VANCOUVER, BC — The Vancouver Art Gallery will present the first Canadian exhibition of work by German artist Kai Althoff from November 8, 2008 to February 15, 2009. Kai Althoff focuses on the artist’s most recent artistic production, including new resin and iron sculptures, several collaborative projects and a re-envisioned environment from the 4th Berlin Biennale, along with a selection of celebrated earlier works. Co-curated by Vancouver Art Gallery director Kathleen Bartels and guest curator Jennifer Volland, the exhibition presents a compelling body of work that reveals Althoff’s fluid stylistic approach and masterful ability to capture the complexities and intricacies of life with intimacy and insight.
“The diversity of Althoff’s practice, particularly his sensitive execution of paintings and drawings with their references to history, popular culture and religion, makes him one of the most important artists working today,” said Vancouver Art Gallery director Kathleen Bartels. “After seeing his work in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in 2004 and the Kunsthalle Zürich in 2007, I knew the work of this accomplished international artist would form a new and engaging kind of exhibition for the Vancouver Art Gallery.”
Sandro Miller, Irving Penn / Pablo Picasso, Cannes, France (1957), 2014
Renowned photographer Sandro Miller has worked together with legendary Hollywood A-Lister John Malkovich many times, but when Miller wanted to celebrate the photography greats that had inspired and guided him, he had to do something special. So he, with Malkovich as his dashing unisex model, recreated some of those influential photographers’ most important portraits in a photo series called “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters.”
After “An Old Man in a Military Costume” by Rembrandt van Rijn
Rodney Pike is a caricaturist who uses the uniquely 21st Century method of using digital manipulation to wildly distort actual photographs of his subjects. He’s quite good at it, and his online portfolios attest to that skill. Recently, the excellent design blogAbduzeedo shared a recent portfolio of Pike’s wherein he inserted the great British comic actor Rowan Atkinson, famed for his character Mr. Bean, into about a dozen historical portraits. It’s extremely well done, and the effect is very funny. In fact, seeing Atkinson’s face in all the different period costumes recalls his fantastic pre-Bean BBC program Black Adder. Keep an eye out for altered details, like the pair of lace panties in one of the Holbeins, and the teddy bear in the Bronzino.
A Maori woman photographed at Rauwhiri Winitana Paki, Taupo Village, North Island, New Zealand in 2011
Photographer Jimmy Nelson has been capturing images of communities he describes as some of the world’s last surviving indigenous tribes.
The images, according to Mr Nelson, aim to give an insight into lives untouched by the modern world.
He said he had to work very hard to make contact with people he wanted to photograph.
"You have walk in with humility, and build a relationship from the ground up which is very exciting."
Photographer Walter Schels was terrified of death, so much so he refused to see his mother after she passed away. Upon entering his 70s, Schels finally decided to overcome his fear through a bold, bizarre project – photographing individuals before and directly after their death. The black and white portraits are a clinical confrontation with the the unknown, the proximity of the lens to subject unflinching and slightly macabre. Images are paired with startlingly frank accounts of the deceased right before their passing, each person dealing with the inevitable in their own way.
I’m Invisible Just Assholes Can See Me, 2014
Why Darja Bajagić Appropriates Porn and Serial Killer Art
by Christie Chu, Friday, September 26, 2014
"I think the act of carrying something that is normally found in our bedroom out into the light is supposed to mirror the way I’ve talked to the media and talked to different news channels, etc," Emma continues in the full video which you can watch here.
Photographer and artist from Los Angeles Amanda Charchian sign this amazing series of photographs entitled “Ginger Entanglement” between lightness and freshness.
“I really enjoy what I do, so I am constantly working. I am very fast paced and I like working in a trance state, so it doesn’t suit me to adhere to a particular plan. The process always starts with that sort of light bulb flash (usually when I am doing something really mundane), and then I refine the concept. With that concept lurking, the physical making of the work always becomes very intuitive.” Amanda Charchian