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SUSAN DERGES AND DIANA MATAR: FOTOFEST 2016 - THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY & MIXED MEDIA ART, TEXAS

“These are artists who have engaged the natural world and humanity’s place in that world, over many years,” says 2016 Biennial co-curator Wendy Watriss. “Many of the artworks manifest the artists’ rigorous investigations into science and philosophy.” Featured projects address the anthropocene – climate change; industrialization and urbanization; bio-diversity; water; the use of natural and human resources; human migration; global capital, commerce and consumption; energy production; and waste.

The 2016 edition is titled "Changing Circumstances; looking at the Future of the Planet" and includes work by Susan Derges and Diana Matar.

FotoFest, 2000 Edwards Street, Building C, #2
Houston, TX 77007, United States
12 March - 24 April 2016
Susan Derges and Diana matar: FotoFest 2016 - the 16th International Biennial of Photography & Mixed Media Art, Texas

TOM HUNTER: 'LIFE AND DEATH IN HACKNEY', THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON

The installation at The National Gallery of Art, Washington features five photographs by British artist Tom Hunter from the series Life and Death in Hackney, in which he explores the cultural resonances of iconic Victorian paintings by reworking their compositions in a contemporary setting.

6th Street and Constitution Avenue
NW Washington, DC
USA

29 January - 10 July 2016

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Tom Hunter: 'Life and Death in Hackney', The National Gallery of Art, Washington

SAMUEL FOSSO: PERFORMING FOR THE CAMERA, TATE MODERN 18 FEBRUARY - 12 JUNE 2016

Samuel Fosso's series African Spirits is included in this major exhibition which explores the relationship between photography and performance from the invention of the photographic medium in the 19th Century to digital cameras and social media.

Tate Modern

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SAMUEL FOSSO: PERFORMING FOR THE CAMERA, TATE MODERN 18 FEBRUARY - 12 JUNE 2016

AWOISKA VAN DER MOLEN: FOAM MUSEUM, AMSTERDAM. 22 JANUARY - 3 APRIL 2016

Foam presents Blanco, the first major museum-based solo exhibition by Awoiska van der Molen (b. Groningen, 1972), featuring the monochrome landscape photography she has been working on since 2009.

"The desolate landscapes of Dutch photographer Awoiska van der Molen are devoid of notions of time: night and day are as irrelevant here as they are indistinguishable." Financial Times, 23 January 2016

22 January - 3 April 2016
Foam Fotografiemuseum Keizersgracht 609, Amsterdam

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Awoiska van der Molen: FOAM Museum, Amsterdam. 22 January - 3 April 2016

JOAKIM ESKILDSEN, APOLLO MAGAZINE, 2016

In a feature titled 'Photography as a Medium Seems Richer than Ever', curator Melanie Vandenbrouck writes,
"Eskildsen’s sympathy for his sitters and their lives is palpable. At the junction of documentary and fine art photography, his approach is immersive ... "

A retrospective of Eskildsen's work is held at the National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen until 31 January 2016.
Joakim Eskildsen, Apollo Magazine, 2016