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    R E H E A R S A L by Valentina Milosevic

    The exhibition of works by Valentina Milosevic at 4bidgallery titled „Rehearsal“ literally came out of the blue. However, the very project is a continuation of a topic that has been occupying Valentina’s mind since her art residency in Belgium in 2016 within Glo’Art Center where she produced a series of photographs named “In A Doll’s House” inspired by a three-act play in prose written by Henrik Ibsen and a leading

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    INTERVIEW WITH SILVIA GRAV

    The Spanish-born, Los Angeles–based artist Silvia Grav tells us through her sublime photographs what it is to be human. Aged only 23, she is already a mature and recognized photographer who makes a living from her passion. She describes herself as the most impatient and anxious person she knows; but sometimes, for some reason, Silvia is able to direct and focus all her energy onto something – and that’s when

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    Carolin Hirt: Perfection Is Life

    In the light of socially prescribed perfection, her pictures look impudently imperfect. They are blurry, with dust particles recorded, under- or overexposed and cropped. They are perfectly imperfect. Real and honest. Human. „Perfection is mandatory today. Everybody can easily build up his “perfect life” on social media through draped moments and edited pictures. I feel very sad of this kind of life presentation because these pictures mostly don’t convey any

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    ART & CULTURE

    Tender Metropolis

    It could easily have been just a talk about cities, one in a series of discussions, if it weren’t for two enthusiastic producers,  Urszula Sobczak and Wojtek Augustyniak, who decided to create a film project from it and inspire action. The trigger was a personal experience. Urszula was living at the time when the first discussions started in a small town in the south of Germany. She was living there

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    The Launch of Issue 03 of Cahiers Bataille

    Les Éditions Les Cahiers publishes various series of authors’ notebooks for almost a decade now. Each issue brings together a number of studies, interviews, testimonies, literary texts, etc. It was founded by Jean-Sébastien Gallaire who has always been interested in French avant-garde writers from the last century, and especially in the work of Michel Leiris to whom he devoted his Ph.D. and the first publication in Les Éditions Les Cahiers

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    BERLIN U-BAHN: AN UNDERGROUND JOURNEY OF TYPOGRAPHY AND COLOR

    A native of Italy, Claudio Galamini was captivated by the seemingly endless spectrum of designs and fonts decorating the Berlin U-Bahn network. As an avid explorer and photographer, his work has amassed a strong following on Claudio Galamini, leading to the creation of “Berlin U-Bahn,” a photographic documentary of the entire U-Bahn network. Conceived in the form of a glossy photobook, “Berlin U-Bahn” narrates the evolution of Berlin’s metro system

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    Group Thinking Disgusts Me the Most – Interview with Yin-Ju Chen

    Yin-Ju Chen is a young multidisciplinary artist from Taiwan whose practice spans the mediums of video, drawing, photography and installation. The artist studied video and performance art at the San Francisco Art Institute and currently lives and works in Taipei. Over the past years, she has been investigating the notions of power and collective thinking in human society. Myths and conspiracy theories seemed like the next logical choice to explore, and so it was.

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    Mircea Suciu’s Ship of Fools

    Following the success of the last year’s “Root and Branch“ show, the young Romanian artist Mircea Suciu (b. 1978) is having a second solo exhibition at Zeno X Gallery in Antwerp this spring. The exhibition is titled “Ship of Fools”, referring to a German satirical allegory published by the humanist and theologian Sebastian Brant in the late 15th century. The notion of the “Ship of Fools” has a long history

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    Daisuke Yokota: Recollection of Memories

    At the point where many other photographers stop, Daisuke Yokota begins. Despite the generally accepted view on photography as a single slice of time, the young Japanese photographer wonders whether time itself can be represented within an image. The ambition to find a way for photographs to carry time within them led Yokota to experiment again and again until he finally developed a style that sets him apart in today’s

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    Njideka Akunyili Crosby In-Between Two Homes

    Last year was marked by a string of successes for Njideka Akunyili Crosby, a young Nigerian painter who currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Actually, everything started to fall into place after she won the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize in 2014. Earlier in 2015, the Victoria Miro Gallery, a leading British contemporary art gallery in London, announced representation of Njideka Akunyili Crosby followed by

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    Street Photography: Being Out There

    Anyone who has ever been interested to learn about street photography, should have come accross the “decisive moment” term at least once. The term was coined and explained by the father of street photography Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 – 2004) who believed that good photography largely depends on good timing. “Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when

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    Joseph Loughborough – The Things We Hide

    Nowadays we often read how artists aim to encourage more personal and emotional response among viewers. I don’t know about you but in my case it happens less frequently than I would assume by press releases and artist statements. One recent discovery and the impression it made on me, however, intrigues me still. I first encountered the works of Joseph Loughborough a year ago at his show in Antwerp. Physically

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    Sébastien Van Malleghem Behind Closed Doors of Belgian Prisons

    After his series “Police”, a young photographer Sébastien Van Malleghem decided to focus his camera lens on the Belgian penitentiary system. It seemed like a logical sequel. The question of “what happens to the people arrested by the police in Belgium” somehow imposed itself. Sébastien Van Malleghem (b. 1986) is a freelance photographer from Belgium who is known for his long-term projects that centre on the idea of justice in

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    Manipulating Reality – Laurence Demaison and Marc Sommer

    Esther Woerdehoff Gallery in Paris currently hosts a show of two amazing photographers, Laurence Demaison and Marc Sommer. Demaison is an established artist, represented by the gallery for 20 years, while Sommer is quite a new discovery, introduced to the gallery by Demaison herself. Demaison and Sommer are both self-thaught photographers who have been exploring the medium for years taking it to the next level, except Sommer has never shown

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