You have until 9 October to catch an exhibition of work Native by Mona Kuhn at Flowers in east London, see below, and links, see over, for the names of the winning Asian women photographers who will be showcasing work at the Angkor Photo Festival which runs from 20-27 November.
“Mona Kuhn, best known for her alluring figurative studies in a French naturist colony, returned to her birthplace of Brazil after a 20 year absence to produce this new body of work…
“In these photographs, exhibited here for the first time in the UK, Kuhn encapsulates the emotions of living in Brazil through her memory of the landscape’s green, yellow and pink palette, as well as her intimate reconnection with its people…
“By contrasting the vitality of the dense Brazilian countryside with the sparse interior of an abandoned apartment, Kuhn establishes her own fantasy of time and place. Within the portraits, the artist develops a trusting relationship with her subjects, allowing her to portray the complexities of human nature, both tempting and provoking the viewer’s imagination. Kuhn delicately intertwines these disparate aspects in a series that constitutes her most mature work to date.” From the press release.
A new monograph published by Steidl will be available.
ANGKOR PHOTO FESTIVAL
The 15 Asian Women Photographers who are to showcase their work at the Angkor Photo Festival 2010 held in Siem Reap, Cambodia have been announced. They are:
Shiho Fukada (Japan) End of Labor Town – Dumping Ground of Old Men in Japan
Tatiana Plotnikova (Russia) Alcohol Abuse (Ongoing project)
Jean Chung (S.Korea) Korea’s Forgotten Women – comfort women for US army
Rena Effendi (Azerbaijan) Oil Village
Poulomi Basu (India) To Conquer Her Land
Mery Agakhanyan (Armenia) The Life of Peasants in Armenia
Wenjing Wang (China) Form and Home—-Young Generation in Beijinghttp
Gali Tibbon (Israel) Echoes of Christian Jerusalem
Burcu Goknar (Turkey) Night Shift
Ore Huiying (Singapore) We are Farmers
Isabelle Eshraghi (Iran) Women of Isfahan, 10 years later 1996 – 2006
Ying Ang (China) The Heartland
Mariam Amurvelashvili (Georgia) prison
Saori Ninomiya (Japan) Ano Basyo Kara: From that Place – The Voice of Being
Suruchi Dumpawar (India) Sites of Terror (Ongoing project)
Curated by Yumi Goto.