ALICE MAHER: THE GLORIOUS MAID OF THE CHARNEL HOUSE
Sue Hubbard's Review of Alice Maher's current exhibition at Purdy Hicks Gallery
ANDRZEJ JACKOWSKI: TOWARDS NIGHT, TOWNER ART GALLERY, EASTBOURNE 24 SEPTEMBER - 22 JANUARY 2017
Jackowski's paintings are part of Towards Night, a group exhibition at Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne.
Towards Night delves into the many interpretations and representations of the theme of night throughout art history. Artist Tom Hammick curates an exhibition that draws together paintings and prints that invite the visitor to experience a journey into a world of wonderment, insomnia and revelry.
Includes work by J.M.W. Turner, Caspar David Friedrich, Marc Chagall, Louise Bourgeois, Stephen Chambers and Phoebe Unwin.
SAMUEL FOSSO : MADE YOU LOOK, DANDYISM AND BLACK MASCULINITY. THE PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY, 15 JULY - 25 SEPTEMBER 2016.
Made You Look explores dandyism as radical personal politics, a willed flamboyance that flies in the face of conventional constructions of the black masculine. It proposes that the black ‘dandy’, with his extravagant emphasis on dress foregrounds a hyper-visible identity which counters the heighted vulnerability, the result of a charged history of objectification. In the context of this exhibition, dandyism isn’t simply about sharp dressing but rather, consciously problematising ideas of male identity through dress or deportment that is arresting, provocative, louche, camp and gloriously assertive.
The exhibition is curated by Ekow Eshun and features works from the Larry Dunstan Archive, Liz Johnson Artur, Samuel Fosso, Hassan Hajjaj , Colin Jones, Isaac Julien, Kristin-Lee Moolman, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Malick Sidibé.
The Photographers' Gallery
16-18 Ramillies Street
London W1F 7LW
BETTINA VON ZWEHL, 'LAMENT' BOOK REVIEW ON PHOTOMONITOR
'Lament' by Bettina von Zwehl and Josh Cohen was published to coincide with an exhibition at the Freud Museum, London.
"In its theme, light and dark, echoing the rhythm of life and death, the book goes back to the foundations of photography. Like in the photographic picture, light and dark cannot be separated – or rather, one cannot exist without the other."
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ALICE MAHER: THE IRISH TIMES, 30 JULY 2016
Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: The Four Directions by Alice Maher
"Maher’s work is characterised by the diversity of media, such as drawings, prints, installations and film. It is also characterised by the range of materials used, from bees, brambles, flax and human hair to ox hearts. Variation suggests an enduring search via a circuitous route that slowly gives form to a core set of preoccupations. It is a continual return, like a tongue to a loosening tooth."