News // 40 News by Beverley Luckings
The Musec museum in Lugano, Switzerland, has announced this year’s four winners of Unpublished Photo ‘22, the annual global open call for young photographers aged 36 and under, as well as information on the exhibition at Musec taking place from 20 October, 2022, through 16 April, 2023, in cooperation with the Fondazione culture e musei and Milan gallery 29 Arts in Progress.
The global open call has been held now for five years, and the four winners this year dealt with topics such as the deterioration of the environment, the search for self identity, overcoming limitations and the importance of traditions and crafts.
Thanks to a partnership with the De Pietri Artphilein Foundation, the UP22 Award competition has given the first prizewinner a cash prize of 2,000 Swiss francs in addition to exhibiting the works and featuring them in a dedicated catalogue for the exhibition. The second prizewinner received 1,500 Swiss francs, while the third and fourth runners-up each received 1,000 Swiss francs.
The first prize went to Vietnamese photographer Quan Nguyen Ho for ‘Life Garbage’, the second to Indian photographer Dipak Ray for ‘Frame within Frame’. Third and fourth place were awarded respectively to Malagasy photographer Tolojanahary Ranaivosoa for ‘The Yellow Revolution’ and Russian photographer Olga Dmitrienko for ‘Genoese Craftsmen and Artists’.
A special prize awarded by Artphilein Editions from Lugano, consisting of the publication of a prestigious monograph of the works, went to Tolojanahary Ranaivosoa.
Unpublished Photo ‘22 – On show from 20 October, 2022, through 16 April, 2023 . Musec is open daily from 11am – 6pm except on Tuesdays . GoSee : musec.ch/en/il-museo/Informazioni
09.11.2022 show complete article
29 ARTS IN PROGRESS is presenting ‘DIPTYCH’ until 19 November, 2022 – an exhibition by Italian photographer Toni Meneguzzo, for which the gallerists and the curator Giovanni Pelloso have selected over sixty works made using Polaroid large format (20 x 25 cm), many of which have never been shown before. The Polaroids are the trademark of the artist’s work, showcasing his contribution to fashion photography.
In his new works, the artist seeks to involve us in his experiments: through the use of acetate and transfer onto paper for the Polaroids, to the use of mirrors, thread and pigments – which upon interacting with the randomness of light and wind, give shape to immensely poetic abstract compositions.
The gallery on his work : “The artist pushes towards a truly contemporary language suggestive of an unpublished relationship between the Polaroid and the vividness of his most recent digital photographs, which combine a rigorous formal technique with an uninhibited use of the medium.”
“Tony Meneguzzo has always taken ‘a deeply personal approach to photography, combining a rigorous technique with an uninhibited use of the medium,’” Ivo Bonacorsi writes in his text for the exhibition. “The images, as if they were details from a painting, have been matched, layered and cut to produce a new, looser, non-definitive narrative, like a final layer of varnish applied to emphasize the absence of a subject as much as its presence in the landscape.”
GoSee : 29 ARTS IN PROGRESS
28.09.2022 show complete article
One of the UK’s leading restaurants, operated by an award-winning and highly celebrated British TV chef, has teamed up with a London-based international art consultancy and several acclaimed, domestically based artists to create a world-class art show within the spectacular settings of a legendary 5-star hotel.
Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, led by Michelin-star chef and noted innovator Tom Kerridge, has once again enlisted notable art gallerists West Contemporary (supported by Manifold Editions) to curate the exhibition ‘Voices in British Art: Second Edition’, housed within the resplendence of Embankment’s Corinthia London, widely considered one of the best hotels in the world.
Having become a respected destination in the capital for both art aficionados and culinary enthusiasts alike with the first installment of ‘Voices in British Art’ in July, 2020, Kerridge’s Bar & Grill extended its dining experience for patrons, while also making leading-exhibition level artwork accessible for guests. Works by Chris Ofili, Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn, Jonathan Yeo, Beth Cullen-Kerridge, and Harland Miller among others have adorned each wall in the restaurant for the past two years, regularly receiving praise by critics and the public.
Now, ‘Voices in British Art: Second Edition’ brings the mesmerizing names of globally established artistic royalty in Hirst and Quinn together with other highly established names in Gavin Turk and Fin DAC, and plays host to the continuing emergence of the likes of Alexander de Cadenet, Bradley Theodore, Carne Griffiths, Raul, and Boo Saville as leading lights in an eclectic offering of notable British or domestically based artists.
Tom Kerridge : “This stunning exhibition of British artists at our beautiful home in central London brings everything a top-level gallery show offers, all under one roof. Guests can enjoy a full and immersive dining experience at Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, surrounded by beautiful paintings, sculptures, and original artwork. Alongside many sacrifices and hardship, the pandemic, and particularly lockdowns – illustrated to everyone the importance of hospitality, be it pubs, restaurants, cafés or hotels.
Not only did we miss the ability to easily enjoy the quality dining experiences found in Britain, we also keenly felt the loss of social interaction, group celebrations, and the noise and energy of our favorite eateries. Moreover, we came to realize the importance of art – how it entertains and stimulates us during difficult periods, and the dividends of the creative output of all different types of artists.
‘Voices in British Art: Second Edition’ celebrates and embraces both art and dining. During restrictions, I spoke on the importance of the recovery period for the hospitality sector, and this is part of our way of giving even further reason for the public to take the time to come and enjoy a meal or drink with friends and loved ones. They’ve earned it, and we believe we have created something very special, timely and needed as we all begin to move forward together and enjoy those moments and memories we’ve been craving during such a difficult period… while guests enjoy brilliant art, food and service all in one place.”
Voices in British Art: Second Edition, Kerridge’s Bar & Grill at the Corinthia Hotel, London, Number 10 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5AE. Tel +44 207 321 3244. 27 July – 30 September, 2022.
GoSee : kerridgesbarandgrill.co.uk
02.08.2022 show complete article