Posts tagged Lara Monro
A Review of (Juergen) Teller on (Robert) Mapplethorpe at Alison Jacques Gallery, London

The exhibition Teller on Mapplethorpe poignantly coincides with what would have been Mapplethorpe’s 70th birthday. It also ties in nicely with the touring exhibition The Perfect Medium, which opened at the J.Paul Getty Museum and LAMAC, as well as the HBO documentary Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, released earlier this year.  Whether Mapplethorpe (b. 1946) was photographing flowers, nudes or celebrity portraits, the images that he took from the 1960's until his death in 1989 both followed and challenged classical aesthetic standards.

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A Review of Aboudia's Solo Exhibition Bombe Fantome at Jack Bell Gallery, Mayfair

The African artist Aboudia was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast (1983) where his experiences of the 2011 civil war ultimately shaped his artistic style and practice. As the riots and violence reached a crisis point during March 2011, Aboudia was forced to take refuge in a basement studio. It is here that he began creating distinct works of art which documented the surrounding political turmoil of his country. 

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A Review of Nick Danziger's Photography Exhibition Eleven Women Facing War, London

Nick Danziger’s current exhibition Eleven Women Facing War at the Imperial War Museum, London is a testimony to commitment to telling the stories of women affected by conflict and its legacy. Danziger has spent the last twenty-five years visiting the world’s poorest and most desecrated areas, using his lens to give a voice to those forgotten by the global media. 

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A Review of the Performing for the Camera Exhibition at Tate Modern, London

Photography has been in use since the 19th-century as a means of documenting ephemeral forms of artistic expression that would otherwise be lost forever. The Tate Modern’s new major photographic exhibition Performing for the Camera shows how two separate mediums can be inextricably linked to one another. It includes an array of artists such as Yves Klein, Robert Mapplethore and Jeff Koons and brings together 500 images from the last 150 years which show how both mediums...

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