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World’s Leading Prize in Photography and Sustainability – The Prix Pictet

Posted by the editors on Monday, 21 February 2011

Highway #5, by Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky

image: Edward Burtynsky/Prix Pictet

The work of the photographers shortlisted for the Prix Pictet, though diverse, is impressive indeed.  If you’re in Paris between 17 March and 16 April 2011 it is certainly recommended that you stop by the exhibition of photos by this year’s shortlisted photographers at the Passage de Retz Gallery in the Marais (9 rue Charlot, 75003, +33.1.48.04.37.99).

Here is a description of the Prix Pictet from the official site:

Launched in 2008 by the Geneva-based private bank Pictet & Cie, the Prix Pictet has rapidly established itself as the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability. It has a unique mandate – to use the power of photography to communicate vital messages to a global audience. The goal is to uncover art of the highest order, applied to confront the pressing social and environmental challenges of the new millennium.

The theme of the first Prix Pictet was Water, and the second Prix Pictet was Earth. The third cycle of the award will focus on the theme of Growth. At once a blessing and a curse, Growth, in all its forms, presents one of the great conundrums facing humanity in the early decades of the twenty-first century.

Official site of the Prix Pictet.

Here is a link to an article entitled “Prix Pictet 2011 Exhibition” in the always interesting design blog Designboom.

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Photographer David Bailey – Bad Boy Inspiration for Blow-Up

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 1 February 2011

David Bailey being filmed on the set of “David Bailey: Four Beats to the Bar and No Cheating” by Jérôme de Missolz in 2010.

image:  Laurence Uebersfeld/LuFilms/The New York Times

Christopher Petkanas has written an interesting article entitled “Photographer Who Broke Molds” in the Arts section of The New York Times looking at British bad-boy photographer David Bailey’s 1960s persona and his current, less than well-received, forays into art, notably sculpture.  However mediocre or uninspiring Bailey’s current work may be, there’s no denying the important role his work, and his attitude, played in shaking up the high quality but rather staid world of fashion photography in the 1960s.  And yes, the character played by David Hemmings in Michelangelo Antonioni’s iconic and rather wonderful1966 film “Blow-Up“, is largely based on Bailey, with additional inspiration from a couple of other photographers of the same epoch.

 

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Last Day for Marina Abramovic at MoMA – “The Artist is Present” to End Monday 31 May 2010 at 5pm

Posted by the editors on Monday, 31 May 2010

Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

Marina Abramovic in the MoMA atrium. In her performance piece “The Artist Is Present,” visitors sit in a chair silently facing her.

Holland Cotter has written an interesting article entitled “700-Hour Silent Opera Reaches Finale at MoMA” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times (online) looking at Marina Abramovic’s 700 hour silent performance entitled “The Artist is Present” at MoMA in New York City.  In fact, Abramovic’s 700 hour silent chair sitting is only one part of the exhibition which includes videos of some of her past performances and, perhaps more disputably, restagings of previous performances using, this time, actors instead of Ms. Abramovic and her one-time partner Uwe Laysiepen.

The article includes a slide show, here, and a video interview with Ms. Abramovic, here.  Daily live feed of Ms. Abramovic’s performance on the official MoMA site, here.  Portraits of the more than 1325 participating visitors (of the reportedly 600,000 who saw the exhibition) on Flickr, here.

See all the Nothing is Invisible posts on Marina Abramovic, here

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Marina Abramovic, “The Artist is Present” in Its Last Week, Still Touching Chords

Posted by the editors on Monday, 24 May 2010

Photo Marco Anelli/MoMA/The New York Times

Marina Abramovic in “The Artist is Present” , in its last week at MoMA in New York City

Arthur C. Danto, Johnsonian Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Columbia University, and art critic for The Nation from 1984 to 2009, has written an very good article entitled “Sitting With Marina” in the Opinionator section of The New York Times (online) looking, once again, at performance art, in general, and, most particularly, at Marina Abramovic’s “The Artist is Present”, in its last week at MoMA in New York City.  Fascinating, thoughtful.

The article includes 15 photos by Marco Anelli taken of visitors/participants in the work, including, of  course, the above photo of Abramovic herself.  All of Anelli’s photos of all of the participating public (almost 1200 photos when we last looked) are viewable on MoMA’s Flickr feed, here.

Make sure to read the readers’ comments following Danto’s article, as well.

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Marilyn Monroe, Richard Nixon, Audrey Hepburn & Others Jump for Joy – Jumpology For The People

Posted by the editors on Monday, 24 May 2010

Marilyn Monroe & Phillipe Halsman Jump!

Image: The Estate of Philippe Halsman/Laurence Miller Gallery/The New York Times

One of our favorite arts journalists, Roberta Smith, has written a short, inspiring article entitled “The Joys of Jumpology” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times (online) looking at the “quirky and fun-filled” exhibition, entitled “Philippe Halsman: Jump” (through Friday at the Laurence Miller Gallery, 20 West 57th Street, Manhattan; (212) 397-3930, laurencemillergallery.com), of some of the work of the photographer Philippe Halsman.  The photos are all of greater or lesser known people (Harold Lloyd, Aldous Huxley, Bridget Bardot, those mentioned in the title, and others) following Halsman’s one-word direction, “Jump.”  The results are without a doubt marvelous, even astonishing.

The article includes a wonderful slide show, here.

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