Mirrored Box

Mirrored Box is an installation by Alan Ruiz:

“A mirrored environment doubled as an ephemeral printmaking machine. Over the course of several months viewers were given a camera and instructed to take a self-portrait, publicizing a private moment: intimate and infinite. “

Destroy infinite value

“In this work I want to bring the concept how a digital photograph can be duplicated endlessly to a more physical understanding. Therefor I used 3 of the same photographic prints on top of eachother in a frame. (similar to the way Layers function in Photoshop software ) It was a joy to know that the picture would still stay complete while taking parts out with a knife. While at the same time the prints got even more unique and gained more value as an art piece.”

(work by Anne de Vries)

The dream museum

For the building’s 50th anniversary, the Guggenheim Museum invited nearly two hundred artists, architects, and designers to imagine their dream interventions in the space for the exhibition Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum. Some of them look amazing…

Photography and New Media

Good News! As you might have read somewhere in the press, I’ve been selected as a guest curator for the next three editions of FotoGrafia Festival Internazionale di Roma regarding the section “photography and new media”. The other two curators are Paul Wombell (photography and contemporary art) and Marc Prust (photography and publishing). FotoGrafia, international festival in Rome, is promoted by Comune di Roma and MACRO, produced by Zoneattive, director Marco Delogu.

I’m totally open to suggestions, so if you are aware of any interesting work involving the relationship between photography and new media, please drop me a line here:
valentina.tanni AT gmail.com

On Circularity

“In Stunned Man, the same actor destroys and reassembles apartments that are identical but reversed in two side-by-side projections. The continuously panning camera indicates that they are built into a circular set. At one point the two worlds connect, when the actor flings himself from one apartment into the other through their back-to-back bathroom medicine cabinets.” (The New York Times on Julian Rosefeldt‘s work)

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My Newspaper

My Newspaper is an art project by photographer Ivars Gravlejs:

“The project was realized during one year while I was working as a photoreporter in one of the main daily Czech newspapers – Deník. Everyday from photo editors and journalists I got several assignments to photograph events around Prague. Before sending photographs to the newspaper’s Photobank I quickly manipulated them in Photoshop. Originally idea was to change some little, unimportant details where the manipulation wouldn’t change much the content of the photograph, for example, adding some more buttons on writer’s Zdenek Mahler T-shirt or painting inscription – „Cunt“ on the brick wall. Although during the process it happened to make some more radical ones, for example, creating a traffic jam on the highway or cutting of singer’s José Carreras finger. The aim of this project was to make an absurd, nonsense manipulation over the media manipulations.”

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