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Art • ‘Heterosexual relationships do not need to be standardized’ … Go&See ‘Pixy Liao – Your Gaze Belongs to Me’, on display through 5 September, 2021, at Fotografiska New York

21.04.2021 • Relationships work best when each partner knows their proper place’ … Pixy Liao, aka Yijun Liao, is exemplary of a new generation of photographic artists experimenting with the possibilities of portraiture in depicting modern partnership. Her works emerge from personal experiences and her own intimate spaces, challenging conventional socio-cultural ideas of gender constructions and questions of nationality in a globalized world.

‘Your Gaze Belongs to Me’ is part of an ongoing, long-term project entitled ‘Experimental Relationship’. The project began when Liao, a Shanghai native, met a Japanese musician in 2006 while studying at university in Tennessee. This first solo exhibition of Pixy Liao’s work on display in a museum is arranged thematically and includes more than 50 works from two series, ‘Experimental Relationship’ and the outgrowth series ‘For Your Eyes Only’ as well as individual video and sculptural works which Liao is showing together for the first time.

In her photographs, shot with cinematic warmth and a somewhat laid-back vintage aesthetic, Liao often portrays herself...

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Art • ‘THE DOLLS’ stands for over 200 pages of pure glam – the first book by fashion photographer Marco Ovando grants intimate insight into the life of the drag superstars celebrated worldwide, born in the glitz fireworks and melting pot of legendary TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race

08.04.2021 • Fashion photographer Marco Ovando is thrilled to announce the release of his first photography book ‘The Dolls’, featuring icons of the award-winning hit TV series RuPaul’s Drag Race. To do so, Ovando worked extensively with the drag artists during the popular ‘Werq the World Tour’, and most recently due to Covid-19, on the “Drive N’ Drag Tour”, where the stars are referred to by the team as ‘the queens’, but the girls themselves prefer to go by a different moniker – ‘the dolls’ – who really know how to get fans in their cars all hot and bothered on stage.

The press release tells us : “Throughout his career in fashion photography, spanning more than 25 years, Ovando has always been at the forefront of capturing the glamour of the drag world, including the very first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, now thirteen years ago. ‘The Dolls’ is a collaboration with Brandon Voss from Voss Events (producer of ‘Werq the World’ and ‘Drive N’ Drag’) which grants a glimpse at this fascinating world of drag and performances through the lens of Ovando’s camera.

Split into four sections, ‘The Dolls’...

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Art • GoSee loves ... Michal Chelbin 'How to Dance the Waltz' – adolescent portraits in uniform – as an illustrated book at Damiani and exhibition at ClampArt New York

31.03.2021 • For many years, we have been accompanied by Michal Chelbin’s portraits of acrobats and by her reportages from Eastern Europe. In her new work, we encounter cadets in military boarding schools, matador students and young people in the Ukraine preparing for their graduation ball. It is all about dress codes, uniforms, traditions and about the identity of young adolescents. ‘How to Dance the Waltz’ is appearing this spring as an illustrated book at Damiani in parallel to the exhibition at ClampArt New York (15 April – 29 May 29, 2021 opening reception & book signing 17 April 2.00 – 7.00 p.m.).

CLAMPART: “The photographs in this body of work were shot at military boarding schools, prom ceremonies, and matador schools over the course of five years. The photographs explore the connection between youth, uniforms, and dress codes. The series examines the role of a young individual in a group who appears to be just another one of the same; the heightened traditional, sexualized roles of boys and girls that come with wearing a uniform; and the performance uniforms force upon young people, in...

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Art • GoSee Book Tip : ‘Agua’ by Denisse Ariana Pérez - a photographic journey to rivers and lakes in Uganda, Senegal and Denmark as an illustrated book about water, masculinity and humanity (Guest Editions), which also supports drinking water projects in Africa

25.03.2021 • ‘Agua’, the first book to be published by photographer Denisse Ariana Pérez, who lives in Barcelona, is appearing at Guest Editions. The book is about water and masculinity. The project began in East Africa in 2019 and was originally planned to end in Southeast Asia. But due to the pandemic, the photographer chose Denmark as the final destination of her photographic journey. To create ‘Agua’, she met up with a variety of people on rivers, lakes and seas. The book can now be pre-ordered, and part of the proceeds will be donated to Face Africa, which supports drinking water projects in rural regions of Africa.

“I keep coming back to water scenes. I keep coming back to lakes, rivers and oceans. I like to explore the interaction of people with water. Water can disarm even the most armed of facades. Becoming one with water is not about rushing but rather about flowing. And flowing is the closest thing to being,” says Denisse Ariana Pérez.

‘Agua’ is the first illustrated book by Barcelona-based photographer Denisse Ariana Pérez, who was born in the Caribbean. (176 pages with 142 color...

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Art • ‘Dogs - intimate portraits’ by fashion & fine art photographer Benjamin HAMPSON c/o COSMOPOLA on GoSee

17.03.2021 • Besides his commissioned work as a fashion photographer and editorials for international fashion magazines, Benjamin HAMPSON c/o COSMOPOLA loves to work with dogs in front of the camera. We present you several of his portraits here on GoSee. In 2019, his exhibition ‘Inbetween Stars’ was on display at M&C Saatchi.

Benjamin was born in North London in 1988. With his documentary approach to photography and large-scale, hand-printing technique, his work has been exhibited internationally at several major institutions including M&C Saatchi, and he has also lectured live at Central St. Martins. His work covers a broad range – from advertising commissions to editorial and commercial projects, all with one objective in common: empowering others with the artistic narratives he creates.

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