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news | Last Call Art Cologne 2014 with a little GoSee media review and "Hello GoSee!" from Veronique Ansorge, Associate Director at Zwirner Gallery New York

Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper’s headline read: ‘the power of the Rhine. Surprise in the west: the 48th edition of Art Cologne sets its sights on post-war contemporary. The show also proves that it’s Germany’s only art fair of international importance.” Loyal local newspaper Kölner Stadtanzeiger claims “big love for Cologne”, in contrast Die Zeit already pragmatically declared in advance: “seven to nineteen (VAT)… is art being taxed t …

16.04.2014 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // SHOW article
news | A taste of California in the ‘80s at Hasted Kraeutler, New York. May we present Jeff Barks "Goldenboy" in all its glossy glory on GoSee

From 24 April there will be one more reason to jet to New York this spring: it is the day that Hasted Kraeutler will open ‘Goldenboy’ the exhibition by photo artist Jeff Bark, which will be on show until 14 June. GoSee presents a sexy pre-dazzle preview and teaser video. The gallery states: "The photographic tableaux in Jeff Bark’s newest body of work, Goldenboy, exist in an eerily ambiguous time of day, somewhere between the burning, first rays of dawn and the la …

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news | The enchanted gardens of Ninfa. Elger Esser’s 'Saeculum Aureum' on show at Sonnabend Gallery New York. Preview on GoSee

Virginia Woolf and Truman Capote are just two of the many artists that felt drawn to this magical place. Giardino di Ninfa in the South of Rome is home to mystical scenes of water and overgrown wilderness, the stuff of fairy tale dreams. Elger Esser has titled the exhibition of his latest work ‘Saeculum Aureum’, the golden age, and presents his visions of the enchanted garden at New York’s Sonnabend Gallery. It may sound kitschy but the pictures really convey more than that. …

14.04.2014 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // SHOW article
news | GoSee book recommendation: Theo Gosselin ‘Avec le coeur’. Young, free & immortal – daily life as a colourful road trip. The second edition by Éditions du LIC and a sneak peek here on GoSee

Theo Gosselin symbolises a new generation. With his camera, he documents his life, his daily routine, visiting festivals and his friends. Naked, around the campfire or the morning after. The 22 year-old has built up an impressive Facebook following of 77,500 people within a very short period of time. His daily pictures and posts reach thousands of ‘likes’ within a few hours – any brand’s dream. Some of his most memorable and beautiful moments are included in the photo boo …

08.04.2014 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // SHOW article
news | GoSee loves .... the abstract underwater worlds of Kim Keever as an exhibition including a catalogue by Waterhouse & Dodd Above, New York as well as commercial use for Jung von Matt, Hamburg

The creative forces from Jung von Matt, once again demonstrate the fact that art and commerce can be close friends and can draw out the best in each other. The creatives commissioned underwater artist Kim KEEVER for the campaign of their client PHOTO DOSE, who sells photo equipment. With the slogan ‘Perfect pictures. Above and under water’, the shop advertises its underwater cameras. The results are beautiful landscapes. It’s only on closer inspection that you realise these are …

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news | GoSee Recommendation : Friday Late Opening of Zurich Galleries on the left Limmat Bank 4 April 2014, 6 – 11 pm, Katz Contemporary must go see

If you happen to be in Zurich this Friday – then we strongly recommend the Friday late opening of the galleries. To see the full programme visit galeriennacht.ch/galerien. We present a selection of representative artwork from Katz Contemporary for the event : Choice & Charity Part I and Choice & Charity Part II. These are organised to raise funds for charities Zürcher Stadtmission and insieme Zürich, Choice & Charity Part I followed by charity auction (Choice & …

02.04.2014 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // SHOW article
news | GoSee recommends : Taryn Simon - Birds of the West Indies. On women, weapons and vehicles – retracing James Bond’s footsteps. Exhibition at Gagosian Beverly Hills and the book published by Hatje Cantz Verlag

Once again artist Taryn Simon surprises us with yet another pursuit. This time she was on a secret mission… In 1936, an ornithologist called James Bond released the definitive taxonomy of birds found in the Caribbean, titled Birds of the West Indies. Ian Fleming, an active bird watcher living in Jamaica, subsequently appropriated the name for his novel’s lead character. He found it to be perfectly ‘ordinary’, and ‘masculine’. This co-opting of names was the f …

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news | The Ravestijn Gallery presents ‘Mr. Polaroid’ by Ferry van der Nat in Amsterdam.

Ferry Van der Nat spent many years working as a make-up artist in the fashion industry – as in the world of clothes – and then he started documenting his environment with Polaroids. However his first solo show Mr. Polaroid at Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam is dedicated to the ‘undressed’ and explores the male nude and its transformative nature. Of course there is always erotic potential, especially if one is experimenting with stereotypical gay roles as Van der Nat is. Th …

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news | GoSee Book Recommendation : Roe Ethridge - Sacrifice Your Body. MACK BOOKS publishes work by a renowned figure of the "New School of Synthetic Photography"

Roe Ethridge’s practice is that of a restless maverick and his constantly evolving visual sensibility has spawned a myriad of copyists in what has become known as ‘the new school of synthetic photography’. In this his latest artist book, Ethridge conflates a rich array of photographic tropes, combining personal documentary images made in western Palm Beach County, his mother’s childhood home, with surreal collage works, and a series discarded from a Chanel fashion shoot. …

27.03.2014 // ADD article TO MY GOSEE // SHOW article
news | 2X(I)ST by Josephine Meckseper. On show at Neuen Aachener Kunstverein

Josephine Meckseper’s work unites the aesthetic language of modernism with the formal language of commercial product display. The result is mass produced objects with images and artefacts of historic and political events combined. Meckseper’s shop window installations, large format display sculptures, pictures, photos and films draw directly on the historical influence of cultural production through consumer society, as well as on the question of when the modern and avant-garde devel …

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