Collector Daily’s Loring Knoblauch reviews Substance of Density 1918-1948, writing how “it is a body of work that quietly simmers with sophistication, and rewards those willing to give it a deliberate and measured look.” To read the full article, please visit the Collector Daily website.
Yossi Milo Gallery will host a curbside book signing for Alison Rossiter's new monograph, Compendium 1898-1919, on Wednesday, August 5, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. For more information or to have copies inscribed & signed in advance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Rossiter's earlier award-winning publication Expired Paper (Radius Books/Yossi Milo, 2017), with text by art critic Leah Ollman, will also be available.
Works by Hassan Hajjaj will be featured at Intersect Aspen, an online viewing room and virtual art fair, as part of the exhibition Five Artists, Five Mediums, Five Days, from July 22-26, 2020. Presented by critic and curator Paul Laster, the program will feature one artist for each of the five featured mediums, which include drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and film/video, accompanied by a series of online talks. For more information, please visit the Intersect Aspen website.
“Joe and Edgar” (2020), a new painting by Doron Langberg, is displayed throughout NYC in Public Art Fund’s multi-platform, city-spanning exhibition Art On the Grid, through September 20, 2020. In partnership with JCDecaux and NYC & Company, spaces typically reserved for advertising and public messaging serve as temporary canvases for 50 artists to showcase works that encourage the public to re-engage with their communities. For more information, please visit the Public Art Fund website.
Artforum reviews "Substance of Density 1918-1948", with Jeffrey Kastner writing how “the elegant, conceptually expansive work of Alison Rossiter also conjures extraordinary ordinary presences.” To read the full review, please visit the Artforum website .
Kyle Myer: Interwoven features reproductions of the artist’s woven photos combining digital photography and traditional Swazi crafts, lending visibility and empowerment to a silenced LGBTQ minority community in eSwatini. Co-published by Radius Books and Yossi Milo. For more information, please visit the Radius Books website.
Photographs by Chris McCaw and Meghann Riepenhoff are featured in Image + Object, presented from July 10 - November 29, 2020 at New Museum Los Gatos, in Los Gatos, CA. The exhibition features work by four Bay Area artists, each exploring different methods of relating the photographic process and the subject of the image. For more information, please visit the New Museum Los Gatos website.
Work from Pieter Hugo’s 1994 series is on view in Dancing with the Dead at The Lock-Up in Newcastle, Australia, from June 20 – August 9, 2020. Curated by Grace Partridge, the exhibition presents works by ten contemporary artists to explore what experiences of loss can look and feel like when re-interpreted, re-performed and re-presented across a range of artistic media. For more information, please visit The Lock-Up’s website.
Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce partnership with God’s Love We Deliver and Markus Brunetti in the creation of a special fundraising print in support of God’s Love and communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal access to healthy food. For more information about the artwork and campaign, please visit our website.
Photographs by Chris McCaw, Meghann Riepenhoff and Alison Rossiter are on view in Photography to the Test of Abstraction, presented from September 12 – December 6, 2020 at three simultaneous venues across France: FRAC Normandie Rouen, in Rouen; Micro-Onde, Centre d’art contemporain de l’Onde, in Vélizy-Villacoublay; and Centre Photographie D’Île-De-France, in Pontault-Combault. This comprehensive survey exhibition catalogs the diversity of approaches found in contemporary non-figurative photography. For more information, please visit the FRAC Normandie Rouen website.
Myoung Ho Lee adapts a photographic work from his Tree series into a large-scale billboard installation for PLATFORM 26, on view at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, in Lincoln, MA from July 8, 2020 - June 1, 2021. For more information, please visit the institution’s website.
Works by Chris McCaw and Meghann Riepenhoff are on view in Ansel Adams: In Our Time at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR, from September 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021. The exhibition features Adams’ photographs juxtaposed with those by 19th-century photographers who inspired him and works by contemporary artists influenced by his legacy. Having debuted at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the show will also travel to Portland Art Museum, in Oregon. For more information, please visit the Crystal Bridges website.
Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce a multi-media online presentation featuring new work by Sarah Anne Johnson, including images of large-scale, photo-based landscapes and video from the artist’s studio. Powered by the Art Dealers Association of America, in collaboration with Artlogic. To visit our viewing room, please click here.
Harper's Magazine featured the painting Sarah and Lea (2019) by Doron Langberg in the 'Readings" section of the May 2020 issue. To view the reproduced painting, please visit the Harper's website.
Architectural Digest featured Daniel Gordon's unique fusion of sculpture, collage and photography in its May 2020 issue. “At the heart of what I do is photographic transformation,” Gordon explains. To read the full article, please visit the AD website.
Introspective Magazine and art critic Hilarie Sheets review Substance of Density, 1918 – 1948, describing how Rossiter’s assemblages “call to mind paintings by such artists as Robert Ryman, Agnes Martin and Sean Scully.” To read the full article, please visit the Introspective website.
COMPENDIUM: 1898-1919 is comprised of a chronology of twelve assemblages made by Rossiter from the earliest expired photographic papers in her collection. Co-published by Radius Books, the New York Public Library and Yossi Milo. For more information, please visit the Radius Books website.
Works by Meghann Riepenhoff and Mark Ruwedel are on view in Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Photography at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, NE, from February 8 - October 18, 2020. Featuring works ranging from abstract, cameraless and digitally manipulated to ‘straight’ photography, the exhibition’s 20 artists survey possibilities for understanding, and undermining, the notion of photographic veracity. Other featured artists include James Casabere, John Divola, Lalla Essaydi, Mickalene Thomas and Carrie Mae Weems. For more information, please visit the Joslyn Art Museum website.
Benefit Auction for Food Bank For New York City Raises Over A Half-Million Dollars
The Emergency Benefit Auction for Food Bank For New York City, organized by Doron Langberg and facilitated by Yossi Milo Gallery, concluded on May 8th. Through the collective efforts of artists, galleries, and collectors, over a half-million dollars was raised for Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs. For more information, please visit the auction website powered by Artsy.
The Brooklyn Rail reviews Alison Rossiter’s exhibition, Substance of Density 1918-1948. “Much of the work,” writes Zach Ritter, “evokes different moments in the history of painterly and photographic abstraction.” “To read the full article, please visit the Rail website .
Paintings by Angela Dufresne are featured in Visionary New England, on view at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA, from April 24 - September 13, 2020. Visionary New England draws on the region’s longstanding history of visionary and spiritual social practices to offer a vision for future harmony between humanity and the natural world. Other featured artists include Caleb Charland, Anna Craycroft, Josephine Halvorson and Kim Weston. For more information, please visit the deCordova website.
Photographs by Pieter Hugo were on view in Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection at Pérez Art Museum in Miami, FL from April 24 - July 26, 2020. Celebrating recent acquisitions to the Jorge M. Pérez permanent collection, Allied with Power underscored issues concerning race, representation, spirituality and more. Other featured artists include Firelei Báez, Elias Sime, Hank Willis Thomas and Kara Walker. For more information, please visit the Pérez Art Museum website.
A new book by Pieter Hugo, *La Cucaracha*Italic text, was released by Editorial RM (Barcelona/Mexico City) in March 2020. The monograph features 54 images taken by Hugo in Mexico in 2018 and 2019, as well as texts by Mario Bellatin and Ashraf Jamal. For more information, please visit the gallery’s Publications page.
A major solo exhibition by Hassan Hajjaj entitled VOGUE: The Arab Issue was on view at Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden, from February 14 – June 7, 2020. Hajjaj’s mixed media works reference issues of cultural identity, stereotypes and appropriation in an increasingly globalized world by intermixing western symbols of high fashion and pop art with Moroccan consumer items. For more information, please visit the Fotografiska website.
New York Times critic Siddhartha Mitter reviewed Pieter Hugo's solo exhibition, La Cucaracha, describing how Hugo “designs his portraits collaboratively with his subjects, and the strong color and crisp shooting mostly honor them, especially the close-up frames that dispense with dreamlike stagings.” To read the full article, please visit the New York Times website.
Hassan Hajjaj's portrait of Cardi B was on view in CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop at the International Center of Photography in New York, NY, from January 25 - May 18, 2020. The show surveyed the evolution of Hip-Hop since its inception four decades ago, exploring the wide cultural and political impacts of the movement and the plethora of iconic images created along the way. Other featured artists include Janette Beckman, Barron Claiborne, Gordon Parks and Jamel Shabazz. For more information, please visit the ICP website.
Photographs by Markus Brunetti and Ezra Stoller were on view in In Focus: New Acquisitions in Photography at the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg, VA, from February 8 – April 7, 2020. In Focus presented recent additions to the Muscarelle’s photography collection, emphasizing the institution’s growing interest in diversity of photographic process and subject matter. Other featured artists include Julia Margaret Cameron, Kristin Capp, Duane Michals and Ruth Orkin. For more information, please visit the Muscarelle Museum website.
Yossi Milo Gallery participated in the 2020 edition of The Armory Show on Pier 94 in New York City from March 4 – 8, featuring work by Matthew Brandt, Angela Dufresne, Daniel Gordon, Hassan Hajjaj, Sarah Anne Johnson, Doron Langberg, Chris McCaw, Grace Metzler, Kyle Meyer, J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Meghann Riepenhoff and Alison Rossiter. For more information, please visit the Armory Show website.
New commissions by Hassan Hajjaj were included in the Second Lahore Biennale (LB02), Between the Sun and the Moon, across cultural heritage sites in Lahore, Pakistan, through February 29, 2020. Artwork in LB02 explored the issue of climate change and its repercussions, juxtaposing the rich social and cultural history of Lahore with its ancient cosmological understandings of the natural world and self. LB02 featured commissions by more than 20 artists including Madiha Aijaz, Alia Farid, Diana Al-Hadid and Haroon Mirza. For more information, please visit the Lahore Biennale Foundation website.
Photographs by Mark Ruwedel were on view in Walker Evans Revisited as part of the 2020 Biennial for Contemporary Photography at the Kuntshalle Mannheim in Germany from February 29, 2020 - April 26, 2020. Evans’ photographs depicting the realities of American life in the 20th Century will be featured alongside works by contemporary artists including Ruwedel “whose work breathes new life into Evans' oeuvre”. Other featured artists in the exhibition, curated by David Campany, include Justine Kurland, Sherrie Levine and Stephen Shore, among others. For more information, please visit the Kunsthalle Mannheim website.
Photographs by Pieter Hugo were on view in New Works: 20 Years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse at The Cube in Eschborn, Germany from November 22, 2019 - February 22, 2020. The works of the 14 artists featured in New Works explore the conditions of human existence, probing issues of identity and adaptation in a global context. Other featured artists include Jana Bissdorf, Hsu Pin Lee, Anders Petersen and Henry Wessel. For more information, please visit the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation website.
Photographs by Myoung Ho Lee were on view in Among the Trees at Hayward Gallery in London from March 4 - May 17, 2020. The exhibition drew from a variety of artistic media to investigate the symbolic and aesthetic resonance of trees and their relationship to human civilization. Other featured artists include Robert Adams, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Tacita Dean, Peter Doig and Anya Gallaccio. For more information, please visit the Southbank Centre website.
Mark Ruwedel’s photographs were featured in Imaging Change: History, Memory, and Social Justice at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, CA, from December 7, 2019 - April 5, 2020. Using Dawoud Bey’s Birmingham Project as a point of departure, the exhibition considered photography’s integral relationship with collective memory and the past, from the beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement to the present day. Other featured photographers include Eve Arnold, Walker Evans, Kora Ezawa, Vik Muniz and Lorna Simpson. For more information, please visit the Palm Springs Art Museum website.
A new release from Phaidon and the estate of Ezra Stoller, Ezra Stoller: A Photographic History of Modern American Architecture, by Pierluigi Serraino was released Fall 2019. Serraino, a practicing architect, author, and educator, guides the reader through a captivating history of 20th-century Modern American architecture, as seen through the eyes of the legendary photographer. For more information, please visit the Phaidon website.
Photographs by Mark Ruwedel were on view in The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology at the MIT Museum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA from October 11, 2019 - February 23, 2020. The Polaroid Project investigated the history of Polaroid and the amateur and professional photographers who embraced it. Featuring works by 275 artists, the show explores the significant relationship between art and the technology of the photographic medium itself. Included among the 275 exhibiting artists were Shelby Lee Adams, Guy Bourdin, Barbara Crane, Walker Evans and Andy Warhol For more information, please visit the MIT Museum website.
Works by Sarah Anne Johnson will be on view in On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT from August 28, 2020 - January 21, 2021. Honoring the 50th anniversary of coeducation at Yale and the 150th anniversary of the first enrollment of women students in the university’s fine arts program, On the Basis of Art is comprised of artworks by women from the Art Gallery’s collection. Other featured artists include Jennifer Bartlett, Eva Hesse and Maya Lin. For more information, please visit the Yale University website.
Photographic works by Pieter Hugo, Myoung Ho Lee and Alison Rossiter were on view in Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs, at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, from December 17, 2019 - March 8, 2020. Commemorating the 35th anniversary of the photography collection, Unseen created a dialog between its ‘hidden treasures’, none of which have been exhibited at the Getty before. For more information, please visit the Getty Museum website.
Photographs from Pieter Hugo’s series THERE’S A PLACE IN HELL FOR ME AND MY FRIENDS were included in Civilization: The Way We Live Now at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, from September 13, 2019 - February 2, 2020. Bringing together over 200 photographs by contemporary photographers across five continents, the exhibition explored how photography records the collective achievements and shortcomings of global civilization. Other featured artists include Katy Grannan, Candida Höfer, Shintaro Sato, Dona Schwartz, and Henrik Spohler. For more information, please visit the NGV website.
An immersive solo exhibition by Hassan Hajjaj, Carte Blanche, was on view at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) in Paris, from September 11 - November 17, 2019. Carte Blanche featured photography, video, furniture and installation exploring Hajjaj’s wide-ranging interests including fashion, consumerism, and the cross-cultural musical scenes of London and North Africa. For more information, please visit the MEP website [French].
Photographs by German Artist Marco Breuer were on view in A History of Photography at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY, from October 26, 2019 - April 19, 2020. The exhibition focuses on the photographic vision of immigrants to the United States, from the nineteenth century through today. Other featured artists include Binh Danh, Dina Dar, Andreas Feininger, and José Maria Mora. For more information, please visit the George Eastman Museum website.
Studio photographs by Sanlé Sory were on view in Shape of Light: Defining Photographs from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, from September 20 - December 15, 2019. As the Center’s first exhibition dedicated to its photographic collection, Shape of Light celebrated the diverse history, innovation, and medium of the photographic works in the show. For more information, please visit the Loeb Art Center website.
Bucuresti, Templul Coral, from Markus Brunetti’s FACADES series was on view in Scenes from the Collection, an ongoing exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York, NY. The rotating exhibition highlights new acquisitions alongside selections from the Museum’s vast collection, from antiquities to contemporary works. Other featured artists include Nicole Eisenman, Eva Hesse, Deborah Kass and Kehinde Wiley. For more information, please visit the Jewish Museum website.
Photographs by Pieter Hugo were included in Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, MI, from October 25, 2019 - February 2, 2020. The exhibition investigated the relationship between urban landscape, place, identity, and regional culture, presenting perspectives of contemporary artists from southern Africa on the legacy of post-colonialism. Other featured artists include Margaret Courtney-Clarke, Binelde Hyrcan, Robin Rhode, Penny Siopis and Guy Tillim. For more information, please visit the MOCA Detroit website.
A new monograph of Kohei Yoshiyuki’s seminal photographic series, The Park, was published by Radius Books and Yossi Milo in September 2019. Photographs from The Park series were taken between 1971 and 1979 in the parks of Tokyo at night using infrared film and flash. The new edition features all of the original photographs, never-before-seen images and documentation of the original 1980 and 1982 magazines, Document: Koen. For more information, please visit the gallery’s Publications page.
Work by Alison Rossiter was on view in Voyages & Discoveries at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY, from October 19, 2019 to January 5, 2020. The show placed paintings and an musical playlist by artist duo Anderson & Low in conversation with selections from the museum’s existing collection. For more information, please visit the George Eastman Museum website.
Curator and writer Osman Can Yerebakan reviewed Doron Langberg’s solo exhibition, Likeness, in the Brooklyn Rail, stating Langberg “orchestrates symphonies of figures, surroundings, and waves of abstraction in masterly concert.” To read the full review, please visit the Brooklyn Rail website.
Hyperallergic’s Harry Tafoya reviewed Doron Langberg's first solo exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery, Likeness. To read the full review, please visit the Hyperallergic website.
A solo exhibition of photographs by Simen Johan was on view at Brad Cushman Gallery at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AK, from October 12 - December 2, 2019, concurrent with the artist’s tenth solo exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery. Johan’s hybrid images, assembled from hundreds of disparate images taken around the world, feature animals in turbulent scenes of power play and dramatic poses. Johan gave an artist talk at the university's Windgate Center of Art and Design on November 15, 2019. For more information, please visit the Brad Cushman Gallery website.
Portrait photographs by Sanlé Sory were featured in Studio Africain at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) in Paris, France, from September 11 – November 17, 2019. Studio Africain explored the practice of four West African photographers whose work established the identity of African communities in a post-colonial, independent era. Other featured artists include Seydou Keïta, Abdourahmane Sakaly, and Malick Sidibé. For more information, please visit the MEP website [French].
Matthew Brandt’s exhibition, Rocks and Eagles, was on view at the Newark Museum in Newark, NJ. In his first East-coast solo show, Brandt will present large-scale photographic works made from unusual materials, such as silver dollars, leaded glass windows and rocks deaccessioned from the Museum’s Natural Science Collection. For more information, please visit the Newark Museum website.
A photo-weaving by Kyle Meyer was featured in A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection from March 6 - September 15, 2019 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. The exhibition traced the history of photography from its invention to the present day, showcasing important works from the museum’s collection with a focus on images featuring LGBTQ subjects and photographers. Other featured artists include Diane Arbus, Catherine Opie, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Duane Michals. For more information, please visit the MFA website.
Yossi Milo Gallery was pleased to participate in the 23rd edition of Paris Photo, which took place at the Grand Palais from November 7 - 10, 2019. The gallery presented the work of Matthew Brandt, Marco Breuer, Norm Clasen, Hassan Hajjaj, Chris McCaw, Kyle Meyer, Meghann Riepenhoff, Alison Rossiter, Sanlé Sory and Kohei Yoshiyuki. For more information, please visit the Paris Photo website.
Works from Kyle Meyer’s Interwoven series were on view in Intersecting Identities, at the Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE, from August 9 - December 31, 2019. Drawn from the Sheldon collection, the works in the exhibition created a dialogue about the intersectionality of race with other facets of identity including ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and social class. Other featured artists included Lalla Essaydi, Roger Shimomura and Yinka Shonibare. For more information, please visit the Sheldon Museum website.
Works by Matthew Brandt were included in On Earth: Imaging, Technology and the Natural World at the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival in Arles, France, from July 1 - September 22, 2019. The exhibition featured a variety of photographic forms, from in-game photography to digital installation, asking the viewer how photography enables us to observe the world and our existence in it, and proposing alternative ways of engaging with the environment. Other featured artists included Thomas Albdorf, Melanie Bonajo, Lucas Foglia, Noémie Goudal, Adam Jeppesen, and Maya Watanabe. For more information, please visit the Rencontres website.
Doron Langberg’s paintings were on view in Semblance: The Public/ Private/ Shared Self at the Lousiana State University Museum of Art in Baton Rouge, LA, from June 27- October 6, 2019. For more information, please visit the LSU Museum of Art website.
New York Times critic Will Heinrich described how “you could spend all day” looking at “a sensational roundup of West African portrait photography from its golden age in the pre-independence 1950s to the present.” To read the full article, please visit the New York Times website.
Hassan Hajjaj presented a live performance installation, My Rock Stars Experimental - Live, at the Ford Theaters in Los Angeles, on October 11, 2019. Six musicians performed Hajjaj’s My Rocks Stars series live on stage, in front of a backdrop of textiles designed by Hajjaj and manufactured by local Moroccan artisans. The international roster of performers included Afrikan Boy, Bumi, Simo Lagnawi the Gnawa Berber, and Marques Toliver, reflecting the combination of London hip-hop, reggae, and North African heritage that influences Hajjaj’s broader artistic practice. For more information, please visit the Ford Theaters website.
A solo exhibition by Mark Ruwedel, Westward the Course of Empire, was on view at the California Historical Society in San Francisco, CA, from March 21 – October 20, 2019. Ruwedel’s masterful photographs depicting abandoned or unfinished railroads throughout North America were exhibited to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. For more information, please visit the California Historical Society website.
Paintings by Angela Dufresne were on view in Just My Type: Angela Dufresne at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz, NY, from February 9 – July 14, 2019. Curated by Melissa Ragona and Anastasia James, the exhibition showcased intimate portraits of the artist’s friends, family, and community, painted from life. For more information, please visit the Dorsky Museum website.
Alison Rossiter’s camera-less photographs were on view in The Beauty of Lines: Masterpieces from the Sondra Gilman and Celso González-Falla Collection from June 20 – September 29, 2019 at the Fundación Foto Colectania in Barcelona, Spain. The traveling exhibition presented a selection of historic and contemporary masterpieces from the collection that underscore the power of the photographic line. Other featured artists included Berenice Abbott, Edward Burtynsky, Walker Evans, Graciela Iturbide, Robert Mapplethorpe and Hiroshi Sugimoto. For more information, please visit the Foto Colectania website.
Photo-weavings from Kyle Meyer’s Interwoven series, as well as new works created on-site, were featured in FILAM(A)NT, at Fondation Blachère in Apt, France, from May 23 – October 5, 2019. The exhibition presented works from the institution’s collection alongside new works created by fellow artists-in-residence, many of whom work with African textiles. Other featured artists include Marion Boehm, Abdoulaye Konate, Hassan Musa and Billie Zangewa. For more information, please visit the Fondation Blachère website.
Paintings by Angela Dufresne were featured in Paint, also known as Blood: Women, Affect and Desire in Contemporary Painting, on view from June 7 - August 11, 2019, at the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland. Curated by Natalia Sielewicz, the exhibition brought together a women-only line up of artists whose introspective practices investigate the body, sexuality, agency, trauma and the self-determination of womanhood. Other featured artists include Dana Schutz, Tschabalala Self, Paulina Ołowska, Gosia Bartosik and more. For more information, please visit the MoMA Warsaw website.
Recently acquired works by Marco Breuer are on view in Collecting Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK, from October 12, 2018 – September 4, 2020. The inaugural exhibition in the V&A’s new Photography Centre explores photography as a way of ‘collecting the world’. Other featured artists include Anna Atkins, Walker Evans, Edward Steichen, Cindy Sherman and Hiroshi Sugimoto. For more information, please visit the V&A website.
Artforum featured African Spirits as a Critics’ Pick, with Joseph Akel examining a “sense of constructing and celebrating identity” and “sartorial flair" at the heart of many included portraits . To read the full article: Artforum.
Nevet Yitzhak’s solo exhibition, WarCraft, was on view from April 4 - May 26, 2019, at the Koffler Center of the Arts in Toronto, Canada. The exhibition featured Yitzhak’s large-scale projections of digitally-constructed Afghan rugs, where gaming audio and visual aesthetics immerse the viewer in contemporary realities of war and geopolitical conflict. For more information, please visit the Koffler Gallery website.
Photographs by Mark Ruwedel were featured in Fil Noir, on view from June 5 - August 25, 2019, at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) in Paris, France. The exhibition drew from MEP’s extensive photography collection of nearly 23,000 prints, seeking to explore close links between the film noir cinematic genre and photography. Other featured artists include Diane Arbus, Larry Clark, Robert Frank, Nan Goldin and Helmut Newton. For more information, please visit the GalleriesNow website.
Portrait photographs by Pieter Hugo were included in Here We Are Today at Bucerius Kunst Forum in Hamburg, Germany, on view from June 7 - September 29, 2019. The exhibition presented video and photo-based artworks that engage with central issues of our globalized economy and society. Other featured artists include Zarina Bhimji, Andreas Gursky, Shirin Neshat and Trevor Paglen. For more information, please visit the Bucerius Kunst Forum website.
Works by Pieter Hugo were featured in IncarNations: African Art as Philosophy, on view at the BOZAR Center for Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium, from June 28 - October 6, 2019. The exhibition brought together traditional and contemporary artworks from both Africa and the diaspora, reflecting the diversity of the African artistic heritage and its itinerant histories of slavery, colonialism, and independence movements. Other featured artists include Ana Mendieta, Zanele Muholi, Wangechi Mutu, Yinka Shonibare CBE and Pascale Marthine Tayou. For more information, please visit the BOZAR website.
A solo exhibition of photographic works by Meghann Riepenhoff, Nearshore, was on view at the Bolinas Museum in Bolinas, CA, from June 15 - August 11, 2019. Nearshore presenteddynamic cyanotypes created on the water’s edge, featuring visual evidence of great wild fires in the Northwest, tidal charts informed by the rhythms of the ocean in Bolinas and other unique collaborations with nature. For more information, please visit the Bolinas Museum website.
FACADES works by Markus Brunetti were on view in The Place as Metaphor: Collection Conversations at the Cornell Fine Art Museum, Winter Park, FL, from January 17 - May 12, 2019. The exhibition featured diverse works from the museum’s collection illustrating the notion of “place” in its varied literal and symbolic interpretations. Other featured artists include Salvador Dalí, Ernesto Neto, Guy Carleton Wiggins, Lynn Aldrich and Danh Vo. For more information, please visit the Cornell Museum website.
Photographs by Mark Ruwedel and Marco Breuer were on view in Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) in Berkeley, CA, from March 27 – September 1, 2019. Other featured artists in the Goodman Belco Collection include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helen Levitt, Christian Marclay and Christine Osinski. For more information, please visit the BAMPFA website.
Photographs from Mark Ruwedel’s series We All Loved Ruscha (15 Apts.) were on view in Mapping Space: Recent Acquisitions in Focus at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA, from February 26 - July 14, 2019. The exhibition showcased work by five international photographers who take unique, modern approaches to landscape photography: Uta Barth, Robert Kinmont, Richard Long, Wang Jinsong and Ruwedel. For more information, please visit the Getty museum website.
The Path, a solo exhibition of photographs, films, and installations by Hassan Hajjaj was on view at the New Art Exchange, Nottingham, United Kingdom from April 6 - June 23, 2019. The exhibition presented work from multiple series, highlighting Hajjaj’s engagement with Moroccan, British and globalized culture in the modern world. For more information, please visit the New Art Exchange website.
Work by Hassan Hajjaj was on view in Material Insanity at Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden in Marrakech, Morocco, from February 26 – August 15, 2019. The exhibition explored the relationship between form, material, and meaning through a series of installations and artworks primarily composed of everyday objects. Other featured artists include Yasmina Alaoui, Oli Bonzanigo, Frances Goodman, and Adrian Piper. For more information, please visit the MACAAL website.
Alison Rossiter was awarded the 2018 Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography. Created by the Shpilman family, the Shpilman Institute for Photography and the Israel Museum in 2010, the biennial prize was on the theme of “The Last Photograph” and determined by an international jury of five acclaimed professionals in photography. For more information, please visit the Israel Museum website.
Drawings by David Goldes were on view in Growing the Collection: Drawings and Collage, 1960 to Now, an exhibition of acquired works on paper, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) in Minneapolis, MN, from December 22, 2018 – September 1, 2019. For more information, please visit the MIA website.
Collage by Nathalie Boutté was included in Cut Up/Cut Out at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, WI, from March 2 - June 2, 2019. The traveling exhibition brought together international artists whose work provides a modern take on the art of cutting paper, bridging gaps between mediums and techniques. Other featured artists include Claire Brewster, Donna Ruff, Jen Stark and Maude White. For more information, please visit the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum website.
A painting by Doron Langberg was on view at the galleries of the American Academy of Arts and Letters on the historic Audubon Terrace in New York, NY, from March 7 - April 7, 2019. The annual invitational exhibition featured contemporary artists selected by the members of the Academy, America’s most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, writers, and composers. For more information, please visit the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ website.
Mark Ruwedel was shortlisted for the 2019 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize for his solo exhibition at the Tate Modern, London in 2018. An exhibition of the selected finalists’ projects was on view at The Photographers' Gallery (UK) from March 8 – June 2, 2019. The other shortlisted artists are Laia Abril, Susan Meiselas and Arwed Messmer. For more information please visit the Deutsche Börse website.
Mark Ruwedel hosted a lecture at The Photographer’s Gallery in London on May 14, 2019. On the occasion of his nomination for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019, Ruwedel discussed his practice and recent exhibition at Tate Modern in 2018. For more information, please visit The Photographers' Gallery website.
Three works by Hassan Hajjaj were included in The Space of the Image – MAXXI Collection 2018-2019, at the Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI) in Rome, Italy. This cycle of the permanent exhibition featured more than 70 new acquisitions that have enriched the museum’s holdings. Other featured artists include Alighiero Boetti, Katharina Grosse, Aldo Rossi and Bill Viola. For more information, please visit the MAXXI website.
Photographs by Chris McCaw were on view in The Sheltering Sky at The Palo Alto Art Center in Palo Alto, CA, from January 19 - April 7, 2019. The exhibition, titled after Paul Bowles iconic novel, brought together artists whose practice focuses on the dynamic sky. In conjunction with the show, McCaw hosted an artist talk on March 31 at the Lick Observatory in Mounta Hamilton, CA. Other featured artists include Sukey Bryan, Val Britton, Linda Connor and Hiroshi Sugimoto. For more information, please visit the Palo Alto Art Center website.
Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by Doron Langberg in Fall 2019. Langberg’s portraits on canvas capture moments ranging from the ordinary to the deeply personal and private, focusing on queer pleasure, intimacy and friendship. The complete announcement may be viewed here.
Markus Brunetti participated in a panel discussion at The Hood Museum in Hanover, NH, on May 3, 2019, as part of the Museum’s re-opening celebration program. The panel, moderated by Associate Curator of Academic Programming, Amelia Kahl, discussed the ways in which contemporary art practices have reshaped and pluralized the medium of photography. For more information, please visit the Hood Museum website.
Doron Langberg participated in the Art Awardee Panel Discussion lead by David Cohen on April 7, 2019, at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Langberg discussed his art practice and elaborated on the winning artwork featured in the Academy’s exhibition. Other panelists and award winners include Judith Bernstein, Charlotte de Larminat, Inka Essenhigh, and Alain Kirili. For more information, please visit the American Academy website.
Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce representation of artist Angela Dufresne along with M+B in Los Angeles. Dufresne’s signature compositions, at once grandiose and humble, imagined and believable, scenic and chaotic, connect widely disparate icons of figuration, landscape, movies and urban tableaux into potent mises en scène. The complete announcement may be viewed here.
New works by Sze Tsung Nicolás Leong and collaborator Judy Chung were included in the exhibition Cinque Mostre 2019: Δx Displacement at the American Academy in Rome from February 20 - March 31, 2019. The multimedia exhibition focused on the meaning of the term displacement. Other featured artists include Carola Bonfili, Zaneta Hong, Renato Leotta and Franceso Zorzi. For more information, please visit the American Academy in Rome website.
Photographs by Alison Rossiter and Mark Ruwedel were on view in The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs from National Gallery of Canada at the Morgan Library and Museum from February 15 – May 26, 2019. The exhibition featured over 70 photographs from the National Gallery’s collection, juxtaposing historic and contemporary imagery made using a variety of traditional and alternative photographic techniques. Other featured artists include Julia Margaret Cameron, Lynne Cohen, Gordon Parks, and Josef Sudek. For more information, please visit the Morgan Library website.
Photographs by Matthew Brandt and Alison Rossiter were on view in Look Back: 45 Years of Collecting Photography at the High Museum in Atlanta, GA, from October 14, 2018 – April 14, 2019. The inaugural exhibition in the museum’s new photography galleries also featured work by Ilse Bing, Sally Mann, Man Ray and Hiroshi Sugimoto and many others. For more information, please visit the High Museum website.
Artwork by Hassan Hajjaj was featured in Styles of Resistance: From the Corner to the Catwalk at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Brooklyn, NY from January 18 – February 24, 2019. The exhibition celebrated the origins and evolution of urban fashion from the 1970s to the present day. Other featured artists include Alex Blaise, Kendall Carter and Victoria Ford. For more information, please visit the MoCADA website.
Markus Brunetti’s FACADES were included in the exhibition Un Autre Monde Dans Notre Monde (Another World in Our World) at the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in Marseille, France from March 23 - June 2, 2019. Un Autre Monde focused on the concept of fantastic realism, bringing together contemporary artworks that reinterpret perception and reality. Other featured artists include Claire Tabouret, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Jim Shaw, Anaïs Tondeur, and Agnes Troublé, aka agnès b. For more information, please visit the FRAC’s website (French).
Pieter Hugo’s solo exhibition, Aquí se rompió una taza, was on view at Centro Fotográfico Álvarez Bravo in Oaxaca, Mexico, through February 5, 2019, as part of the Crossing Night Festival. Working primarily in Oaxaca in the Spring of 2018, Hugo’s photographs draw inspiration from the mural work of David Alfaro Siqueiros and Mexican folklore. For more information, please visit the Crossing Night website.
Yossi Milo Gallery was pleased to participate in the 2019 Marrakech edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, taking place at La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco, from February 23-24, 2019. In a booth designed by Hassan Hajjaj, the gallery presented the work of Nathalie Boutté, Hassan Hajjaj, Kyle Meyer, J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere, and Sanlé Sory. For more information, please visit the 1-54 website.
Making a Scene, a solo exhibition of painting and video by Angela Dufresne, was on view at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO, from September 20, 2018 - January 6, 2019. For more information, please visit the Kemper Museum of Art website.
Pieter Hugo’s work was on view in Recent Histories / Contemporary African Photography and Video Art from The Walther Collection at Huis Marseille in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from December 8, 2018 – March 3, 2019. The exhibition includes the work of African artists who respond to the concept of “African” from their distinct, personal perspectives. Other featured artists include Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Délio Jasse, Lebohang Kganye, Sabelo Mlangeni and Zanele Muholi. For more information, please visit the Huis Marseille website2PUOpoG text: Huis Marseille website).
Three large-scale light boxes from Matthew Brandt’s Stepping Stone Falls series were on view in Back to the Future: The 19th Century in the 21st Century, at Mai Manó House, Budapest, Hungary, from February 1 - March 17, 2019. The exhibition juxtaposes experimental photographic works by contemporary artists with those by the medium’s 19th-century pioneers, demonstrating commonalities that link artistic production across centuries. Back to the Future was previously on view at C/O Berlin and Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam in 2018. For more exhibition information, please visit the C/O Berlin website.
The New Yorker contributor Nicolas Niarchos traveled to Burkina Faso to meet Sanlé Sory after seeing the artist's first exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery in Spring 2018. To read the full story, please visit the The New Yorker website.
A solo exhibition of works by Ezra Stoller was on view at The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow, Russia, from September 20, 2018 - February 4, 2019. Pioneers of American Modernism: Ezra Stoller included photographs of public and private architecture and range from his early career in the late 1930s through the 1970s. For more information, please visit the Center’s website.
Yossi Milo Gallery participated in the 2019 edition of The Armory Show, which took place at Piers 92 & 94 from March 7-10, 2019. The gallery presented the work of Nathalie Boutté, Matthew Brandt, Angela Dufresne, Hassan Hajjaj, Pieter Hugo, Simen Johan, Doron Langberg, Chris McCaw, Kyle Meyer, and Meghann Riepenhoff. For more information, please visit the Armory Show website.
Matthew Brandt hosted a one-day photogram workshop on March 9, 2019, at the Newark Museum, NJ. Participants toured Brandt’s solo exhibition, Rocks and Eagles, and create unique photograms with the artist. For more information, please visit the Newark Museum's website.
Photographs from Pieter Hugo’s 1994 and Permanent Error series were on view in Evoking Reality at Daimler Contemporary in Berlin, Germany, from November 24, 2018 – May 5, 2019. The exhibition bought together politically-focused photographs and video from the Daimler Art Collection that forego popular means of representation to construct an ambiguous, critical visualization of global reality. Other featured artists include Jane Alexander, Richard Mosse, Viviane Sassen, Guy Tillim and Maya Zack. For more information, please visit the Daimler Art Collection website.
Works by Tim Hetherington were on view in War and Peace in Liberia at the Bronx Documentary Center in Bronx, NY, from October 26 – December 16, 2018. The exhibition featured pivotal photographs taken by Hetherington and fellow photojournalist Chris Hondros during the Liberian Civil Wars. For more information, please visit the Bronx Documentary Center website.
The work of Matthew Brandt, Chris McCaw, Meghann Riepenhoff and Mark Ruwedel was on display in Ansel Adams in Our Time at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from December 13, 2018 – February 24, 2019. The exhibition featured Adams’ photographs juxtaposed with those by 19th century photographers who inspired him and works by contemporary photographers influenced by his legacy. Other featured artists include Timothy O’Sullivan, Carleton Watkins, Binh Danh, Catherine Opie and Mark Klett. For more information, please visit the Museum of Fine Arts website.
Mark Ruwedel’s series Ouarzazate was on view at Musée d'Art et de Culture in Marrakech, Morrocco, from November 3 – December 31, 2018. The exhibition featured photographs taken during an artist residency in 2014 and 2016 in the historic desert town and popular filmmaking location of Ouarzazate, Morocco. For more information, please visit the Musée MACMA website.
A solo exhibition of photographs and handmade artist books by Mark Ruwedel was on view at Tate Modern in Bankside, London, United Kingdom, through December 16, 2018. Featuring prints and objects from multiple series, the exhibition highlighted Ruwedel’s distinctive contribution to traditional and contemporary landscape photography, and his systematic, conceptual approach to image making. For more information, please visit the Tate Modern website.
Woven photographs by Kyle Meyer were featured in Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of The Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art, on view at the Mennello Museum in Orlando, Florida, from October 29, 2018 – January 13, 2019. Selected from the collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman, the exhibition included work by artists engaging with poignant issues of race, sexuality and violence within the discourse of the African and Hispanic Diaspora. Other featured artists include Clotilde Jiménez, Ebony G. Patterson and Lamar Peterson. For more information, please visit the Mennello Museum website.
Unique works by Meghann Riepenhoff and Alison Rossiter were on view in Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works at the New York Public Library in New York City, from September 28, 2018 – January 6, 2019. Taking place in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, the exhibition featured contemporary works that reflect Atkins’ innovative approach to image-making. Other featured artists include Katherine Hubbard, Owen Kydd, Penelope Umbrico and Ellen Zeigler. A companion exhibition of original works by Atkins was also on view from October 19 – 2016 through January 16, 2019. For more information, please visit the New York Public Library website.
Work by Pieter Hugo was on view at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China as part of the 3rd Beijing Photo Biennial/1st Beizhen International Photography Festival from September 28 – November 28, 2018. Confusing Public and Private, the brand exhibition at CAFA Art Museum, presented a thematically and geographically diverse gathering of works exploring the influence of photography on constructions of history, social reality and the self. Other featured artists included Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Gayatri Ganju, Zanele Muholi, Viviane Sassen and Shen Wei, and others. For more information, please visit the CAFA Museum website.
Yossi Milo Gallery, in collaboration with Radius Books, released Meghann Riepenhoff’s debut monograph in Fall 2018. Littoral Drift + Ecotone offers a comprehensive look at Riepenhoff’s dynamic cyanotypes, made in collaboration with elements such as rain, ocean waves, sediment and icicles. For more information, please visit the gallery’s Publications page.
Ian Bourland's review of John Chiara's Fall 2018 solo exhibition, Pike Slip to Sugar Hill, can be viewed in Artforum's Critics' Picks section here.
On December 19, 2018, Alison Rossiter hosted a mid-day walkthrough of Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works, on view at the New York Public Library through January 6, 2019. Part of the Meet the Artist series presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Rossiter spoke about her unique photographic work on view. For more information, please visit the NYPL website.
Mark Ruwedel’s publication, Ouarzazate, was released by MACK, London, in October 2018. The monograph features Ruwedel’s photographs taken during an artist residency in 2014 and 2016 in the historic desert town and popular filmmaking location of Ouarzazate, Morocco. Typically working in the deserts of the American West, Ruwedel continues his exploration of contemporary ruins on the other side of the globe. For more information, please visit the MACK website.
Luc Sante's full essay and a portfolio of new work by John Chiara can be viewed on The New York Times Magazine website.
Photographs by Sanlé Sory were featured in Collective Recollection, on view at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence, RI, from July 26, 2018 – January 19, 2019. This exhibition included nearly 60 artworks that challenge viewers to question who has the ability to represent identity within photographs throughout history. Other featured artists includes Susan Meiselas, Gordon Parks, and Aaron Siskind. For more information, please visit the Museum’s website.
Pieter Hugo's photographs were on view in Civilization: The Way We Live Now, presented by the National Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art (NMMCA) and Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP) in Seoul, Korea, from October 17, 2018 – February 17, 2019. The exhibition features works by over 100 artists, including Katy Grannan, Lauren Greenfield, An-My Lê and Thomas Struth, and will travel to Beijing, Melbourne, and Marseille following its run at the NMMCA. For more information, please visit the NMMCA website. For future dates and locations, please visit the FEP website.
Works by Chris McCaw were featured in 10,000 Fahrenheit at the San Francisco Arts Commission in San Francisco, CA, from September 14 - December 8, 2018. Building on the idea that the sun’s surface is inherently intangible, 10,000 Fahrenheit featured works by artists that use the sun, light, or heat to explore other intangible subjects such as memory and the passage of time. In conjunction with the exhibition, McCaw joined artist William Lamson and curator Meg Schiff in conversation on October 26, 2018. For more information, please visit the Arts Commission’s website.
Work by Alison Rossiter were featured in Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art, on view at Tate Modern from May 2 – October 14, 2018. Presenting works by 20th and 21st century artists, the exhibition examines the symbiotic role of photography in the development of abstract art. Other featured artists include Carl Andre, Georges Braque, Barbara Kasten, László Moholy-Nagy, Sigmar Polke, Bridget Riley and Thomas Ruff. For more information, please visit the Tate Modern website.
Meghann Riepenhoff was named a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow. Riepenhoff’s work questions the nature of our relationships to the landscape, images, time, and impermanence. For more information, please visit the Guggenheim Foundation website: https://bit.ly/2v3npJQ.
Matthew Brandt’s Bridges Over Flint, 2016, was featured in Out of the Crate: New Gifts & Purchases at the Detroit Institute of Arts through September 23, 2018. Brandt’s suite of 24 of gelatin silver photographs processed with tap water from Flint, Michigan comments on environmental and political concerns in the city of Flint. The artist also spoke at DIA on October 25, 2018, following the exhibition. For more information, please visit the Detroit Institute of Arts website.
Works from Sze Tsung Nicolás Leong’s Horizons and Cities series were on view in Life and Dreams: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Media Art at The Walther Collection in Neu Ulm, Germany, from May 13, 2018 – November 30, 2019. Life and Dreams, curated by the International Center of Photography’s Christopher Phillips, presented works from the collection that demonstrate the prominence of photography and media in contemporary Chinese art. Other featured artists include Song Dong, Cao Fei, Yang Fudong, Zhang Huan, Zhang Peili and Ai Weiwei. For more information, please visit the Walther Collection website.
Works from two of Mark Ruwedel’s series; Crossings and Fort Irwin, were on view in a solo exhibition Mark Ruwedel: Recent Selected Photographs at CSA Space in Vancouver, BC, from September 1st – October 7th, 2018. Ruwedel’s photographs depict signs of surveillance, migration, and conflict in the deserts of the United States. For more information, please visit the CSA Space website.
Matthew Brandt, Marco Breuer, John Chiara, Chris McCaw, Meghann Riepenhoff, Mark Ruwedel and Alison Rossiter at Denver Art Museum
Works by Matthew Brandt, Marco Breuer, John Chiara, Chris McCaw, Meghann Riepenhoff, Alison Rossiter and Mark Ruwedel were included in New Territory: Landscape Photography Today, on view at Denver Art Museum from June 24 – September 16, 2018. Challenging Terrain gathers photographic works by international artists that demonstrate unconventional and innovative new approaches to representing the landscape in photography. In advance of this exhibition, Alison Rossiter spoke at the Museum on November 17, 2017. Other featured artists include Gary Emrich, David Maisel, Abelardo Morell and Penelope Umbrico. For more information, please visit the Denver Art Museum website.
A solo exhibition of works by Simen Johan was on view at Fotografiska in Stockholm, Sweden, from June 15 – September 23, 2018. Until the Kingdom Comes featured large-scale works made using Johan’s distinctive process of seamlessly integrating photos of diverse animals and environments. For more information, please visit the Fotografiska website.
A solo exhibition of work by Pieter Hugo, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, was on view at Museu Coleção Berardo in Lisbon, Portugal, from July 4 – October 7, 2018. The exhibition, comprised of works from multiple series, including KIN, The Hyena and Other Men, Permanent Error and 1994, was previously on view at the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte (MKK) in Dortmund and the Kunstmuseum in Wolfsburg, Germany. For more information, please visit the Museu Coleção Berardo website: https://bit.ly/2NOnq9K