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KATRIEN DE BLAUWER | ICONOBELGE III

KATRIEN DE BLAUWER | ICONOBELGE III

AntwerpPhoto Festival

Katrien De Blauwer

Juin - Septembre 2021

With every new edition of the Iconobelge exhibition, AntwerpPhoto presents a new take on the landscape of Belgian photography. Get up close and personal with the work of young budding talent and household names from Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia. Because in this third edition fascinating portrait photos are the central theme.
EDOUARD WOLTON | L’ART DANS LES CHAPELLES

EDOUARD WOLTON | L’ART DANS LES CHAPELLES

Pays de Pontivy, Morbihan

Edouard Wolton

Juillet - Septembre 2021

Every summer, L’art dans les chapelles presents works by french artists and internationals. The exhibitions are settled in chapels all around the city of Pontivy. Artists are invited to create works interacting with the architecture of those historical places and their landscapes

 

ETHAN MURROW |  GREENHOUSE

ETHAN MURROW | GREENHOUSE

Cahoon Museum of American Art, USA

Ethan Murrow

Juillet - Septembre 2021

Ethan Murrow’s latest installation is a panoramic wall drawing inspired by old growth forests that once existed on Cape Cod. The primary subject of The Greenhouse is a massive felled oak tree, a cautionary reference to the effects of colonization and development on the Cape’s natural environment. In a testament to nature’s resilience and regeneration, the dead tree plays host to sprouts of new growth. A treehouse, with windows looking out onto a vast green landscape, creates a potential vision of a hopeful future. The installation encourages discussion, and optimism, about how human beings can preserve and restore natural habitats and coexist in balance with nature. Murrow works with a team of artists using high flow acrylic paint and refillable pens to draw directly onto the gallery walls, and the piece will extend over 75 feet. Museum visitors will have the opportunity to watch the artists at work during the installation in the beginning of June. Additional new graphite drawings by Murrow will also be on view.

DIANA MARKOSIAN | SANTA BARBARA 

DIANA MARKOSIAN | SANTA BARBARA 

SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA

Diana Markosian

Juillet - Novembre 2021

Diana Markosian’s Santa Barbara explores the nature of family and the American dream. Through a series of staged photographs and a narrative video, the artist reconsiders her family history from her mother’s perspective, relating to her for the first time as a woman rather than a parent, and coming to terms with the profound sacrifices her mother made to become an American.

Markosian (born 1989, Moscow) collaborated on this project with a scriptwriter from the 1980s American soap opera Santa Barbara (which her family had watched in Russia), a casting director, and a group of actors. Weaving together imagery of the artist’s childhood homes in Moscow and Santa Barbara, the work reconstructs the Markosians’ final days in post-Soviet Russia and their arrival in the U. S. The result is a deeply personal reimagining of her past and a powerful examination of the interplay between the idealized vision of California life and the reality of the immigrant experience.

SMITH | DÉSIDÉRATION (ANAMANDA SÎN)

SMITH | DÉSIDÉRATION (ANAMANDA SÎN)

Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles

SMITH

Juillet - Septembre 2021

Exploring the porous nature of artistic and scientific practice, philosophy and speculative narratives, Desideration offers another space mythology, imagining an interstellar human race searching for a new alliance with its native cosmos. Playing on its troubled etymology, oscillating between a regret for the lost stars (de-sideris) and a desire for their return, desideration is both a diagnosis of and a remedy for contemporary disaster, for late capitalism and the chilling anthropocene. Our civilization seems to have lost some fundamental part of its daily relationship to the starry sky. This simple fact, which shines a light on the material and spiritual destruction of our societies, requires a new configuration of the imagination, a dream zone where new mythologies peopled by hybrid figures come together to make a new pact with the cosmos. Thus, in the terrestrial figure of Anamanda Sîn, we find a new sensibility, one in which meteorites link past and future, earth and sky, art and science, non-human and human, melancholy and desire.

LAIA ABRIL | LES RÉSISTANTES

LAIA ABRIL | LES RÉSISTANTES

L'onde

Laia Abril

Septembre - Novembre

Long excluded from the learning and practice of the arts and subjected to art critics who relegated women artists to the background because they dealt with so-called “female” subjects, the commitment to face the invisibility of which they follow. as creators is no less relevant today. The artists gathered in this exhibition question the world in relation to the social and cultural issues of their time: there is no question of confining the approach to an artistic category that would separate women and men but of questioning our gaze through a prism that integrates the issue of gender. If today a new generation of artists is seizing subjects dedicated to women, it is to fight against the violence and discrimination imposed by the patriarchy.