November 16, 1997

Rosalie Gascoigne, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Rosalie Gascoigne: Material as Landscape
The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
14 November 1997 - 11 January 1998

In 1974 Rosalie Gascoigne had her first art exhibition. In 1994, just 20 years later, she was awarded an AM for service to the arts, particularly as a sculptor. Now, at 80 years of age, her work is represented in all Australian state and national galleries and in many overseas collections including the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Material as Landscape is not a retrospective of Rosalie Gascoigne's career but an exhibition which focuses specifically on Gascoigne's relationship with the natural environment and the ways in which Rosalie Gascoigne expresses rather than describes, nature and the landscape in her work. The exhibition will include approximately thirty works ranging from the late 1970s to the present day, including a number of her major works.

A fully-colour illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition with essays by James Mollison and Deborah Edwards, Curator of the exhibition.

Rosalie Gascoigne settled in Australia in 1943 when she joined her astronomer husband at the Mt. Stromlo Observatory in the A.C.T.. It was the artist's response to the landscape of Australia there over 20 years that led her to attend the Japanese Sogetsu School of Ikebana in 1962. Ikebana can well be translated as 'awareness of nature' and Rosalie Gascoigne rapidly mastered this discipline which enriched her appreciation of form and line. Not to be limited by this tradition, she began collecting a variety of abandoned and naturally weathered items, during her regular excursions into the landscape around Canberra.

In her work Rosalie Gascoigne uses commonplace objects, often scavenged from the tips and pastures around Canberra, arrranging them with the most minimal of means to create evocative works of great clarity and power. Rosalie Gascoigne's work incorporates both a refined formal sensibility and a poetic inspiration that she finds in the landscape. Everyday objects cease to have a conventional function as they are arranged in such a way that the focus is on them as art objects, with their own inherent qualities and meaning. " I try to provide a starting point from which people can let their imagination's wander - what they discover may be the product of their own experience as much as mine," said Rosalie Gascoigne.

Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney NSW 2000

November 15, 1997

Laureats Prix Paris Photo 1997

Lauréats du Prix Paris Photo 1997

Le prix Paris Photo 1997, Salon International de la Photographie,  a récompensé 9 artistes photographes dont les photographies sont présentées dans le cadre du salon au Caroussel du Louvre à Paris lors de l'exposition Regards croisés, du 21 au 24 novembre 1997.

Genin Andrada, Espagne,  1963
Valérie Belin, France, 1964
Stéphane Couturier, France, 1957
Lin Delpierre, France, 1962
Roland Fischer, Allemagne, 1958
Delphine Kreuter, France, 1973
Vik Muniz, Brésil, 1961
Mabel Palacin, Espagne 1964
Mark Segal, Etats-Unis, 1968

Paris Photo 1997
Caroussel du Louvre
99, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris

Andy Warhol: After the Party - Works 1956-1986 at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Andy Warhol: After the Party - Works 1956-1986
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
20 November 1997 - 22 March 1998

The first major exhibition in Ireland of the work of Andy Warhol, one of the defining figures of 20th-century art, opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art on 20 November. Andy Warhol: After the Party - Works 1956-1986 is sponsored by ACCBank and comprises some 100 works drawn mainly from the collections of the Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, the most comprehensive single-artist museum in the world. It includes early drawings from the 1950s as well as better-known iconic works from the 1960s and ‘70s, such as the Marilyn, Jackie, Mao and Campbell’s Soup Can paintings. Examples ofAndy Warhol’s Cow Wallpaper, Cloud Pillows, disaster paintings and a range of source material are also included; plus a series of angel and cat drawings by Warhol’s mother, Julia Warhola. The exhibition will be officially opened by Ms Sile de Valera, TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands at 6.00pm on Wednesday 19 November. 

The exhibition explores Andy Warhol’s work at a number of levels, providing an opportunity to see both his apparently uncritical celebration of the mass culture image as a commodity and his simultaneous subversion of that celebration. A constant, though often unacknowledged, refrain of death, culminating in the memento mori images towards the end of his life, is the core theme of the exhibition. The Director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Declan McGonagle, says ‘It is interesting how new readings of Warhol’s work and influence are beginning to develop. Warhol was not just a chronicler of consumer culture. It is increasingly clear that, as a late 20th-century artist using contemporary language, media and forms, he was exploring ideas of life and death which have always formed the basis of great art. This exhibition both asks people and gives them the opportunity to look at Warhol differently by representing his total practice as an artist’. 

In the context of this full retrospective, the Museum will also present a series of Gun paintings, which were made in 1982-83. The series was shown at the Anthony d’Offay Gallery in London earlier this year, their first showing as a group in over a decade. In these images, ‘so beautiful, so desirable’; Andy Warhol evokes the appeal of the gun as a commodity and a cinematic prop and draws on American mass culture to create a powerful symbol of life and death. This repetitive, intense exploration of a single image represents a powerful coda to the main exhibition. The Irish Museum of Modern Art is grateful to the d’Offay Gallery for lending the works for this element of the overall project. 

Born in Pittsburg in 1928 to East European parents, Andy Warhol moved to New York in 1949, where he became one of American’s leading commercial artists. By the early 1960s he had turned his attention to the field of fine art and was exhibiting his Pop paintings and sculpture - including Heinz Boxes, Marilyns and Campbell’s Soup Cans - in New York and Los Angeles. At this time he was already making images about death and disaster, which remain among his most critically-acclaimed series. Despite a near fatal shooting in 1968, Warhol continued to be enormously prolific. During the 1970s and ‘80s though widely known for his celebrity portraits, he also made some of his most ambitious and greatest paintings during this period, including Skull 1976, After the Party 1979, and Last Supper, made in the year of his death 1986. 

Over the course of a 30-year-long career, Andy Warhol transformed contemporary art. The power of his work comes from its concentration on fundamental human themes - the beauty and glamour of youth and fame, material culture and the passing of time, and the presence of death. Employing mass-production techniques, Warhol challenged preconceived notions about the nature of art and erased traditional distinctions between fine art and popular culture. 

Irish Museum of Modern Art
Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

November 9, 1997

David Moore, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

David Moore: the unseen images
The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
7 November 1997 - 18 January 1998

David Moore is Australia's most significant living photographer. This exhibition celebrates his 70th year. David Moore's career was forged at the high point of international photojournalism. He was assigned by Life, Time, Fortune and The New York Times in the U.S. and The Observer in the U.K.. He photographed the building of the Sydney Opera House in the 1960s and the Glebe Island Bridge in the 1990s. He has worked in many parts of the world and published eight books of photographs.

David Moore's accumulated archives now amount to more than 200,000 images. The breadth and depth of his working life, over 50 years, has produced an extraordinary collection of material which documents facets of life in Australia and the United States as well as events in Britain.

This exhibition consists of a selection of 87 photographs that have not been seen before by the public. They represent a wide variety of David Moore's working life. Included are pictures of politicians and artists, people in remote regions, urban design, landscape, the rich fabric of daily life and personal observations which illustrate a continued search for expression and communication. A fully illustrated catalogue published by Chapter & Verse accompanies the exhibition. David Moore and Judy Annear, Curator of the exhibition, will discuss the unseen images on Friday 14 November within the show.

There is a thread which joins these photographs regardless of whether they are black & white or colour, or whether they were taken in the 1950s or forty years later - it is the photographer's ongoing fascination with the structure of the image within the frame: its geometry, and, within that geometry, the relationship between all the elements depicted, no matter how small they may be.

David David Moore's modernist stance in photography is the overriding aspect of this exhibition. From a very early stage in his career the impulse to formalism and abstraction in his work is quite clear. While there are images of spontaneity and intimacy in some of the early photographs, it is in the patterns of light and shade over form, particularly architectural and natural from, which becomes paramount in his work.

David Moore has been instrumental in advancing Australian photography throughout his career and in the early 1970s was instrumental in setting up the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney. In 1994 he was awarded an Australian Artists' Creative Fellowship. He has exhibited in London, Paris, China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and New Zealand, as well as throughout Australia. His work is included in major collections throughout the world, for example, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, le Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C..

Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney NSW 2000

November 1, 1997

Etudes Photographiques - Frontieres de l'image / Le territoire et le document

Frontières de l'image / Le territoire et le document
Collections publiques / Lieux de mémoire
Sommaire du numéro 3 de novembre 1997
André Gunthert, Au doigt ou à l'oeil
Helmut Gernsheim, La première photographie au monde
Collections publiques
Sylvie Aubenas, Le petit monde de Disdéri
Un fonds d'atelier du Second Empire
Frontières de l'image
Michel Frizot, La parole des primitifs
À propos des calotypistes français
Jean-Luc Gall, Photo/sculpture
L'invention de François Willème
Le territoire et le document
Luce Lebart, La "restauration" des montagnes
Les photographies de l'Administration des forêts dans la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle
Dominique Gauthey, Les archives de la reconstruction
Lieux de mémoire
Christian Delage et Vincent Guigueno, " Ce qui est donné à voir, ce que nous pouvons montrer "
Georges Perec, Robert Bober et la rue Vilin
Notes de lecture
Michel Poivert
Anna AUER (éd.), Die vergessenen Briefe und Schriften, Vienne, Photographische Gesellschaft in Wien, 1997, 91 p., ill. NB.
André Gunthert
Walter BENJAMIN, Sur l'art et la photographie (textes traduits par C. Jouanlanne et M. B. de Launay, présentation de C. Jouanlanne), Paris, Carré, 1997, 96 p., 35 F.
Véronique Figini
Françoise DENOYELLE, La Lumière de Paris (t. I, Le Marché de la photographie, 1919-1939,211 p., ann., ill., 130 F ; t. II, Les Usages de la photographie, 1919-1939, 365 p., 39 ill. NB, ann., bibl., 190 F), Paris, Éd. L'Harmattan, 1977.
André Gunthert
Georges DIDI-HUBERMAN, "La ressemblance par contact. Archéologie, anachronisme et modernité de l'empreinte", in G. Didi-Huberman (dir.), L'Empreinte, Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, 1997, p. 15-192.
Paul-Louis Roubert
Alain FLEIG, Rêves de papier. La photographie orientaliste, 1860-1914, Neuchâtel, Éd. Ides et Calendes, 1997, 177 p., ill. NB, 290 F.
Michel Poivert
Fotogeschichte, "Die Geschichte der Geschichte" (actes coll.) 17e année, n°63 et 64, 1997.
Xavier Martel
Irma NOSEDA et al., Die Fotografendynastie Linckin Winterthur und Zürich, Zurich, OZV, 1996, 247 p., nb. ill. NB.
Marta Braun
Laurent MANNONI, Marc de la FERRIÈRE, Paul DEMENY, Georges Demenÿ, pionnier du cinéma, Douai, Éd. Pagine, 1997, 192 p., ill. NB, bibl., filmographie, 195 F.
Vincent LavoieAnthony HERNANDEZ, Fils d'Adam : Paysages pour les sans-abri II, Paris/Lausanne (cat. exp.), textes de Régis Durand et Christophe Blaser, Paris, Lausanne, Centre national de la photographie/musée de l'Élysée, 1997, 72 p., ill. coul., 150 F.
Emmanuel HermangeJean-Marc HUITOREL, Francis LACLOCHE, Photographie d'une collection, 2. OEuvres photographiques de la Caisse des dépôts et consignations, Paris, Hazan, 1997, 173 p., ill. NB et coul., invent.
Michel Poivert
Hans P. KRAUSS Jr, Larry J. SCHAAF, Sun Pictures. The Rubel Collection Fine Photographs (cat. de vente), New York, 1997, 78 p., 25 pl. bichr., CD-Rom (195 ill. coul.).
David A. HANSON, Sydney TILYM, Photographs in Ink (cat. exp.), Teaneck (New Jersey), University College Art Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 41 p., 30 pl. coul., glossaire, ind., CD-Rom (glossaire illustré).
Sylvie Aubenas
Ken JACOBSON, Anthony HAMBER, Étude d'après nature. 19th Century Photographs in Relation to Art, Petches Bridge, K. & J. Jacobson, 1996, 192 p., 400 ill. NB et coul., bibl., ann.
[Serge PLANTUREUX], Objets du désir, Paris, S. Plantureux, 1997 (catalogue n°5), 224 p., env. 500 ill. NB, 100F.