The Swiss photographer Cyril Porchet we discover this impressive series of altars of baroque churches in Spain, Austria and Germany. Excessive detail makes disappear all sense of perspective and depth. Each altar is unique, with their symbols and mystical representations.
Women of different ethnic group in Ethiopia
Rosie Hardy is a worldwide photographer based in Manchester, UK, and you are really lucky if you live near her, because she is offering workshops to those interested in learning her photography techniques, and believe me, from what we’ve seen, there are lots of things to learn.
Porcelain - Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow. 2012
- “I find it extremely important to do what I do ‘beautifully’; not for beauty itself, per se, but more so as a tool that makes my ideas both interesting and workable.”
- “I am looking for something bordering between the beautiful and the repulsive, living and dead. I want to attain the feeling of presence one can get when walking by a plastic manikin…”
Maude is the owner of the paper art and handmade felt jewelry company Brave Bird Paperwork & Jewelry. She feels that her paper work is strongly influenced by such great illustrators as Maxfield Parrish, Arthur Rackham and Gustave Dore. Her paper illustrations have been featured in the New York City based fine arts magazine Carrier Pigeon. She has work from the current issue of Carrier Pigeon on display in Downtown Manhattan.
Roger Ballen /Die Antwoord
The Photographers Gallery za in Cape Town had planned to host Roger Ballen’s Boarding House exhibition in 2010. This particular series had been on view at most of the major art centres across the world. What was of particular interest was the announcement of a major Roger Ballen exhibition at the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town during 2010 as well. This was a first retrospective of his work at this art museum. Once the date for the museum exhibition had been confirmed it was also made clear by the museum director, Mr. Riason Naidoo, that no associated commercial exhibition would be permissible during the duration of the museum show. Thus, the Photographers Gallery za had to cancel its long-planned solo exhibition. It was a disaster. Because the 2011 schedule had been confirmed, there were no slots available to postpone the exhibition to a later date. A better strategy soon emerged: cancel the Boarding House solo exhibition completely and start planning a new exhibition. It was during this upheaval when Ballen mentioned, almost in passing, that he had done some work with the musical duo, Die Antwoord.