage Drawings
Text by Andrzej Jackowski
80 pages

Available from the gallery

The Voyage is a collection of 60 drawings of mixed media on indian rag paper, created over two years (2010-11). The Voyage series explores: memory, identity and displacement; how dreams, fables and stories capture essential truths and experiences; how a visual language is created through 'building-blocks' of subconsicous images.
ANDRZEJ JACKOWSKI: New Catalogue of The Voyage Drawings 2020