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Tina Berning & Michelangelo Di Battista @ CameraWork | Berlin

8 Sep

FACE/project

Tina Berning & Michelangelo di Battista, Face/project, Constance, 2010

Tina Berning & Michelangelo di Battista, Face/project, Pernille, 2010

Tina Berning & Michelangelo di Battista, Face/project, Emily, 2010

Tina Berning & Michelangelo di Battista, Face/project, Mirte, 2010

Tina Berning & Michelangelo di Battista, Face/project, Denisa, 2010

CAMERA WORK gallery will show a solo exhibition of the artists Tina Berning and Michelangelo Di Battista in Berlin for the first time.

More than 30 works, most of them unique pieces, will be on display in the exhibition. Within their collaboration, Tina Berning and Michelangelo Di Battista blur the boundaries between fashion photography, drawing, and painting. The two artists met for the first time on the occasion of a photo shoot for VOGUE ITALIA in the summer of 2007. The two started working together and quickly realized the great potential of their creative collaboration. During the shooting Tina Berning and Michelangelo Di Battista noticed that they had entered a territory together which had already previously captured each of them individually. Ignoring the computer’s possibilities for manipulation, they combined their fields of work, photography, and drawing, anachronistically in an analogue way.

Michelangelo di Battista‘s portraits of women (including super models Claudia Schiffer, Amber Valetta, and Julia Stegner) – complemented by Tina Berning‘s applications, comments, and paintings – seem to function as a stock-check and an analysis of contemporary feminine beauty. By merging the two disciplines, the superficial masquerade is being destroyed and the portrayed women are thus given a new level of complexity. The drawings engage with the photographs and let the images become complex blueprints of the essence of the portrayed. In their work, Tina Berning and Michelangelo Di Battista create a subjective, critical but at the same time tender view on women. This large-scale continuation of their artistic collaboration for VOGUE ITALIA displays the hubris and frailty of femininity, which is reflected on the surface of the media. The photos reveal the challenging, yet at the same time sublime charisma of the women portrayed. They seem to dissolve from their medial image  to re-emerge precisely through them, powerful and musing, sensitive and beautiful, mature and self-determined.

The exhibition ‘FACE/project’ will be on display at CAMERA WORK gallery in Berlin for eight weeks.

P.S. You cn check out the previous post for more of Lovely Tina Berning 🙂

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F.C. Fundlach | The Photographic Work | Berlin

14 Mar

‘Op Art Silhouette. Jersey coat by Lend’
Paris 1966 in Brigitte, issue 4/1966

‘Op Art Swimsuit. Brigitte Bauer, Op Art swimsuit by Sinz Vouliagmeni’
Greece 1966

‘Rainweather, party sunshiny. Three poplin coats by Staebe-Seger’
Berlin 1955

‘Romy Schneider’
Hamburg 1961 in Film und Frau, issue 11/1962

‘Simone d’Aillencourt. Sheath dress by Horn’
Berlin 1957 in Film und Frau, issue spring/summer 1957

‘Slow. Karin Mossberg’
Nairobi/Kenia 1966 in Brigitte, issue 9/1966

‘The Whole Day on the Beach.’
Gizeh/Egypt 1966 in Brigitte, issue 8/1966

“From November 2009 the Martin-Gropius-Bau presents the definitive retrospective of F.C. Gundlach’s extensive photographic work with the exhibition “F.C. Gundlach – Photographic Work”. F.C Gundlach is one of the most famous fashion photographers worked for the most important magazines and publications from the middle of the 1950’s to 1990. Among other many famous pictures the most comprehensive presentation of F.C. Gundlach’s work shows many fameless facets of F.C. Gundlach’s work to date. After years of research, the curators Klaus Honnef, Hans-Michael Koetzle, Sebastian Lux and Ulrich Rüter present for the first time numerous unknown images as vintage prints alongside F.C. Gundlach’s famous photo icons.

The intention of the exhibition is to present the unique aesthetics of F.C. Gundlach’s photography, his roots in photojournalism, his focus on series and sequences, his narrative approach. Furthermore, the exhibition alludes to social and cultural issues over several decades.

The exhibition includes the experimental photography of his early years, especially those from Paris during the 1950’s, his remarkable portraits of German and international movie stars and film-directors as well as F.C. Gundlach’s early photo reportages and photographs of children.

For the first time, F.C. Gundlach’s work for magazines is presented on a larger scale. Magazine covers and a comprehensive collection of double-page spreads show his photographs within the magazines’ context, especially in ‘Film und Frau’ (1951–1965) and ‘Brigitte’ (1963–1986). Among photographs, title pages and a comprehensive selection of double pages of his pictures will be shown in context of the magazines. The exhibition illustrates that Gundlach has always been open to technical innovations in photography (35mm cameras, flash or color photography).

His fashion productions took him both to Paris and New York and to Egypt and Morocco. This multiple printed photographs were been to special motifs in his work. F.C. Gundlach’s impressive travel reportages occurred amongst others in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Japan, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and will be present in Berlin the first time. Original documents of his vita illustrate the life of the photographer. Moreover, the show illustrates the internationalization of his work due to extensive traveling. Documents and archival material give a brief outline of the artist’s life and work.

F.C. Gundlach himself has commented his functioning in a 60 min. interview-film, which was exclusively produced for the exhibition by filmmaker Reiner Holzemer. The exhibition presents: a life’s work of photography between documentary representation and staged artificiality, between practical and experimental photography.

F.C. Gundlach, born in 1926 in Heinebach (Hesse), is considered the most significant fashion photographer of the young Federal Republic of Germany. For more than four decades of fashion photography, he wrote fashion history with his work and shaped the perception of fashion in Germany decisively. He set the stage for the ever-changing vogues, defined postures and gestures of models, chose props and locations and thus reflected the ideals of beauty and the history of fashion against a changing social background. F.C. Gundlach worked on assignment for various magazines. His first publications were reportages, theatre- and movie reports. Through his work for the magazine ‘Film und Frau’ he became a fashion photographer. His photographs have been published in many distinguished magazines such as: Deutsche Illustrierte, Stern, Revue, Quick, Elegante Welt, Film und Frau, Annabelle, Brigitte, Twen and Deutsch. For Brigitte alone F.C. Gundlach photographed more than 5500 pages as well as about 180 magazine covers.”

Press release from the Martin-Gropius-Bau website

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Exhibition | F.C. Gundlach. The Photographic Work

15 Feb
“Fashion always is a manifestation of Zeitgeist, perhaps even it’s best indicator.”

F.C. Gundlach

| Event | F.C. Gundlach. The Photographic Work

|Time | 20 November 2009 to 14 March 2010

| Location | Martin-Gropius-Bau | Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin, Germany |

And talking about the Martin-Gropius Bau – built in 1881 in the style of an Italian Renaissance building, it is one of the most important exhibition halls in Germany.

And from November 2009 it will present the definitive retrospective of F.C. Gundlach’s extensive photographic work with the exhibition “F.C. Gundlach – Photographic Work”. F.C Gundlach is one of the most famous fashion photographers worked for the most important magazines and publications from the middle of the 1950’s to 1990. Among other many famous pictures the most comprehensive presentation of F.C. Gundlach’s work shows many fameless facets of F.C. Gundlach’s work to date.”

The exhibition includes the experimental photography of his early years, especially those from Paris during the 1950’s, his remarkable portraits of German and international movie stars and film-directors as well as F.C. Gundlach’s early photo reportages and photographs of children.

For the first time, F.C. Gundlach’s work for magazines is presented on a larger scale.

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More info @ Berliner Festspiele

| Opening Hours |
Wednesday to Monday | 10–20 hrs
Tuesday closed

| Admission |

€ 8.00 | € 6.00 reduced
Groups (from 10 pers.) € 6.00 p.p.
Student Groups (from 5 pers.)
€ 3.00 p.p.
Free admission for visitors under 16 years.

FRIDA KAHLO’s Retrospective in Berlin | 30/4/’10 – 10/8/’10 |

15 Feb

Ohhh God – I’m so excited! A Frida Kahlo’s exhibition with work never seen before! Well, if you are in Berlin between 30th of April and 10th of August this year (2010!) than I’d really recommend you visit this one. Ahhh…:))))

| Event | Frida Kahlo Retrospective

| Time | 30th of April till the 10th of August

| Location | Martin-Gropius-Bau | Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin, Germany |

“The year 2007 was the hundredth anniversary of the birth of the artist Frida Kahlo. She attained cult status through an art that combined the colourful, cheerful culture of Mexico with the traumatic experiences of her own life. Although this made her the most famous female artist of the first half of the 20th century, in Germany her work was very seldom to be seen in the original.
The over 120 paintings and drawings on display in the Martin-Gropius-Bau will be the most extensive extensive exhibition of Frida Kahlo’s oeuvre to date. It will contain works never before seen and assumed to be lost. A particular highlight will be the last work of Frida Kahlo, here to be seen for the first time. There will also be approximately 70 drawings, some of them hitherto unpublished, which reveal unknown aspects of the artist’s personality. These will in-clude landscapes that metamorphose into sexual fantasies and subtly humorous plays on words and images. The codes needed to decipher these conceits will be clearly explained.

Frida Kahlo’s artistic development from the New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit), through Mexican Estridentism to Surrealism and her very own blend of Realism will be comprehensively presented. Her art will be supplemented by a collection of pho-tographs belonging to her family and friends which offer unusual insights into her time. Responsibility for this part of the exhibition will rest with Frida Kahlo’s great niece, the photographer Cristina Kahlo.”

Cosy Opening of ‘Mood Swings apartment Store’, Moscow

8 Dec

Mood Swings apartment Store has just opened in Moscow. Its designers have paid special attention to the distribution of rooms creating in 4 zones: ‘Avant-garde’, ‘Classic’, ‘Minimalistic’, and ‘Funny girls’. Art director is Cyril Duval and functional design was done by Boys Don’t Cry (Stockholm).

The opening reminded a nice dinner gathering with friends with sounds from Dj Vitaly Kozak with jazz and harp tunes in the breaks. Creator of the shop Ekaterina Nozhkina says: “I’m really glad with the result. We spent so much time on this project and each detail here has its little story. I really hope that the visitors of our store will enjoy the cosy atmosphere and feel comfortable enough to find just the right thing!”

21 Vernissage @ STATTBAD Wedding

25 Nov

Spread throughout the STATTBAD in two swimming pools and the former changing rooms, on the 21 November you could find three unique events, comprising of a Large scale Site specific Installation, an Exhibition of Contemporary Italian artists, and a mind blowing experience of performance, theater and experimental music featuring RAZ OHARA & THE ODD ORCHESTRA and amazing visuals by Tiphaine Shipman.

2/3 words only: A mind-blowing experience!!!

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