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Ferry van der Nat - 'Eyes on Robert' at Melkweg Gallery

Melkweg Galerie, Amsterdam
Groupshow: June 18 - July 31, 2019

 
Mapplethorpe reinterpreted by contemporary photographers Ari Versluis, Daan Couzijn, Dustin Thierry, Dylan van Vliet, Henri Verhoef, Martijn Mendel, Vytautas Kumza and Ferry van der Nat.

Robert Mapplethorpe: photographer, enfant terrible and queer. His transgressive work is characterized by an uncompromising curiosity for sexuality, the body and eroticism. His iconic nudes, celebrity portraits and documentation of New York’s S&M scene in the 1970s and ‘80s pushed artistic boundaries and broke taboos. How is sexuality represented in contemporary visual culture? With prudish values on the rise, Mapplethorpe’s work may now, 30 years after his death, be more relevant than ever.

For the exhibition ‘Eyes on Robert’, Melkweg Expo and Holland Festival have invited a diverse group of contemporary photographers to produce new work inspired by this influential photographer.

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Martina Sauter - 'Another Day in Paradise' at Gravy Studio & Gallery

Gravy Studio & Gallery, Philadelphia (USA)
Groupshow: July 13 - August 24, 2019

Curated by Gregory Eddi Jones and Anastasia Samoylova of In the In-Between

 

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Eva stenram - 'Home-Sweet-Home' at Les Rencontres d'Arles

Les Rencontres d'Arles, Maison des Peintres, Arles (FR)
Groupshow: July 01 - September 22, 2019

 

A look around the property that sheds light from different angles on the social, cultural and political realities, past and present, of British society.

Works by Ed Alcock (1974), Dana Ariel (1983), Keith Arnatt (1930-2008), Laura Blight (1985), Juno Calypso (1989), Natasha Caruana (1983), Mark Cawson (1959-2018), Edmund Clark (1963), John Paul Evans (1965), Anna Fox (1961), Ken Grant (1967), Anthony Haughey (1963), Tom Hunter (1965), Sarah Jones (1959), Peter Kennard (1949), Neil Kenlock (1950), Karen Knorr (1954), Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen (1948), Chris Leslie (1974), Stephen McCoy (1956), Iain McKell (1957), Michael McMillan (1962), Daniel Meadows (1952), David Moore (1961), John Myers (1944), Martin Parr (1952), Magda Segal (1959), Andy Sewell (1978), David Spero (1963), Eva Stenram (1976), Clare Strand (1973), Colin Thomas (1950), Gee Vaucher (1945), Gillian Wearing (1963)

Exhibition curator: Isabelle Bonnet.
Exposition coproduced by Institut pour la photographie, Hauts-de-France, and the Rencontres d’Arles.
Publication: Home Sweet Home, Isabelle Bonnet, Éditions Textuel, 2019.

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