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February 22 - May 11, 2019

Gallery Exhibition: Claude Tolmer: Photographiques

L. Parker Stephenson Photographs presents a selection of rarely seen vintage photographs from the 1930s by graphic artist and art director, Claude Tolmer (1911-1991). A member of the prestigious Paris-based printing firm Maison Tolmer, Claude brought modernist photography into the visual language of commercial imagery at a historical zenith of print production.

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February 22, 2019- February 2, 2020

Exhibition: The Gaze of Things: Japanese Photography in the Context of Provoke
Bombas Gens, Valencia, Spain

This exhibition covers the post WWII era in Japan, focusing on the work of members of the influential photo agency VIVO and those involved in Provoke magazine which followed it. Kikuji Kawada, known best known for his seminal book Chizu (The Map) co-founded VIVO in 1957 with Shomei Tomatsu, Eikoh Hosoe, Ikko Narahara, Akira Sato and Arika Tanno. A significant selection of works from The Map now belonging to the Per Amor a l'Art Collection will be on view until February of next year. Click here for more information.

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November 4, 2018 - March 24, 2019

Exhibition: Time Frame: Contemporary East Asian Photography
Baltimore Museum of Art, MD

orty recent and promised gifts from the collection of Brenda Edelstone address various concepts of time, among them Kikuji Kawada’s Lost Child from the devastation following the Tohuku earthquake and tsunami. Click here for more information and here for a review of the exhibiton

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November 29, 2018 - February 16, 2019

Gallery Exhibition: Portraits

This exhibition explores the concept of The Portrait ranging in time from the 1920s to 2007 by artists from the US, Belgium, Germany, Japan, Mali, and Nigeria. Photographers include: Roswell Angiers, Bill Burke, John Cohen, Burt Glinn, Emmet Gowin, Kikuji Kawada, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Gesshu Ogawa, J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere, Charlotte Rudolph, Osamu Shiihara, Jacques Sonck, Shoji Ueda, Umbo, Weegee, and Jan Yoors.


August 31 - October 11, 2018

Gallery Fall Exhibition: Kikuji KAWADA, 100 Illusions

Cannon Gallery S, Tokyo

This solo presentation pairs work from the octogenarian artist's Los Caprichos series (1960s-1980s) with his Last Cosmology project (1980s-2000). Frequently referencing the work of master painters and authors from earlier times, Kawada took Goya's Los Caprichos series as a departure point. Goya's 80 prints were created as "a condemnation of universal follies and foolishness in the Spanish society in which he lived" including, among others, the "decline of rationality" (Wikipedia). In Kawada's later work, presenting the drama of the heavens, he searches the sky for guidance in what the future will bring. This exhibition captures the unease, anxiety, and incomprehension many feel in the present political, environmental and social era.

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Through December 31, 2018

Exhibition: The Map, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents 11 prints from its collection of Kikuji Kawada's series The Map (1960-1965), on display together in the permanent collection galleries of the museum through the end of the year. For details click here

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September 4 - 23, 2018

Exhibition: COAL + ICE, Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, San Francisco, CA

Work by John Davies and Witho Worms is featured in COAL + ICE, a climate-themed exhibition and festival in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture. Susan Meiselas and Jeroen de Vries co-curated the immersive photography and video installations that address trajectories of climate change, part of a larger series of cultural events coinciding with the Governor's Climate Summit. For details click here

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May 19 - August 12, 2018

Exhibition: Analog Culture: Printer's Proofs from the Schneider/Erdman Photography Lab, 1981-2001 Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

The exhibition of recently acquired 450 photographs including work by Richard Avedon, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, Gilles Peress, David Wojnarowicz and Ray Mortenson, among others, takes a look at the productive and dynamic collaboration between photographer and printer over three decades. For details click here


February - May, 2018

Machines for Living: Flamenco and Architecture in the Occupation and Eviction of Spaces

Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona, Spain
This second venue of the exhibition - following a presentation at Centro Centro in Madrid - features a large selection of Jan Yoors' work including a range of gouaches, photographs, and autobiographies as well as a tapestry

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April, 2018 - NOW OUT

Jan Yoors Biography

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming publication of the long anticipated biography- Hidden Tapestry: Jan Yoors, His Two Wives and the War that Made Them One.

This thrilling biography of three figures, Hidden Tapestry: Jan Yoors, His Two Wives and the War that Made Them One, is a page turner from beginning to end. It reveals the unforgettable story of Flemish American artist Jan Yoors - childhood vagabond, wartime Resistance fighter, and polyamorous New York bohemian. At the peak of his fame in the 1970s, Yoors's photographs and vast tapestries inspired a dedicated following in his adopted Manhattan. Though his intimate friends guessed the rough outline of his colorful life, Hidden Tapestry is first to detail his astonishing secrets. Read about it and order the book HERE

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March 13 - August 26, 2018

Mondes Tsiganes - une histoire photographique

Musee de l'histoire de l'immigration, Paris, France
Jan Yoors' photographs of the Rom before and following WWII figure prominently in this extensive exhibition and accompanying catalog. Look for posters of his photograph in the Paris Metro For details click here

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May 11 - September 22, 2018

Exhibition: Women by Women

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Curated by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Women by Women is a major presentation of the work of five female photographers working in North East from the 1970s - 2000s: Tish Murtha, Marketa Luskacova, Izabela Jedrzejczyk, Karen Robinson, and Konttinen. The photographs are drawn from projects originally commissioned by Amber, a film and photography collective based in Newcastle (co-founded by Konttinen) that aims to document working-class life in the North East region. Part of the multiplatform The Great Exhibition of the North festival. For details click here

Women by Women

May 11 - September 30, 2018

Exhibition: Idea of North

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Prints by John Davies are part of a group exhibit of projects that explore the region's imagination and identities. Part of The Great Exhibition of the North festival. For details click here


June 22 - September 9, 2018

Exhibition: About the North: Imagined Dialogues

Side Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
John Davies and Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen are among the 35 photographers featured in this group exhibition. Part of The Great Exhibition of the North festival. For details click here


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