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Interview with photographer Nadine Dinter

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Interview with photographer Nadine Dinter
For the people who don’t yet know you: who are you, and what do you do?
My name is Nadine Dinter. I work as a professional publicist in the fields of art & culture, specializing in the promotion of photography (exhibitions, books, and artists in general). Apart from this main occupation, I am a writer, curator, and photographer. It’s all about photography – that is what brings it all together.
What work do you most enjoy doing?
Working on the creative side – writing, taking photos, and curating. That creates a sweet flow, a different way of thinking and the possibility to activate another part of the brain, compared to organizing, structuring, and strategically planning other people’s projects and creative output, such as photographs or books. I very much enjoy both sides, as they beautifully complement each other.
What type of art do you most identify with?
Definitely photography, but I also love painting, sculpture, and installation art.

Benjamin Kühnemund, Berlin, 2022, copyright Nadine Dinter, courtesy HAZEGALLERY

Ben, Berlin 2022, copyright Nadine Dinter, courtesy HAZEGALLERY

Traegi, Cologne, 2022, copyright Nadine Dinter, courtesy HAZEGALLERY

How did you come up with the idea for the exhibition?
In 2012, I curated a photo show for the New York artist duo The Hilton Brothers. One of them was Christopher Makos, a longtime friend of Andy Warhol who documented his life in photographs. Of course, during our work together and in most of his interviews, he spoke about Andy Warhol. Part of his travel crew was the former erotic art model Benjamin Godfre, with whom I clicked pretty quickly, chatting about LA, photography, and Warhol. We especially loved Warhol’s series Torsos and decided to take some pictures together. The rest is history.

What theme do you pursue in this exhibition?
In my show Torso Reloaded, I explore male nudes and how the current generation stages and adorns itself.Over the course of four months (January to April 2022), I photographed six young men, asking them to take poses that seemed typical for their personality and profession. They include a slick skater, a professional model,a wrestler, a photographer, and a fitness trainer. The images I took of Godfre from 2012 are also included in the show.

What is your favorite piece of artwork in the exhibition, and why?
That’s impossible for me to say – I love them all – and each one is special in its own way.

How could you tell when this series was finished?
It was finished this spring, in April 2022.

Do you have a funny or interesting story from your work on this project?
One of the 2022 models has the logo of my all-time favorite band HIM, tattooed above his crotch – it was a nice coincidence, as I discovered that only after we started to shoot. You can see some of those images in the show, too.

Benjamin Godfre, 1, Berlin, 2012, copyright Nadine Dinter, courtesy HAZEGALLERY

Eric, Berlin 2022, copyright Nadine Dinter, courtesy HAZEGALLERY

Alexander Schuktuew, Berlin 2022, copyright Nadine Dinter, courtesy HAZEGALLERY

Where can I go to see more of your work?
Most works, also from other series plus all my travel impressions, can be found on my IG account @dinterphotography. I also recently created a little website with more information about myself, my photography background, and the different series. Feel free to visit www.dinterphotography.de

Exhibition „TORSO RELOADED“ by NADINE DINTER, 1.10 – 29.10.2022 at HAZEGALLERY

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Exhibition "TORSO RELOADED" by NADINE DINTER, 1.10 - 29.10.2022 at HAZEGALLERY

The solo exhibition Torso Reloaded by Nadine Dinter opens at HAZEGALLERY in Berlin on 1 October 2022. Dinter developed the concept in 2012 while working with New York photographer Christopher Makos, a long-time companion of Andy Warhol. For his exhibition Andy Dandy and Other Works, which Nadine Dinter curated at galerie hiltawsky, Makos traveled with, among others, former erotic art model and current tattoo artist Benjamin Godfre, who turned out to be a passionate Warhol fan. Dinter and Godfre spontaneously de-cided to photographically recreate Warhol’s legendary Torso series from 1977.

Exactly ten years later, the photographer has taken up the idea once again. While Warhol’s spirit continues to be the inspiration, Dinter’s latest project shines the spotlight on the different body types of the current generation of men.
Alongside the first torso she photographed, of Benjamin Godfre, her images portray six representative men – from the professional model Benjamin Kühnemund and the photographer Traegi to a wrestler, a fitness in-structor, a computer scientist, and fellow photographer Alexander Schuktuew. While Warhol mainly photo-graphed the front and back of male models in a tight close-up shot, Nadine Dinter’s wider framing gives them more space, adding impact to individual characteristics such as tattoos, scars, and musculature. As a result, the bodies seem close enough to touch without being overtly sexualized. These contemplative body shots were taken in an intimate hotel atmosphere using only natural lighting between January and April 2022. Each picture tells its own story, transforming the bare image into a unique photographic profile.

The exhibition Torso Reloaded also addresses the female gaze on the male body, while documenting the photographer’s exploration of the body cult in contemporary society. All of the images from 2022 were tak-en with a Leica SL2.

About the photographer: Nadine Dinter started working as a photographer in 1991, initially focusing on im-ages of sculptures and portraiture. Her first exhibition was in 1998 at Schering AG. Further presentations of her photographic works in Berlin and New York followed: Project Angel + Project Angel Reloaded (2001, NYC), Essence of Winter (2002, NYC), In the Eye of the Beholder (2004, Berlin), and Janus-Faced (2013, Ber-lin). From 2006 she worked as a freelance photographer for various publications. She has been represented by akg-images since 2000. More information: @dinterphotography

About the gallery: HAZEGALLERY was founded in 2019 with the mission of sharing Berlin’s young contempo-rary art scene with the world through exhibitions, pop-up shows, and art gatherings. More information: www.haze.gallery
Opening hours: Tue -Fr 11 am – 3 pm and by appointment

3D online exhibition „POLE“ by ANNA SAMOYLOVA

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3D online exhibition "POLE" by ANNA SAMOYLOVA

Everyone’s life has changed in the past six months. The news agenda leaves us numb and it is impossible to remain indifferent to what is happening in the world. It is especially difficult when you realise that you cannot directly influence the injustice taking place.

The project POLE is a visual diary that artist Anna Samoylova has been keeping since February 24th. The works in this series convey the artist’s inner feelings and her attitude toward the aggressive confrontation that is happening right now before our eyes and without our consent.  The linocuts are not literal illustrations, but rather allegorical images that arise as flashes in the artist’s memory, under the influence of strong feelings and experiences: emptiness and a familiar landscape, the words of a popular song, a reminder of real-life events – they are like puzzles, put together in a single, elusive image, like the landscape that we see from the window of a rushing train. All the works are made in the same size, in the format of a rectangle, which visually resembles a window leading into another surreal reality, the world of our memories and images. In her work, Anna asks the difficult questions inherent in our time: how to continue to love a country where your voice is worthless? What to do about the oppressive sense of guilt that settles inside many today?

The linocuts in the POLE series include hand embroidery, pearl trim, and prints on grass-dyed fabric in an already signature shade of red for the artist. The choice of this color was once inspired by traditional techniques, but now, in the context of the exhibition, red also becomes a symbol of inner anxiety, a permanent premonition of trouble that envelops us like a sticky fog.

There are no people here, only symbols, objects, and words. This selection of images is chosen intentionally, to give the viewer an outsider’s view of the artist’s feelings, abstracted from the physiological and corporeal.

ANNA SAMOYLOVA 

Anna Samoylova (b. 1995) lives and works in Moscow. In search of national identity, the artist explores the culture of the Russian countryside, everyday life, customs, and costumes, interpreting them in her works. Anna Samoylova’s graphic red subjects tell universal stories of women growing up, becoming, and resisting, where modernity and the past, truth, and fiction can mix. Anna treats circulation works as reverently as she does large canvases: she dyes the fabric on which the drawings are made by hand, printing on it and embroidering it.

Yaroslav Klochkov „They’re always watching“

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They’re always watching

Photographer: Yaroslav Klochkov @yaroslav.klochkov
Creative Director + Stylist: Farnaz Dadashi @farnazdadashi
Producer: Maya Kazenova @zlayamaiya @maarcollective
Models: Lera ‘aka’ Zeus ( Elite NYC ) + Liana Nogovisyna ( Tmg Management ) @zeusismyalterego @elitenyc | @liil.rose @tmg.management
Style Assistant: Andrew Gutrov @andrewgutrov
Makeup Artist: Valerie Vitko @valerievitko
Makeup Assistant: Elena Smirnova @coooopp
Hair Artist: Darya Sevostyanova @sevanova

Shot on film documentary style, our story follows Lera and Liana as they travel around various brutalist, constructivist, and Stalinist architectural locations including the Tass building, Moscow metro, the Kotelnicheskaya Embankment, and dom na nozhkah( house with the legs).

Dressed in an array of provocative emerging and established Russian and Ukrainian designers, the aesthetic has a deeper meaning than what meets the eye as the general attitudes towards sexuality, gender, and self-expression are much more fluid and evolved than what the west perceives.
These girls are assertive yet feminine they use fashion as a space to play with gender, power, and the notions of public and private.

„The past is what bonds us. The future is what leads us.“

Lera Wears Top: Odor Corset + Trench: ttswtrs, Latex Leggings: Sorelle Moscow, Pearl Accessory: Love Goods Lingerie

Liana wears Butterfly Top: Ch4rm, Faux Fur: Alisa Kuzembaeva, Skirt: Outlaw Moscow, Boots: Sintezia | Lera wears Suit: Roma Uvarov, Corset: Sorelle Moscow, Boots: Void Shoes

Lera wears Crop Top: ttswtrs, Pearl Bra:Love Goods Lingerie, Faux Leather Suit: Sorelle, Boots: Sintezia

Lera Wears Top: Odor Corset + Trench: ttswtrs, Latex Leggings: Sorelle Moscow, Pearl Accessory: Love Goods Lingerie

Liana wears Butterfly Top: Ch4rm, Faux Fur: Alisa Kuzembaeva, Skirt: Outlaw Moscow, Boots: Sintezia | Lera wears Suit: Roma Uvarov, Corset: Sorelle Moscow, Boots: Void Shoes

Lera wears Sweater: Red September, Lace Bralette: Atelier Biser, Leather Jacket: Alexander Arutyunov, Corseted Skirt: Outlaw Moscow, Stockings: Wolfrod, Heels: Sintezia

Lera wears Sweater: Red September, Lace Bralette: Atelier Biser, Leather Jacket: Alexander Arutyunov, Corseted Skirt: Outlaw Moscow, Stockings: Wolfrod, Heels: Sintezia

Lera wears Corset + Skirt Combo: ttswtrs Lace + Feather Gloves: Atelier Biser, Boots: Alexander Arutyunov Liana wears corseted feather Top: Atelier Biser, Tattoo Bodysuit: ttswtrs, Lace-up Jeans: Empty Industries, Boots: Void Shoes

Lera wears Corset + Skirt Combo: ttswtrs Lace + Feather Gloves: Atelier Biser, Boots: Alexander Arutyunov Liana wears corseted feather Top: Atelier Biser, Tattoo Bodysuit: ttswtrs, Lace-up Jeans: Empty Industries, Boots: Void Shoes

Lera wears Corset + Skirt Combo: ttswtrs Lace + Feather Gloves: Atelier Biser, Boots: Alexander Arutyunov Liana wears corseted feather Top: Atelier Biser, Tattoo Bodysuit: ttswtrs, Lace-up Jeans: Empty Industries, Boots: Void Shoes

HAZEGALLERY at Art Market Budapest 2022 Booth G905

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HAZEGALLERY at Art Market Budapest 2022 Booth G905

ART MARKET BUDAPEST, the international art fair established in 2011 presents a unique artistic composition in a vibrant and exciting region and in one of the culturally most attractive cities in Europe, that gives an emphasized presence to fresh and inspiring galleries and artists including the now emerging stars of the future, and places new artistic inspirations in the focus.

ART MARKET BUDAPEST, Central and Eastern Europe’s leading international art fair efficiently and thought-provokingly combines inspiring artistic content originating from the now emerging regions in and beyond Europe as well as the progressive new generation of artists of the already established West.

Exhibitors having arrived from over 40 countries of 5 continents and an annually growing audience of over 30 thousand international visitors clearly indicate that there is a strong demand in the art world for this artistic platform to bring freshness to the European and global art scene.

ART MARKET BUDAPEST will return to Bálna Budapest in 2022.

Date
October 6-9, 2022

Opening hours
Thursday, October 6: 11 am – 7 pm
Friday, October 7: 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday, October 8: 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, October 9: 11 am – 7 pm

Location
BÁLNA BUDAPEST
(Fővám tér 11-12, Budapest 1093)

artmarketbudapest.hu

ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH 24th Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art 13 – 16 October 2022

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ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH 24th Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art 13 - 16 October 2022

The ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH art fair presents current contemporary art at the Kongresshaus Zurich from 13 to 16 October 2022.
The fair has been an important Swiss marketplace for new and contemporary art since 1999. International galleries and artists present current positions of art in all formats here. Alongside modern masters, ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH offers a broad public an overview of current contemporary art.
The fair has already hosted the most diverse currents of modern art and created an audience-rich forum for countless artists, galleries and art mediators from over 80 countries.
As an art market where the focus is on personal encounters, the annual exhibition serves as a forum for lively exchange. Thus, the discussions with artists at the exhibition stands are a fixed and popular part of the fair. Art-loving visitors can expect a broad spectrum of artworks in a salon atmosphere. In addition to paintings and sculptures, graphic works as well as photography, art objects and video art will be presented at this discovery fair.
Modern and young art is presented in a refreshingly relaxed atmosphere, including new discoveries. Anyone looking for something unique will find it at ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH.

Venue
Kongresshaus Zürich / Zurich Convention Center
Claridenstrasse 1, CH-8002 Zurich, Switzerland

Opening hours
Thursday, 13 October, 18:00 – 21:00 (vernissage)
Friday, 14 October: 11:00 – 20:00
Saturday, 15 October: 11:00 – 20:00
Sunday, 16 October: 11:00 – 18:00

Contact
E-mail: info@art-zurich.com
Accreditation: www.art-zurich.com/evip
Contact: www.art-zurich.com/contact

Call for submissions. #009 PRINT MAGAZINE

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Call for submissions. #009 PRINT MAGAZINE

Do you have something to say? Do it in ART or Fashion way!

Purplehaze is looking forward to hearing from you! Any forms of visual art (photography, mixed media art, new media art) and texts are highly appreciated!

❗️Please make sure you submit before November 2022 to our inbox: submissions@purplehazemag.com

Andjela Mandic „Bohemian“

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BOHEMIAN

What does it mean to be free? Who really feels free? For me, being free is synonymous with mental and physical well-being, appreciating the little things and being grateful for the present, knowing how to live with yourself without the help of anyone else. Savor the smell of the sea, listen to it, enjoy the sunrise and feel alive and grateful to those who share these feelings with you in that moment.

Model @mattia_carloni @alluremodelsagency
Wardrobe Stylist: Serena Casciana @serenacasciana
Wardrobe Stylist/Photographer/Creative Director: Andjela Mandic @jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeei

Solo Exhibition „ALCHEMY OF A SPIRIT“ by VERA KOCHUBEY

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Solo Exhibition "ALCHEMY OF A SPIRIT" by VERA KOCHUBEY

KOCHUBEY identifies themselves as an Alien and a spiritual child of Yayoi Kusama and Salvador Dali. Unique creative artist and personality, KOCHUBEY delivers bold, colourful works with repetitive patterns  as well as powerful black and white large scale statement paintings, where words take the full domination of the canvas.

KOCHUBEY was born in 1986 and moved to Berlin in 2011. Its the 80s in New York and art by Warhol, Basquiat and Haring that inspired her  own artist practise. Pop expressionism, conceptual art, pop art and art brut – KOCHUBEY works are full of autobiographical, psychic and queer content.

KOCHUBEY is a prominent figure on Berlin art scene and one of her paintings is in permanent collections of URBAN NATION – Museum for Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin.

Artists solo show “ALCHEMY OF A SPIRIT” opens on the 4th of November at the HAZEGALLERY on Bulowstrase 7 . Come here to experience a colourful escape, to bath in the symphony of eccentric canvases: KOCHUBEY delivers electrifying and highly vibrational art.

Sarah Fassold „Waldemar“

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WALDEMAR

Wardrobe Stylist: Iva Ivanova @ivaivanova.design
Photographer: Sarah Fassold @sarahfassold
Model: Waldemar @Tempo Models Vienna @wdmallday
Writer: Fungs @fungsdae

Shirt, Trousers: Iva Ivanova Chain: Gucci

Vegan silk shirt: Iva Ivanova; Top: Christina Seewalder Long shirt: Iva Ivanova Pants: Prada

Shirt: Absence Of Colors Trousers: Iva Ivanova Jewelery: Stylist‘s own; Vegan silk shirt: Iva Ivanova

Shirt: Absence Of Colors Trousers: Iva Ivanova Jewelery: Stylist‘s own

Top: Christina Seewalder Long shirt: Iva Ivanova Pants: Prada

Hat: Stylist‘s own Blazer: Iva Ivanova Shirt: Stylist‘s own Trousers: Prada

Viscose trousers: Iva Ivanova

Viscose trousers: Iva Ivanova

Shirt: Absence Of Colors Trousers: Iva Ivanova Jewelery: Stylist‘s own