The Countess of Castiglione and the “spirit of the selfie”

(Article in French here-below / Article en français ci-dessous) Museo del Risorgimento, Torino Are selfies an art form by themselves, part of the wider realm of photography, or a mere manifestation of narcissism and self-consciousness mostly of interest to psychoanalysis ? This question is not going to be answered here. Although a clue may be…

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Garry Fabian Miller

Photo London – 2019 If I were to be asked which artists triggered my interest the most at the Photo London art fair this year, I would certainly include Garry Fabian Miller. He is certainly not a discovery, considering that Garry Fabian Miller was born in Bristol in 1957, and that his work is present…

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Paolo di Paolo, Lost World

MAXXI, Rome, 17 April – 30 June 2019 It may seem slightly odd to post an article on Paolo di Paolo, a photographer born in 1925 who never presented himself as an artist, and mostly took pictures of Italian life in the 1950s and 1960s for the well-known current affairs magazine Il Mondo where he…

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Angelica Mesiti

Elements for the quest of a perfect non-verbal language Palais de Tokyo, 20 February – 12 May 2019 The Palais de Tokyo presents a number of videos by Angelica Mesiti, an Australian artist born in 1976 who currently works in Paris and Sydney, and whose work is supported in Paris by Galerie Allen. These works…

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Nemanja Nikolić

Galerie DIX9 Hélène Lacharmoise, Paris, 22 March – 11 May 2019 Galerie DIX9 Hélène Lacharmoise presents until 11th of May Sketch for One Erasable Plot by an interesting young artist, Nemanja Nikolić, who works at the intersection of drawing, cinema and animation. Born in Serbia in 1987, Nemanja Nikolić studied at the Faculty of Fine…

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Sugimoto a Versailles Fevrier 2019

Sugimoto présente à Versailles une série de portraits photographiques exécutés à partir des portraits en cire, et non des personnes elles-mêmes; portraits de portraits, en apparence. Certaines de ces cires sont des moulages, d’autres des sculptures, de visages d’hommes et de femmes ayant eu quelque lien historique avec le palais. Un abime sépare les photographies…

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