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Mei Xian Qiu's first exhibition with Kopeikin Gallery opens in Los Angeles

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Kopeikin Gallery presents Mei Xian Qiu's first exhibition with the Gallery, titled "Qilin" after the Chinese mythical creature, which is itself a combination of the four most sacred beasts in Chinese mythology. It is a creature of innate hybridism and duality, representing simultaneously and truth. Qilins signal the passage of the wise, and is the compass to the West.

 

Mei Xian Qiu grew up in Java as a third generation Chinese Diasporic minority during a time when being Chinese was unlawful. Her family immigrated to the U.S. where she has been a student and artist her entire life. Qiu visited China several times seeking out her families past, only to learn that the Country was eagerly shedding its past in order to embrace modernity. She has therefore reconstructed and self invented the unknown, creating fantastical notions of culture by dissecting essential archetypes, revelatory and iconic.

 

Mei Xian Qiu - "Qilin"

March 1 - April 19, 2014

Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles

http://www.kopeikingallery.com/

 

 

 


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Amazing Mystery Photographer Comes To Fame After Her Death

Amazing Mystery Photographer Comes To Fame After Her Death | Merveilles - Marvels | Scoop.it

"An incredible story. Vivian Maier was a nanny who lived in Chicago for most of her life and passed away in 2009 at the age of 83. Little more is known about her, except that she was an avid street photographer. Her work was discovered at an auction in 2007, more than 100,000 negatives and undeveloped rolls of film, sold by a storage facility who were cleaning out her locker for delinquent rent. Here is a small sampling of Vivian Maier’s stunning work from the Maloof Collection, spanning from the 1950s to the 1970s. Many of the photos, if they had any information at all, only provided a year and/or city."

 


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Vivian Maier - Paris Photo Agenda

Vivian Maier - Paris Photo Agenda | Merveilles - Marvels | Scoop.it

Vivian Maier was the archetypal self-taught  photographer with a keen sense of observation and an eye for composition. She  was born in New York in 1926, but spent part of her childhood in France before  returning to New York in 1951 when she started taking photos. In 1956, she moved  to Chicago, where she lived until her death in 2009. 

 

Her talent is comparable with that of the major figures of American street  photography such as Lisette Model, Helen Levitt, Diane Arbus and Garry  Winogrand. The exhibition presented at the Château de Tours by the Jeu de Paume,  in partnership with the Municipality of Tours and diChroma photography, is the  largest ever exhibition in France devoted to Vivian Maier. It includes 120 black  and white and colour gelatin silver prints from the original slides and  negatives, as well as extracts from Super 8 films she made in the 60s and  70s.

 

Vivian Maier (1926-2009).  A Photographic Revelation

Nov 09, 2013 — Jun 01, 2014

Chateau de Tours

 

More information at Jeu de Paume, Paris

http://www.jeudepaume.org/index.php?page=article&idArt=2035&lieu=10

 


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'She Who Tells A Story': Female Arab Photographers Find Their Voice

'She Who Tells A Story': Female Arab Photographers Find Their Voice | Merveilles - Marvels | Scoop.it

Roja, 2012, Shirin Neshat

 

A photograph houses inside it a complex balance of privacy, disclosure, artifice, truth and mystery. The relationships between private and public, concealing and revealing, are constantly in motion.

For female photographers in the Arab world, these relationships play a huge role in constructing their identities as Middle Eastern women and human beings.

Whether seen through the male gaze, the western gaze or the camera's lens, many of these women live in a reality governed by visual space. "She Who Tells A Story," a new exhibition at MFA Boston, ruptures the dominant narrative of the seen (or veiled) woman, exploring 12 females behind the camera who don't just exist in the world, but frame their own worlds. [...]

 

"She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World" features work from Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almutawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi, Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, Shirin Neshat, and Newsha Tavakolian. It runs from August 27, 2013 - January 12, 2014 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.


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