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Marc Lagrange
Photographer
Featured Profile

Marc Lagrange (1957–2015) was born in Kinshasa, Congo. His career path led him from engineering to photography, and his creativity from fashion to art. Privileging analog over digital, the Antwerp-based Belgian artist searched for intimacy and emotion as opposed to artificial effects. His giant Polaroids, which have been exhibited worldwide, are a powerful example of his craft as well as his attention to detail: he displayed the texture of skin, highlight natural curves and make his models stand out. Lagrange elaborated entire sets until he found the exact mood he wished to convey, with the end goal being to create the images he wanted. From the color of the walls to the shape of a chair, every single detail counted, underlining Lagrange’s perfectionist streak and his willingness to unfold narratives.

  • REFUGE
    Apr 12 – Dec 31, 2024
    Sapieha Palace
    Vilnius, Lithuania

    The inaugural exhibition of the Sapieha Palace seeks to unfold the spirit and history of the palace itself, as well as the diverse narratives surrounding its past. The works on displays and their arrangement act as a soft, transparent layer placed over the palace spaces, having been painted and repainted multiple times. The spatial and conceptual interaction thus reveals the previous and ongoing influence of a multitude of forces. (more…)

  • Jorma Mueller: Restoration to a Better Past
    Publication
    Entkunstung
    International

    Restoration to a Better Past is a photography book by Jorma Mueller. In Jorma Mueller’s photography there is margin for a biographical hypothesis and glimpses of something that has been lost. A vision of the present as ebb and flow is almost inevitable in the experience of his work. Subjectivity is melancholic, and that melancholy contains the evocation that restores the legacy for which others risked their fate. (more…)

  • Donald Rodney: Visceral Canker
    May 25 – Sep 8, 2024
    Spike Island
    Bristol, UK

    Spike Island presents a major survey exhibition of late British artist Donald Rodney (b. 1961, West Bromwich; d. 1998, London). Rodney worked across sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and digital media, experimenting with new materials and technologies throughout his life. His work is known for being incisive, acerbic, and evocative in its analysis of the prejudices and injustices surrounding racial identity, Black masculinity, chronic illness, and Britain’s colonial past. (more…)

  • Portrait of a Man
    Jun 29 – Oct 20, 2024
    X Museum
    Beijing, China

    Following Collection as Poem in the Age of Ephemerality in 2020 and X PINK 101 in 2023, X Museum will present its third collection exhibition, titled Portrait of a Man, in the summer of 2024. The exhibition features male figures created by 61 international contemporary artists in recent years, including paintings, sculptures, and photographs, alongside relevant research materials, publications, and videos. (more…)

  • Samuel James: Nightairs
    Publication
    Fw:Books
    International

    Twenty-six species of the insect family Lampyridae, commonly known as fireflies, have been identified in the foothills of Appalachian Ohio. For a brief moment at the very end of their lives, nineteen of these species communicate with silent, bioluminescent displays of wildly diverse flash patterns and colors – a kaleidoscopic procession of light varying in precise accordance to habitat, season and time of night. (more…)

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

    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…)

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