Weekly Roundup: Street Photography in Latin America, A Caribbean Photo Survey and More

Weekly Roundup: Street Photography in Latin America, A Caribbean Photo Survey and More

UK Event: Karl Ohiri – Uncertain States First Tuesday Talk

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Uncertain States is a lens-based artist led project in London that features monthly artist talks or as they call it, a “critical visual dialogue”. This month’s event is with the British/Nigerian Karl Ohiri who makes work using photography, installation and video. This image above is a piece that was born out of the process of his mother’s passing from cancer.

Top Image: Medicine Man: I’ll Take Care of You (2013)
Pregabalin 150mg, OxyNorm 10mg, Pregabalin 100mg, Sodium Docusate 100mg, Pregabalin 75mg,
OxyContin 80mg, Gliclazide 80mg,OxyContin 20mg, Omeprazole 20mg, OxyContin 10mg,
Domperidone 10mg, Zopiclone 3.75mg, Amlodopine 5mg, Nasal Cannula (NC)
Copyright Karl Ohiri

Sameer Makarius, Untitled (Sin título), Buenos Aires, ca. 1960.
Copyright Sameer Makarius and Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski.

NYC Exhibit: Urbes Mutantes
ICP Museum
May 16 – September 7, 2014
Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944–2013 is a major survey of photographic movements in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. Taking the “mutant,” morphing, and occasionally chaotic Latin American city as its focus, the exhibition draws particularly on street photography’s depictions of the city during decades of political and social upheaval.

Canada Exhibit: Pictures from Paradise
On view through May 25, 2014
Shipping Containers behind The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
231 Queens Quay W, Toronto
A Survey of Contemporary Caribbean Photography: The exhibition examines the work of 18 artists through four photographic genres: ‘Tableau Vivant’ depicts constructed scenarios, ‘Portraiture’ challenges our understanding of the emotive subject, ‘The Documentary Image’ celebrates the interrogative attitude of photographs, and ‘Transformed Media’ hails digital processes. Presented in four adjoining shipping containers alongside Lake Ontario, the works invite contemplation about issues of consumerism, globalization, tourism, migration, and the ever-present legacy of slavery in Caribbean history. Brought to you by Wedge Curatorial Projects, a non-profit under the directorship of avid photography collector Kenneth Montague.

Copyright Jono Rotman

New Zealand’s Mongrel Mob Photographed by Jono Rotman
On view through May 24, 2014
The Gow Langsford Gallery in New Zealand is exhibiting Rotman’s portraits from his seven-year project about the Mongrel Mob gang and some people are furious. Many think the work glamorizes gangs and is completely offensive to their victims, but Rotman insists that, “These men are part of the story of this country.” Personally, I think the portraits are beautifully done and captures their humanity as well as their negativity. What do you think? See more of Rotman’s Mongrel Mob portraits here.

bdp Store Opening at Mana Contemporary in NJ
Saturday, May 10th, 1 – 7pm
Mana Contemporary (ground floor)
888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Book Dummy Press, a studio and online bookstore, was founded in 2011 by Victor Sira and Shiori Kawasaki. This month they will open a studio/store at the Mana Contemporary art space in Jersey City where you can browse and buy artist books – check it out!

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