Monday, 28 April 2008
Herbert List "An Eye for Beauty" the exhibition is on show at Dolce & Gabbana Metropol Space in Milan.
This historical Milanese cinema built in the late Forties is mainly used for "sfilate" during season collection. A photographic exhibition featuring works by Herbert List is on display until June 6th. It is the second photographic exhibition on show at Metropol, previous exhibition feature an anthology of Enzo Sellerio works.
Described as a view of " the Mediterranean and its people, reread and re-interpreted with a Scandinavian sensitivity that exalts the symbolic worth of the objects and people shown".
Let`s hope to see more photographic works on display soon.
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
The sixth Biennale de la Photographie is on the way in Liege. The curator is Dorothée Luczak and the theme of the event is "The concept of Territories" and its different aspects
like “Mental Territory”, “Political Territory”, “Mutating Territory” or the relationship between “Territory and Identities”. On display works by Edward Burtynsky, Xavier Delory and Patrick Messina. Fot more infos http://www.biennalephotoliege.be/
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
Friday, 4 April 2008
The government says interest-free loans will be offered to "modest" buyers to purchase works and it is expanding incentives for companies to buy.
A survey out this week showed that, for the first time, France had dropped from 3rd to 4th place behind China in sales of art works.
"There is a real need to act," explained French Culture Minister Christine Albanel.
Under the scheme, members of the public will be granted interest-free loans worth up to 10,000 euros ($15,000, £8,000).
Mrs Albanel said the idea was "to bring private individuals closer to this act of buying a work of art", she said the idea was also to help young artists.
Thursday, 3 April 2008
The Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography for 2008 has been made to Graciela Iturbide from Mexico City.
Graciela Iturbide is considered one of the most important and influential Latin American photographers of the past four decades. Her photography is of the highest visual strength and beauty. Graciela Iturbide has developed a photographic style based on her strong interest in culture, ritual and everyday life in her native Mexico and other countries. Iturbide has extended the concept of documentary photography, to explore the relationships between man and nature, the individual and the cultural, the real and the psychological. She continues to inspire a younger generation of photographers in Latin America and beyond.
This year’s prize committee, which submitted its proposal to the Foundation’s board of directors, comprised:
Frits Gierstberg, (Chair) Head of Exhibitions, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands,
David Chandler, Director, Photoworks, Brighton, England,
Monika Faber, Chief Curator, Albertina Collection of Photographs, Austria,
Michiko Kasahara, Chief Curator, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan,
Patricia Mendoza, Director, Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca, Mexico.
By By Randy Kennedy New york Times
Sotheby’s said on Wednesday that it would postpone the sale of an early photographic print known as a photogenic drawing because some scholars now believe that the print — an image of a leaf — may have been produced much earlier than previously thought, making it the earliest existing photographic image. For many years the image was attributed to William Henry Fox Talbot, one of the fathers of photography, and was thought to have been made in 1839. But Larry J. Schaaf, an expert on Talbot’s work, questioned that attribution in an essay in the catalog for the photography auction, which will still be held on Monday but without the leaf image, above. Mr. Schaaf wrote that there is evidence to suggest that the work titled “Leaf” — made by placing a leaf on photosensitive paper exposed to light — could have been created by the early photographic experimenters Thomas Wedgwood, James Watt or Humphry Davy. They are known to have produced photogenic drawings, also called photograms, as early as the 1790s, though no examples have ever been found. Denise Bethel, director of Sotheby’s photograph department, said the auction house and the image’s owner, an investment firm called the Quillan Company, had decided to postpone the sale of the print indefinitely until more research could be done.
Il sole 24 ore 3 Aprile 2008