EXHIBITION: New Japanese Photography, Doomed Gallery, 65-67 Ridley Road, Dalston, 22 – 25 Janiary 2015 Doomed Gallery sets its sights on close to one hundred emerging photographers who are helping to shape and transform the ways in which we view Japanese artwork. Books from selected photographers will be available for purchase, and the 22nd January opening will include a book signing by Naohiro Utagawa and Yukihito Kono.
Girl on Chair © Juan Aballe
EXHIBITION: RPS International Print Exhibition, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, 16 January – 16 February 2015 The Royal Photographic Society presents its annual print exhibition, featuring work that spans a variety of genres, including fine art, documentary, and portraiture, from photographers and photo editors from around the world. Selected prints, the majority of which have never been exhibited prior, will go on tour throughout the United Kingdom for ten months.
Alicja Dobrucka, Experience the richness of life at every step., 2013 © Alicja Dobrucka
EXHIBITION: By Set Square, Compass and Eye, South Kiosk, Unit B, FlatIron Yard, 14 Ayres Street, 16 January – 14 February, 2015 Photographers Emma Charles and Alicja Dobrucka use their respective bodies of work to examine the ways in which industry affects and alters our environment, both natural and built. Where Charles hones in on Pennsylvannia’s Allegheny Mountain area, Dobrucka photographs the disparity of wealth in Mumbai through its soaring high-rises and densely packed slums.
EXHIBITION: Green Postcard, Ibid. London, 27 Margaret Street, 14 January – 28 February 2015 Max Henry curates this group show, which examines the complex relationship between painting, analog photography, and digital media, exploring the ways in which each consecutive art form supplanted and threatened the one previous. Featured artists include Rey Akdogan, Julia Haller and Anita Leisz, Michael Part, Pieter Vermeersch, Mandla Reuter, Josh Henderson, and Jason Simon with Mark Dion.
EXHIBITION: Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915–2015, Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, 15 January – 6 April 2015 This comprehensive exhibition spans one hundred years in the history of abstract art, bringing together the work one hundred revolutionary artists— including David Batchelor, Piet Mondrian, Carl Andre, Andre Zittel, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Dan Flavin, Andrea Fraser, Hélio Oiticica, Rosemarie Trockel, Aleksandr Rodchenko, and Theo Van Doesburg— under a single roof. Using Kazimir Malevich’s black square paintings as a point of departure, curator Iwona Blazwick explores themes of communication, architecture, utopia, and the everyday.
Woodland Rainbow – Oxfordshire, England © Ceri Jones (Commended, 2014)
EXHIBITION: Take a View: Landscape Photographer of the Year, London Waterloo station, 2 December 2014 – 31 January 2015 Installed along the Mezzanine Balcony of the London Waterloo station, this exhibition showcases a diverse array of landscape photographs from around Britain, celebrating the national terrain with reverence and pride. The prestigious award, founded by acclaimed photographer Charlie Waite, rang in the new year with Landscape Photographer of the Year Mark Littlejohn and Young Landscape Photographer of the Year Sam Rielly.
EVENT: London Art Fair 2015: Photography Focus Day, Business Design 52 Upper Street, 21 January 2015 This annual day of photography offers everything from artist talks to guided tours, free of charge to London Art Fair ticket holders. Be sure to visit Photo50, an exhibition presented by guest curator Sheyl Bankale, and check out the full schedule of events here.
EXHIBITION: João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva: Papagaio, Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, 30 January – 29 March 2015 Enchanting films by artists João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, shot on high speed film and shown in slow motion through dual camera obscura installations, explore themes of ritual and perception. Papagaio, the exhibition’s major film showcase, takes us to an West African Voodoo ceremony on the island São Tomé and Príncipe.
EXHIBITION: Essex Road, Tintype Contemporary Art, 107 Essex Road, 18 December, 2014 – 17 January, 2015 A collection of eight artists present one silent film each, with each narrative centered around the region on which the gallery stands. Where Suki Chan uses a camera obscura techniques to project the road inside the interior space, Geoge Eksts takes us on a nighttime excursion through a digitally-manipulated Essex Road. Other featured artists include Andrew Kotting, Anna Lucas, Emily Richardson, Penny Woolcock, and Frances Scott.
© Morgan Fisher, Courtesy Maureen Paley, London
EXHIBITION: Morgan Fisher: Past Present, Present Past, Maureen Paley, 21 Herald St, 24 November — 25 January 2015 Photographer and filmmaker Morgan Fisher presents decades-old work on film in a moving exploration of the ways in which the medium has become both obsolete and undeniably precious.