Joel-Peter Witkin on view at the Bibliothèque Nationale until July 1.
Gian Cruz is an up and coming photographer from Manila, Philippines who is also studying art theory and criticism at university. With hints of Daido Moriyama, Cruz’s photography are a quotidian, photographic diary of his life. Razor sharp grainy black & white images capture his subject often with their heads, arms, legs, face cut out from the photograph entirely. Gian Cruz is definitely a photographer to keep an eye on. See interview after the jump. [SEE MORE...]
photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
“Photos de Cinéma: Images of the French New Wave by Raymond Cauchetier,” which includes production photographs from “Breathless,” is the first exhibition outside of Europe to showcase Cauchetier’s motion picture work. On view will be 125 newly made, black-and-white prints from Cauchetier’s own 35mm negatives. The printing was personally overseen by Cauchetier, now in his 90s, at his preferred lab in Paris. Other films represented in the exhibition include “Adieu Philippine,” “Baisers volés” (“Stolen Kisses”), “Jules et Jim,” “Lola” and “La peau douce” (“The Soft Skin”). “Photos de Cinéma” is open to the public through June 24 in the Academy of Motion Picture’s Grand Lobby Gallery in Beverly Hills.
Walking Piece, 1966 / Image courtesy: Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo / © Yayoi Kusama, Yayoi Kusama Studio inc.
Yayoi Kusama in one of her performance art pieces entitled Walking Piece. Stay tuned for an interview and more photos of Yayoi Kusama in the upcoming issue of AUTRE – out this week. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter to find a copy!
Inspired by Yayoi Kusama, photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
In 2003 Ruff produced the first nudes, culling images from internet pornography, then digitally processing them—enlarging them as far as possible—so as to cloud the crude clarity of the original images. For a new exhibition, currently on view at the Gagosian Davies Street Gallery in London, Ruff has created a series of unique monumental works, enlarged to an imposing scale while, conversely, the rawness and carnality of the original images is blurred to an innuendo. Images such as nudes dr02 (2011) become painterly illustrations of vague desire in which anonymous women sport and pose, their erotic power modified by a muted palette and hazed resolution, while in nudes ar09 (2011) the fetishistic power of the female subject is all but reduced to lush formal qualities—a cascade of thick blonde hair, the curve of pink thighs, the glossy black of a stiletto heel. Thomas Ruff ‘Nudes’ is on view at the Gagosian, until April 21, 2012.
Money, sex, luxury, power – a retrospective of over 200 photographs and other artifacts of the photographer Helmut Newton will be on view at the Grand Palais in Paris from March 24 to June 17, 2012.
Photography by Perry Shimon