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Masculinities: Liberation through Photography

Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK

Karen Knorr

From February 17th to May 17th 2020

Masculinities: Liberation through Photography is a major group exhibition that explores how masculinity is experienced, performed, coded and socially constructed as expressed and documented through photography and film from the 1960s to the present day.

The exhibition brings together over 300 works by over 50 pioneering international artists, photographers and filmmakers such as Richard Avedon, Peter Hujar, Isaac Julien, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Robert Mapplethorpe, Annette Messager and Catherine Opie to show how photography and film have been central to the way masculinities are imagined and understood in contemporary culture. The show also highlights lesser-known and younger artists – some of whom have never exhibited in the UK – including Cassils, Sam Contis, George Dureau, Elle Pérez, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Hank Willis Thomas, Karlheinz Weinberger and Marianne Wex amongst many others. Masculinities: Liberation through Photography is part of the Barbican’s 2020 season, Inside Out, which explores the relationship between our inner lives and creativity.

OLIVIER MOSSET

MAMCO Genève

Olivier Mosset

Exhibition from February 25th to June 21st 2020

Occupying virtually all the museum , MAMCO’s retrospective reviews his career over almost 60 years, from the early experiments of the 1960s to his monumental recent works, via the painter’s reflections on artistic appropriation, monochrome painting, and shaped canvases.

At the same time, several rooms are devoted to movements and artists with whom Mosset was or remains closely associated, allowing us to consider his work in a variety of different contexts. In addition to a section devoted to the activities led with Buren, Parmentier, and Toroni, the exhibition features works by Nouveaux Réalistes (notably Jean Tinguely and Daniel Spoerri, for whom Mosset worked as an assistant), experimental film-makers’ collective Zanzibar (with whom Mosset directed, acted in and produced a number of films), American “Radical painting” of the 1970s and 1980s (including Marcia Hafif and Joseph Marioni) and artists such as Sherrie Levine, Steven Parrino, Cady Noland, John Armleder, and Sylvie Fleury, with whom he has maintained a regular dialogue.

The exhibition is organized by Paul Bernard and Lionel Bovier.

On earth

FOAM Amsterdam

Noémie Goudal

From March 20th to June 10th 2020

Photography enables us to observe the world and the effects of our existence in it. It can be used to document, eternalise and motivate events. Photography has also testified to the paradoxical relationship between man, nature and technology. As we use contemporary technologies to document and question our relationship with the natural world, we increasingly experience this world through the very same technologies used.

On Earth – Imaging, Technology and the Natural World unites the work of 27 contemporary artists who use innovative visual techniques to reflect on the evolving relationship between humans and nature. Besides photography, the artists make use of installation, sculpture, in-game photography and video. Their various visual approaches diverge and converge throughout the exhibition. These artists show they both seek to explore and reunite our technological, socio-economical, spiritual and political connection with the world.

Unseen, 35 Years of Collecting Photographs

Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

Todd Hido

From December 17th 2019 to March 8th 2020

The Museum’s photographs collection celebrates its 35th anniversary with an exhibition showcasing photographs never before displayed at the Getty. From 19th-century European and American photographs from the early days of the medium, to contemporary works produced around the world, this exhibition highlights the breadth and depth of the collection. As curators share and juxtapose their favorite images, viewers are invited to make their own visual associations between photographs from different times and places.