Monday, March 7, 2011

Photography at the 2011 Armory, Part 3 of 4

Part 3 of our 2011 Armory summary covers the entire left side Pier 94, left from the entrance area. Part 1 of the review (which includes an explanation of the format) can be found here; Part 2 can be found here.

Lisson Gallery (here): Rodney Graham (1), Maria Abramovic (group of 20)

Victoria Miro (here): Idris Khan (1), Isaac Julien (1), Doug Aitken (group of 20). This striking purple and orange grid of Aitken images was on an outside wall of the booth; I didn't get a price.

Max Wigram Gallery (here): Slater Bradley (1), James White (1)

Museum 52 (here): Mariah Robertson (1)

Galeria Senda (here): Massimo Vitali (1), Ola Kolehmainen (1), Jordi Bernardo (2)

Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois (here): Alain Bublex (1)

Nicholas Robinson Gallery (here): Petros Christostoumou (1), Indre Serpytyte (1)

Sean Kelly Galley (here): James Casebere (2), Robert Mapplethorpe (2), Iran do Spirito Santo (4), Marina Abramovic (1), Frank Thiel (2). I liked the textured geometric uniformity of this monochrome Thiel. It was priced at 23000€.

Galerie Barbara Wien Wilma Lukatsch (here): Mariana Castillo Deball (4)

Carlier Gebauer (here): Jean-Luc Moulene (1)

Baronian_Francey (here): Florian Maier-Aichen (1)

Galerie Georg Kargl (here): Andreas Forarasi (1), David Maljkovic (1)

Yvon Lambert (here): David Claerbout (5+1 diptych)

Jack Shainman Gallery (here): Zwelethu Mthethwa (1), Hank Willis Thomas (1), Carrie Mae Weems (grid of 42), Richard Mosse (1). This was the first time I've seen one of Mosse's infrared images of the Congo in person. The pink tonality of the mountainous jungle is truly electric; I'm looking forward to seeing an entire show of this body of work at some point soon. The image was priced at $19000.

BlainSouthern (here): Mat Collinshaw (13)

Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie (here): Hrafnkell Sigurdsson (1)

Buchmann Galerie (here): Bettina Pousttchi (2)

Galerie Daniel Templon (here): James Casebere (1)

Kavi Gupta Gallery (here): Curtis Mann (2). I continue to be impressed by these bleached images by Mann. I like the yellowed surface distortions and the glimpses of narrative underneath. This grid was $22000, and there were others to look at in a binder.

Workplace Gallery (here): Marcus Coates (1), Matt Stokes (1), Jo Coupe (1)

Parkett Publishers (here): Paul McCarthy (1), Annette Kelm (1)

Bugada & Cargnel (here): Cyprien Gaillard (4)
Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska (here): Josef Hoeflehner (2), Giovanni Castell (2), Olaf Otto Becker (2), Axel Hutte (1)

Ingleby Gallery (here): Garry Fabian Miller (7), Peter Liversidge (2), Susan Derges (1 diptych). I've always been a fan of Derges' work, especially the River Taw series of photograms. These images of water over sand have an amazing sparkle up close. Unfortunately, I didn't get a price.

Galeria Enrique Guerrero (here): Olga Adelantado (2). Pablo Helguera (6+slides on lightbox)

Faria Fabregas Galeria (here): Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck (1)

Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporaneo (here): Adriana Bustos (2)

Galeria Nara Roesler (here): Paolo Bruscky (2)

Lucia de la Puente (here): Edi Hirose (9)

Galeria Isabel Aninat (here): Denise Lira-Ratinoff, Collectivo Aninat & Swinburn (4)

Part 4 of the Armory review can be found here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Birmingham-based photographer Pogus Caesar has a new book coming out, specially commissioned by Be Birmingham and published by Punch and OOM Gallery Archive.

'Sparkbrook Pride' consists of 70 black-and-white photos of residents of Sparkbrook, Birmingham – where Pogus grew up – all taken with his trademark Canon Sureshot camera.

The book also has a foreword written by Benjamin Zephaniah and an introduction by Paris-based photographer Nigel Dickinson. In the foreword Zephaniah says "I love the 'rawness' of these photos, they have a sense of place, yet nothing is staged, and the only information Pogus gives us about those featured is how they define themselves, nothing more. We need no more. So people - it is down to us to piece together the rest of this multicultural puzzle".

Last Autumn Pogus visited Sparkbrook several times, and the striking images in 'Sparkbrook Pride' are the result. Documenting the diverse individuals who live and work in the area, the book features both the long-standing residents from the West Indies, Ireland, India and Pakistan and the more recent additions to the community from Somalia, Sudan, Malawi and Afghanistan, celebrating the rich cultural mix that defines the area.

Be Birmingham, in association with Punch and OOM Gallery Archive, will launch Sparkbrook Pride in Spring 2011.

Book details. Paperback, perfect bound, 160 pages, 70 black and white photographs, 11.6 x 8.2 x 0.8 inches. ISBN: 978-0-9566741-1-1