A major retrospective of the work of American photographer and film maker, Paul Strand (1890-1976), and the first in the UK since the artist’s death opens at V&A, London. Strand was one of the greatest and most influential photographers of the 20th century whose images have defined the way fine art and documentary photography is understood and practised today. The exhibition presents around 200 objects spanning Strand’s entire career, including his breakthrough trials in abstraction and candid street portraits, close-ups of natural and machine forms, and extended explorations of the American Southwest, Mexico, New England, France, Italy, Scotland, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, and Romania.
Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century, V&A, London
Interview with Aesthetica Art Prize Artist, Jordan L. Rodgers
Jordan L. Rodgers uses his cross-disciplinary way of working to bridge the gap between traditional drawing and drawing on the iPad. It is this approach combined with an infatuation for architecture that saw Rodgers longlisted.
Review of The Magic of the State, Lisson Gallery, London
The Magic of the State is the name given to a new group exhibition, which has recently opened at Lisson Gallery. The show coincides with a display of the same name in Cairo’s Beirut gallery.