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Allan McCollum: Everything is Going to be OK
The American artist Allan McCollum (born in 1944 in Los Angeles) counts among the most important conceptual artists of our time. As one of the original roster of Berlin-based Galerie Thomas Schulte, McCollum will present a new and charitable project, until 11 July 2020, titled Everything is Going to be OK. The project draws on his comprehensive image archive, An Ongoing Collection of Screengrabs with Reassuring Subtitles, which currently comprises 1,200 screenshots from American TV series and movies. McCollum has selected 400 motifs from the archive which feature subtitles such as “It will be ok” or “Don’t worry, Babe” to be printed on canvas, each framed in a black wooden frame and measuring 10.4 × 17.2 × 1.6 in. Each of these original prints is available for the net price of EUR 700 and can be purchased directly in our new online shop http://shop.galeriethomasschulte.de or in person at the gallery. 30% of the proceeds will benefit C/O Berlin and ICA Miami, where McCollum’s first comprehensive retrospective has been “on view” behind closed doors.
Jamel Shabazz: City Metro
After the successful exhibition City Metro in December 2018/January 2019 at the Cologne-based Galerie Bene Taschen, the gallerist was pleased to launch of the same-titled book on May 8, 2020. Jamel Shabazz has long been recognized as a leading figure in the New York street photography scene. Born and raised in Red Hook, Brooklyn, he has spent the past four decades documenting the rapidly changing social fabric of New York City. Active humanism drives Shabazz in his image making, as he has consistently sought to show and preserve the city’s many populations, regardless of their age, class, race, or occupation, with the New York City transit system serving as the backdrop to many of his most iconic images. Just like the exhibition, the book City Metro, curated by Bene Taschen, showcases Jamel Shabazz’s keen eye for capturing the integrity and beauty of the city’s communities and the extent to which the NYC transit system serves as a fundamental component of urban life. Since its inauguration in 1904, the subway has become an essential part of the city’s identity with several millions of journeys carried out every day. As the favored means of transport for New Yorkers over the last century, it has historically been recognized as a source of artistic inspiration, with notably Walker Evans, Helen Levitt, and Bruce Davidson each turning their lenses to the crowds that have populated its carriages.
Greg Gorman “It´s Not About Me”
Greg Gorman is a legend. He belongs to a very small group of iconic Hollywood photographers, who, like George Hurrell in his time, is a master of light and wields his magic to produce stunning and memorable images. During the past fifty years, Gorman has created an impressive and distinctive body of portrait photography. Those photographic works will now be published in a comprehensive retrospective monograph, titled “It’s Not About Me”, by teNeues. With more than 400 pages, the book features Gorman’s most iconic portraits such as Andy Warhol from the L.A. Eyeworks campaign, various shots of his long-time friends David Bowie and Grace Jones, a young Jerry Hall, and images from some of his most famous movie campaigns such as “Tootsie” with Dustin Hoffmann, “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Cry Baby” with Johnny Depp, and “Scarface” with Al Pacino. It also includes numerous color as well as black & white portraits of Hollywood idols which have never been published before. From Kirk Douglas, Eartha Kitt, Robert Redford, Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, and Al Pacino to Viggo Mortensen, Diane Lane, Iggy Pop, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, and Liza Minnelli, as well as Mark Wahlberg, Halle Berry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone, Michael Jackson, Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro and Marina Abramović – to name just a few.
On 29 November 2019, the new exhibition Body Performance opened at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin with works by Vanessa Beecroft, Yang Fudong, Inez & Vinoodh, Jürgen Klauke, Robert Longo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Barbara Probst, Viviane Sassen, Cindy Sherman, Bernd Uhlig, and Erwin Wurm. Performance is an independent art form, and photography is its constant companion. For the first time in Germany, this group exhibition brings together photo sequences whose origins lie in performance art, dance, and other staged events, complemented by a selection of street photography and conceptual photography series. With their common focus on the human body, the images document or interpret performances, which in many cases have also been initiated by the photographers themselves. The close connection between photography and performance, happenings, and action art has existed for many decades and ranges from the Dadaists and Surrealists to Viennese Actionism and the contemporary nude human installations made in the public space by Spencer Tunick. The works of the 13 internationally renowned artists are presented throughout the spaces of the Helmut Newton Foundation as if on multiple stages, where visitors can view images of people who, in the act of performance, seem to slip into dream-like, parallel planes of reality.
America 1970s/80s. Hofer. Metzner. Meyerowitz. Newton.
On 8 October 2020, the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin will open its new exhibition “America 1970s/80s” with works by Evelyn Hofer, Sheila Metzner, Joel Meyerowitz, and Helmut Newton. After taking a full-time position with the French edition of Vogue in 1961, Helmut Newton worked in parallel for the fashion magazine’s American edition as well. During this time, he produced images in both Europe and the USA. In New York, Newton delivered his photographs directly to Alexander Liberman, who was the editorial director of American Vogue from the 1960s to the 1990s – not to mention a successful painter, sculptor, and photographer himself. Newton liked the United States and the sense of freedom it offered, and he regularly commuted between the Old and New Worlds. In the 1970s, most of Newton’s American fashion and nude photographs were shot in New York, Las Vegas, Miami, and Los Angeles for various magazines; Newton included some of these in his second photography book, Sleepless Nights (1978). After 1980, when Helmut and June Newton began traveling regularly to Los Angeles to spend the winter months at Chateau Marmont, he made numerous portraits of the “famous and infamous” in and around Hollywood for magazines such as Egoïste, Interview, Vanity Fair, and New Yorker, as well as some nudes for Playboy. The images presented in this exhibition clearly show how Newton’s pictorial language changed during his time in the USA and that portraiture became increasingly important for him...
Sebastião Salgado “Gold”
“The giant gold mine, Serra Pelada, was right before me. When I reached the edge of that enormous hole, my hair stood on end. I had never experienced such a situation. In a split second I saw unfolding before me the history of mankind. The building of the pyramids, the Tower of Babel, the mines of King Solomon. Not a single machine could be heard. All you could hear was the murmur of 50,000 people in a big hole...” (Sebastião Salgado) For the first time in Germany, Galerie Bene Taschen presents a solo exhibition curated from Sebastião Salgado’s haunting and unforgettable cycle “Gold” (1986). A show full of archaic power and density, full of cruel poetry and brutal reality. The photographs Salgado took in and in the face of this situation reveals it all in tense compression at the abyss: greed, death, betrayal, work, and despair. A gathering of values and words that not only reflect Western society, but are also exemplary for the particular conditions in Brazil, especially with regard to the exploitation of nature and the working class.
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29 September 2020, 11 am // Akademie der Künste, Berlin
1 October 2020, 7 pm / Akademie der Künste, Berlin:
8 October 2020, 8 pm (subject to changes) / Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin: