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Monthly Archives: September 2014
A collection of 40-year photographs from the archive of Snowdon’s work is being showcased in the National Portrait Gallery in London. With Snowdon’s new monograph by Rizolli is being published concurrently, Snowdon: A Life in View highlights his studio collection from his great career.
Constructing Worlds at the Barbican review – how photography fell in love with architecture. Constructing Worlds begins with Berenice Abbott’s iconic Night View, New York, 1932, a black and white image of illuminated skyscrapers taken from the top of the Empire State Building. Abbott’s evocation of an almost magical modernist metropolis echoes though the entire exhibition, which ranges from 1932 to 2011, but her way of seeing was influenced by Eugène Atget, whose studies of a much older city, Paris, so captivated her that she acquired most of his archive on his death in 1927.
This September, the Royal Academy of Arts presents German artist Anselm Kiefer’s, an exhibition that compiles Kiefer’s works in the last 40 years, from sketchbooks to large installations. In its chronological arrangement, the exhibition is arranged with Kiefer’s admiration particularly with the German history, from mythology, alchemy, philosophy, to poetry, showcasing works that reflects his perception of the relationship between spirituality and art. Ultra Vie had the opportunity to attend the Press View for an Inside Track of the Kiefer’s grand exhibition in the heart of London.
This month, the Curious Duke Gallery hosts the inaugural exhibition of Secret Art Prize Award. Founded by Eleni Duke in 2011, the gallery forms from Eleni’s admiration of surreal art and street art. Her passion also supports young undiscovered talents, where the award was established.
ArtInternational returns to Istanbul’s Haliç Congress Center this coming weekend, from 26th until 28th September for its second year, presenting over 70 contemporary art galleries across the globe. This year’s selection includes Leila Heller Gallery from New York, Vienna’s GalerieKrinzinger, and Istanbul’s very own Rampa Gallery. The fair of the director states, “The interest from galleries this year, from the youngest to the most established, has been extremely sting and we will continue to showcase the most energetic galleries working today, both locally and internationally.” After its great debut last year, Ultra Vie presents the artworks from the fair on what to expect in Istanbul ArtInternational 2014.
The Victoria and Albert Museum presents the latest exhibition of renowned master photographer Horst P. Horst, in the exhibition ‘Horst: Photographer of Style’. Ultra Vie took the opportunity to view the exhibition, as it displays the range of Horst’s works this autumn.
This autumn will see the British Museum stage a major exhibition in their new Sainsbury Exhibition Gallery exploring a golden age in China’s history. The pivotal 50-year period from 1400-1450, during the rule of the Ming dynasty, truly transformed China.
Christie’s to Sell Judd’s Last Stack (Is It a Record-Setter?) Donald Judd’s ineffable stacks are one of the artist’s most effective works. They seem to capture and elevate every idea in the minimalist master’s entire artistic vocabulary. Christie’s, which has a long history with Judd dating back to its aggressive sale of the Judd Foundation’s own works in 2006, believes this stack will set a record because it is the last one the artist made. The estimate is between $7 and $9 million.
Amsterdam welcomes back its international photography fair and festival, presenting a celebration of various forms of photography works. Unseen 2014 will not only show its annual photography fair, but will also introduce the inaugural of the Unseen Premieres, showcasing works that have never been exhibited before in any form of media. This year’s Unseen will feature works from over 50 galleries, including 60 photographic works premieres, as well as the an extensive programme consisting of artist talks, panel discussions with professional photographers, and presentations. As it commences this week, Ultra Vie joins in the celebration by sharing our favourite picks from this year’s participating photographers, on what you can expect in this year’s fair.
Since its establishment in 2009 by gallerist Cynthia Corbett, The Young Masters Art Prize returns this year, celebrating contemporary artists. With artists joining from all over the globe, the Young Masters Art Prize 2014 will also involve the shortlist of 15 ceramicists for the first Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize.
In its twelfth year, the annual London Design Festival returns this weekend, presenting the city as a the design capital and a gateway to a creative community. With over 300 events and installations, there are many to look forward to. Ultra Vie has listed the highlight for your expectation on this grand design week from the 13th to 21st September.