Internationally recognized for her alluring renderings of human form, Mona Kuhn weaves together gestures from the traditional iconography of nude studies with the comfortable body language of her subjects, creating a visual patois at once classical and contemporary. Beneath the mellow surfaces of her photographs lies an explosive energy: the artist's controlled play with the power of sensuality. The subjects and their gestures are suggestive, but ultimately ambiguous. Tenuously held planes of focus lure the eye and provoke the imagination. Mona Kuhn's second monograph with Steidl, entitled Evidence, was released in Spring 2007 with an essay by Gordon Baldwin and text by Frederic Tuten.
Mona Kuhn was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1969, of German descent. She earned her degrees in the United States from both The Ohio State University and the San Francisco Art Institute. Since 1998 she has been an independent studies scholar at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California. Her work was nominated for the 2006 Prix Photographique BMW—ParisPhoto Award and has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally, as well as in the United States. The images appearing in Evidence were photographed entirely in France, where she resides each summer. Currently, Mona Kuhn lives and works in Los Angeles.
Actualité L'Insensé BERLIN & CO Pourquoi ? Quelle est la capitale européenne qui connaît aujourd’hui une prodigieuse effervescence artistique ? Berlin.
Quel est le pays qui a le plus d’écoles de photographie prestigieuses dans le monde ? l’Allemagne.
Quel est le magazine qui, chaque année, fait un état des lieux d’un pays à travers sa culture photographique ? L’Insensé Photo.
Vous l’aurez bien sûr deviné, le numéro de L’Insensé Photo, à paraître le 29 septembre 2009, est un spécial : « Berlin & Co, les photographes allemands ».
Comment ? Effectivement, il n’y a pas plus riche en photographie que cette culture si exigeante, au passé conceptuel et à l’avenir ouvert. 50 photo... Livre Mona Kuhn: Evidence Relié: 88 pages
Editeur : Steidl Publishing (30 mars 2007)
Langue : Anglais
... Festival Festival Photo Saint-Germain 2016 Communiqué de presse du festival photo de Saint-Germain
Pour sa 5ème édition, le festival PHOTO SAINT-GERMAIN revient du 4 au 20 novembre 2016. Quinze jours placés sous le signe du parcours, dans une sélection de musées, centres culturels, galeries et librairies de la rive gauche. Expositions mais aussi conférences, projections, signatures et visites d’ateliers rythment la programmation de ce rendez-vous essentiel du mois de novembre.
Le titre du festival, Photo-Saint Germain, m’évoque ce couple du Be Bop en cave, saisi à Saint Germain des prés, par Robert Doisneau, au milieu du XXe siècle. Quelle plus belle image de la liberté et de l’altérité que celle offerte par ces danseurs ? Quelle photographie ... Exposition Exhibition : The Ravestijn Gallery at the Art Rotterdam Art Fair Press release - Amsterdam’s The Ravestijn Gallery has been championing inquisitive and provocative contemporary photography since it was founded in 2012 by Narda Van ‘t Veer and Jasper Bode.
Today, it represents and nurtures both Dutch and international artists, whose work combines strong aesthetics with deeper conceptual layers that push the boundaries of the medium.
In addition to its exhibition programme and participation in (inter)national art- and photography fairs, the gallery holds an expansive collection of 20th century and contemporary photography.
If this is true... Austin (Texas) 2015 © Robin De Puy
This will be the second time for The Ravestijn Gallery at the Art Rotterdam Art Fair. The Ravestijn Gallery will present two artists, each with their own link to America: Mona... Exposition Exposition : « Dust, une histoire de poussière - d'après Man Ray et Marcel Duchamp » L’exposition Dust – Histoires de poussière d’après Man Ray et Marcel Duchamp retrace la vie et les tribulations d’une étrange photographie réalisée en 1920 par Man Ray ou était-ce Marcel Duchamp ? ou peut-être Man Ray et Marcel Duchamp ? La photographie est sans prétention mais énigmatique. C’est un document. C’est une œuvre d’art. C’est un document sur une œuvre d’art. elle est réaliste et abstraite. C’est une nature morte et un paysage. Peut-être même une performance. Je vous dirais volontiers son titre si je le connaissais.
Au début, personne ne s’est beaucoup intéressé à cette image, mais avec le temps elle est devenue un talisman... Exposition Exhibition : «Private» by Mona Kuhn Mona Kuhn was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1969 and is of German descent. She received her BA from The Ohio State University, before furthering her studies at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1996. She currently lives in Los Angeles and is an independent scholar at The Getty Research Institute.
Kuhn is well known for her large-scale nude photographs with a very soft and inimitable light, creating a unique dreamlike atmosphere. The LA-based artist took this series over a period of two years and entered into the heart of the American desert, traveling through the Mojave and Arizona regions.
For the ‘Private’ series, Mona Kuhn created a sequence of enigmatic pictures, from female nudes to sun-drenched landscapes and abstract textures. The silhouettes of the women she portrays are delicate and cal... Exposition Staking Claim: A California Invitational
This original exhibition is the second installment of a triennial series showcasing the talent of and diverse scope of photographic work being done by photographers living within the Museum’s home state. Sixteen different artists, all of whom reside in California, are featured in the exhibition and all of the work has been created within the past five years.
The artists are both established and emerging and the variety of work is as varied as the state of California itself. Staking Claim: A California Invitational embraces the digital medium but also remains true to, and in some cases reinterprets, traditional photographic processes. The result is a dynamic exhibition that highlights the constant evolution of the art form.
... Exposition Carla van de Puttelaar and Mona Kuhn : Under my skin
Proudly presents the dual exhibition of Carla van de Puttelaar (Zaandam, 1969) and Mona Kuhn (1967, Sao Paulo).
You are kindly invited to the opening Friday May 17th, 17:30-19:30.
Carla van de Puttelaar
Carla van de Puttelaar is an internationally renowned photographer. In her photography Van de Puttelaar potrays personality, vulnerability and an intimate eroticism, but at the same time she creates a certain distance and alienation. She gets right on the subject’s skin with her camera, capturing every mole, vein and bruise. In these imperfections of the human body Van de Puttelaar finds a certain kind of beauty. An important element of Van de Puttelaar’s work is her use of “Hollands Licht”. The cool and clear quality of the light - which can only be ... Exposition Big Girls by Women Photographers Big Girls : Large Format Photographs by Women Photographers features a variety of compelling large-format photographs by women artists. The exhibition encompasses a host of themes within the theme, including portraiture, figure studies, abstraction, autobiography, and fantasy.
"The impetus for the exhibition was to create a showcase around several works collected by the gallery and my personal collection," says owner Rick Wester. "The concept had its genesis in 2002 with the acquisition of Jocelyn Lee's Untitled (girl with long hair standing in water), and continued to grow over the years."
Works on view range from a site-specific grid installation of 21 photographs by Sandi Haber Fifield, Looking Inward / Looking Out, 2 (2010) that will be situated in odd places near the gallery's ceiling... Exposition Mona Kuhn - Native M+B is pleased to announce an exhibition of Mona Kuhn’s latest series Native, opening October 24th and running through December 5th with a reception and book signing for the artist on Saturday, October 24th from 7 to 9 p.m. Shot entirely in her native country of Brazil, this series marks a 20 year return for the artist best known for her alluring figurative studies in a French naturist colony. Kuhn described the work as “a personal journey . . . [like] a bird that flies back into the forest, searching for its childhood’s nest . . . The images here are a creation of my abstracted wishes and dreams”.
Kuhn found herself returning to Brazil several times throughout 2008, sparking a string of memories and new experiences that inform this newest series. Native is comprised of jungle...