Thanks to the journalist Camilla Sechi!
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Thanks to the journalist Camilla Sechi!
Follow the link: https://www.blackframemag.com/gregory-herpe-photographer-playwright/
Petra Lossen Fine Art is pleased to announce the thought-provoking interdisciplinary international exhibition Political Poetical with works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Santiago Sierra, Erwin Olaf, Chus García-Fraile, Johan Wahlstrom, Johanna Reich, Gregory Herpe and Josie McCoy.
Curated by Spanish curator and arts writer Paco Barragán and Petra Lossen, the exhibit brings together an imaginative mix of classic and contemporary artists around the topics of the ‘political’ and the ‘poetical’.
The personal is political….and the political is poetical we could add. To the famous 1960s slogan—about which by the way until today nobody claimed autorship for originating the phrase—we could confidently argue that the political is poetical.
Especially in the contingent times of today’s capitalism it becomes a fascinating topic to examine how the political can be poetical and how the poetical is extremely political.
We entered in the mean time ‘classic’ artists like Picasso and Dalí in a fresh dialogue with contemporary artists like Santiago Sierra, Erwin Olaf or Josie McCoy, just to mention a few. The exhibition represents an exercise in a-historical or trans-historical curating that helps us to articulate how the political-poetical dialectics has been and still is a mayor topic in contemporary art and society.
Basically, we could argue that the artistic and its structures are always trying to redefine themselves and looking for news ways to meet the challenges society faces. Maybe today under neo-liberalism it is not about utopia or demanding radical democracy, but about more modest goals: the survival of democracy or the return/recovery of certain benefits of the wellfare state.
The exhibit Political Poeticalinserts itself within this fascinating artistic discourse and pursues the questions of what is art, what can art do and if it still can represent a place of resistance, critique and opposition.
If for Hannah Arendt the political is inevitably connected to actions that enable the appearance of the ‘unknown’, the art world is a place of ‘conflictual consensus’—as Jacques Ranciére would argue—where the utopian, the irreverent, the radical, and the impossible is possible. “Contrary to the usual assumption”—affirms Murray Edelman—“art should be recognized as a major and integral part of the transaction that engenders political behaviour.”
The group of artists reunited in the show tackle the dialects political-poetical from diferent angles negotiating its limits and its tensions using varied intedisciplinary media like painting, photography, video, sculpture, performance and work on paper.
The exhibition is both concept and display-wise divided into two constellations.
The ‘political wall’ will revolve around Pablo Picasso´s drawings of Guernica—the so-called Post-scripts—that are still today a master piece and a clear example of the horror and injustices of war. Both Spanish artists Santiago Sierra and Chus García-Fraile will enter in dialogue with Picasso in a literal and metaphorical manner: while Sierra presents a photo from the famous series of Veterans of the War of Iraq, Afghanistan Facing the Walldenouncing the connection between capitalism and warfare, Chus García-Fraile delves into the origine of the fireworks and the idea of the image as artifice, as simulacrum, conveying mesmerizing analogies between real bombings and fireworks. Also on the same wall we will display Johann M. Reich’s video-performance Monument in which she paints a simple German flag in which she ´literally’ disappears revolving around ideas of patriotism and nationalism. And finally, we will exhibit a fascinating image by Dutch artist Erwin Olaf staged in the Berlin interbellum years with its unmatching oneiric atmosphere. Now that we celebrate 80 years of the bombing of Guernica, Picasso’s drawings will provide a fascinating dialogue with the work of Santiago Sierra, Chus García-Fraile, Johanna Reich, Erwin Olaf and
If in the former constellation of works the political is more obvious or manifest, the ‘poetical wall’ reunites works in a sort of ‘assemblage’ by Salvador Dalí, Josie McCoy, Gregory Herpe and Johan Wahlstrom. Here we find the political filtered through modern society and elements like mass media, celebrity and social life in which the representation acquires poetical hints.
Salvador Dalí is an extremely political artist, although this part of his career has been conveniently silenced as he didn´t choose the right side of history. One of the inventors of the celebrity cultus, Dalí’s Profile of Time is an open-ended work which can reference from Einstein´s relativity theory to the poetical surrealists dream states in which oneiric landscapes go hand in hand with estranged characters. Josie McCoy delve directly in the realm of the celebrity status and politics turned into a celebrity contest: while Josie McCoy portrays the couple Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner exploring the potentiality of estrangement between the celebrity and the viewer.
On its turn, Gregory Herpe offers awkward and poetic black and white photographs of today’s cityscapes populated by celebrity personalities like Mick Jagger —vigilantly watched by French military— and histrionic Donald Trump. Finally, Swedish artist Johan Wahlstrom also walks the path of celebrity, mass media and especially social media by conveying estranged compositions of everyday life of people engaging in social media in the most varied situations tackling imaginatively concepts like “hyperflexibility”, “mobility” and “availability”, which are the key to the neo-liberal mantra. Departing from Salvador Dalí’s Profile of time we have in a metaphorical manner conceived a wall that deals poetically with politics, celebrity and social media.
The exhibition Political Poetical basically allows us to ask ourselves what is the role of art in society and how art can explore new ways and new ideas that can find directly or indirectly its way into our quotidianeity. Petra Lossen Fine Art is extremely happy to have reunited such a pool of artists in such a fascinating dialogue.
OPENING NOVEMBER 11th at 2pm
An International Art Show curated by Petra Lossen & Paco Barragan
Art & Business Gallery
Trittligasse 4 – 8801 Zurich, Switzerland
Everything is in order for my upcoming exhibition at the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, from 23 to 26 October 2017.
I presenting my photographs of the gypsy community.
Strasbourg & Brussels wish to pay a tribute to the European ethnic minorities, who are often known as poorly.
Beautiful opportunities in prospect since I will have the pleasure to welcome all European Deputies and their parliamentary attaches.
Exhibitions at the Parliament are always short and intense, because European Deputies only stay for two or three days.
Thank you to European Deputie Edouard Ferrand, and my friends Jean-François Lopez and Pierre-Louis Bassole, parliamentary attaches, who made this exhibition possible.
Twenty years ago, my friend Sam Zniber, host of NRJ Radio had introduced me to the station and I discovered a fun and exciting world! I wrote news, participated in the interviews of the stars who came in our show "The Program Z" (N°1 in France) such as George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzeneger, Will Smith, Jon Bon Jovi, etc. After we went both to Fun Radio for other adventures before I returned to other artistic directions. This summer, Patrick Mas, host of France Bleu Roussillon proposed me to be part of his team as chronicler for his new program "We talk about it"; the show runs from Tuesday till Thursday from 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm. We discuss and debate about almost everything, except politics or sport, he said! Perfect... Yesterday evening, it was my first and we had a good time, sometimes agitated but often funny, hosted by Patrick Mas (Master of the ceremony), and two other chroniclers of the day, the painter Anne Pacull and Thierry Meyer, producer. Highly recommended ...
Castang Art Project Gallery
During all Visa pour l’Image Festival
From Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 19:30
Sunday 3 and 10 September from 15:00 to 19:30
39 rue Rabelais – 66000 Perpignan – France – +33 (0)6 27 77 12 79
It’s a huge plaisir to welcome you at the Castang Art Project Gallery, in Perpignan, France, for my new exhibition.
For a long time I had the wish to work together with Roger Castang, a great professionnal who had the excellent idea to propose to me this rendez-vous during the International Photojournalism Festival Visa pour l’Image, from 31th of August till 17th of September 2017.
This is an unique occasion to discover a selection of photographs taken in Asia, Africa, and Europe, during different photoreportage.
This will also be an encounter with the talentfull sculptor Alexandre Nicolas, whose exceptional work of synthetic crystal inclusions will marry wonderfully with my photographic prints on aluminium plates.
I hope to welcome you all.
CASTANG ART PROJECT
From Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm and from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm, and on Sundays 3 and 10 September from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
39 rue Rabelais – 66000 Perpignan
+33 (0)6 27 77 12 79
On the Amsterdam Fashion Week an unique item will be introduced: an “I protect tigers” shirt designed by the dutch artist Bas Kosters (in which creative team my step-daugther Amber Huijskes takes part of; the beautiful blonde at the end of the video with Bas; I’m proud of her!) with a limited serie from 3900 pieces.
This is the number of tigers still living in the wild…
Bas Kosters & Amber Huijskes (click on the picture to see the video)
The first t-shirt will be shown on the 13 of july during the Amsardam Fashion Week.
From the 13th of july at 9pm, t-shirts ara available online on: http://www.wnf.nl/iprotecttigers
They are only 3900 tigers in the wild.
To save this iconic animal from disparation, the WNF started worldwide a rescue plan to double this number.
So support this rescue plan of WNF and give the tigers a future! Go to http://www.wnf.nl/tijger and watch what you can do to help!
Thanks to the french newspaper “Le petit journal” for that very laudatory article…
Yesterday evening, I was invited for the national day of Azerbaijan,
by His Excellency Mister Elchin Amirbayov, ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan in France,
and His Excellency Mister Anar Karimov, UNESCO permanent delegate of the Republic of Azerbaijan,
at the cultural department of the embassy, for a wonderful reception.
The opportunity to meet Madam Mirvari Fataliyava, President of the House of Azerbaijan in Paris, with whom I work on a beautiful project of photoreports, and the great Robert Hossein, a disarming kindness, who delighted me of a multitude of funny and beautiful anecdotes.
A country to be discovered for the beauty of its landscapes and for the kindness of his people!
I'm proud to invited you to my opening at the "Galerie 113", right in the center of Castelnaudary, France. Opening: June 2, 2017, at 6:30 pm. You will seen my series on the great animals of Africa, on girls of Cambodia, and on the IRA in Belfast. See you soon! EXPOSITION PHOTO DU 2 AU 24 JUIN Galerie 113 22 rue de l'Horloge 11400 - Castelnaudary - France Tel: 06 88 54 38 33
A very pleasant meeting yesterday evening around my exhibition at the St-Cyprien’s Museum, with the club “Femmes chefs d’entreprises 66″ (women business leaders & owners), and their prsident Laurie Guichard Fiancette.
With the presence of the mayor pf the city, Mister Thierry Del Poso, I had pleasure to share my photo experiences around my photographs, with the dynamic and united women of the club.
They work at a real equality between sexes in the world of entreprise.
In the american magazine Live the Art….
Catacult magazine, April 2017…
Thank you to Nicolas Caudeville for that interview in the Museum of St-Cyprien, France, the day after the opening of my new exhibition:
Thank you Thierry Grillet for his kind word about my exhibition and my work on L’Indépendant, french newspaper)!
Photo exhibition by Grégory Herpe
from march 18th to may 31th
Collections François Desnoyer
Rue Emile Zola, St-Cyprien (village)
Tel: +33 (0)4 68 21 06 96
Today, I was in the catalan capital to receive an award.
Thanks to Jordi Jové & Ramon Casalé Soler for awarded me the golden medal of the XVIIIth International Fair of Barcelona 2017,
for my photowork on Barcelona…
Another publication in the french Glamour magazine, about Tina Keffer and her NGO in Cambodia…
Nice publication in GALA’s French edition (even if I do not like the reframing of my photos !!!).
A photo of Tina Kieffer with the schoolgirls from Happy Chandara.
Once again, the opportunity to encourage you to help the association Tous à l’école, created by Tina Kieffer, who helps and teaches young girls in Cambodia.
GALA No. 1231 - January 11, 2017
I wish you an happy new year 2017!
At the beginning of 2017, I have the pleasure to participate at the “XVIII International Salon of Barcelona”,
at the Esart Gallery.
The opening will take place on January 21, at 8:00 pm, and I would like to meet you all around the inauguration cocktail
and a classical guitar recital of virtuoso Albert Noriega.
The exhibition runs from January 21 untill February 02, 2017, and will show the work of international artists,
from Japan, Spain, South America and of course photo, of myself!
XVIII Salon Internacional 2017 – The Esart Gallery
C / Diputacio 188 – 08011 BARCELONA
Tel: +34 93 4545532
Great joy to see the first publication of several photos of my work in Cambodia, with Tina Kieffer and his pupils of Happy Chandara, in L'Express Style of the week (the supplement of L'Express N°3410). Happy 10th anniversary to the NGO created by Tina for helping kids! You can support by sponsoring a child on her official website: www.toutes-a-l-ecole.org/
September 10th & 11th 2016, les Ateliers du Graff & the city of Puteaux, France, organized the 6th festival of street art.
A big succes where the diversity of the used techniques offered to the visitors a nice show.
It is dynamics Arnaud Eveille (alias Anje) who was the big boss of this unique event.
Bravo Arnaud and thank you for letting me the photoreportage of the festival.
On the menu, anamorphic murals, vegetal graffiti, kinetic & pixel art, the photograffée, and jip-hop, with Kamel Archach’s exceptional presence (alias B.BOY BOSS K), 4 times choreography world champion & 6 times batle world champion with the famous VAGABONDS CREW…Big reference…
Anje, Flow, Zag & Sia, Emoy, Smoe, Zosh, SNSA, Adked, Lop6, Ydoz, Biate, Collectif photograffée, Djalouz, Caligr, Pesca, Doudou Style, San One, Dino, MO2…
With Amélie & Emmanuel Stern, ownersof Villa Duflot, and art collectors, we have chosen a series of photographs from my book " Catalogne" on both sides of the border , from Barcelona to Perpignan, Ebro Delta or Lerida's design. I 'm glad to see you there! PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION - GREGORY HERPE - CATALONIA Opening september 16th, at 18h00 Exhibition : september 16th to october 31th 2016 Rond Point Albert Donnezan , 66000 Perpignan, France +33 4 68 56 67 67