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‘Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion’ a retrospective of one of the most influential designers

Many fashions come and go, yet what was so special about Cristobal Balenciaga was his ability to transcend the notion of the temporal, ultimately creating timeless shapes and designs that are still with us today.

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‘Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion’ a retrospective of one of the most influential designers
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‘Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave’: how one man transcended mortality through his art

‘The Great Wave off of the coast at Kanagawa’ (1830-1) is undoubtedly Katsushika Hokusai’s most famous work, followed by a legacy that has found its way into the works of western artists, emblazoned designs worn by models on catwalks, and even etched itself onto people’s skin as a lifelong appreciation of the masterpiece.

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‘Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave’: how one man transcended mortality through his art
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Exploring the historical narrative in ‘The American Dream: Pop to the Present’

‘The American Dream: Pop to the Present’, held at the British Museum, displayed everything including and beyond this, effectively summarizing Pop Art as a significant vehicle within the artistic canon that continues to express matters dense with socio-political meaning.

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Exploring the historical narrative in ‘The American Dream: Pop to the Present’
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More than mere vanity: ‘From Selfie to Self-expression’

‘From Selfie to Self-expression’ explores the history of the selfie, comprising of the gimmicky, the skilled, and works that would cause those to ponder the very activity itself.

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More than mere vanity: ‘From Selfie to Self-expression’
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NORTH: IDENTITY, PHOTOGRAPHY, FASHION

Open Eye Gallery is delighted to launch its 40th birthday year with a brand new exhibition exploring the influence of the North of England on fashion and visual culture.

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NORTH: IDENTITY, PHOTOGRAPHY, FASHION
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The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection

The exhibition comprised of five themes, those being ‘portraits’, ‘experiments’, ‘bodies’, ‘documents’, and ‘objects, perspectives, abstractions’.

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The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection
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Non-Aligned Modernity

In the impressive set-up with 10 room, there is 700 artworks and 120 artists, art group and related phenomena presented. The list includes artists from the ex-Yugoslav countries - Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Eastern-European countries - Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia.

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Non-Aligned Modernity
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Putting hairstylists on the pedestal: Hair by Sam Mcknight

A great exhibition should be perceptive enriching and perspective changing; ‘Hair by Sam Mcknight’.

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Putting hairstylists on the pedestal: Hair by Sam Mcknight

War Paint project

The War Paint Project: something that is significantly instrumental in enabling an individual to feel comfortable with their sense of self. In collaboration with Illamasqua cosmetics, every model was provided with a range of makeup to apply on themselves in whatever manner they pleased, allowing them to become both model and creator of their photoshoot. In blurring the boundaries between the two tasks, all of the models were liberated from their typical routine and given the chance to visually express their personality and style before the lens. After the photoshoot, we had the privilege to catch up with all the models, and find out a little bit more about their personalities, interests, and their careers so far. 

War Paint project

Daring and humorous yet uncompromisingly honest: Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s

When Kim Kardashian’s nude selfies ‘broke the internet’ followed with lengthy debates on empowerment it became apparent that the notion of women and representation is still very much a contemporary issue. In ‘Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s’, an exhibition currently displayed at the Photographers Gallery, visitors can see many of the modern elementary contributors to issues of representing women, and that the values elicited still bear relevance to our current society.

Daring and humorous yet uncompromisingly honest: Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s

EACH SHOT COUNTS

Film photography slows down time and stops you from rushing and helps
you to focus on the basic elements of photography. Each shot counts. You
have to wait for the right moment in time - allowing you to breathe and
absorb the atmosphere. The restriction of the number of images you can
take limits you, you only take the photos you really want because the
limitations make you think and care more about the subject you are
shooting.

EACH SHOT COUNTS