“Almost for the first time, we find some colour, with Maya Rochat’s brightly engaging The Rock Is A River exhibited alongside genuinely innovative uses of monochrome photographic processes by contemporary artists such as Antony Cairns and Daisuke Yokota.”
Anna Souter reviews Shape of Light at Tate Modern featuring Maya Rochat. Read more here.
Nadim Abbas has been awarded a residency at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, US, which will take place between September and November 2018. Hyde Park Art Center is (HPAC) is a visual arts organization and the oldest alternative exhibition space in the city of Chicago. More information here.
Sam Porritt will be presented at the main exhibition of this year’s Print Triennial, ‘Cloudbusters: Intensity vs. Intention’, curated by Margit Säde at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), on 2 June and runs until 16 July. Read more here.
“The final room is given over to contemporary abstraction and, perhaps inevitably, reflects the dilemma of current photographic practice in our profligate image culture. Both Maya Rochat and Daisuke Yokota, in their differing ways, subject their images to intense, almost destructive, transformative techniques using chemicals, heat, paint and, in Daisuke’s case, constant rephotographing, reprinting and rescanning. The visceral nature of their approach both degrades and heightens the photographic image and, by extension, the very idea of photography as a recording medium. The end results are images that are, among other things, traces of a process that is akin to improvisational music insofar as it allows, even thrives on, spontaneity and accident.”
Sean O Hagan has reviewed ‘Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art’ at Tate Modern featuring Maya Rochat in The Guardian. Read more here.
Tim Etchells work ’City Changes’ is included in the international group exhibition ‘Stadtansichten’ (‘Cityscapes’) at Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany, opening Friday 4 May and runs until 8 July. The show – including Valie Export, Sharon Hayes, Jiří Kovanda, Klara Lidén, and Ettore Sottsass among others – embraces the discussion around the ideas of the city, with modern views and the measurement of real living and working conditions and presents international examples over the last 60 years. Read more here.
Paul Carter Robinson featured VITRINE and Charlie Godet Thomas as ’10 of the best’ and emerging galleries/artist of note in their round-up piece of Brussels Art Fair and POPPOSITIONS. Read more here.
Charlie Godet Thomas’s presentation at POPPOSITIONS Off-fair featured in Art Viewer. Read more here.
Work from Maya Rochat’s ‘A Rock Is A River’ series is being shown in ‘The Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art’ from 30 April at London’s Tate Modern. The first major exhibition to explore the relationship between photography and abstract art, spanning the century from the 1910s to the present day. Read more here.