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BETTINA VON ZWEHL: ALBUM 31, BETTINA VON ZWEHL AND SOPHY RICKETT. LIBRARY OF BIRMINGHAM GALLERY. 20 JUNE - 29 AUGUST 2015

Album 31 is an exhibition featuring new work by Bettina von Zwehl and Sophy Rickett. The artists were commissioned by GRAIN and Library of Birmingham to respond to the Library’s photographic archives, specifically those of Victorian photographer and parliamentarian Sir Benjamin Stone.
The Album 31 exhibition features new work and tests the implications of playing with meaning through re-contextualising and re-positioning subject matter, to resist the possibility of a single interpretation and resolution.

GRAIN Photography Hub
Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square
Birmingham, B1 2ND
Bettina von Zwehl: Album 31, Bettina von Zwehl and Sophy Rickett. Library of Birmingham Gallery. 20 June - 29 August 2015

JORMA PURANEN: 8 EXPOSURES, ATENEUM ART MUSEUM, HELSINKI. 2 JUNE - 13 SEPTEMBER 2015.

The photography exhibition will feature eight well-known Finnish artists: Elina Brotherus, Kira Gluschkoff, Pirjo Honkasalo, Jorma Puranen, Matti Saanio, Pentti Sammallahti, Rauno Träskelin ja Sakari Viika. Each artist will create a new work from their own point of view.

For further information please see:
www.ateneum.fi/en
jorma puranen: 8 Exposures, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki. 2 June - 13 September 2015.

AWOISKA VAN DER MOLEN: SEQUESTER IN COLLOTYPES, KYOTOPHOTOGRAPHIE, JAPAN. 18 - 22 APRIL 2015.

Works made during Awoiska van der Molen's recent residency in Japan with the Benrido Collotype Atelier, are now on display at Kyotophotographie, Kyoto.
As part of the Kyotographie International Photo festival, the collotypes will be exhibited in a beautiful former Samurai-residency that usually is closed to the public, Kousei-in. The exhibition will then travel to a further location in Japan.

For further information, and to watch the short documentary about Awoiska's residency, please see:

www.awoiska.nl
Awoiska van der molen: sequester in collotypes, Kyotophotographie, Japan. 18 - 22 April 2015.

TOM HUNTER: WORK, REST AND PLAY: BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY FROM 1960S TO TODAY, OCT LOFT, SHENZHEN, CHINA. 9 MAY - 12 JULY 2015

This is the first touring exhibition in China devoted to British photography. It explores the diversity of fifty years of British Photography, revealing the quirks of a national character and the traditions which fed into its everyday life.

Work, Rest and Play features some of the most significant photographers of the time, including Shirley Baker, Cecil Beaton, Terence Donovan, John Hinde, Tom Hunter, Tony Ray Jones, Martin Parr, Tim Walker, Tom Wood and Catherine Yass.

OCT Loft Gallery
Shenzhen
China
Tom Hunter: Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from 1960s to Today, OCT Loft, Shenzhen, China. 9 May - 12 July 2015

SAMUEL FOSSO & MARCIA KURE: 'YOU LOVE ME, YOU LOVE ME NOT' GALERIA MUNICIPAL ALMEIDA GARRETT, PORTUGAL

Devoted to works from the collection of the renowned Congolese-born art collector Sindika Dokolo, the exhibition features more than 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and videos by 50 artists from Africa and the diaspora, including works by the likes of Marlene Dumas (South Africa), Ghada Amer (Egypt), Yinka Shonibare (Nigeria), Robin Rhode (South Africa), Seydou Keita (Mali), Samuel Fosso (Cameroon) and Marcia Kure (Nigeria).

The Sindika Dokolo collection is one of the most important contemporary art collections in Africa. It comprises more than 5,000 pieces, from 140 artists, from 28 African countries.

Biblioteca Pública Municipal do Porto
Rua Dom João Iv 17
4049-017 Porto

Until 17 May 2015.
Samuel Fosso & Marcia Kure: 'You Love Me, You Love Me Not' Galeria Municipal Almeida Garrett, Portugal