Photograph Magazine has published a review of Doug Hall's current exhibition at the gallery Bodies in Space:
"Across the images in Bodies in Space, people look but don't see, they're present but they're not fully there, and they inhabit a reality that seems not quite real. With a flat background and an artificially lit foreground, portraits of a "weekend cowgirl" in Stagecoach, Nevada, and a man in traditional garb at Monument Valley look like the vintage snapshots of a novelty photo studio. Places, through Hall's lens, have a similarly disorienting artificiality: in Gene Autry Rock, the scene has the appearance of a painted backdrop at a museum or zoo."
Harper's Magazine has published an article titled Karine Laval’s Eclipses, which features new work by Laval as well as an in-depth interview:
"Over the past few years, I have been increasingly interested in the process of image making — as opposed to image taking — and its relationship to surface, texture, and materiality. At the moment, I find it a more exciting and rewarding approach than “straight” or documentary photography. It allows me to experiment freely and to welcome mistakes outside of the medium’s regular conventions. It is also a more creative and instinctive process, closer to painting or collage, and it has taken me in unexpected directions."
ALGER, CLIMAT DE FRANCE, a new exhibition by Stéphane Couturier will be on display at the Hôtel des Arts in Le Pradet, France from July 11th to September 28th.
The Slate Magazine has published an article on Botz and her series "Nuthsell Studies of Unexplained Death" titled Murder in Miniature. READ MORE
A touring group exhibition titled Curiosity: Art & the Pleasures of Knowing is being viewed from June 18 - September 14 at De Appel Arts Centre in Amsterdam. As well at Botz, the exhibition will include work by Anna Atkins, Pablo Bronstein, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Tacita Dean, John Dee, Albrecht Durer, Susan Hiller, Nina Katchadourian, Elad Lassry, Leonardo da Vinci, Matt Mullican, J.M.W. Turner, and Richard Wentworth. READ MORE
An exhibition catalog titled The House of Seven Gables will be released on July 31st, which features essays by exhibition curator, Kendra Paitz, as well as Christopher Atkin, Corinne May Botz, and Justine S. Murison. Artists include: Sue de Beer, Corinne Botz, Anne Collier, Dario Roberto, Katy Grannan, Rachel Khedoori, Jacco Olivier and Gregor Schneider. For more information, and to purchase a copy: READ MORE
The artist will also be interviewed on the Brian Lehrer show. The program will air on Wednesday, June 25th and will repeat several times during the week. See the interview:
Doug Hall is one of five artists whose works are on display in West Coast Visions: Artists from the SFMOMA Media Arts Collection, which opens today at Borusan Contemporary gallery in the Perili Kösk in Baltalimani:
“There is such a wonderful similarity,” says video artist Doug Hall, whose video of maritime activities on San Francisco Bay closely resembles the same daily panorama on the Bosporus and Sea of Marmara. “American explorer John Charles Fremont wrote about San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge as being named after Istanbul's Golden Horn,” he continues. Hall's 23-minute, two-channel projection, “Chrysopylae,” zooms in on cargo ships as they pass through the port of San Francisco, much like the continuous parade on Istanbul's waterways."
Wired Magazine has published a feature on Richard Renaldi's Touching Strangers series:
"The subjects’ spontaneous poses and reactions range from intimate to awkward, tender to taciturn, and they often betray the complexity and range of emotions human touch often elicits. A big part of the process was directing his subjects to interact in a way that looked interesting but also challenged them. Some were reluctant, even opposed, to participate. Some people didn’t have time; others backed out at the last moment, overwhelmed with discomfort or impatience."
The current Prix HSBC for photography exhibition will feature Delphine Burtin at the Seine 51 Gallery in Paris. The exhibition will be on view from June 20th to July 12th 2014.