David Uzochukwu, Galerie Number 8
Human / Nature: Encountering Ourselves in the Natural World
Feb 9 – May 18, 2024
New York, USA

Through a multitude of global perspectives, Human / Nature explores the complex relationship between Earth and its human inhabitants. Photographs, immersive video installations, and sculptures created by 14 international artists push viewers to reflect on how people and the world around them have had a profound impact on shaping one another. Our influence on nature has far-reaching consequences, as we know from our changing climate. Illuminating moments of harmony and recovery while never shying away from humankind’s tendency towards destruction, this show shepherds observers through scenes depicting the impact of urbanization and climate change on worldwide ecosystems.

Several artists’ work honors the picturesque sceneries and beautiful foliage our planet offers, while others explicitly highlight the damage for which people are responsible, and others yet fall somewhere in the middle, posing a question: where, if at all, do humans belong in nature? At once celebratory and contemplative, Human / Nature is a call for thoughtful reflection, evaluation, and appreciation.

  • Berlinde De Bruyckere: No Life Lost
    Feb 3 – May 26, 2024
    Gustavsberg, Sweden

    Belgian artist Berlinde De Bruyckere’s large-scale sculptures and installations of wax, wood, textile, metal and horse hide are executed in an unmistakable artistic style. Grappling with the existential human condition, De Bruyckere’s work addresses human vulnerability and fragility, desire and suffering, resilience and transformation. Opening on February 3, the comprehensive exhibition No Life Lost is the first presentation of the work of De Bruyckere in Sweden. (more…)

  • Mary Ellen Mark: Encounters
    Steidl / C/O Berlin

    The images of American photographer Mary Ellen Mark are icons of documentary and humanistic photography. Focusing her camera on the socially disadvantaged and those on the fringes of society, she told the stories of her protagonists without prejudice. In the context of the emerging women’s movement in the USA during the 1960s and 70s, and as a freelance photographer at a time when print media was suffering its first major crisis, Mark fought her way to the forefront of female voices in photojournalism. (more…)

  • Grey Crawford. Chroma, 1978–85, Vol 1
    Beam Editions

    In 1978 Grey Crawford created a body of colour photographic work that was so radical in its aesthetic and technique that few people to this day understand how it was made. Chroma documents late 70s Los Angeles in a period of radical urban transformation. Scenes of vernacular architecture, demolition sites and everyday places are contrasted with graphic forms that float on the surface and sit within the image. (more…)

  • Tyrone Williams & Madison Dinelle: Chiasm
    Ceremony Press

    Many photographers have experimented with the ‘Call & Response’ model of collaboration, where images function like links in a chain – a visual duel, or game of chess. This book, in which these two photographers pair up their photographs, feels more to me like a matching card game. Chiasm describes in biology the point at which two filamentous structures like a tendon or nerve diagonally intersect in an X (more…)