Above Phyllis Galembo amazing work “ West African and Haitian Masquerades” is included in the group show.
If you are in Krakow you should visit the exhibition “Limits of Fashion”, I’m showing “Parking Lot Hydra” a series from 2009 about winter traditions and costumes in Bulgaria.
“Artists who are participating in the exhibit touch upon a wide array of topics. They examine the ways in which fashion can embrace an intimately personal style or be defined by externally imposed patterns. They show that fashion can be a means of constructing and announcing a nonconformist identity, though also a means of subjugating or disciplining it, of shaping and enforcing social conformity. They establish that style doubles as the badge of both the individual and the tribe. Themes of identity, dressing up, camouflage, masquerade, and uniform weave their way through the series of photographs, films, and videos on display at Bunkier Sztuki.”
ARTISTS AND PROJECTS among many others : AMC (Archive of Modern Conflict), 1970s Fashion Photography from the United States Hal Fisher, Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men Phyllis Galembo, West African and Haitian Masquerades Fergus Greer, Leigh Bowery Looks Estelle Hanania, Parking Lot Hydra Jarocin Music Festival Seen Through the Lens of the SB [Polish Security Service until 1990] Margareta Kern, The Graduation Dresses Bomber Jackets Jenny Livingstone, Paris is Burning Simon Menner, Camouflage John Waters, Różowe Flamingi / Pink Flamingos
……. and many more
CURATOR Paweł Szypulski
LIMITS OF FASHION Opening: 18.05.2013, 2 p.m. Open: 18.05–16.06; TUE–SUN 11:00–18:00, CLOSED 30.05 Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery, pl. Szczepański 3a
“The work of French photographer Estelle Hanania creates high impact. Beyond passive complacency, her photos scratch on the surface in order to invite us to a universe ruled by unusual perspectives and mystery. Fascinated with the customs and rituals of different cultures and gifted with innate curiosity, Estelle sets her gaze upon the human body as a means of expression of the demonic, the ambiguous and social identity. Thereby, she articulates a language that points to the most primitive and, at the same time, sophisticated side of human condition. (..) “
PIG Quarterly 2 - Girls Issue is out today, it includes interviews with 77 females that kick asses in their fields and (so far) is also my biggest enterprise as a photo-editor.
I am extremely honored to have been able to work on this issue with such talented people as: Kasia Bobula, Geordie Wood, Peter Ash Lee, Luca Campri, James Pearson-Howes, Brian Kanagaki, Coco Capitán, Jody Rogac, Todd Jordan, Matthew Tammaro, Alessandro Furchino, Alexi Hobbs, Lars Botten, Erik Wåhlström, Dennis Dujinhouwer, Tony Cederteg, Sarah Hermans, Dawid Misiorny, Sean Michael Beolchini, Oliver Pearch, Maciek Pozoga, Marlee Pasinetti, Cheryl Dunn, Alex F. Webb, Tara Derby, Ugnė Straigytė, Märta Thisner, Tim Barber, Maggie Lee, Nicole Lesser, Marco Scozzaro, Eléonore Hendricks, Gilda Louise Aloisi, Less, Bobby Doherty, Davida Nemeroff, Mathias Sterner, Sylvain-Emmanuel Prieur, Katharina Poblotzki, Coley Brown, Jork Weismann, Lewis Chaplin, Lukas Wassmann, Daniel Trese, Luca Massaro, Ye Rin Mok, Retts Wood, Alessandro Simonetti, Quentin de Briey, Charlie Engman, Sanna Charles … (order is purely casual)
There are also interviews with som of my favourite ladies in the field: Jessica Eaton, Estelle Hanania, Namsa Leuba, Hanna Putz, Rosa Rendl and Marloes Krijnen (director of FOAM)
Hopefully I haven’t forgotten anyone and I did answer yo all your mails. It was a bit of a mess but we made it. Thanks again! Your copy should be on it’s way, let me know when you get it.
And I’m pretty sure we will be able to make it up in the next issues with everybody else that is missing out this time (for any reason)
Just discovered that the great pupeteer who did all the stop motion for movies like “Sinbad and the 7th wonders of the world” just passed away. As a kid I’ve been watching many times “les aventures de Sinbad le marin” with my twin sister, and we were very impressed and scared by the cyclop, the stone goddess… The name behind all this is Ray Harryhausen and I have a huge nostalgic flashback about this time.