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THE AMAZING WORLD OF M.C. ESCHER │ Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh → 27 September 2015

Bond of Union, 1956
Bond of Union, 1956

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“Yes, yes, w clîm p n p, w imajin w r asndñ; evri step z abt 10 inćz hî, teṛbli tîrñ – n ẃr dz it ol gt s? Nẃr.”

“Wn v ɖ grt cnundṛmz v modn art. H z an artist huz wrc z az instntli recgnîzbl az enʈñ bî Salṿdor Dalí, yt hiz nem mīnz ltl t a Britiś ōdịns. Eśr wz nvr afilietd t eni grūp, rerli travlñ far fṛm hiz modist hom in ɖ Duć tân v Bārn, n fôc̣sñ xclusvli on grafic art. H wz a wn-man artmuvmnt hu crietd sm v ɖ most fems n popylr imijz in modn art, yt h rmenz a cmplit inigma.”

Alastair Smart TELEGRAPH 12 August 2015
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Continue reading THE AMAZING WORLD OF M.C. ESCHER │ Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh → 27 September 2015

IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS │ Newlyn Art Gallery → 19 September 2015

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Bas Jan Ader, Francis Alÿs, Chris Burden, Mat Collishaw, Rene Daalder, Simon Faithfull, Andrew Friend, Sax Impey, Gunnar Jónsson, Antti Laitinen, Jessica Ramm, Carolina Redondo, James Thurgood, Guido van der Werve

“Wrcs ɖt hv a yrnñ fr ɖ sblîm, a plêfl psyt fr ny xpirịnsz n jrniz, or a ṛmantc contmpleśn v ɖ sì n ẃt me lî bynd ɖ hrîzn”

Continue reading IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS │ Newlyn Art Gallery → 19 September 2015

EDWIN ZWAKMAN: STEP INTO MY OFFICE │ Gimpel Fils, London → 18 July 2015

Pond, 2013. C-print diasec/dibond, 51 1/4 x 49 3/8 in / 130 x 125 cm
Pond, 2013. C-print diasec/dibond, 51 1/4 x 49 3/8 in / 130 x 125 cm

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“I hôp mî wrcs start ẃn ɖ vywr gz bac intu ɖ strīts n siz ɖ siti wɖ slîtli difṛnt, mbi mr actv n critcl îz.”

Mirror Cart, 2013. C-print diasec/dibond, 51 1/4 x 68 1/8 in / 130 x 173 cm
Mirror Cart, 2013. C-print diasec/dibond, 51 1/4 x 68 1/8 in / 130 x 173 cm

Continue reading EDWIN ZWAKMAN: STEP INTO MY OFFICE │ Gimpel Fils, London → 18 July 2015

DE. FI. CIEN. CY – Andrzej Wróblewski, René Daniels, Luc Tuymans │ Drawing Room, London → 11 July 2015

Rene Daniels, Untitled (Camera Obscura), 1986. Courtesy Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam Photo Peter Cox
Rene Daniels, Untitled (Camera Obscura), 1986. Courtesy Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam Photo Peter Cox

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Andrzej WróblewskiRené DanielsLuc Tuymans



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Continue reading DE. FI. CIEN. CY – Andrzej Wróblewski, René Daniels, Luc Tuymans │ Drawing Room, London → 11 July 2015

AHMET ÖĞÜT: HAPPY TOGETHER: COLLABORATORS COLLABORATING │ Chisenhale Gallery, London → 31 May 2015

“Čiznhel Gaḷri priznts a mêjr ny cmišn bî ɖ Amstdam n Brlin bêst Crdiš ātist Āmet Ŕt. Fr Hapi Tgɖr: C̣laḅretrz C̣laḅretñ Ŕt stêjz a public dscušn at Čiznhel Gaḷri, brññ tgɖer ppl v verı̣s pṛfešnz n našnaltiz wɖ hūm h hz prīvı̣sli c̣laḅretd. Ɖ gaḷri z trnsfwmd intu a TV stydio fr ɖ jrêšn v ɖ xibišn wɖ a spešli cnstructd set yzd t stêj ɖ dscušn n, aftrwdz, t priznt a film dokmentñ ɖ ivnt. Ɖ projct ôpnz wɖ a pfwmns v Rīvrb, a conṣt bî ɖ ātist in c̣laḅrešn wɖ ɖ band Fīno Blendax, t welcm ɖ c̣laḅretrz t Čiznhel.

Hapi Tgɖr: C̣laḅretrz C̣laḅretñ z a ny wrc, cmprîzñ a lîv ivnt n a filminsṭlešn, bt it olso funẋnz az a fwm v retṛspctv, c̣lctvli fwmd ʈru ɖ memriz n xpirı̣nsz v Ŕt’s c̣laḅretrz. Ten c̣laḅretrz, includñ an ōẋniyr, a fîrfîtr, a herdresr, a stuntman, a liprīdr n a spwtscastr, hv bn invîtd t Čiznhel Gaḷri t šer ɖer xpirı̣nsz v c̣laḅretñ wɖ Ŕt. Ɖ c̣laḅretrz têc ɖ stêj ẇlst Ŕt pzišnz hmslf amñst ɖ ōdı̣ns. Rvizitñ past c̣laḅrešnz in ɖs ny wrc, h xplorz ɖ êjnsi v ɖoz hu ptisipet in a wrc’s pṛduẋn n ɖ nêčr v c̣laḅrešn itslf.

C̣lctvli, Ŕt’s c̣laḅretrz repriznt a ṣlẋn v hiz wrc spanñ olmst a deced. A Brlin-bêst bābr, Alixandr Pîcrt, repriznts ɖ ŕliist projct: Anɖr Prfct De, frst prizntd at Pist, Istanbŭl in 2006, wɖ subsqnt prezntešnz at ɖ 5ʈ Brlin Bienāle (2008) n Sfīa Cntmprri (2013). Pîcrt cut her bî ɖ lît v a môtrsîcl hedlît in a pfwmns ɖt md refṛns t ɖ crı̣tivti n impṛvîzešn implýd in ɖ evrde lîvz v ppl livñ n wrcñ in unstebl ṗlitcl n ic̣nomic invîrnmnts. Sm v Ŕt’s most rīsnt wrc z reprizntd bî Amstdam-bêst mixoḷjist Tes Postyms n Lundn-bêst myzišn Bora Ajnjturc v Fīno Blendax.

Wɖ ɖs hîli xperimntl xibišnfwmat, Ŕt rvizits sm v ɖ wrc fr ẇč h z bst nôn. Fr Faṛnhît 451: Rīprintd (2013), Ŕt rvrst ɖ rôl v ɖ fîrfîtrz in Re Bradbri’z iponims novl fṛm 1953: instd v brnñ bánd bcs, ɖe wr printd n dstribytd fṛm a rīprṗst fîrtruc bî membrz v ɖ Fîrdipātmnt fṛm Espo, nir Helsnci, wn v hūm – Yācó Łesivoró – têcs pāt in ɖ ivent at Čiznhel. Ɖ Sîḷnt Ynivrsti z a nolijxčenj platfwm inišietd bî Ŕt in 2012 n oṗretd bî asîḷmsīcrz n refyjīz hu r līġli privntd fṛm cariyñ ât ɖer pṛfešnz in ɖ cuntriz ẇr ɖe r cuṛntli bêst. It z reprizntd at Čiznhel bî Mŭlūgeta Ficadu, an Eritriyn-Kbn fizioʈeṛpist bêst in Lundn.

Ŕt ofn implýz hymr t adres complx išuz, wīvñ lūs naṛtvz ɖt cnct c̣lctv memriz, lôcl histriz n culčṛl îdnttiz. Hiz wrc z rūtd in ɖ riaḷti v evrde lîf n h yzz ɖ simtmz v sošl n ṗlitcl îdioḷjiz, sistmz n histriz t pṛdys ambišs projcts ɖt inact sutl šifts in pspctv. In Hapi Tgɖr: C̣laḅretrz C̣laḅretñ, Ŕt fwgrândz ɖ stêṭs n valy v lebr wɖn ɖ pṛduẋn v āt, pṛvocñ a critcl conšsṇs ɖt cwlz intu qesčn ɖ eʈicl n rlešnl implicešnz v ɖ rôl v ɖ ātist n ɖer wrc wɖn ɖ wrld.

Āmet Ŕt (born 1981, Diyābacir, Trci) z a Crdiš ātist livñ n wrcñ in Amstdam n Brlin. Rīsnt sôlo xibišnz includ Fwd!, Van Abbemuseum, Îndhovn (2015); Aṗreṭsz v Sbvršn, Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldnbrg; Stratjiz fr Radicl Dmocṛsi, Ɖ Blacwŭd Gaḷri at Ynivrsti v Ṭronto (bʈ 2014); n Faṛnhît 451: Rprintd, Čecpýnt Helsnci (2013). H hz ptisipetd in nymṛs grūpxibišnz, includñ 8ʈ Šenzn Sculpčr Bienāle (2014); Pfwma 13, Ny Ywc (2013); 7ʈ Livpul Bîeňl (2012); n ɖ 12ʈ Istanbŭl Bîeňl (2011). Ŕt wz ātist in rezidns at ɖ Rijksakademie, Amstdam, 2007–2008, n at Delfīna Fândešn, Lundn, in c̣laḅrešn wɖ Têt, 2012. H hz twt in Duč Āt Instityt, Neɖrḷndz, 2012 n ɖ Fíniš Acaḍmi v Fîn Āts, Fínḷnd, 2011 n 2013. Hiz sôlo xibišn, Fwd, ôpnz at ɖ Van Abbemuseum, Îndhovn, in Māč 2015.

Ɖ public dscušn at Čiznhel Gaḷri z čerd bî Andria Filips, Rīdr in Fîn Āt n Drctr v FD prôgramz in ɖ Ātdipātmnt at Goldsmiʈs. Ɖ film v ɖ ivnt z pṛdyst bî ɖ YC edycešnl čaṛti WRLDrait, ẇč incurijz yuñ ppl t yz film n ny mīdı̣tecnoḷjiz.

Ɖs z ɖ frst sôlo xibišn in a YC public instityšn bî Āmet Ŕt n z cmišnd az pāt v Hâ t wrc tgɖr, a šerd prôgram v cntmprri-āt cmišnñ n rsrč dvîzd bî Čiznhel Gaḷri, Ɖ Šôrum n Stydio Volter…”

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Continue reading AHMET ÖĞÜT: HAPPY TOGETHER: COLLABORATORS COLLABORATING │ Chisenhale Gallery, London → 31 May 2015

MARLENE DUMAS: THE IMAGE AS BURDEN │ Tate Modern, London → 10 May 2015

Mālen Dūmā z wn v ɖ most prominnt pêntrz wrcñ tde. Hr intns, sîc̣lojicli čājd wrcs xplor ʈīmz v seẋuaḷti, luv, deʈ n šem, ofn refṛnsñ arthistri, popylr culčr n cuṛnt aferz.

Secndhand imijz, š hz sd, cn jeṇret frsthand imošnz. Dūmā nvr pênts drctli fṛm lîf, yt lîf in ol its cmplx̣ti z rît ɖr on ɖ canvs. Hr subjcts r drwn fṛm bʈ public n prsnl refṛnsz n includ hr dwtr n hrslf, az wel az recgnîẓbl fêsz sč az Êmi Wînhâs, Neymi Cambl, Prinses Dîana, īvn Osama bin Lādn. Ɖ rzults r ofn intiṃt n at tîmz contṛvršl, ẇr poḷtcs bcm irotc n pwtrits bcm ṗlitcl. Š plez wɖ ɖ imajinešn v hr vywrz, ɖer prīcnspšnz n firz.

Born in 1953 in Cêptân, Sâʈ Africa, Dūmā muvd t ɖ Neɖrḷndz in 1976, ẇr š cem t prominns in ɖ mid-1980z. Ɖs lj-scêl srve z ɖ most significnt xibišn v hr wrc evr t b held in Yṛp, čātñ hr c̣rir fṛm ŕli wrcs, ʈru seminl pêntñz t ny wrcs on pêpr.

Ɖ tîtl v ɖ xibišn z têcn fṛm Ɖ Imij az Brdn 1993, a sml pêntñ dpictñ wn figr cariyñ anɖr. Az wɖ mni v Dūmā’z wrcs, hr čýs v tîtl dīpli afcts âr intrpṛtešn v ɖ wrc. It hints at ɖ sens v rsponṣbiḷti fêst bî ɖ artist in čuzñ t criet an imij ɖt cn trnzlet îdiyz abt pêntñ n ɖ pzišn v ɖ artist. Fr Dūmā it z impwtnt t gv mr atnšn t ẇt ɖ pêntñ dz t ɖ imij, nt onli t ẇt ɖ imij dz t ɖ pêntñ.

In an êj dominetd bî ɖ dijitl imij n masmīdia, Dūmā čerišz ɖ fizicaḷti v ɖ hymn tuč, wɖ wrc ɖt z a tesṭmnt t ɖ mīnñ n pôtnsi v pêntñ.”

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Rejects, 1994-ongoing. Photograph: Nils Jorgensen/REX
Rejects, 1994-ongoing. Photograph: Nils Jorgensen/REX


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Continue reading MARLENE DUMAS: THE IMAGE AS BURDEN │ Tate Modern, London → 10 May 2015

RUBENS AND HIS LEGACY: VAN DYCK TO CÉZANNE │ Royal Academy of Arts, London → 10 April 2015

Tiger, Lion and Leopard Hunt (detail), 1617
Tiger, Lion and Leopard Hunt (detail), 1616

(Posted 27 January 2015. The text is in an older version of Ñspel.)

“Pītr Pwl Rūbnz hz bn dscrîbd az ɖ prins v pêntrz. A bold clem? Juj fr yrslf at ɖs, ɖ frst mêjr ovrvy v hiz wrc n leġsi.

'The Garden of Love' (c. 1633), by Peter Paul Rubens
‘The Garden of Love’ (c. 1633), by Peter Paul Rubens

Rūbnz n Hiz Leġsi brñz tgɖr mastrpìsz pṛdyst jrñ hiz lîftîm, az wel az mêjr wrcs bî grt ātists hu wr inflụnst bî hm in ɖ jeṇrešnz ɖt folod. W si ɖ inflụns v Rūbnz in ɖ prints v Picaso n Rembrant, in ɖ pwtričr v Van Dîc, in ɖ huntñsìnz n dvošnl wrcs v Deḷqā, n in ɖ landsceps v Cunsṭbl n Gênzbra. It z a far-rīčñ n rmāc̣bl leġsi.

'Christ on the Straw', by Rubens, 1617-18. © Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp
‘Christ on the Straw’, by Rubens, 1617-18. © Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

Rūbnz, bst nôn fr hiz fleši nyd wimin, olso imbrest a brwd are v subjcts, fṛm rlijs n myʈ̇lojcl sìnz t landsceps n pwtrits. W lc at č v ɖz erı̣z ʈru ɖ lenz v six ʈīmz; pâr, lust, cmpašn, eḷgns, powtri n vayḷns.

Set t b wn v ɖ bgist specṭclz v 2015, ɖs z an unpreṣdntd oṗtyṇti t si mastrpìsz bî Rūbnz sîd bî sîd wɖ ɖ wrc v hiz ātistc érz.

La Peregrina
Cntemprri wrcs t jýn Rūbnz n Hiz Leġsi

Az pāt v ɖs landmāc xibišn, seḷbretd ātist n Royl Acaḍmišn Jeni Savil hz kretd La Peregrina, a prsnl n cntmprri rspons t Rūbnz n Hiz Leġsi.

Fr La Peregrina, Savil hz čozn a ṣlẋn v wrcs bî mêjr 20ʈ n 21st senčri ātists. Az wel az pêntñz bî Wiḷm d’Cūnñ, Pablo Picaso, Fransis Bêcn, Sẹra Lūc̣s, Lūšn Frýd n uɖrz, y cn si xtrōdnri ny wrc crietd bî Savil ispešli fr ɖs ocežn.

Jeni Savil z bst nôn fr hr lj-scêl ýlpêntñz v fīmel figrz. Wɖ hr dīp fasinešn in ɖ palṗbiḷti v fleš, xtreṃtiz v anaṭmi n ɖ gṛtesc, Savil’z ātwrc invocs ɖ inflụns v Rūbnz. Ɖ renj v wrcs š hz brwt tgɖr rflct bʈ hr prsnl rspons n dīp undrstandñ v wn v ɖ grt mastrz v āthistri.

Ẇɖr y ʈnc y lîc Rūbnz or nt, hiz inflụns runz ʈru ɖ paʈwez v pêntñ. Lîc Wōhol, h čenjd ɖ gem v āt. Jeni Savil RA”

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Continue reading RUBENS AND HIS LEGACY: VAN DYCK TO CÉZANNE │ Royal Academy of Arts, London → 10 April 2015

BART LODEWIJKS: WHITE LI(N)ES │ Whitechapel Gallery, London → 8 March 2015

“Ɖ Ẇîtčapl Gaḷri priznts a ny cmišn bî Duč ātist Bāt Lôḍvx. Ɖ xibišn z ɖ culminešn v a c̣labṛtv projct xplorñ drōñ az a sošl practis, in ẇč ɖ ātist wrct wɖ grūps v lôcl yuñ ppl.

Yzñ ŕbn invîrnmnts arnd ɖ wrld az a canvs fr hiz abstract čwcdrōñz, Lôḍvx wrcs acrs a wîd renj v contxts – fṛm rezidnšl bildñz in qayt sbrbn nêḅhdz t strītsrfisz in buslñ metṛpolitn sitīsentrz.

Stêtñ ɖt hiz lînz r md bʈ v čwc n trust h z intrestd in hâ drōñ cn b a sošl prôses bilt on conṿsešnz wɖ indivijlz or cmyṇtiz. Ẇl ɖ drōñz ofn diṣpir, ɖ stwriz n incântrz wɖ a plês r capčrd ʈru hiz raitñ.

Ɖ xibišn includz a siriz v ny čwcdrōñz md in rspons t ɖ gaḷrīspês n its srândñz n a ṣlẋn v ācîvl mtirı̣l fṛm past projcts.

T acumṗni ɖ xibišn a nyzpêpr dzînd in c̣laḅrešn wɖ ROMA Publicešnz dokments Lôḍvx’ rīsnt wrc in īst Lundn. Ɖ publicešn olso fīčrz imijz fṛm ɖ ātist’s c̣labṛtv wrcšops wɖ lôcl yuñ ppl, ẇr h fând ât abt hâ ɖe rlet t ɖ public n prîvt spêsz arnd ɖm.

Bāt Lôḍvx (1972) bgan mcñ wōldrōñz at Ɖ Acaḍmi v Āt n Dzîn St. Ywst in Brêdā n ɖ Pīt Zvāt Instityt, bʈ in ɖ Neɖrḷndz. H hz wrct on projcts in Lizbn, Pwtu, Vilemštat, Ronsa, Riu di Žneru, Slîgo n Gent.

Ɖs projct côinsîdz wɖ Advenčrz v ɖ Blac Sqr: Abstract Āt n Ssayti 1915–2015 (15 Jaňri – 6 Êpṛl 2015), a mêjr xibišn at ɖ Ẇîtčapl Gaḷri trêsñ a senčri v Abstract āt fṛm 1915 t tde.”

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Continue reading BART LODEWIJKS: WHITE LI(N)ES │ Whitechapel Gallery, London → 8 March 2015

VIVIANE SASSEN: ANALEMMA – FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY 1992 – 2012 │ Photographers’ Gallery, London → 18 January 2015

In ɖs māvḷs xibišn, Vīvian Sasn z ls fašnftogṛfr, mr cntmprri ātist. Hr fwmz r ofn sculpčl, bt most strîcñ z hr breʈtecñ culrpalit.  

     ***** Īvnñstandd

Aṇlema: Fašnftogṛfi 1992–2012 z ɖ frst Lundn prezntešn v wrcs bî Dučborn ftogṛfr Vīvian Sasn (b. 1972), wn v ɖ most xîtñ n crietv figrz wrcñ acrs cntmprri āt n ftogṛfi tde.

Woč âr inṭvy wɖ Vīvian.

Fr m, fašn z wn bg plêgrând, a plês t xperiment. Bt I hv olwz hd ɖs luv/hêt rlešnšp wɖ it.

Vīvian Sasn, inṭvy wɖ ɖ Gādı̣n, 2013

Hr hîli dstnctv stîl rflcts an iṇvtv n dînamic aproč t ɖ mīdı̣m, pṛdysñ imijz ɖt fwgrând an xpresv ys v culr n tôn, unyžl vypýnts n a sculpčṛl cnsrn wɖ fwm n šêp ɖt ofn lendz a sriyl qoḷti t hr comṗzišnz.

Ɖs xibišn fôc̣sz on hr fašnwrc n fīčrz arnd 350 imijz ɖt sbvrt ɖ limits n cnvnšnz v ɖs žãra. Sasn hz cnsivd an imrsv insṭlešn fr Ɖ Ftogṛfrz’ Gaḷri, prizntñ hr imijz az a siriz v dînamic lūpt pṛjẋnz ẇč swīp ovr n acrs ɖ Gaḷri wōlz n flor.  Mirrz n spešli dfînd pṛjẋnerı̣z dsct ɖ fôṭgraft bodiz n dstrb ɖ vywrz’ sens v gravti n vywñxpectešnz.

Ɖ tîtl Aṇlema rfŕz t an astṛnomicl trm dscrîbñ an êtšept crv, ẇč maps ɖ pzišn v ɖ sún in rlešn t tîm. Hír it ivocs ɖ tranzı̣nt sīznl flo v fašn, az wel az ecowñ ɖ constntli muvñ pṛjẋnz in ɖ spês.

Sasn’z wrc z caṛcṭrîzd bî an unwilñṇs t cnfwm t privelñ côdz n cnvnšnz, ispešli ɖoz ɖt hv cm t dominet ɖ wrldz v fašn n advtîzñ. Hr intrest z in a vižl frem drivn bî šêp n siluet, volym n lîn. Ilabṛt leyrñ v bodiz, txčrz, bacgrândz n culrz fwm pāt v a dsctnct isʈetc, wɖ modlz’ limz ofn obskrd, mrjd or trnsfwmd intu tūdimnšnl patnz. Ʈru ɖs xūbṛnt fwṃlizm, in ẇč fiğṛtv n abstract cnsrnz rmen in constnt daylog, hr subjcts apir unristrend, wɖ ɖ flex̣biḷti t b réd az fizicl n grafic fwmz.

Fašn itslf têcs a secndri rôl t hr pârfl imajinešn… Sasn’z stātlñ n xperimntl vižn… z wn wɖt rstrent.

Dezd Dijitl

Vīvian Sasn studid Fašndizîn n Ftogṛfi at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Ytrect, n at Ateliers Arnhem in ɖ Neɖrḷndz. Š hz wrct on awōdwinñ campenz fr Stela MCātni, Adīdas, Miu Miu, n Mișoni, n fr maġzīnz sč az, i-D, Prpl, AnUɖr Maġzīn, Dezd n Cnfyzd n POP. Š hz bn awōdd ɖ Pri d’Rom (2007), ɖ ICP Infiṇtı̣wōd fr Aplîd n Fašn Ftogṛfi (2011) n in 2013 xibitd at ɖ Venis Bienāle.

A fŭli iḷstretd caṭlog t acumṗni ɖ xibišn z aveḷbl fṛm âr bcšop.”

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Continue reading VIVIANE SASSEN: ANALEMMA – FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY 1992 – 2012 │ Photographers’ Gallery, London → 18 January 2015