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Osamu James Nakagawa, from <i>Darkness</i>, Atelier Boba limited edition piezography print

Osamu James Nakagawa, from Darkness, Atelier Boba limited edition piezography print

Atelier Boba's Paris Photo Open Door Event with Osamu James Nakagawa

In conjunction with the start of Paris Photo and to celebrate Nakagawa’s book, Gama Caves, Atelier Boba has created a set of piezography prints for the artist’s limited edition portfolio, Darkness.

Signed copies of Gama Caves will be also be available at Bookshop M (Stand: EE10, Paris Photo). Nakagawa’s work will also be on exhibit at Photo Off via Gallery Tanto Tempo.

An Evening with Osamu James Nakagawa
14 November 2014, 7-10 pm
Atelier Boba
28 rue Durantin
Paris, France 75018


Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Men’s Feet at Temple, Memories of India, 1999

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Men’s Feet at Temple, Memories of India, 1999

Blue Sky publishes Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s Memories of India

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the influential Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts better known as Blue Sky, the Center will be publishing a series of monographs featuring artists they have exhibited. Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s Memories of India body of work has been selected as one of these monographs with an essay by Vicki Goldberg.

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew: Memories of India
With an essay by Vicki Goldberg
Blue Sky Gallery
Now available at the gallery.


Sunil Gupta, Christopher Street, 1976

Sunil Gupta, Christopher Street, 1976

Sunil Gupta's Christopher Street in Forever Butt by Taschen

Published by Taschen, Forever Butt–- a 534 page compendium of the “best and the baddest” from Butt magazine— will feature Sunil Gupta’s Christopher Street series from 1976.

November 2014
Forever Butt
Edited by Jop van Bennekom and Gert Jonkers
Taschen


Nandita Raman, video still from Should I Put It Down. 5:30 mins.

Nandita Raman, video still from Should I Put It Down. 5:30 mins.

Nandita Raman in A Different Order at Vienna Art Week

A Different Order is a two person exhibition and gallery talk that traces two different constructs of utopia as seen in India– the Western modernist city of Chandigarh built in the 1950s under Le Corbusier, and the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad which takes place every 12 years and can involve up to 40 million pilgrims. This sculptural, filmic, and photographic exhibition by Nandita Raman and Kay Walkowiak explores the concepts of failed utopia and the yearning for one.

17 – 23 November 2014
A Different Order
Vienna Art Week
Franz Josefs Kai 3


Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, <i>A Fair Maiden, A Dark Maiden</i>, from <i>An Indian from India</i> Series, <i>Portfolio 2</i>, 2001-2003

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, A Fair Maiden, A Dark Maiden, from An Indian from India Series, Portfolio 2, 2001-2003

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew Exhibition at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Annu Palakkunnathu Matthew’s series An Indian From India will be exhibited at Dartmouth University’s Art Gallery, along with a photo booth to document immigrant families for the project To Minority Majority, which will take place on Dec. 11 from 6-8pm.

13 November 2014 – 25 January 2015
An Indian From India
Opening Reception: Thursday 13 November, 6-9 pm
Artist Talk: Thursday 13 November, 7 pm

To Minority Majority
Photo Booth: Thursday 11 December, 6-8 pm

University Art Gallery
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
New Bedford


Jungjin Lee, from Unnamed Road, 2010-2012

Jungjin Lee, from Unnamed Road, 2010-2012

Jungjin Lee in This Place at DOX, Centre for Contemporary Art

This Place, a project which explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers, will travel as an exhibition to four museums. A selection of Jungjin Lee’s work for this project will be on view.

24 October 2014 – 2 March 2015
This Place
DOX, Centre for Contemporary Art
Prague


Osamu James Nakagawa, <i>#E28A</i>, from <i>Mado</i>, 1991

Osamu James Nakagawa, #E28A, from Mado, 1991

Congratulations to Osamu James Nakagawa, the 2014 Sagamihara Photographer of the Year!

The city of Sagamihara (Kanagawa Prefecture) launched a photo festival in 2001 to celebrate photography as a witness of the past as well as a modern artistic means of expression. Each year, it awards honors to acclaimed photographers in Japan and Asia. It has become one of the most prestigious photo awards in Japan alongside the Ken Domon Award and the Higashikawa Photo Award. Past winners of the Sagamihara prize include: Hiroo Kikai, Seiichi Furuya, Shisei Kuwahara and Lieko Shiga.


<em>Mother’s #3</em>, 2001

Mother’s #3, 2001

Miyako Ishiuchi and Annu Palakunnathu Matthew in Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Loss

Originally set within the emotionally resonant context of the Foundling Museum, Home Truths explores the theme of loss in the relationship between mother and child. The exhibition is in collaboration with the Photographers’ Gallery and will travel to Belfast in conjunction with their photography festival, Belfast Exposed. Works from both Ishiuchi and Matthew were featured at the Foundling Museum and book, the Belfast venue features Ishiuchi’s works from the series, Mother’s.

23 October – 20 December 2014
Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Loss
Belfast Exposed Photography
23 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FF, Northern Ireland, U.K

11 October 2013 – 05 January 2014
Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Loss
The Foundling Museum London


Sunil Gupta, <i>Untitled (Looking Out Across the Red Fort)</i>, from <i>Tales of a City, Delhi</i>, 2004

Sunil Gupta, Untitled (Looking Out Across the Red Fort), from Tales of a City, Delhi, 2004

Sunil Gupta’s Curatorial Project, “Metro”

“Metro: The Building of Delhi,” featuring the work of artists Verena Jaekel and Sandip Kuriakose is an exhibition curated by sepiaEYE artist, Sunil Gupta. “Metro” is a part of the 6th European Month of Photography, Berlin.

20 October – 19 December 2014
Metro: The Building of Delhi

Das Foto Image Factory GmbH

Berlin


Sunil Gupta, <i>Untitled #9</i>, from <i>Sun City</i>, 2010

Sunil Gupta, Untitled #9, from Sun City, 2010

Sunil Gupta’s Sun City in New York

Sunil Gupta’s “Sun City” series will be featured in the exhibition, The Classical Nude and the Making of Queer History. Curated by Jonathan David Katz, the exhibition delves into representation of same-sex relationships from Antiquity, the Renaissance, the 18th and 19th centuries, to contemporary periods.

18 October 2014 – 4 January 2015
The Classical Nude and the Making of Queer History
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street, New York


Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, <i>Christians</i>, from <i>An Indian from India</i>, Portfolio 2, 2003

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Christians, from An Indian from India, Portfolio 2, 2003

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew in Blue Sky at Portland Museum of Art

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s An Indian from India is included in this retrospective of the seminal nonprofit photographic space.

18 October 2014 – 11 January 2015
Blue Sky
Portland Museum of Art
Portland


Beatrice Pediconi, <i>Untitled XXIV</i>, 2009

Beatrice Pediconi, Untitled XXIV, 2009

Beatrice Pediconi in La Gioia, Brussels, and Ephemeral Pigments, NYU

Beatrice Pediconi’s work will be included in La Gioia at Maison Particulière Art Center. The exhibition focuses on work from Italy through the eyes of three important collectors.

At New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, the Display Cases in the Great Hall will feature Pediconi’s polaroids. Ephemeral Pigments features works from a few of her series exploring pigment, oil, and movement over a liquid tableau.

14 October – 21 December 2014
La Gioia
Maison Particulière Art Center
Brussels

7 October 2014 – 7 January 2015
Ephemeral Pigments
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
New York


Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, <i>Malti,</i> from <i>Open Wound</i>, 2014, still from video

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Malti, from Open Wound, 2014, still from video

Solo Exhibition of Annu Palakunnathu Matthew's Open Wound at URI

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s Open Wound will be shown at the University of Rhode Island as a solo show, showing the work from her 2012 Fulbright Fellowship.

8 October – 7 November, 2014
Opening Reception: 8 October 2014, 3-4:30 pm
Artist Talk: 21 October 2014, 13-4:30 pm
The University of Rhode Island


Pamela Singh, <i>Tantric Self-Portrait in Jaipur #1</i>, 2000-2001

Pamela Singh, Tantric Self-Portrait in Jaipur #1, 2000-2001

Pamela Singh in the Ackland Art Museum

Pamela Singh’s “Tantric Self Portrait in Jaipur #1” 2000-2001 was selected from nearly 500 works that the museum had acquired in the past ten years to be on view in this 150 work exhibition, PhotoVision: Selections from a Decade of Collecting.

19 September 2014 – 4 January 2015
PhotoVision: Selections from a Decade of Collecting
Ackland Art Museum at Chapel Hill


Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, <i>Monica</i>, from <i>Majority Minority</i>

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Monica, from Majority Minority

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s Majority Minority on PRI.org and NBC News

Public Radio International and NBC News have recently written about Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s current project, entitled To Majority Minority.

September 14, 2014
How one photographer captures changing immigrant families
by Monica Campbell
PRI.org

July 30, 2014
Multi-Generational Photos of America’s Future Majority Minority
by Monica Luhar


Sunil Gupta, <i>Akshara, Panscheel Park</i>, from <i>Mr. Malhotra's Party</i>, 2007

Sunil Gupta, Akshara, Panscheel Park, from Mr. Malhotra's Party, 2007

Sunil Gupta Interview in Source Magazine

Sunil Gupta was featured with an interview and portfolio in the Summer 2014 issue of Source Magazine.

‘A good way to learn who the photographer is, is to hear directly from them about their lives and work. Anthony Luvera has interviewed Sunil Gupta in the latest issue of Source about growing up in India, how his interest in photography and politics first meshed together, his formal photography education, autobiographical self-portraiture and being gay in queer circles. ‘

Summer 2014
Sunil Gupta
by Anthony Luvera
Source Magazine
You can read the interview with a free trial subscription here.


Martin Brading, Arunachalesvara Temple, Tiruvanamallai, Tamil Nadu, 2000

Martin Brading, Arunachalesvara Temple, Tiruvanamallai, Tamil Nadu, 2000

Noovo Interview with Esa Epstein

Noovo Editions, “an independent editorial project,” has interviewed the founder and owner of sepiaEYE, Esa Epstein and included an at-a-glance overview of gallery artists.

30 July 2014
INTERVIEW WITH ESA EPSTEIN – sepiaEYE gallery
Noovo Editions
Read Full Article (PDF)


Angelika Sher, <i>AC/DC</i>, from the series <i>13</i>, 2008/2009

Angelika Sher, AC/DC, from the series 13, 2008/2009

Angelika Sher interview in Spiegel Online

In conjunction with the release of her new book, Angelika Sher was interviewed by Kristin Haug for Spiegel Online.

11 July 2014
Kinder in Israel: “Sie müssen lernen, ihre Angst zu beherrschen”
Interview with Angelika Sher by Kristin Haug
Spiegel Online
Read Full Article (PDF)


Derry Moore, <i>Chowkidar, Descendant of Last King of Oudh, Lucknow</i>, 1997

Derry Moore, Chowkidar, Descendant of Last King of Oudh, Lucknow, 1997

Derry Moore: Vintage + Color Reviews

Derry Moore’s exhibition at sepiaEYE has been reviewed in the Wall Street Journal and the online magazine, L’Oeil de la Photographie.

27 June 2014
Photography exhibitions of Leonard Freed, Derry Moore and ‘About a Woman:’ Visions of Women and Intimate Looks at India and Italy
by William Meyers
Wall Street Journal
Read Full Article (PDF)

30 June 2014
New York : Derry Moore India, Vintage + Color
by Sybile Girault
L’Oeil de la Photographie
Read Full Article (PDF)


Vivan Sundaram, <i>Amrita in Orientalist 'Turban'</i>, from the series <i>Re-Take of Amrita</i>, 2001

Vivan Sundaram, Amrita in Orientalist 'Turban', from the series Re-Take of Amrita, 2001

Vivan Sundaram’s Re-Take of Amrita at the Crow and Review

The Crow Collection of Asian Art exhibit of Re-Take of Amrita features 35 photomontages from the series and a rare showing of the dual-track video installation, Indira’s Piano.

The exhibition has been extended through to the 22nd of June, and has been reviewed by Sybile Girault of L’Oeil de la Photographie (The Eye of Photography).

13 June 2014
Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita
L’Oeil de la Photographie

18 January – 22 June 2014
Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita
Crow Collection of Asian Art
2010 Flora St
Dallas, TX 75201


Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, from the series <i>Spatial Memories: Freshly-Cut Houses</i>

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, from the series Spatial Memories: Freshly-Cut Houses

Bhalla and Matthew in Sharjah Art Museum's The Other and Me

Atul Bhalla’s Submerged Again and Yamuna Walk and Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s ongoing series, Spatial Memories: Freshly-Cut Houses will be on view as part of the Sharjah Art Museum’s photography exhibit, “The Other and Me.”

21 May – 21 June 2014
The Other and Me
Sharjah Art Museum


Sunil Gupta, <i>Untitled #5</i>, from <i>The New Pre-Raphaelites</i> series, 2007

Sunil Gupta, Untitled #5, from The New Pre-Raphaelites series, 2007

Sunil Gupta's New Pre-Raphaelites at Magdalen Arts Week 2014

Sunil Gupta’s New Pre-Raphaelites series will be on view concurrently with an exhibition of portraits by Christian Thompson during Magdalen Arts Week 2014.

19-24 May 2014
Magdalen College OKB


<i>Gama #009</i>, 2010  Archival Pigment Print 40 x 60

Gama #009, 2010 Archival Pigment Print 40 x 60

Osamu James Nakagawa: Gama Caves reviews

“Gama Caves” by Osamu James Nakagawa, sepiaEYE’s inaugural exhibition was reviewed in the art blog Arte Fuse, and Slate magazine’s photography blog, Behold.

24 April 2014
“Gama Caves” Photos by Osamu James Nakagawa at sepiaEYE
by Daniel Gauss
Arte Fuse
Read Full Article (PDF)

18 May 2014
Japan’s Mysterious and Beautiful Caves
by Jordan G. Teicher
Slate: Behold, The Photo Blog
Read Full Article (PDF)


Atul Bhalla, <i>Yamuna Evening-III</i>, 2008

Atul Bhalla, Yamuna Evening-III, 2008

Atul Bhalla in Floating World

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Chemould Prescott Road gallery held a series of five exhibitions curated by brilliant Geeta Kapur. The fifth and final show titled, Aesthetic Bind | Floating World featured Atul Bhalla’s Yamuna Evening-III. The blog, Mumbai Boss, posted a lively review of the exhibition.

19 March – 17 April 2014
Aesthetic Bind | Floating World
Chemould Prescott Road

20 March 2014
Six Works To See At The Fifth And Final 50th Anniversary Show At Chemould
Mumbai Boss


Atul Bhalla, <i>Yamuna Walk</i>, (sepiaEYE/UWPress, 2012)

Atul Bhalla, Yamuna Walk, (sepiaEYE/UWPress, 2012)

Atul Bhalla's Yamuna Walk in “Walk On”

Atul Bhalla’s Yamuna Walk will be featured in a group exhibition, Walk On. Bhalla’s Yamuna Walk series will be exhibited alongside works by artists Marina Abramovic, Julian Opie, Bruce Nauman, Sophie Calle, and others who have explored and created works revolving around the artist on a journey.

8 February – 30 March 2014
Walk On
mac Birmingham
Birmingham

March 26 – May 6, 2013
Walk On
Pitshanger Manor Museum
London


Atul Bhalla, <i>Yamuna Morning, III</i> 2007

Atul Bhalla, Yamuna Morning, III 2007

Atul Bhalla in Fresh Water

Works from Bhalla’s “Yamuna Walk” are featured in the massive multi-disciplinary exhibition which “defines the soul of Galicia.” Fresh Water / Agua Doce is currently on view at the Gaia Center Museum in Santiago de Compestela, Spain.

21 March – 14 September 2014
Fresh Water
GAIA CENTRE MUSEUM
Santiago de Compostela, Spain


Jungjin Lee, <i>Unnamed Road 045</i>, 2010-2012

Jungjin Lee, Unnamed Road 045, 2010-2012

Jungjin Lee in TIME magazine's Lightbox

Featured on TIME magazine’s Lightbox, the project This Place, which invited 12 photographers to Israel and the West Bank. A few of Jungjin Lee’s works are in the slideshow.

16 April 2014
Picturing the Holy Land: 12 Photographers Chart a Region’s Complexities
Time Magazine, Lightbox


<em>Mother’s #3</em>, 2001

Mother’s #3, 2001

Miyako Ishiuchi receives the 2014 Hasselblad Award

Congratulations to Miyako Ishiuchi for being awarded the 2014 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography.

An excerpt from The Foundation’s citation regarding the 2014 Award Winner Miyako Ishiuchi:

“. . . Ishiuchi’s work is extremely coherent and developing in a determined and distinctive way; using the camera and all of its aesthetic potential to investigate the intersection of the political and the personal aspects of memory Ishiuchi has been both a pioneer and a role model for younger artists, not least as a woman working in the male-dominated field of Japanese photography. She has continued to innovate, explore and agitate throughout her career, both in terms of ideas and of her style and approach.”

For more information on the decision, visit the Hasselbad Foundation site.


Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, <i>Parker Caucasian</i>, from <i>An Indian from India</i> Series, <br><i>Portfolio 2</i>, 2001-2003

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Parker Caucasian, from An Indian from India Series,
Portfolio 2, 2001-2003

Annu Palakunnatthu Matthew on New York Times Lens, CNN Photo Blog, and Buzzfeed

Matthew’s series, An Indian from India, has been featured in The New York Times’ blog on photography called, Lens, the CNN Photo blog, and Buzzfeed.

11 February 2014
Portraits challenge cultural perceptions
CNN Photos

11 March 2014
Which Indian are You?
Buzzfeed

21 April 2014
An Indian From India Photographs Both
The New York Times, Lens blog



GAMA CAVES by Osamu James Nakagawa Book Launch and Signing at SPE

“From the banta cliffs of Okinawa, mabui— the spirits of the land, of the deceased— led me into the gama caves below. These caves are the sacred home of Okinawa’s spirits— its ancestors, its history, its memory. I enter hesitantly— through the eeriness of the cave’s dark, heavy air, through the remnants of war scattered on the ground.“ – Osamu James Nakagawa

In continuation of his focus on the landscape of Okinawa and its place in history, Nakagawa moves from the Banta (cliffs) to the Gama (caves). Newly published by AKAAKA Art Publishing, Inc., GAMA CAVES is a 9 × 14 inch (approx.) hardcover book featuring 33 wonderfully printed images of Nakagawa’s works from this series as well as text by Anne Wilkes Tucker, Mariko Takeuchi, Isao Nakazato, and Ben Takara.

In conjunction with Photo Gallery International, Osamu James Nakagawa will be signing books 7 March 2014 from 2-3 pm at the 2014 SPE National Conference in Baltimore.

GAMA CAVES is available at the gallery, please contact us.


Sunil Gupta, <i>Heaven</i> from the tape-slide project London Gay Switchboard, 1980

Sunil Gupta, Heaven from the tape-slide project London Gay Switchboard, 1980

Sunil Gupta in Keywords

Keywords is an exhibition based on a book of the same name by Raymond Williams.

In addition to Sunil Gupta’s tape-slide project London Gay Switchboard from 1980, the exhibition presents over sixty artworks mostly from artists making art in Britain during a period defined by moments of oppositional politics, the 1970’s and the 1980’s.

First presented at Iniva, the expanded exhibit moves to the Tate Liverpool.

28 February – 11 May 2014
Keywords: Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain
Tate Liverpool


Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, <i>Smile</i>, from <i>An Indian from India</i> Series, <br><i>Portfolio 1</i>, 2001-2003

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Smile, from An Indian from India Series,
Portfolio 1, 2001-2003

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew in Beyond Bollywood at the Smithsonian

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation a year-long exhibition on the history and contemporary experiences of Indian Americans opens at the National Museum of Natural History on February 26th. Selected works from Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s An Indian from India will be on view.

26 February 2014 – early 2015
Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation
National Museum of Natural History
Washington, DC



New Book by Angelika Sher and eBook in the Apple App Store

Edited by Esa Epstein and soon to be out from Kehrer Publishing, Angelika Sher: Series 2005 – 2012 surveys Sher’s work during this time period, structured around four series: Upstairs, Growing Down, 13, and Twilight Sleep. An expanded version of the book is also available as an eBook which can be viewed via the Angelika Sher app in the Apple AppStore. The eBook uses hipix imaging which allows for high resolution photos to be viewed in a relatively small app, and also features works from Phoenix and Family Album.

Accompanied by an essay by Elisabeth Biondi, the book and eBook shows the progression of Sher’s work and continued exploration of the themes of life, family, death, displacement, and temporality.


Sunil Gupta, <i>Untitled #7</i>, from <i>Sun City</i>, 2010

Sunil Gupta, Untitled #7, from Sun City, 2010

Sunil Gupta in LOVE AIDS RIOT SEX 2: Art Aids Activism 1995 to today

In the second part of this sequential, two-part exhibition, LOVE AIDS RIOT SEX 2 presents works from 1995 to the present. As the nature of the AIDS epidemic has changed, so has the artwork which addresses the disease. Sunil Gupta’s work from the Sun City is included alongside works by Ei Arakawa, Ryan Brewer, AA Bronson, Elmgreen & Dragset, General Idea, Ono Ludwig, Piotr Nathan, Irina Popova, Hunter Reynolds, Wolfgang Tillmans, and others. These contemporary works tend to be more reserved, biographical— and international— than the works spanning the first era of the crisis, 1987 to 1995.

18 January – 9 March 2014
neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst
Berlin



Annu Palakunnathu Matthew in Destinazione Mondo

Anirudh a work from Matthew’s Virtual Immigrant series is featured and discussed In Valentina Lusini’s exploration of “otherness” in contemporary art in her book, “Destinazione Mondo.”

Published by Ombre Corte, Verona, Italy (January 2014)


Hirata Minoru, <i>Hi Red Center's Cleaning Event</i> (officially known as <i>Be Clean!</i> and <i>Campaign to Promote Cleanliness and Order in the Metropolitan Area</i>), October 16, 1964

Hirata Minoru, Hi Red Center's Cleaning Event (officially known as Be Clean! and Campaign to Promote Cleanliness and Order in the Metropolitan Area), October 16, 1964

Minoru Hirata in Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary

Art Historian Peter Kalb’s Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary is structured on short discussions on individual artists. Spanning the globe as well as several fields of art such as painting, photography, sculpture, installation, and video art— Minoru Hirata’s work documenting the Hi Red Center performances is featured.

Published in September 2013 by Laurence King Publishing, London.


Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, <i>Lavina,</i> from <i>Re-Generation</i>, 2001-2003, still from video

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Lavina, from Re-Generation, 2001-2003, still from video

Inaugural SPE National Future Focus Project Support Grant awarded to Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

The Society for Photographic Education has awarded its inaugural SPE Future Focus Project Support Grant to Annu Palakunnathu Matthew for her project, From Immigrant to Native: Imaging the New American. The professional award is given to a SPE member in recognition of their creative work and in support towards completion of a project to be unveiled at a future SPE conference.


2013

Koichiro Kurita, <i>Montville, Maine,</i> August 2011

Koichiro Kurita, Montville, Maine, August 2011

Koichiro Kurita “Beyond Spheres” exhibition & talks at Tenri Cultural Institute

Koichiro Kurita will be showing a selection of his new work from Beyond Spheres at the Tenri Cultural Institute. Programing includes presentations by Jonathan Kline (Calotype Process), Edward Earl (ICP), and Anna Strickland (RISD). Moderated by Esa Epstein.

1-3 December 2013
Beyond Spheres
Tenri Cultural Institute
43A West 13th Street
New York, NY


Osamu James Nakagawa, <i>Sea, Remains,</i> 2006

Osamu James Nakagawa, Sea, Remains, 2006

Osamu James Nakagawa in Okinawa Trilogy

Kyoto University of Art and Design presents Okinawa Trilogy, a photography exhibition by Osamu James Nakagawa.

This is the first time that Nakagawa’s Banta, Gama, and Remains series will be exhibited as a trilogy, and as part of the ongoing exhibition, The Spirit of Our Times.

22 November – 14 December 2013
Opening Reception: 22 November 2013, 18:00 – 20:00
Galerie Aube, Kyoto University of Art and Design
Kyoto, Japan

23 November 2013
Artist Talk and Panel Discussion
Panelists:
Osamu James Nakagawa (artist)
Noboru Tsubaki (artist)
Isao Nakazato (critic)
Moderator: Mariko Takeuchi (critic)


Atul Bhalla <i>Yamuna Morning,</i> 2007

Atul Bhalla Yamuna Morning, 2007

Atul Bhalla’s What will be my defeat?

Atul Bhalla’s book, “What will be my defeat?” grew out of Project Y: a public art and outreach project initiated by the Ministry of Culture, Hamburg. Centred on the idea of creating ecological and sustainable rivers in cities, the project was held almost simultaneously in the cities of Delhi and Hamburg between October and November 2011.

Bhalla created a series of works around cross cultural ideas of ecology as basic elements of our identity, through a series of photographs, and text adapted from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, in the form of questions. These images were shown on the project boat in Hamburg. Published and edited by Nina Kalenbach, Till Krause, and Ravi Agarwal (Free River Zone, Hamburg, 2012.) Atul’s enquiries are now posed to a wider audience.

Book Launch:
12 November 2013, 7 pm
Lawns, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
Delhi, India


Osamu James Nakagawa, <i>Gama,</i> 2010

Osamu James Nakagawa, Gama, 2010

Osamu James Nakagawa in War/Photography

War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath presents types of photographs repeatedly made during the many phases of war— regardless of the size or cause of the conflict, the photographers’ or subjects’ culture or the era in which the pictures were recorded.

The exhibition features Nakagawa’s photographs from Gama (Caves).

The exhibition has traveled to the following venues:

8 November 2013 – 2 February 2014
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York

past venues >>



Frida by Ishiuchi and Things Left Behind

Miyako Ishiuchi was one of the first people to photograph Frida Kahlo’s belongings: clothes, corsets and traditional costume from Oaxaca, Mexico. Published by RM, Frida by Ishiuchi was released in conjunction with the Paris Photo 2013.

Things Left Behind a film on Miyako Ishiuchi’s work was screened at the DOC NYC Film Festival. Things Left Behind explores the transformative power of “ひろしまhiroshima,” the first major international art exhibit devoted to the atomic bomb.


Koichiro Kurita, <i>Rock on Gonnet, Lozere, France, Chi Sui Ki,</i> 1995

Koichiro Kurita, Rock on Gonnet, Lozere, France, Chi Sui Ki, 1995

Koichiro Kurita at the Parrish Art Museum

Artists Choose Artists is the Parrish Art Museum’s ongoing, juried exhibition that celebrates artists on the East End and the dynamic relationships uniting the area’s creative community. For this exhibition, seven distinguished East End artists served as jurors, each making two selections from 300 online submissions and subsequent studio visits.

A reflection of the region’s unique heritage as an artist colony, Artists Choose Artists initiates introductions and fellowship among today’s expanded, multi-generational network of artists.

The group exhibition comprises works by Kurita who was selected by sculptor Ned Smyth.

9 November 2013 – 19 January 2014
Artists Choose Artists
Parrish Art Museum
Water Mill, NY


Atul Bhalla <i>Piaus-II,</i> 2008

Atul Bhalla Piaus-II, 2008

Atul Bhalla and Vivan Sundaram in Europalia India Art Walk: Water

The art walk in Liège brings together photography, video and installations made in this decade, supplemented by new works. The artists draw inspiration from India’s mythology and rich symbolism to create very poetic works. These often refer to the
populations living alongside rivers and the way they deal with water scarcity and pollution.

Curated by Gayatri Sinha, the exhibition will feature works by Atul Bhalla and Vivan Sundaram amongst others. The artists explore the theme in the European context of a city on a river. The walk takes place in and around the Grand Curtius, the starting point, on the banks of the Meuse River.

12 October 2013 – 05 January 2014
Art Walk: Water
Europalia India
Liège



Miyako Ishiuchi and Annu Palakunnathu Matthew in the book Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood

Published to accompany the exhibition Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Loss, the book examines contemporary interpretations of one of the most enduring subjects in the history of picture-making: the image of the mother. Focusing on the work of 12 international photographers, it challenges the stereotypical or sentimental views of motherhood handed down by traditional depictions, and explores how photography can be used to address changing conditions of power, gender, domesticity, the maternal body and female identity.

Published by The Photographers’ Gallery, the book features Ishiuchi’s photographs from Mother’s and Matthew’s works from Re-generation and Open Wound.


Quy 2010, <em>Re-generation</em>

Quy 2010, Re-generation

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew in Grace

The biennial Delhi Photo Festival is an initiative of the India Habitat Centre & Nazar Foundation to bring photography, the real democratic art form, into the public space, thereby creating awareness of photo- graphic arts and initiating dialogue amongst its many practitioners and lovers.

The festival will feature Matthew’s video from Re-generations.

September 27 to October 11, 2013
Grace
Delhi Photo Festival
Delhi


Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, <i>Daughter/ Step Daughter</i>, from <i>An India from India</i> series, <br><i>Portfolio 1</i>, 2001

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Daughter/ Step Daughter, from An India from India series,
Portfolio 1, 2001

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew and Sunil Gupta in Convergence: Contemporary Art from India and the Diaspora

Convergence brings together fifteen contemporary artists who, through diverse creative approaches, explore issues of identity and the continued power of place in our global world.

The exhibition, curated by Kathryn Myers, will feature Matthew’s photographs from

An Indian from India and Bollywood Satirized and Sunil Gupta’s work from Trespass 2.

22 October 2013 – 15 December 2013

Convergence: Contemporary Art from India and the Diaspora

The William Benton Museum of Art Connecticut


Vivan Sundaram, <i>The Brief Ascension of Marian Hussain</i> (video still), 2005, <br> from the series, <i>Trash</i>

Vivan Sundaram, The Brief Ascension of Marian Hussain (video still), 2005,
from the series, Trash

Vivan Sundaram in The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989

This first major exhibition about Sahmat, an influential artist collective uniquely situates two decades of contemporary Indian art within the political sphere while meditating on art’s capacity as a force for change.

The exhibition will feature Sundaram’s installations from
Memorial.

13 September 2013 – 5 January 2014
The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989
The Ackland Art Museum
North Carolina


Osamu James Nakagawa, <i>Gama</i>, 2010

Osamu James Nakagawa, Gama, 2010

Osamu James Nakagawa in Okinawa-Okinawa-Okinawa

Curated by Noboru Tsubaki and Mariko Takeuchi.
November 2013
Okinawa-Okinawa-Okinawa
Kyoto University of Art and Design Japan


Pamela Singh, <i>Untitled</i>, Vrindavan, India, 1994. Black-and-white digital print on Hanemuele paper, hand painted with acrylic (2006), 24 x 36 in.

Pamela Singh, Untitled, Vrindavan, India, 1994. Black-and-white digital print on Hanemuele paper, hand painted with acrylic (2006), 24 x 36 in.

AIPAD 2013

SepiaEYE will feature two exhibitions of our artists work in midtown during the AIPAD week April 4th-7th, 2013.

AIPAD 2013 Selection
41 West 57th Street, 6th Floor, New York City

Spring Exhibition
April – May, 2013

By appointment only.


Osamu James Nakagawa, <i>Okinawa 001</i>, from <i>Banta</i>, 2008

Osamu James Nakagawa, Okinawa 001, from Banta, 2008

Osamu James Nakagawa in War/Photography

War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath presents types of photographs repeatedly made during the many phases of war— regardless of the size or cause of the conflict, the photographers’ or subjects’ culture or the era in which the pictures were recorded.

The exhibition will feature Nakagawa’s photographs from Banta (Cliffs). The exhibition will travel on to The Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and to The Brooklyn Museum through February 2014.

March 23 – June 2, 2013
War/Photography: Photographs of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath
Annenberg Space for Photography
Los Angeles, California

November 11, 2012 – February 3, 2013
War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath
Museum of Fine Art, Houston
Houston, Texas


Sunil Gupta, <i>Untitled #32, from Country: Portrait of an Indian Village,</i> 2006-2009

Sunil Gupta, Untitled #32, from Country: Portrait of an Indian Village, 2006-2009

Sunil Gupta: National Portrait Gallery Walk Through

On February 7th, “Queer Perspectives” resident artist Sadie Lee and special guest Sunil Gupta will be walking through and discussing the collection as viewed through their lenses as influential queer artists.

February 7th, 2013
7:30-8pm, FREE
National Portrait Gallery
London


Serena Chopra, <i>Neline Mondal Bari, Chandernagore</i>, 2012

Serena Chopra, Neline Mondal Bari, Chandernagore, 2012

Serena Chopra in Bonjour India

In conjunction with the “Bonjour India!” series of cultural events and touring exhibitions and the India Art Fair, a selection of works by Serena Chopra will be on view at the Galerie Romain Rolland, in a large group photography exhibition on French cultural heritage in India, curated by Anay Mann.

29 January – 3 February 2013
French Heritage (Bonjour India)
Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Francaise de Delhi
New Delhi


Minoru Hirata, <i>Nakanishi Natuyuki's Clothespins Assert Churning Action (Street performance for Hi Red Center's event, 6th Mixer Plan, in Tokyo, May 28, 1963)</i>, Exhibition Catalog Cover

Minoru Hirata, Nakanishi Natuyuki's Clothespins Assert Churning Action (Street performance for Hi Red Center's event, 6th Mixer Plan, in Tokyo, May 28, 1963), Exhibition Catalog Cover

Minoru Hirata at the MoMA in Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde”

Photographs by Minoru Hirata documenting the performances by art collectives and the general art scene of the time are on view through February 25, at the MoMA in Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde.

18 November 2012 – 25 February 2013
Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde
Museum of Modern Art
New York


<i>Pilgrim & Ambassador Car, Kumbh Mela, Prayag, Uttar Pradesh</i>, 1977 © Succession Raghubir Singh

Pilgrim & Ambassador Car, Kumbh Mela, Prayag, Uttar Pradesh, 1977 © Succession Raghubir Singh

Raghubir Singh at the Barbican, London in Everything Was Moving

In this major photographic survey, Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s, features over 400 works from around the world documenting “two of the most memorable decades of the 20th century.” Works by Raghubir Singh are displayed alongside works by Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, David Goldblatt, Graciela Iturbide, Boris Mikhailov, Sigmar Polke, Malick Sidibé, Shomei Tomatsu, and Li Zhensheng.

13 September 2012 – 13 January 2013
Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60-70’s
Barbican Centre
London


Vivan Sundaram installation (detail) at The Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Vivan Sundaram installation (detail) at The Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Vivan Sundaram installation at The Kochi-Muziris Biennale

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art being held in Kochi, Kerala. One of Vivan Sundaram’s site-specific installations is on view.

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale
Kochi, India


2012

Osamu James Nakagawa, Mia Fineman (Curator of the exhibition and in the Dept. of Photography at the MET), Esa Epstein, and Michelle Yun (Asia Society)

Osamu James Nakagawa, Mia Fineman (Curator of the exhibition and in the Dept. of Photography at the MET), Esa Epstein, and Michelle Yun (Asia Society)

Osamu James Nakagawa in En Foco's blog

Osamu James Nakagawa’s walkthrough in conjunction with the exhibit,
After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York was written about by Danica Tan on the En Foco blog.

24 October 2012
Osamu James Nakagawa: The Banta Cliffs
Danica Tan, En Foco’s blog


Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, <i>Re-Generation</i>, stills from video

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Re-Generation, stills from video

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew at Gallery 400, Chicago

Radiate: Art of the South Asian Diaspora represents the work of eleven artists currently residing in the Northeast United States who share origins and connections in South Asia. The artists featured in Radiate articulate a variety of different questions centered around their identities and experiences within the South Asian diaspora. Three bodies of work by Matthew will be featured in this exhibition curated by Kathryn Myers.

2 November – 15 December 2012
Radiate: Art of the South Asian Diaspora
University of Illinois at Chicago, Gallery 400


Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, <i>Warpaint-Warpaint</i>, from <i>An Indian from India</i>, 2001-2003

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Warpaint-Warpaint, from An Indian from India, 2001-2003

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew at Photo Center NW

Photo Center NW’s Autumn exhibition, Social Order: Women Photographers from Iran, India and Afghanistan features five contemporary women artists whose work explore the role of women in the context of cultural constructs, religion, censorship and the media. The exhibition will feature Matthew’s orotones from the series, An Indian from India.

26 October – 15 December 2012
Social Order: Women Photographers from Iran, India and Afghanistan
Photo Center Northwest
Seattle


Koichiro Kurita, <i>Flood in Forest, Catskill, NY, Perceiving</i>, 2006

Koichiro Kurita, Flood in Forest, Catskill, NY, Perceiving, 2006

Koichiro Kurita, "Beyond Spheres" Workshops at RISD this October

Posing the question, “What if Thoreau had been a photographer?,” Koichiro Kurita will be offering calotype workshops across the Northeast. Kurita will offer his latest workshop at Rhode Island School of Design this October.

22-26 October 2012
Beyond Spheres at Rhode Island School of Design
Providence


Osamu James Nakagawa, <i>Okinawa 009</i> from <i>Banta</i>, 2008

Osamu James Nakagawa, Okinawa 009 from Banta, 2008

Osamu James Nakagawa at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In the complimentary exhibition to Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop, the Metropolitan will feature images from artists using digital technology to alter photographic images, continuing the conversation about the ways in which photographers have used the tools of their day to manipulate images. Included in an impressive roster of artists working from the 1980s until today is Osamu James Nakagawa, whose images from the series Banta (Cliffs) are on view in the Joyce and Robert Menschell Hall for Modern Photography.

25 September 2012 – 27 May 2013
After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography

New York


Koichiro Kurita, <i>Weeping Beech, Southold, NY, Perceiving</i>, 2008

Koichiro Kurita, Weeping Beech, Southold, NY, Perceiving, 2008

Koichiro Kurita at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design will host America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now, a broad panorama of our country’s topographies and correlating narratives. Through about 150 photographs spanning nearly 150 years, a nation’s ambitions and failings, beauties and losses, politics, and personal stories are revealed. Included in the exhibition is a photograph by Koichiro Kurita.

21 September 2012 – 13 January 2013
America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now

Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design

Providence


Jungjin Lee, <i>Pagodas 98-01</i>, 1998

Jungjin Lee, Pagodas 98-01, 1998

Jungjin Lee at The Hill School’s Center for the Arts Boyer Gallery

The Hill School’s Center for the Arts presents a selection of works from both Pagoda and Wind.

14 September – 19 October 2012
Pagoda & Wind: Photographs on Mulberry Paper
The Hill School Center for the Arts Boyer Gallery
Pottstown


Raghubir Singh, <i>Pedestrians, Kemp's Corner, Mumbai, Maharashtra</i>, 1989 © Succession Raghubir Singh

Raghubir Singh, Pedestrians, Kemp's Corner, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 1989 © Succession Raghubir Singh

Raghubir Singh and Vivan Sundaram in Tenth Parallel North

The work of sepia EYE artists’ Raghubir Singh and Vivan Sundaram are included in the exhibition, “Tenth Parallel North: Contemporary Photography from India and South America” at the Fondazione Fotografia in Modena curated by Director, Filippo Maggia.

Exhibition Catalogue


Osamu James Nakagawa, <i>Gama</i>, 2010

Osamu James Nakagawa, Gama, 2010

Osamu James Nakagawa Nominated for Les Rencontres d’Arles 2012 Discovery Award

Osamu James Nakagawa has been nominated for the prestigious Les Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award 2012 by Tadashi Ono. One of fifteen finalists, Nakagawa will have a solo exhibiton this summer in Arles, France as a part of the 2012 Les Rencontres d’Arles photography festival, where he will exhibit photographs from the series, Banta (Cliffs) and Gama (Caves.)

July 2 – September 23, 2012
Discovery Award 2012
Les Rencontres d’Arles


Atul Bhalla, <i> I Was Not Waving I was Drowning</i>, at Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Far Right of Image). Installation View Photograph by Elad Sarig.

Atul Bhalla, I Was Not Waving I was Drowning, at Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Far Right of Image). Installation View Photograph by Elad Sarig.

Atul Bhalla in Critical Mass

“Critical Mass” at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art is the first major show that will expose the Israeli public to the thriving contemporary Indian art scene. An exhibition of Indian art in Israel holds special interest in a local context, due to the range of affinities between the two countries and to the growing interest of Israelis in India and its culture. Both cultures share a preoccupation with conflicted identity and multifaceted social and political realities which provide a significant catalyst for artistic production. Bhalla’s photographic diptych, I was Not Waving I was Drowning, was included in this exciting exhibition curated by Tami Katz-Freiman and Rotem Ruff.

May 31 – December 16, 2012
Critical Mass
Tel Aviv Museum of Art


Pamela Singh, Installation View, Royal Ontario Museum

Pamela Singh, Installation View, Royal Ontario Museum

Pamela Singh in Embellished Reality: Indian Painted Photographs

“Embellished Reality” brings together 60 works from the Royal Ontario Museum’s collection that were acquired over the past decade, and have never before been displayed. sepiaEYE artist Pamela Singh is included in a roster of images which spans from the 1860s until the 2000s. “Embellished Reality” was curated by Deepali Dewan.

June 8, 2011 – June 17, 2012
Embellished Reality: Indian Painted Photographs
Royal Ontario Museum


Minoru Hirata, <i>Hi Red Center's Dropping Event (Performance at the rooftop of Ikenobo Flower School's Headquarters in Tokyo)</i>, 1964

Minoru Hirata, Hi Red Center's Dropping Event (Performance at the rooftop of Ikenobo Flower School's Headquarters in Tokyo), 1964

Asia Week Tea Time

In conjunction with Asia Week, sepiaEYE will be hosting a daily Tea Time from 2-5 pm, Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23, 2012.

By appointment only.

March 19 – 23, 2012
Asia Week Tea Time
sepiaEYE, 41 West 57th Street, 6th Floor, New York City


Sunil Gupta, <i>Sun City, Paris,</i> 2010

Sunil Gupta, Sun City, Paris, 2010

Sunil Gupta: Sun City and Other Stories at Alliance Française

Commissioned by the Centre Pompidou, Sunil Gupta’s Sun City series, loosely based on the 1962 film, “La Jetée” by Chris Marker, travels to the Alliance Française de Delhi. The exhibition will be on view for a few weeks from the end of March.

Reception: March 23 from 7:30 pm.
March 24 – April 15, 2012
Sun City and Other Stories
Alliance Française de Delhi


Vivan Sundaram, <i>Lovers</i>, from the series <i>Re-Take of Amrita</i>, 2001

Vivan Sundaram, Lovers, from the series Re-Take of Amrita, 2001

Vivan Sundaram in Utopia/Dystopia

Images from Vivan Sundaram’s “Re-Take of Amrita,” are featured in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s latest exploration within the history of photography, “Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage.”

March 11 – June 10, 2012
Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


Koichiro Kurita, <i>Conceal, Southhold,</i> 2011

Koichiro Kurita, Conceal, Southhold, 2011

Koichiro Kurita: Beyond Spheres / Meditations on Thoreau

A selection of works from the series “Beyond Spheres,” and the current ongoing series, “Meditations on Thoreau” will be on view at Bennington College in Vermont through March.

March 6 – April 2, 2012
Beyond Spheres / Meditations on Thoreau
Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington



Atul Bhalla's Yamuna Walk

sepiaEYE in conjunction with University of Washington Press is proud to announce the release of photographer and multimedia artist, Atul Bhalla’s first monograph, Yamuna Walk. The publication is an important addition to sepiaEYE’s growing series of books on contemporary Asian photography.

In Yamuna Walk the artist documents a five-day trek along the sacred Yamuna River as it passes through his home city of New Dehli. Climbing over fences, crossing concert overpasses, navigating between blooming marigold fields and piles of waste, and flowing wandering through the landscape like the river itself, Bhalla’s journey shows the diverse marks of human development that can be read in the image of the river.

Visit www.khojworkshop.org for information on Bhalla’s New Delhi book launch on January 27th.


2011

Vivan Sundaram, <i>Gagawaka: Making Strange</i>, 2010

Vivan Sundaram, Gagawaka: Making Strange, 2010

Vivan Sundaram Solo Exhibition: GAGAWAKA: Making Strange

Vivan Sundaram’s latest works— provocative “sculpture garments” and photographs are on view at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in the exhibition, “GAGAWAKA: Making Strange.”

December 21 – 27, 2011
GAGAWAKA: Making Strange
Rabindra Bhavan Gallery, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi


Osamu James Nakagawa in Studio

Osamu James Nakagawa in Studio

Osamu James Nakagawa in “SUPERNATUREAL”

Nakagawa’s “Banta” series will be featured in a group exhibition at Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects along with other artists who are tackling the conventions of landscape photography “through… expeditions and an interest in extreme image-making processes.”

December 15, 2011 – January 28, 2012
Supernatureal
Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects
New York, NY


Koichiro Kurita, <i>Tangent III,</i> 2011

Koichiro Kurita, Tangent III, 2011

Koichiro Kurita Interview and Exhibitions in Maine

“Meditations on Thoreau,” an exhibition of works by Koichiro Kurita was on view at Belfast, Maine’s Waterfall Arts. In conjunction with the exhibition, Kurita was interviewed in October about his process and his likes and dislikes in the Maine Art Scene.

October 7-November 23, 2011
Koichiro Kurita: Meditations on Thoreau
Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Maine

Master Photographer Koichiro Kurita Interview
Maine Art Scene


Edward Grazda, <i>Faizabad, Badakshan, Afghanistan,</i> 2000

Edward Grazda, Faizabad, Badakshan, Afghanistan, 2000

Edward Grazda: Portraits from Afghanistan: Khalid Hadi

Curated by Edward Grazda, a selection of 60 portraits taken by Khalid Hadi from over 5,000 images of wounded fighters, orphans, and children using a primitive, locally made box camera.

September 9 – December 16, 2011
Portraits from Afghanistan: Khalid Hadi
The Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona State College
Daytona Beach, FL


Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, from <i>Memories of India,</i> 2004-2006

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, from Memories of India, 2004-2006

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew in EN FOCO/IN FOCUS & Holga Inspire

Matthew’s work is featured in the first comprehensive showing of some of the 700 works in the En Foco collection, and “Holga Inspire,” featuring a selection from her “Memories of India,” has now traveled to The Center for Fine Art Photography.

September 1, 2011 – January 31, 2012
EN FOCO/IN FOCUS: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection
Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery, Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

September 30, 2011 – January 14, 2012
Holga Inspire
The Center For Fine Art Photography
Fort Collins, CO


Atul Bhalla, <i>Piau at Fatehpuri II</i> (detail), 2008

Atul Bhalla, Piau at Fatehpuri II (detail), 2008

Atul Bhalla Water Works Solo Exhibition

“Water Works,” is a solo exhibition of Bhalla’s photographs, video, and watercolors from 2003 through 2010. The exhibition also featured “Immersions,” a large scale sculpture installation from 2005.

August 30 – October 15, 2011
Water Works
The Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College
Easton, PA


Vivan Sundaram, <i>Lovers, from the series Re-Take of Amrita,</i> 2001

Vivan Sundaram, Lovers, from the series Re-Take of Amrita, 2001

Atul Bhalla and Vivan Sundaram in Beyond the Self: Contemporary Portraiture from Asia

“Beyond the Self: Contemporary Portraiture from Asia,” features Bhalla’s photographic documentations of his performances, like “Submerged Again” from 2005 and a selection of works from Sundaram’s “Re-Take of Amrita.”

August 13 – November 6, 2011
Beyond the Self: Contemporary Portraiture from Asia
National Portrait Gallery
Canberra, Australia


Minoru Hirata, <i>A Happening on the Street (Street Performance by Collective Kumo)</i>, 1970

Minoru Hirata, A Happening on the Street (Street Performance by Collective Kumo), 1970

Minoru Hirata at Les Rencontres d’Arles

Recently on view at the sepiaEYE booth at this year’s AIPAD, Minoru Hirata has been nominated by Tate Modern curator Simon Baker for the Discovery Award at Rencontres d’Arles. Hirata’s work is on view as part of the 2011 edition of the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival and is organized with the collaboration of the Taka Ishii Gallery and Reiko Tomii.

July 4th – September 18, 2011
Discovery Award 2011: Artists presented by Simon Baker: Minoru Hirata
Les Rencontres d’Arles


Sunil Gupta, <i>Sun City, Paris, 2010</i> Archival Pigment Print

Sunil Gupta, Sun City, Paris, 2010 Archival Pigment Print

PARIS – DELHI – BOMBAY. . . Sun City by Sunil Gupta at the Centre Pompidou, Paris

Sunil Gupta’s commissioned project, Sun City premieres at the Centre Pompidou exhibition. Sun City is a fictional narrative loosely based on the 1962 film, “La Jetée” by Chris Marker. We can view it as several “stills” from a film that are “missing.” The original elliptical form has been retained so the ‘hero’ sees his own death in the ‘beginning’ and we return to that scene as reality in the ‘end.’

Centre Pompidou (French)
English Translation
Vivan Sundaram, <i>Barricade (with two drains) from the Trash  series</i>, 2008 39.5 x 86.5"

Vivan Sundaram, Barricade (with two drains) from the Trash series, 2008 39.5 x 86.5"

PARIS – DELHI – BOMBAY. . . Opening at the Centre Pompidou, Paris

We are happy to announce the inclusion of works by sepia EYE artists Sunil Gupta, Vivan Sundaram and Atul Bhalla in a major exhibition that explores Indian society through the eyes of leading Indian and French artists opening at the Centre Pompidou on May 25 – September 19, 2011.

Press Release
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, <i>Kirti, The Virtual Immigrant</i> (detail), 2006

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Kirti, The Virtual Immigrant (detail), 2006

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s The Virtual Immigrant at Georgia State University

A selection of images from Matthew’s large-scale lenticular photograph series, The Virtual Immigrant, which focused on call center employees in India, will be on view as part of a group exhibition, “Transcultural Identities” at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Galleries, Georgia State University.

February 17 – March 18, 2011
Transcultural Identities
Welch School Galleries, Georgia State University


Atul Bhalla, <i>I Was Not Waving But Drowning II</i> (detail), 2005

Atul Bhalla, I Was Not Waving But Drowning II (detail), 2005

Atul Bhalla’s I Was Not Waving but Drowning at Harvard Art Museum

Atul Bhalla’s sequence of 14 photographs capturing his “act of submergence in the Yamuna River,” was acquired by the museum’s Department of Islamic & Later Indian Art in 2008. It is currently on view to the beginning of April, with two artist events in March.

December 3, 2010–April 2, 2011
I Was Not Waving but Drowning
Harvard Art Museums

Related Article: “New Delhi artist Atul Bhalla takes Yamuna Pollution to the world’s art galleries,” Vrindavan Today


2010

Edward Grazda, <i>Logan, Afghanistan</i>, 1982

Edward Grazda, Logan, Afghanistan, 1982

Edward Grazda's Afghanistan works at NYU's Skirball Center

Edward Grazda: Afghanistan
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
New York


Jungjin Lee, <i>Wind 07-106</i>, 2007

Jungjin Lee, Wind 07-106, 2007

Jungjin Lee's Wind at PNCA+MoCC

The Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Museum of Contemporary Craft, presents a selection of works from her series, Wind (Nov 4, 2010 – Jan 10, 2011.)

Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Museum of Contemporary Craft
Portland, OR, 97209


<i>Teri Mangal, Pakistan</i>, 1984 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 16 x 20"

Teri Mangal, Pakistan, 1984 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 16 x 20"

Edward Grazda's Afghanistan works in Washington D.C.

Edward Grazda’s Afghanistan work will be opening in Washington D.C. this fall.

Edward Grazda: Afghanistan.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art

The Shakespeare Company’s “The Great Game: Afghanistan,” Harman Center for the Arts


Angelika Sher, <i>Untitled #5,</i> from the series <i>Twilight,</i> 2009/2010

Angelika Sher, Untitled #5, from the series Twilight, 2009/2010

Angelika Sher in The Complete Photographer

The Complete Photographer by Tom Ang, follows 20 international photographers as they go through their image making process in this book of tutorials on 10 different genres of photography.

August 2010
Dorling Kindersley, London


Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, <i>Viji</i> (Still), 2010, Video. 3 minutes, 6 seconds.

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Viji (Still), 2010, Video. 3 minutes, 6 seconds.

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew in The Rome Festival of Photography

Matthew’s new video work, Re-Generation, will be on view in the exhibition Transience, part of The Rome Festival of Photography.

September 16 – October 30, 2010
Z20 Galleria Sara Zanin
Via Dei Querceti 6 00184, Rome


Osamu James Nakagawa, <i>Saipan 2, from the series Banta</i>, 2008

Osamu James Nakagawa, Saipan 2, from the series Banta, 2008

Osamu James Nakagawa in Noorderlicht Photofestival

Osamu James Nakagawa’s Banta series has been selected to be in this year’s Noorderlicht Photofestival, Land: Country Life in the Urban Age.

September 5 – October 31, 2010
Fries Museum
Noorderlicht Photofestival 2010
Groningen, The Netherlands


Atul Bhalla, <i>Immersions</i> (Detail), 2005 Photo credit: Manuel Schmettau.

Atul Bhalla, Immersions (Detail), 2005 Photo credit: Manuel Schmettau.

Atul Bhalla in Water

Atul Bhalla’s “Piaus II” and installation, “Immersions,” will be included in this monumental group exhibition at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. Vija Celmins, Honoré Daumier, Paul Gauguin, Hiroshige, Edward Steichen, Lynn Davis, Hans Haacke, Geoffrey Hendricks, Maya Lin, Wangechi Mutu, and Bill Viola are among the many artists represented.

September 1, 2010 – January 2, 2011
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum


Atul Bhalla, <i>Listener From Western Heavens</i>

Atul Bhalla, Listener From Western Heavens

Atul Bhalla in Place-Time-Play

The artist will participate in the upcoming exhibition, Place-Time-Play: contemporary art from the West Heavens to the Middle Kingdom opening in Shanghai, October 20th in conjunction with the Shanghai Biennale. Curated by noted scholars, Chaitanya Sambrani, Chang Tsong-zung, and Gao Shiming, this project combines a visual art agenda with a series of intellectual forums. Fifteen artists from both China and India will travel and work in both countries within a framework of research and practice.

The project is also a curatorial experiment. Apart from the practice of exchange residency, the curators expressly urge Indian artists to create work that engages with China as a subject of the imagination, targeted at the Chinese audience, without the intention of ultimately submitting to the scrutiny of Western platforms.


Marting Brading, <i>Hanuman Shrine Under Peepal Tree, Varanasi</i>, 2001

Marting Brading, Hanuman Shrine Under Peepal Tree, Varanasi, 2001

No Ordinary Monkey by Martin Brading

The artist is currently working on his first book, featuring images from his ongoing exploration of the depiction of the Hindu god, Hanuman. The title, No Ordinary Monkey incorporates photographs by Brading taken in India over the last 15 years and text by Professor Philip Lutgendorf of the University of Iowa.


Edward Grazda, <i>New Shopping Mall, Ibri, Oman</i>, 2005

Edward Grazda, New Shopping Mall, Ibri, Oman, 2005

OMAN Religion and Society Through American Eyes by Edward Grazda

The artist’s recent work on Oman has been compiled into a new book featuring over 100 photographs.  OMAN Religion and Society Through American Eyes, is published by the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs, Muscat Sultanate of Oman, and Institute for American Values.


Sunil Gupta, <i>Untitled #8, Imagining Childhood</i>, 2005/2006

Sunil Gupta, Untitled #8, Imagining Childhood, 2005/2006

Love's Body 2 with Sunil Gupta

Love’s Body – Rethinking Naked and Nude in Photography was held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography from November 1998 to January 1999. The exhibition demonstrated that in addition to acting as symbols of Eros or sex, nude photography can be used as a tool to reassess the visual dynamics of relationship or subjectivity to present new possibilities and meanings of the body. As a sequel to the 1st exhibition, Love’s Body 2, sexuality in the age of AIDS, will aim to present more clearly the problems created by contemporary representations of the body. This exhibition will present works that are powerful enough to have influenced aspects of art and photography while reappraising and redefining their meaning.

October 2 – December 5, 2010
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan


Pamela Singh, <i>Self Portrait</i>, 1997

Pamela Singh, Self Portrait, 1997

Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Artist Sunil Gupta and curator of Where Three Dreams Cross, will be presenting at the 2-day symposium being held at the opening of the exhibition at its new venue, the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. Other lectures include Dayanita Singh, Sabeena Gadihoke, and Aveek Sen.

Symposium: June 12-13, Exhibition: June 12–August 22, 2010

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland


Miyako Ishiuchi, <i>Mother's #3</i>, 2001

Miyako Ishiuchi, Mother's #3, 2001

New Book by Miyako Ishiuchi

Ishiuchi has released her new book entitled, Sweet Home Yokosuka, 1976-1989 (2010, PPP Editions) in conjunction with an exhibition of her work at Andrew Roth Gallery. The title combines three early bodies of work that form a trilogy; Apartment (1978), Yokosuka Story (1979) and Endless Nights (1981), all classic photography books of the post Provoke period. Together the photographs manifest a personal document primarily of her hometown Yokosuka, a place of compromised identity, accommodating two large American Naval bases since the late 1940s.


Koichiro Kurita, <i>Chesapeake, VA, CHI-SUI-KI</i>, 1991

Koichiro Kurita, Chesapeake, VA, CHI-SUI-KI, 1991

Beyond Spheres by Koichiro Kurita

In his latest series, entitled Beyond Spheres, Kurita will follow his greatest influence, Henry David Thoreau, his inspiration and guide. He will set out to visit Thoreau’s physical spaces in North America to capture the truest reverence for the natural world that Thoreau wrote so eloquently about. This monumental project, expedition, and subsequent body of work will involve countless partners to complete. Over a three-year period Kurita will travel across 14 states in the North East teaming up with photography programs, scholars and practitioners alike who share his commitment to the practice as well as philosophy shared by Kurita.

Beyond Spheres


Jungjin Lee, <i>Thing 04-20</i>, 2004

Jungjin Lee, Thing 04-20, 2004

Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography Jungjin Lee and Sookang Kim

Both sepia EYE artists will be featured in the group exhibition: Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art from July 3–September 19, 2010. The most comprehensive exhibition of contemporary Korean photography to ever be shown in the United States, Chaotic Harmony features large scale photographs by 40 Korean artists. The exhibition is organized by Anne Wilkes Tucker, The Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the MFAH, and Karen Sinsheimer, Curator of Photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Lee’s work can also be seen currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Surface Tension: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection from September 15- June 13, 2010 in the Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography.


Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, <i>Baskets, Memories of India</i>, 1996

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Baskets, Memories of India, 1996

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew in The Digital Eye & Auto Focus

Matthew’s work appears in the two upcoming titles, The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age by Sylvia Wolf (Prestel, 2010) and Auto Focus; The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography by Susan Bright (Monacelli, 2010).

May 7 – June 6, 2010
Holga Inspire
The Gallery at Hallmark