About vickymousoulis

Photographer. Lover of images.

Exhibition: ‘The Time Between: The Sequences of Minor White’ at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego

Art Blart

Exhibition dates: 20th October 2015 – 31st January 2016

This is such as disappointing posting… not for the quality of the work, which is exceptional, but for the lack of it.

I have been waiting for this exhibition for a very long time and asked MoPA for the press images:

1/ Nine were supplied from the Jupiter Portfolio, NOT even the whole sequence, to illustrate the exhibition
2/ The images supplied were so small as to be more than useless
3/ I then wrote to the Minor White Archive at Princeton University asking for more images. No reply

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So I have scanned the images from the Jupiter Portfolio myself so that at least you can see one whole MW sequence online. Unfortunately, I can only show you the sequence vertically on this site but the space between the images, that frisson between two disparate images (what MW calls ice/fire), is part of…

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Strange bedfellows

The Irate Greek

The final results of the Greek elections came in early this morning. SYRIZA garnered 149 seats in parliament, two short of a majority, and is entering a coalition with Independent Greeks to form a government. SYRIZA is a more-or-less radical left-wing party, while Independent Greeks is a nationalist-populist right-wing party whose leader, Panos Kammenos, espouses racist, homophobic, antisemitic and occasionally outright lunatic views (such as plane exhaust trails in the sky being unspecified chemical spraying.) This is as if Podemos were forming a coalition with UKIP. How can that happen and what can we expect to happen next? Here’s my two drachmas. 

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Exhibition: ‘RealSurreal. Masterpieces of Avant-Garde Photography Das Neue Sehen 1920-1950. Siegert Collection’ at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Art Blart

Exhibition dates: 15th November 2014 – 6th April 2015

The artists
Eugène Atget – Herbert Bayer – Hans Bellmer – Aenne Biermann – Brassaï – František Drtikol – Jaromír Funke – Florence Henri – André Kertész – Germaine Krull – Herbert List – Man Ray – László Moholy-Nagy – Albert Renger-Patzsch – August Sander – Josef Sudek – Maurice Tabard – Raoul Ubac – Umbo – Wols – and others

Thought photography

Here are some names to conjure with (above). And what an appropriate word “conjure” is to illuminate these images:

to charge or entreat earnestly or solemnly

: to summon by or as if by invocation or incantation

: to affect or effect by or as if by magic

to practice magical arts

to use a conjurer’s tricks

: to make you think of (something)

: to create or imagine (something)

For what is photography, if not magic?

These images are conjured from both the imagination of the artist… and reality itself. One cannot live, be…

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Review: ‘PHOTOGRAPHY MEETS FEMINISM: Australian women photographers 1970s-80s’ at the Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

What an exhibition to see if you can ! I am sorry I will not be able to.

Art Blart

Exhibition dates: 17th October – 7th December 2014

Artists: Micky Allan, Pat Brassington, Virginia Coventry, Sandy Edwards, Anne Ferran, Sue Ford, Christine Godden, Helen Grace, Janina Green, Fiona Hall, Ponch Hawkes, Carol Jerrems, Merryle Johnson, Ruth Maddison, Julie Rrap, Robyn Stacey.

Curator: Shaune Lakin

With the National Gallery of Victoria’s photography exhibition program sliding into oblivion – the apparent demise its only dedicated photography exhibition space on the 3rd floor of NGV International; the lack of exhibitions showcasing any Australian artists from any era; and the exhibition of perfunctory overseas exhibitions of mediocre quality (such as the high gloss, centimetre deep Alex Prager exhibition on show at the moment at NGV International) – it is encouraging that Monash Gallery of Art consistently puts on some of the best photography exhibitions in this city. This cracker of an exhibition, the last show curated by Shaune Lakin before his move to the National Gallery of Australia (and his passionate curatorial concept)…

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Exhibition: ‘Henri Cartier-Bresson. The Geometry of the Moment “Landscapes'” at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Art Blart

Exhibition dates: 3rd September 2011 – 13th May 2012

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Many thankx to the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg for allowing me to publish the photographs in the posting. Please click on the photographs for a larger version of the image.

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To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It’s a way of life.

To take a photograph is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge in the face of fleeting reality.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Henri Cartier-Bresson
FRANCE. Brie. 1968
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© Henri Cartier-Bresson /Magnum Photos

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Henri Cartier-Bresson
SOVIET UNION. Armenia. Visitors at village on the Lake Sevan. 1972.
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© Henri Cartier-Bresson /Magnum Photos

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Henri Cartier-Bresson
FRANCE. Alpes de Haute-Provence. Near Cereste. 1999.
1999
© Henri Cartier-Bresson /Magnum Photos

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“Henri Cartier-Bresson was one of the most accomplished and influential photographers of the 20th century; he was the…

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