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SAMUEL FOSSO : MADE YOU LOOK, DANDYISM AND BLACK MASCULINITY. THE PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY, 15 JULY - 25 SEPTEMBER 2016.

Made You Look explores dandyism as radical personal politics, a willed flamboyance that flies in the face of conventional constructions of the black masculine. It proposes that the black ‘dandy’, with his extravagant emphasis on dress foregrounds a hyper-visible identity which counters the heighted vulnerability, the result of a charged history of objectification. In the context of this exhibition, dandyism isn’t simply about sharp dressing but rather, consciously problematising ideas of male identity through dress or deportment that is arresting, provocative, louche, camp and gloriously assertive.

The exhibition is curated by Ekow Eshun and features works from the Larry Dunstan Archive, Liz Johnson Artur, Samuel Fosso, Hassan Hajjaj , Colin Jones, Isaac Julien, Kristin-Lee Moolman, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Malick Sidibé.

The Photographers' Gallery
16-18 Ramillies Street
London W1F 7LW
Samuel Fosso : Made you look, Dandyism and Black masculinity. The photographers' gallery, 15 july - 25 september 2016.

BETTINA VON ZWEHL, 'LAMENT' BOOK REVIEW ON PHOTOMONITOR

'Lament' by Bettina von Zwehl and Josh Cohen was published to coincide with an exhibition at the Freud Museum, London.

"In its theme, light and dark, echoing the rhythm of life and death, the book goes back to the foundations of photography. Like in the photographic picture, light and dark cannot be separated – or rather, one cannot exist without the other."

For the full review please follow the link:
www.photomonitor.co.uk/2016/08/lament/
Bettina von Zwehl, 'Lament' Book Review on Photomonitor

ALICE MAHER: THE IRISH TIMES, 30 JULY 2016

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: The Four Directions by Alice Maher

"Maher’s work is characterised by the diversity of media, such as drawings, prints, installations and film. It is also characterised by the range of materials used, from bees, brambles, flax and human hair to ox hearts. Variation suggests an enduring search via a circuitous route that slowly gives form to a core set of preoccupations. It is a continual return, like a tongue to a loosening tooth."


www.irishtimes.com/culture
Alice Maher: The Irish Times, 30 July 2016

OLA KOLEHMAINEN AND RALPH FLECK : 'FREUNDSCHAFTSSPIEL ISTANBUL : FREIBURG' MUSEUM FüR NEUE KUNST, FREIBURG. 9 JULY - 9 OCTOBER 2016

A selection of works from the collection of the Stadtische Museen, Freiburg and the private collection of Ayse Umur, this exhibition is the result of correspondences between collections based in different geo-political contexts, yet sharing related artistic attitudes.
"Freundschaftsspiel, Istanbul : Freiburg" surveys a range of historically and politically charged contexts including gender, language, identity and humour. In parallel with this contextual framework, the diversity of the museum’s contemporary collection is on display as it is assembled with a seldom seen, yet impactful private collection.

Includes works by Ralph Fleck, Nilbar Güreş, Ali Kazma, Joseph Kosuth, Anselm Kiefer, Ola Kolehmainen and Viviane Sassen.

www.freiburg.de
Ola Kolehmainen and Ralph Fleck : 'Freundschaftsspiel Istanbul : Freiburg' Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg. 9 July - 9 October 2016

BETTINA VON ZWEHL: INVITATION TO FREQUENT THE SHADOWS
FREUD MUSEUM, LONDON 3 JUNE - 17 JULY
FREUD MUSEUM, VIENNA 7 OCTOBER 2016 - 6 JANUARY 2017

A new exhibition by Bettina von Zwehl that quietly infiltrates the Freud Museum with the delicate small silhouettes of a young girl, shadowy portraits of women and an immersive light installation. Von Zwehl is the first artist to respond directly to Anna Freud's archive. Freud was a pioneering child psychoanalyst and youngest daughter of Sigmund. She lived for 44 years in the house that is now the Freud Museum.

Freud Museum
20 Maresfield Gardens
London NW3 5SX

www.freud.org.uk.
BETTINA VON ZWEHL: INVITATION TO FREQUENT THE SHADOWS<BR>  FREUD MUSEUM, LONDON 3 JUNE - 17 JULY<BR> FREUD MUSEUM, VIENNA 7 OCTOBER 2016 - 6 JANUARY  2017