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NEWS EDITORIAL

Silvia de Giorgi: Landscapes Pieces / Liquid Landscapes

Silvia de Giorgi: Landscapes Pieces / Liquid Landscapes

GUP team

By experimenting with alternative photographic processes as well as using drawing and on-site rock rubbings, Silvia De Giorgi (b. 1992, Italy) aims to reveal experiential knowledge of the natural environment that encompasses both its physical and social past. She is drawn to sites where the land is marked by traces of elemental forces (such as…

Prin Rodriguez – Los Hijos de Pariacaca

Prin Rodriguez – Los Hijos de Pariacaca

GUP Team

Pariacaca is the name of an “apu”, a divinity embodied in a mountain in the Peruvian Andes, located between Lima and Junin. The importance of Pariacaca in Andean spirituality predates the process of Spanish colonisation in the 16th century, when local religions and belief systems were wiped out. Stories and myths about Pariacaca were collected…

Gerardo Vizmanos: Searching for Utopia

Gerardo Vizmanos: Searching for Utopia

BY SOPHIE BEERENS

For photographer Gerardo Vizmanos, searching for utopia has never been about utopia itself – never a quest to make tangible a concept that so escapes physicality, nor one to define ideal states of being. Instead, Vizmanos utilizes the pursuit of utopia — that is, a study of the conscious act itself, which necessarily implicates a…


NEWS GUIDES

Erik Kessels & Thomas Sauvin: TALK SOON

Erik Kessels & Thomas Sauvin: TALK SOON

By Linda Zhengová

In times of all the COVID-19 related dread, we are also witnessing a new wave of creative initiatives. Particularly, a wave of collaborations between artists is emerging all over the world (such as stayathome.photography and Tomaso Clavarino & Patrizio Anastasi’s book, which we recently featured). In line with this trend, we hereby review a recently…

SÉBASTIEN CUVELIER: PARADISE CITY

SÉBASTIEN CUVELIER: PARADISE CITY

By Sophie Beerens

Sebastien Cuvelier’s Paradise City is a project born out of discovery — the discovery of a manuscript containing journal entries and photographs belonging to his late uncle, created during a trip to Persepolis, Iran, almost half a century ago. This leads Cuvelier into embarking on a quest of his own, re-tracing his uncle’s steps in…

Tomaso Clavarino & Patrizio Anastasi: Ballad of Woods and Wounds

Tomaso Clavarino & Patrizio Anastasi: Ballad of Woods and Wounds

By Linda Zhengová

‘Ballad of Woods and Wounds’, a collaborative effort by Tomaso Clavarino and Patrizio Anastasi, raises awareness of the situation around the Monferrato and Roero Woods that besiege the commune of Cocconato d’Asti in northern Italy – a region located just a few miles away from one of the most COVID-19 affected areas in the country.…