Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, TorontoCONTACT is an annual month long festival of photography with over 1000 local, national and international artists at more than 200 venues across the Greater Toronto Area in May. Founded as a not-for-profit organization 14 years ago, CONTACT is devoted to celebrating, and fostering an appreciation of the art and profession of photography. As the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Toronto, CONTACT stimulates excitement and discussion among a diverse audience that has grown to over 1.5 million and is focused on cultivating even greater interest and participation this year.
Based on the curatorial theme Pervasive Influence, recent works by Canadian and international artists are showcased at Toronto's leading cultural institutions, contemporary art spaces and public sites. As the bo...
Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky at MoMA, New YorkNEW PHOTOGRAPHY 2008 EXHIBITION AT MoMA HIGHLIGHTS WORK BY CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FROM GERMANY AND SOUTH AFRICA
MoMA presents the 2008 edition of New Photography, an annual fall showcase of significant recent work in photography. This year's exhibition features 11 works by German artist Josephine Meckseper and 20 works by South African artist Mikhael Subotzky.
Josephine Meckseper's photographs and mixed-medium installations on view in the exhibition expose the links between politics and the consumer worlds of fashion and advertising. Her signature installations involve various forms of display—sleek mirrored shelves, chromed glass vitrines—filled with eclectic scraps from consumer society and political culture. Riffing on shop window décor and ethnographic museum displays, these hybrid groupings co...
Josephine Meckseper présente ces installations, photographies et films et pose la question des liens qu’établissent les medias entre les images d’informations, la mode et la publicité. Elle montre ainsi que nous sommes bel et bien devenus non seulement consommateurs inconsidérés de produits mais aussi d’informations et de politiques....