This year, due to the global health emergency, Photo London will be held entirely online. The online Fair, presented in partnership with Artsy, runs from 7–18 October 2020. Visit Photo London Digital.
The online Fair will be an important bridge to the next physical edition of Photo London, which will be held at Somerset House between 13–16 May 2021, with a VIP preview on 12 May.
On Wednesday the Getty Research Institute announced the premiere of “12 Sunsets: Exploring Ed Ruscha’s Archive,” an interactive database of more than 65,000 Ruscha photographs taken along Sunset Boulevard during 12 road trips between 1965 and 2007. The project uses optical character recognition software, which reads signs in the photographs, and computer vision technology, which tags images. Users can languidly “drive” along a Google-like map of Sunset, with panoramic imagery on both sides of the street or search for locations or objects, such as “Chateau Marmont” or “palm trees.” Scroll east or west on the map or back and forth in time. It’s not dissimilar from Google Street View, but Ruscha, 82, was doing it before the internet was invented — and with the eye of an artist.
“12 Sunsets” grew out of a larger Ruscha photo archive. In 2012 the GRI acquired Ruscha’s “Streets of Los Angeles” archive, more than half a million photog...
Ren Han at Pecci.HONORED
The works of Chinese photographer and poet Ren Hang (1987– 2017) are being exhibited for the first time in Italy at the Pecci Center for Contemporary Art in Prato with a selection of 90 photographs, accompanied by a portfolio documenting the backstage of the shots Ren Hang took in the Wienerwald in 2015 as well a large section of rare books about his work.
Ren Hang is best known for his research on body, identity, sexuality and the man-nature relationship, which features a new, free and rebellious Chinese youth. Mostly naked, his subjects appear on a roof among the skyscrapers of Beijing, in a forest of tall trees, in a pond with lotus flowers, in a bathtub among swimming goldfish or in a bare room with impassive faces and their limbs bent in unnatural poses.
Swans, peacocks, snakes, cherries, apples, flowers and plants are used as absurd props but with great power. Although often provocatively explicit in the exposure o...
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Harold Feinstein at Hill Gallery.
Capturing the candour of life, we take a look at the significance of 20th century photographer Harold Feinstein.