Michelle Cho (b. 1992) & June Kim’s (b. 1990) collaborative series look into the ideas of relativity in the everyday, inspired by vivid and structurally expansive architecture. Using photography and digital manipulation, the duo conjure a visual relationship with the self and its multiple identities – transfixed amongst anonymous and almost desolate sets. Performativity plays a significant role within the images; the characters turn away from each other and embrace the walls of the structures, circling around stairs and lying against the stonework in tandem, all the while mirroring one another. Creating an overall sense of emotional consistency, the highly choreographed images look like stills from a cyclical film – where the resolution is just out of reach. The pair’s interest in creating visual symmetry and an almost poetic use of geometry has been widely recognised by the likes of Ignant, Fubiz, Refinery 29 and Elle Decoration. www.other-on.com | www.mkmicho.com.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Unique, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Sean Kelly stages an exhibition of carefully selected Polaroid images taken between 1970 and 1975 by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
Avoiding overbearing subject-matter, Robert Adams’ photographs are often taken from a distance and are minimalist in character, searching for the fragile beauty which is found in the ordinary.