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Buchvorstellung & Party | Launch von 'FADING BEAUTY' von Dale Grant am Freitag, 5. Juli 2019, in Berlin
Der Kerber Verlag und Dale Grant laden zum Launch des Fotobuchs 'Fading Beauty' am Freitag, 5. Juli 2019 ab 18.00 Uhr ins STUDIO 183 (Brunnenstraße 183, 10119 Berlin). Der Künstler wird anwesend sein und die Bücher auf Wunsch signieren.

In seiner Fotoserie Fading Beauty fängt Dale Grant die unverwechselbaren Züge ein, die Blumen während ihres Lebenszyklus’ zeigen. Alle Arten von Blumen scheinen sich zu Beginn ihres Lebens zu ähneln. Erst ab jenem Augenblick, in dem sie welken und vergehen, die Lebhaftigkeit ihrer Farben zurücktritt und ihre Blüten transparent werden, offenbaren sie ihre individuelle Schönheit. Dale Grant versteht seine »Blumenbilder« als Porträts und regelrechte Charakterstudien, in denen er der Einzigartigkeit und dem beständigen Wandel des Lebens nachspürt.

»Ich lasse mich von der Blume, meiner Muse, leiten. Wie bei einem Porträt versuche ich, den besten Winkel zu finden, aus dem ich fotografieren kann«, so Dale Grant. Der Wahlberliner mit Zweitwohnsitz in Amsterdam liebt es, Fotos von Menschen zu machen, und versucht, Blumen ähnlich intensiv ins Bild zu setzen. Er inszeniert florale Texturen und Formen ebenso wie feine Linien und individuelle Charakterzüge eines menschlichen Gesichts. Auf der einen Blüte mag sich ein Riss befinden, während die andere nach ein paar Tagen bereits verblasst oder zerfällt. Es ist diese besondere Unvollkommenheit, die für Grant die Schönheit seiner Objekte ausmacht: »Für mich offenbart sich die wahre Schönheit, mit der Entfaltung der Blütenblätter. Dieser Prozess ist einzigartig und eine Allegorie des Lebens.« So differenziert wie sich die einzelnen Blüten entwickeln, so individuell setzt Grant sie in Szene: »Ich betrachte jede Blume als Unikat. Jedes Modell, das ich für ein Foto auswähle, führt mich auf seine eigene Weise zu einem Endergebnis. Erwartungen an das fertige Werk schließe ich im vorhinein kategorisch aus. Meine Arbeit ist ein Prozess, bei dem die Persönlichkeit der Pflanze die Führung übernimmt und ich mich als Künstler leiten lasse.«

Dale Grant | Fading Beauty
ISBN 978-3-7356-0542-9
22,50 x 29,00 cm, 120 Seiten, 75 farbige Abbildungen
Texte Jörn Jacob Rohwer
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IMAGE // Dale Grant 'Fading Beauty'
IMAGE // Dale Grant 'Fading Beauty'
IMAGE // Dale Grant 'Fading Beauty'
IMAGE // Dale Grant 'Fading Beauty'
IMAGE // Dale Grant 'Fading Beauty'
IMAGE // Dale Grant 'Fading Beauty'
IMAGE // Dale Grant 'Fading Beauty'
IMAGE // Dale Grant 'Fading Beauty'
IMAGE // Dale Grant 'Fading Beauty'
IMAGE // Dale Grant 'Fading Beauty'
IMAGE // Dale Grant 'Fading Beauty'
IMAGE // Dale Grant 'Fading Beauty'
IMAGE // Dale Grant 'Fading Beauty'
'63 E 9TH STREET | NYC POLAROIDS 1975 - 1983' - TOM BIANCHI veröffentlicht Polaroid Buch bei DAMIANI und zeigt seine Ausstellung bei New Discretions bis zum 5. Juli in New York
New Discretions präsentiert Tom Bianchi’s “63 E 9th Street.” 'This is our first collaboration with the artist, corresponding with his latest monograph of the same title. The exhibition will take place at Johannes Vogt’s Next Door Guest at 958 Madison Ave.' New Discretions is a curatorial project by Benjamin Tischer of INVISIBLE-EXPORTS.

In 1975 Tom Bianchi moved from the American heartland to New York City, seeking a place in the cultural and sexual revolution that was unfolding among its blossoming young gay population. On summer weekends, Bianchi took his Polaroid SX – 70 camera to the Pines; those pictures became the 2013 book Fire Island Pines: Polaroids 1975–1983. Years later, we now get a first look at another extraordinary collection of Bianchi’s Polaroids, taken in his East 9th St apartment. Bianchi’s New York apartment was an intimate, track-lit den, a safe stage where he and his friends played out erotic night games. At once confronting limited notions of the self and reveling in the spirituality of physical bodies, Bianchi faithfully documented these sexual encounters, often turning the camera on himself. Playful, nostalgic and highly personal, New York City Polaroids is an essential companion book to Fire Island Pines and an important document of urban gay life.

Tom Bianchi has published 16 books of photographs, poems, and essays primarily covering the gay male experience. In 1990, St. Martin’s Press published Out of the Studio, Bianchi’s book of male nudes, frankly gay and affectionally connected. Fire Island Pines Polaroids 1975–1983 was honored by Time magazine’s list of the Best Photo Books of 2013. Published this year, 63 E 9th Street is available through Damiani Press.
 
Bianchi’s work has been shown in galleries and museums from Tokyo to Berlin and Cologne and throughout the US and Canada for over 30 years, including Jean Albano Gallery (Chicago); Milwaukee Art Institute; Fahey Klein Gallery (Los Angeles). In 1984, he was given his first solo museum exhibition at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. His semi-abstract large-scale constructions have been commissioned for a host of clients including IBM, Bank of America and Saks 5th Avenue. © // 6 files // show complete blog
IMAGE // Tom Bianchi: '63 E 9th Street (NYC Polaroids 1975 - 1983)' Published by Damiani
IMAGE // Tom Bianchi: '63 E 9th Street (NYC Polaroids 1975 - 1983)' Published by Damiani
IMAGE // Tom Bianchi: '63 E 9th Street (NYC Polaroids 1975 - 1983)' Published by Damiani
IMAGE // Tom Bianchi: '63 E 9th Street (NYC Polaroids 1975 - 1983)' Published by Damiani
IMAGE // Tom Bianchi: '63 E 9th Street (NYC Polaroids 1975 - 1983)' Published by Damiani
IMAGE // Tom Bianchi: '63 E 9th Street (NYC Polaroids 1975 - 1983)' Published by Damiani
WOLFGANG TILLMANS Ausstellung mit neuen und bisher unveröffentlichten Arbeiten bei Maureen Paley, London

Maureen Paley is pleased to present the ninth solo exhibition by Wolfgang Tillmans at the gallery. This exhibition focuses on Tillmans’ multifaceted approach to image-making, featuring new and previously unseen works from the mid 1980s to the present day.

In the ground floor gallery Tillmans presents a new multi-part work Old Street (parallax), 2019, made whilst circling the landmark East London roundabout. The work takes its title from the term used in astronomy to measure the distance from the earth to a star through the parallax angle. The angle is determined from the difference in the position of an object over a period of time from a given viewpoint. The work records the shifting of architectural layers from the inward, as well as outward-looking perspective of the orbit.

Also within the groundfloor gallery are new Greifbar works, created in the darkroom without negatives or a camera, but purely through the manipulation of light on paper. These Greifbar works mark a shift in the series by employing a new duo chromatic palette.

Tillmans began using photocopies in the late 1980s, understanding the possibilities they allowed him for making pictures and has since developed a uniquely inventive approach to the medium. Tillmans presents a grouping of photocopy works including unique colour, and black and white copies, as well as inkjet prints of enlarged photocopies. Prior to embracing the possibilities of the photocopy Tillmans worked with drawing and painting, examples of which are also on view, and represent some of the earliest examples of the artist’s works.

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IMAGE // WOLFGANG TILLMANS at Maureen Paley, London (05 June - 21 July 2019) exhibition view
IMAGE // WOLFGANG TILLMANS at Maureen Paley, London (05 June - 21 July 2019) exhibition view
IMAGE // WOLFGANG TILLMANS at Maureen Paley, London (05 June - 21 July 2019) exhibition view
IMAGE // WOLFGANG TILLMANS at Maureen Paley, London (05 June - 21 July 2019) exhibition view
IMAGE // WOLFGANG TILLMANS at Maureen Paley, London (05 June - 21 July 2019) exhibition view
IMAGE // WOLFGANG TILLMANS at Maureen Paley, London (05 June - 21 July 2019) exhibition view
IMAGE // WOLFGANG TILLMANS at Maureen Paley, London (05 June - 21 July 2019) exhibition view