The seven female photographers of the photography agency VII propose their visual reflections on contemporary masculinity and its media and artistic representations. Documentary or conceptual, their projects explore and rethink the images and archetypes generally associated with the masculine. The exhibition grows from the authors’ participation in the volatile contemporary debate about gender, power and representation.
With work from Anush Babajanyan, Linda Bournane Engelberth, Jessica Dimmock, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Nichole Sobecki, Maggie Steber, Sara Terry and a performance by Nicola Genovese.
Her Take: Rethinking Masculinity at Photoforum Pasquart
February 2–April 5, 2020
Opening: February 1, 2020 – 5:00 p.m.
Artist Talk with Sara Terry: February 2, 11.30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Portfolio reviews with Sara Terry: Sunday, February 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Performance by Nicola Genovese Thursday 27 February at 18.30.
More details here.
Photos by Ed Kashi and VII Mentor Program photographer Nolan Ryan Trowe are included in the “SOME PEOPLE” (Every)Body exhibition on view at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago through November 15, 2019.
This multidisciplinary project examines the ethics, people, processes, and systems that constitute the maintenance of, and barriers to, health for human beings.
Preview the exhibition on Instagram: @SomePeopleEveryBody.
Divided, Tomas van Houtryve’s 2018 video installation about the Mexico-U.S. border, will be on display at the Annenberg Center for Photography as part of the group exhibition WALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine from October 5 to December 29, 2019.
Since Baja and Alta, California were divided by the seizure of Mexican land by the United States military in 1848, a political boundary has jutted into the Pacific Ocean. Over the years, the border has been reinforced from a simple line to a fence to steel barrier. This single-channel video installation focuses on the timeless repetition of lines of waves as they crash perpendicular into the barrier. The collision of waves is mesmerizing, and we notice unified lines of waves that are divided in two.
About the exhibition
Complex, challenging, and immersive, WALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine is a historical look at civilization’s relationship with barriers, both real and imagined. For centuries, across diverse civilizations, walls have been central to human history. This exhibit explores the various aspects of walls – artistic, social, political, and historical – in six sections: Delineation, Defense, Deterrent, The Divine, Decoration, and The Invisible. These categories overlap and change meaning according to context, much like the walls themselves: erected for one reason, their appearance and use is then altered and modified over centuries, reflecting the civilizations that have grown and changed around them.
Featuring over 70 artists and photographers, WALLS invites guests to contemplate how these structures – from the decorative to the divine – affect the human psyche and why we keep building them.
The VII Academy, a project of the VII Foundation and partner of VII Photo Agency, will be hosting a special event celebrating and highlighting women’s roles in storytelling about nature and the environment, including writers, photographers, filmmakers, as well as camera and sound operators. We will be exploring what a feminine perspective means to women, what they bring in their art and why it is important for society as a whole. We will be giving space for women’s ideas and work that are innovative and important for all audiences to see.
The festival will be held in the dynamic city of Perpignan, France from October 18-21, 2019. Presenters hail from the media, literature, academia and research, and legal and commercial worlds. Programming will include professional workshops, seminars, film screenings, and mentoring.
Admission is free and certain events will be open to the public. Read more about this event at naturethroughhereyes.com.