Friday, April 25, 2008

The Sparky Show


© Nelson Santos and Sparky

Save this date: Thursday May 15, 6 - 8 p.m., opening reception
The Sparky Show at Schroeder Romero / Winkleman Gallery Project Space 637 West 27th Street (btw 11th and 12th Ave) NYC

An exhibition of over 100 portraits of Sparky by...
David B. Abbott • Derrick Adams • Alex Aleixo • Meredith Allen • Stephen Andrews • Marina Ancona • Dominick Avellino • Thomas Bellof • Barton Lidice Benes • Kermit Berg • Dennis Bergevin • Vanessa Boer • Elizabeth Bonaventura • Joseph Brajcki • AA Bronson • Mary Button • Mark Carter • Janice Caswell • Niccolo Cataldi • Cat Celebrezze • Mark Chamberlain • Vincent Cianni • Chris Clary • Jon Coffelt • Albert Crudo • Megan Cump • Erika deVries • Marta Dell’Angelo • Danielle Dimston • William Donovan • Angela Dufresne • Neil Farber • Rachel Farmer • Sarah Farsad • John Findysz • Teresa Fogard • Martin Freeman • Milton Garcia-Ninja • Joy Garnett • Paul LeRoy Gehres • Laura Gilbert • Eric Ginsburg • Jeffrey Graul • Max Greenberg • Magalie Guerin • Kim Hanson • Jan Harrison • Michael Harwood • Alex Hetherington • David Humphrey • Derek Jackson • James Jaxxa • David King • Scooter LaForge • Aldo Lanzini • Lou Laurita • Jennifer Lehe • Marc Lepson • Serge J-F. Levy • Tim Lonergan • Gina Lovoi • Preston McGovern • Reyez Melendez • Toma Miller • Joe Monroe • Michael Muller • Stefanie Nagorka • Jeanine Oleson • Laura Sue Phillips • Drew Pisarra • Catya Plate • Amy Jean Porter • William Powhida • Carol Radsprecher • Richard Renaldi • Eric Rhein • Daniel Roberts • Nelson Santos • Joel Seah • Emily Severance • Frank Sheehan • Ethan Shoshan • Oren Slor • Clifford Smith • Thomas Somervile • Clare Stein • Stanley Stellar • Sur Rodney (Sur) • JD Talasek • Sam Tan • Steed Taylor • Tom Teebe • George Towne • Alexander Vasiljev • Alberto Velasco • Glenn Walls • Barbara Weissberger • Michael Werner • Robin Willis • Noel Wynn • Rob Wynne

I am happy and excited to be part of this wonderful project together with my friend Jan Harrison and Richard Renaldi and many other great artists.

So, if you are in New York, try to make it to the opening!

The Exhibition runs from May 15-June 28, 2008

More information about the project here

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Alec Soth in Paris

The museum Jeu de Paume in Paris presents Alec Soth - The Space Between Us. The exhibition features 71 photographs: a selection from Alec Soth’s two acclaimed bodies of work, Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004) and Niagara (2006) along with a selection of images from the series Dog Days, Bogotá (2007), Paris Minnesota (2007) and his ongoing project, Portraits.

I decided spontaneously that I would really love to see this show. So I am going to drive on Friday May 16th to Paris and see the show on Saturday. I am already looking forward to seeing all the original photographs from one of my favorite photographers. Cool, Paris I'm coming.

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© Musee Jeu de Paume

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Petition to stop Guillermo Vargas Habacuc from starving another dog to death in the name of art

Today I received and email from Dan and I was truly shocked what I read. I signed the petition immediately. For me this is not art, this is a crime and an evil act of murderer.

The letter I received is as follows

In the 2007, the "artist" Guillermo Vargas Habacuc, took a dog from the street, tied him to a rope in an art gallery, starved him to death.

For several days, the "artist" and the visitors of the exhibition have watched emotionless the shameful installation based on the dog's agony, until eventually he died.

But this is not all... the prestigious Visual Arts Biennial of the Central American decided that the "installation" was actually art, and Guillermo Vargas Habacuc has been invited to repeat his cruel action for the biennial of 2008.

Click on the following link to help stop him:

Click here

It's free of charge, there is no need to register, and it will only take 10 seconds of your time to help save the life of an innocent creature.

Thank you for your time and please forward to as many as possible and post it on your blog to help prevent this from happening.

Friday, April 11, 2008

American Beauty

Here is a great video that shows Stephen Shore using his 8"x10" camera and much more. I love it.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Wolfgang Tillmans

The German Photographer and Turner Prize Award Winner in 2000, Wolfgang Tillmans has a spectacular show in Berlin. The exhibition is called "Lighter" and the venue is the Hamburger Bahnhof he in Berlin. The show begins with the early photocopy works, continues with a reconstruction of the multipart Turner Prize room and the politically oriented table installation “Truth Study Center.” The focus of the conclusion is the latest pieces. I love Tillmans' work and the show is really worth a travel. It runs from March 21st through August 24th at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Invalidenstraße 50- 51 · 10557 Berlin



© Wolfgang Tillmans, Freischwimmer55, 2004, c-print,

Friday, April 04, 2008

Working Worlds




© all images Mitch Epstein

Today I saw a small but fine exhibition with works of Richard Avedon, Barbara Klemm, Wouter Deruytter, Mitch Epstein, Ville Lenkkeri and Sebastião Salgado.

The DZ Bank in Frankfurt has one of the worlds biggest and finest collections of contemporary photography. In the foyer of one of their glamorous buildings in Frankfurt they have a small gallery where they show several exhibitions a year. Since I love the photographs of Mitch Epstein I was absolutely thrilled to see his original prints. I would have loved to just put the works in my car and then put them on my own walls.

Unfortunately the website of the bank with the collection is only in German. For everyone who can read German, check it out here

Is it possible to make a photograph of New Jersey ........


Sunday the 6th of April is The Day when the show "Is it possible to make a photograph of New Jersey regardless of where you are in the world" opens. The venue is Pierro Galleryin South Orange, New Jersey. The fabulous Laurel Ptak who also does a fantastic job with her must read blog I heart photograph curated a must see exhibition. So, if you are in New York or nearby make sure you go to the opening or if you can't make it on Sunday at least make a trip to New Jersey and see the show. The exhibition is open from April 6th through May 25th.

The exhibition catalogue is downloadable at Laurel's Blog, a link is placed on the right side of the Blog

Sarah Morris - 1972


© Sarah Morris, "1972", 2007, Filmstill, 35mm/MPEG


The Lenbachhaus in Munich is now premiering Sarah Morris’s seventh film. This is the second time (since /Robert Towne/, 2005) that Morris decided to shift her lens from the wide panoramic view of a city to an intimate portrait of an individual citizen of that city. Dr. Georg Sieber was the head psychologist of the Olympic Police and the Munich Police in 1972. Sieber was present on Connolly Street on the tragic morning of September 5th, 1972 when members of the terror group Black September attacked and took hostage of the visiting members of the Israeli Olympic Team.

The exhibition runs from April 26th - August 3rd 2008 at the Lenbachhaus in Munich. The link to the exhibition is here



© Rings, Sarah Morris

Paintings from Sarah Morris’ current series, Beijing, are symbolic of some of the architectural challenges that this city is facing in light of the upcoming Olympic Games in 2008. The Rings series not only connects to the Olympic rings and the event that will greatly affect Beijing, but also to the congested traffic arteries called the Ring Roads, emblematic of larger scale issues.