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Zanele Muholi @ Fotografiska


Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness
9 February – 1 April

“In Somnyama Ngonyama, ready-made objects and found materials are transformed into culturally loaded props, merging the political with the aesthetic – often commenting on specific events in South Africa’s recent history. Scouring pads and latex gloves address themes of domestic servitude, while simultaneously alluding to sexual politics, violence and the suffocating prisms of gendered identity. Rubber tires, electrical cords or cable ties reference forms of social brutality and capitalist exploitation, and powerfully evoke the plight of workers – maids, miners and members of the disenfranchised communities. Using different artefacts – from chopsticks, can lids and safety pins to plastic bags or polythene wrapping – Muholi draws attention to urgent environmental issues and toxic waste. Accessories such as cowrie shells or beads highlight Western fascinations with clichéd, exoticised representations of African cultures and people as well as the global economies of migration, commerce and labour.”

Fotografiska


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Jacob Kirkegaard @ Fridman Gallery


Jacob Kirkegaard : VOID
February 11 – March 17, 2018

“Jacob Kierkegaard documents acoustic and visual properties of carefully selected environments to create spatial installations, sound sculpture and photography. He has recorded subterranean geyser vibrations, empty rooms in Chernobyl, Arctic calving glaciers and tones generated by the human inner ear itself. ”

Fridman Gallery
287 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013


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Tania & Lazlo @ Ségolène Brossette Galerie


Tania & Lazlo – Le Temps d’un silence
March 8th – May 12th 2018

“”Le temps d’un silence is an aside, the moment that the artists, Tania and Lazlo, fix in time through their series Behind the Visible and The Essence of Decadence. They are scenes of life, through different epochs, which transcribe the more or less conscious state of mind of an entire generation. Tania and Lazlo tell us a story with many levels of interpretation.”

Ségolène Brossette Galerie
54 rue des Trois Frères, 75018 Paris


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DRAGANA JURIŠIĆ @ The Gallery of Photography Ireland

Gordana, Self Portrait, 1964, ‘My Own Unknown’ © Dragana Jurišić

DRAGANA JURIŠIĆ: My Own Unknown
until March 18 2018.

“My Own Unknown, is an on-going series of work by Dublin-based photographer Dragana Jurišić. A very personal exhibition, the work addresses the complexities of exile, politics and betrayal together with family history. Organised into 5 chapters, the work opens out to explore important universal themes, in particular the role of Woman as Muse in the western art tradition, and the complex hybridity of female identities, both real and imagined.”

The Gallery of Photography
Meeting House Square · Temple Bar · Dublin, Dublin 2 · Ireland


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Context 2018 @ Filter Space

© Jordanna Kalman

Context 2018
March 16 – April 28, 2018

Opening Reception: March 16 | 6 pm – 9 pm

Ben Altman
Philip Augustin
Larry Chait
Daniel Chung
Laura Cobb
Troy Colby
Rachel Cox
Elizabeth Claffey
Elena Dahl
Marcus DeSieno
Alexander Diaz
Jim Ferguson
Adam Finkelston
Jennifer Garza-Cuen
Eui-Jip Hwang
Jordanna Kalman
Elise Kirk
Meghan Kirkwood
Susan Kott
Sage Lewis
Molly McCall
Mary McCloskey
Daniel McCullough
Casey McGuire
David Ondrik
Miguel Ontiveros
Astrid Reischwitz
Jamie Tuttle
Max Wagner
Tara Wray

Filter Space, 1821 W. Hubbard St., Ste. 207, Chicago


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In Their Own Form @ Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago

Alun Be, Potentiality

In Their Own Form
April 12—July 8, 2018

“In Their Own Form at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago seeks to illuminate the myriad ways blackness might hope to exist without the imposition of oppression, racism and stereotypes ever-present in Western cultures, mediated through Afrofuturist themes including time-travel and escapism. Afrofuturism refers to a cross-disciplinary genre that combines science fiction, Afrocentrism, fantasy, technology, and non-Western mythologies as an intellectual and artistic strategy to reimagine and repurpose the fraught past, present, and future of the transnational black experience. Bringing together 13 artists and over 40 photographic and video works that negotiate a range of Afro-Diasporic experiences, In Their Own Form prefaces personhood, both fantastical and actual, over perceived realities.”

Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago


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Barbara Crane @ Catherine Edelman Gallery


Barbara Crane: The Polaroid Years
March 2 – April 14, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, March 2 5:00 – 7:00 pm

“In celebration of Barbara Crane’s 90th birthday, we are thrilled to present The Polaroid Years, a solo exhibition featuring some of her best known Polaroid pieces from the late 1970s/80s including recent work from 2012. The show is being held in collaboration with Stephen Daiter Gallery (Chicago, IL) who will also feature the artist in a one-person exhibition. ”

Catherine Edelman Gallery
300 W. Superior Street – Chicago, IL 60654


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Lori Nix / Kathleen Gerber @ Catherine Edelman Gallery

Lori Nix / Kathleen Gerber, Dawn, 2016

Lori Nix / Kathleen Gerber: Empire
March 2 – April 28, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION WITH THE ARTISTS: Friday, March 2 5:00 – 7:00 pm

“Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber were both born in the Midwest, in areas known for tornados, snowstorms and droughts. As children, these natural disasters became their playground and influenced their first collaborative series,The City. Apocalyptic in nature, this series imagined an interior world without people, with Mother Nature reclaiming her land abused by mankind.”

Catherine Edelman Gallery
300 W. Superior Street – Chicago, IL 60654


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LA GINESTRA @ Galerie Alberta Pane


LA GINESTRA group show
17.02.2018 – 05.05.2018

featuring artworks by

Ismaïl Bahri
Charbel-joseph H. Boutros
Paul Hage Boutros
Christian Fogarolli
Marco Godinho

“The five artists have been called to reflect on Giacomo Leopardi’s poetic testament
La Ginestra (The Wild Broom), highlighting, according to different but, at the same time, similar sensibilities, the contemporary value of the poem through installations, video and photography.”

Galerie Alberta Pane
47 rue de Montmorency,
75003 Paris, FR


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PETER HUJAR @ The Morgan Library & Museum New York City


PETER HUJAR: SPEED OF LIGHT
January 26 – May 20, 2018

“Peter Hujar (1934-1987) photographed his subjects with penetrating sensitivity and psychological depth, creating a hallmark style of portraiture. Unflinching and sometimes dark, he captured intellectuals, luminaries, and members of New York City subculture in moments of disarmed vulnerability.”

The Morgan Library & Museum New York City


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