Terrains of the Body: Photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Whitechapel Gallery have looked over the pond for this one, visiting The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington to form a group show that showcases the role of women in contemporary art. The result: a photography and video display with works from 17 female artists who turn their camera to women, including themselves, with the aim of embracing the female body as a medium for storytelling, affirming identity and reflecting on both the individual and collective experience. Originally conceived to tie in with the inauguration of the first female US President, consider this more of a riposte to the shenanigans going on in Washington and the T man about to take office.
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Marc Camille Chaimowicz: An Autumn Lexicon
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Ben Rivers: Earth Needs More Magicians
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10 Years of Loud and Quiet
Loud and Quiet, the music magazine, has just turned 10 years old. And to celebrate, they're putting on a photo exhibition at the main downstairs bar in Oslo highlighting those camera-happy folk whose images over the years have made the publication what it is today. Expect early shots of The xx, The Horrors, Metronomy and others, as well as David Lynch and GOAT. Entry is free for this, so there really isn't much of an excuse. Unless you dislike music and photography, which we suppose would be a fair enough reason.