New work St Patricks cathedral under renovation #imagesofdreamandhistory

jesuisperdu:

jackharries:

JACOB HOLDT: “American Pictures: A Foreigner’s Perspective on Social Injustice in the United States”

anyone seen end poverty by renzo martens since i lasted post about it and want to discuss? i’m gonna keep posting the link to this work until i can’t anymore for some odd reason.

New work. The Dubai fountain #imagesofdreamandhistory

theatlantic:

This Man Took 445 Photobooth Portraits of Himself Over 30 Years, and Nobody Knows Why

For three decades, starting in the 1930s, he did the same thing. He’d sit inside a photo booth. He’d smile. He’d pose. 

And then—pop! pop! pop!—out would pop a glossy self-portrait, in shades of black and white. There he was, staring back at himself … and grinning. And, sometimes, almost scowling. There he was, mirthful. And, sometimes, almost scornful.  

The man—nobody knows who he was—repeated this process 455 times, at least, and he did so well into the 1960s. Nobody knows for sure why he did it. Or where he did it. All we know is that he took nearly 500 self-portraits over the course of thirty years, at a time when taking self-portraits was significantly more difficult than it is today, creating a striking record of the passage of time. 

The man’s effort is now being shared with the public in the form of a collection being shown at Rutgers’ Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick. “445 Portraits of a Man,” the exhibit is appropriately called, takes these early, earnest selfies and presents them as art.

Read more. [Image courtesy Donald Lokuta]

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New works for #imagesofdreamandhistory from Iguazu Falls

American Pictures by Jacob Holdt
At Bad News at Black Bear Bar, New York - TONIGHT 7 - 10 PM.
Bad News at Black Bear Bar. 70 N 6th St (btwn Wythe & Kent Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11249. New York.
We look forward to seeing you v1 gallery #jacobholdt #v1gallery @peterfunch

Eating an Apple in Chernobyl 

#imagesofdreamandhistory #peterfunch #chernobyl peter funch 

www.peterfunch.com #peterfunch #Imagesofdreamandhistory 

"Trout, incidentally, had written a book about a money tree. It had twenty-dollar bills for leaves. Its flowers were government bonds. Its fruit was diamonds. It attracted human beings who killed each other around the roots and made very good fertilizer." 
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse - five

 V1 GALLERY PROUDLY PRESENTS

HESTER

An exhibition by Asger Carlsen

OPENING: FRIDAY JANUARY 17.th 2014. TIME: 17.00 - 22.00

EXHIBITION PERIOD JANUARY 17 – FEBRUARY 15. 2014.

Hester is not easy to explain. It has to be viewed and experienced. Hester is not easily understood.

Sculptures of amorphous human figures photographed in non descript spaces. A cross between a David

Lynch dream, a Henry Moore sculpture and a Francis Bacon painting, mixed by Dr. Jekyll in

Frankenstein’s lab. Surreal cubistic tableaus in black and white.

The process is interesting. Seven years ago Asger Carlsen challenged himself with a new artistic task. A

dogma. He had to create his new body of work in the studio. Carlsen had the notion that photography

could be something else than an observation done with a camera. He would no longer roam the planet

for a motif. Photography would be the material. He started shooting nude models, including himself, in

the studio and building objects and merging the two digitally. The result is Hester, named after the street

in New York where Carlsen has his studio, sculptures sculpted from photography and presented in the

studio setting where they were created. Carlsen plays with photography in creating an

open-ended interpretation of figures and shapes in departure from the traditional approach; his works

are more materials than photographs, or maybe even photo- graphs of installations.

Taking in the series, 21 works in all, is an uneasy experience. The works highlight and undermine the

human figure and beauty. We recognize ourselves in form; a spine, a leg, skin pores, buttocks, but at

the same time the sculptures remain eerie alien. The works are filled with juxtapositions and often create

a myriad of conflicting emotions in the viewer; beautiful, offensive, humorous, cruel, perverted, sexy,

interesting, but never indifferent. It might be that the core of Hester is a discussion of our current ideals

and notions of beauty.

Asger Carlsen, born 1973, Denmark, started working with photography when he was 15, lives and works

in New York. Carlsen has received critical praise around the world for Hester and the accompanying

book published by Morel Books. Recently Asger Carlsen has exhibited in Tokyo, Vienna, Los Angeles,

New York, Sydney and Istanbul. He has recently started a collaborative project with South African artist

Roger Ballen which was featured in the Vice Photo Issue 2013. His distinctive style of portraiture has

recently been featured in The Journal, Garage Magazine and The New Yorker. He is currently

collaborating with fellow countryman Anders Trentemøller for the artworks for Trentemøller’s latest

series of records. This is the first time the complete Hester series will be displayed together.

We look forward to seeing you.

V1 Gallery.

Please do not hesitate to contact the gallery for further information, press photos or artist interview.

V1 Gallery. Phone +45 3331 0321 / mail@v1gallery.com / www.v1gallery.com. Flæsketorvet 69 / 1711

Copenhagen V / DK Opening hours: Wednesday-Friday: 12-18. Saturday: 12-16. Or by appointment.

THANK YOU: Tuborg for Tuborg.