BA Hons Photography
Exhibition Suggestions

Tony Ray-Jones, Beach Head, tripper boat, 1967. Please study the exhibitions below.

SOME OF THE EXHIBITIONS MIGHT HELP YOUR LEARNING ON THE UNITS BUT ABOVE ALL IT IS ALWAYS GREAT TO SEE PHOTOGRAPHS IN AN EXHIBITION CONTEXT.

Solo Exhibition – Simon Roberts / Pierdom

10.09.13 – 12.10.13, Tuesday-Saturday 10am – 6pm, Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DP

British photographer Simon Roberts has spent the past three years creating Pierdom, a comprehensive survey of Britain’s piers. Predominantly constructed during the 19th Century in the context of expanding Victorian seaside resorts and railways, these structures were often erected as landing docks for pleasure steamers and other sea craft. Roberts’ large format photographs are taken with great technical precision, often from elevated positions encorporating peripheral details and the elements, thus enriching the viewing experience of each print. Through formal devices associated with the picturesque; perspective, asymmetry and juxtaposition, the photographs engage us with contemporary issues about our uneasy and fragile relationship to both nature, and our urban environments.

 

Group-Exhibition – Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr

21.09.13 – 16.03.14, Open seven days a week 10-6pm, Media Space / Science Museum London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

Nearly 50 previously unseen works by British photographer Tony Ray-Jones go on display in first exhibition at Media Space.
 
Shown alongside early black and white photographs taken by Martin Parr in the 1970s,
 the exhibition will explore the relationship between these two seminal British photographers and their fascination with the English.

Solo Exhibition – Jane & Louise Wilson / False Positives and False Negatives

20.09.13 – 26.10.13, Tue – Sat : 11 am – 6 pm, Paradise Row, 74a Newman Street,
London W1T 3DB

Jane and Louise Wilson were born in Newcastle and they began working together in 1989 and since then have exhibited at major galleries internationally. They were nominated for the Turner Prize in 1999. They have been in numerous solo and group shows internationally. Paradise Row presents False Positives and False Negatives, an exhibition of recent works by Jane & Louise Wilson. Bringing together several bodies of work, the exhibition explores the act of surveillance, considering its form and presence in spaces burdened by potent histories.

Solo Exhibition – Miyako Ishiuchi

19.09.13 – 26.10.13, Monday-Friday: 10.30am – 6pm, 
Saturday: 10.30am – 5pm, Michael Hoppen Contemporary / London, Jubilee Place, 
London SW3 3TD

The Michael Hoppen Gallery hosts its second major exhibition of work by the highly esteemed Japanese photographer Miyako Ishiuchi. The show will include photographs from Ishiuchi’s early trilogy ‘Yokosuka Story’(1976-1977), ‘Apartment’(1977-1978), and ‘Endless Night’(1981); but also prints from ’ひろしま/Hiroshima’; and works from her most recent series ‘Silken Dreams’, exhibited now for the very first time outside Japan.

 

Solo Exhibition – Tacita Dean / JG and c/o Jolyon

13.09.13 – 26.10.13, Tuesday to Friday 10am—6pm, Saturday 11am—5pm, Frith Street Gallery, 17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ

JG is a sequel in technique to FILM, Tacita Dean’s 2011 project for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. It is inspired by her correspondence with British author J.G. Ballard (1930-2009) regarding connections between his short story “The Voices of Time” (1960) and Robert Smithson’s iconic earthwork and film Spiral Jetty (both works, 1970). The new 26 ½ minute work is a 35mm anamorphic film shot on location in the saline landscapes of Utah and California using Dean’s recently developed and patented system of aperture gate masking. c/o Jolyon consists of 100 original postcards of pre-war Kassel in Germany, over-painted in gouache by the artist with contemporary views of the same sites.

 

Solo Exhibition – Anna Mendieta and  Dayanita SINGH

24.09.13-15.12.13, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre
,Belvedere Road 
London
 SE1 8XX

Hayward Gallery’s autumn exhibitions explore the work of two major female artists: Ana Mendieta and Dayanita Singh.

Ana Mendieta: Traces, Hayward Gallery Lower Level

Using her own body, together with elemental materials such as blood, fire, earth and water, Ana Mendieta creates visceral performances and ephemeral ‘earth-body’ sculptures that combine ritual with metaphors about life, death, rebirth and spiritual transformation.

Dayanita Singh: Go Away Closer, Hayward Gallery Upper Level

Internationally-acclaimed photographer Dayanita Singh breaks away from the print-on-the-wall tradition in a major new body of work, presented for the first time at Hayward Gallery. In a further advance on her experimental bookmaking, in which photography becomes a starting point rather than an end in itself, Go Away Closer presents Singh’s new portable ‘museums’ of stories, themes and image-repertoires, alongside her most well-known series of works, such as Dream Villa, Blue Book, I am as I am, Bombay Portraits and the Mona portfolio.

 

 

 

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