Paolo Pellegrin | The beauty in our fragile eco-systemOnline Exhibition Nov 19, 2020
"You want to be more vulnerable because that’s how your photography becomes more human. In a sense you want to become a totally blank canvas so the subject or situation reflects him or itself upon you."
Bill Brandt | A RetrospectiveAt Fundación MAPFRE in Barcelona. Oct 9th - Jan 24th, 2021
A major Bill Brandt retrospective is open at the Fundación MAPFRE in Barcelona. The exhibition is installed at the foot of the Mapfre Tower, in a 1,400 square meter space renovated for the occasion.
This large retrospective uses 186 vintage photographs by Bill Brandt , and covers all genres of his photographic output: social reportage, portraiture, landscape and nudes. Significantly, it is the first exhibition covering Brandt that highlights the relationship of the British photographer's work with the theories of surrealism, a movement with which Brandt came into contact during formative stay in Paris in the 1930s.
The exhibition, curated by Ramón Esparza, doctor in Communication Sciences and professor of Audiovisual Communication at the University of the Basque Country, has been produced by Fundación MAPFRE.
From October 9 2020 to January 24 2021
Frieze Masters Viewing RoomEikoh Hosoe Oct 9, 2020
Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to be participating in Frieze Masters 2020 and we would love to invite you to join us at our virtual booth. We are proud to bring a solo presentation of Eikoh Hosoe's photography to the Spotlight section, exhibiting works from his most acclaimed series Kamaitachi (1969) and Barakei (Ordeal by Roses, 1963).
Eikoh Hosoe is one of Japan's most iconic post-war photographers, recognised for his legendary collaborations and impeccable aesthetics. To celebrate his selection for this year's Frieze Masters, we have curated an important selection of rare vintage prints, created by the artist in Japan during the 1960s. Additionally, the gallery holds a limited supply of later prints taken from these iconic series and sourced from the artist's studio.
ARAKI | Grand Diary of a Photo ManiacJun 19, 2020
'Searching a grid of mailboxes for Araki’s name in the anonymous lobby of a Tokyo apartment complex felt dangerously close to trespassing. I had been invited to meet him for the first time at this address, but the beige hallway seemed an unlikely choice for an artist who has courted controversy so flamboyantly throughout his career.'
This week we hear Lucy Fleming-Brown's account of her first meeting with Nobuyoshi Araki, in Tokyo.
Lucy is the gallery's resident Japanologist. She studied Japanese at Oxford University and travels regularly between London and Tokyo. Her research interests lie with post-war Japanese photography and experimental arts.
We invite you to join us in the Viewing Room via the button below, for available works, anecdotes, and much more.