A tale of two dicks. In South Africa, Presidential Penisgate rages. In Canada, the Prime Ministerial Penisgate rages. In between, there are centuries of artistic controversies, some even involving good art.
"The European Publishers Award for Photography was established in 1994 to offer photographers a chance to see one of their "substantial, completed and unpublished photographic book project" released in five editions across five European countries.
Previous winners have included Bruce Gilden, Simon Norfolk, Paolo Pellegrin, Jacob Aue Sobol, Klavdij Sluban and Davide Monteleone among many others. This year, Italian photographer Alessandro Imbriaco was selected from a shortlist of seven photographers, which included Kurt Tong, Luca Desienna and Fernando Moleres. Moleres was shortlisted for his project Behind Bars, Juveniles in Sierra Leone Prisons, which BJP reviewed last year. Imbriaco won the prize for his work on Rome's housing problems. "This led him to explore the peripheral and hidden spaces of the city," say the judges. "The Garden is one of those places. It is a small swamp under a flyover on the ring road circling the eastern outskirts of Rome - a failed nature reserve that ended up protecting other living creatures: Angela, a six-year-old child, was born here and grew up here with her parents Piero, from Sicily, and Luba, from Russia." Imbriaco's book will be published at the end of the year by Actes Sud in France, Blume in Spain, Dewi Lewis Publishing in the UK, Kehrer Verlag in Germany and Peliti Associati in Italy.
The first Paul Graham photographs I saw were images taken from his ‘Troubled Land‘ series. I was about twenty, and I remember the impression of contemporaneity and novelty (in comparison with other photographers working at that time in the field of landscape photography) that these subtle colored images produced on me.
Greg Dunn is a neuroscience PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania and an artist passionate about Japanese minimalist scrolls. While these interests may appear radically incongruous, Dunn's artwork suggests otherwise.
These times call for opposition. At least, that’s what political theorist Chantal Mouffe has been saying for years, and she is the living proof. While consensus politics rules, the renowned philosopher defends the importance of disagreement and explicit ideological conflict. She asserts also artists have a role to fulfil: ‘Critical art makes us realize that there are alternatives.’
Jack Robinson was a quiet man who mostly kept to himself, which explains why it was his boss, Dan Oppenheimer, who was left to take care of his estate when he passed. Little did Oppenheimer realize, h...