Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev , was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and...
In the early decades of its existence, New York 's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy. Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
'My belief is that contemporary photography should be based on conceptual ideas and should be directed to creation. In order to pursue this direction, needless to say, enthusiasm and strong will are required. If someone should think that an artistic expression is valid in taking pictures of one's life such as girlfriends and families, it would be too idle an attitude. To bring out 'the power of photography' in any era or situation, a strong passion (based on the photographer's mindset to structure concept) is essential.' —Risaku SuzukiRead More
Born in 1963 in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, Risaku Suzuki currently lives and works in Tokyo.
The artist is known for his dedicated productions that capture scenes in Kumano, Wakayama Prefecture; one of Japan's most holy places and also Suzuki's hometown. One of Japan's most prominent photographers, Suzuki presents quintessential Japanese subjects-such as snowfall and cherry blossoms-in a manner that is at once timeless and refreshingly new.
Suzuki has held exhibitions worldwide and has received many prizes, including the Kimura Ihei Award, the most renowned award in the field of photography in Japan.
Text courtesy Christophe Guye Galerie.
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