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Cansu Yıldıran: The Dispossessed

Cansu Yıldıran: The Dispossessed

By Sophie Beerens

Deep in a valley of the Kusmer Highlands, in the Black Sea region of Turkey, lies the village and ancestral homeland of photographer Cansu Yıldıran: Çaykara. Tradition decrees that the women of this village may not own the homes or the land that they live in — that right belongs to men, exclusively. Yıldıran photographed…

Isabelle Wenzel – Body Movin’

Isabelle Wenzel – Body Movin’

GUP Team

“Let your backbone flip but don’t slip a disc, let your spine unwind, just take a risk.” This excerpt from the Beastie Boys song Body Movin’ very much applies to the artistic work of Isabelle Wenzel (b. 1982, Germany), whose career is defined by an extensive, and remarkably consistent, series of unusual, distorted poses in…

Joana Choumali: Ça Va Aller

Joana Choumali: Ça Va Aller

GUP team

Joana Choumali (b. 1974, Ivory Coast) expresses her artistic vision through photography and mixed media, touching on issues of identity and notions of beauty in relation to the body. Much of her practice focuses on Africa and derives from her own experience as a black African woman. The common denominator in Choumali’s work is a…


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Journal of Grievances Vol. 3: Fool’s Paradise

Journal of Grievances Vol. 3: Fool’s Paradise

By Linda Zhengová

The notion of collaboration seems to be defining the new era of pandemic-created works. Or perhaps to be more precise – collaboration on distance which results in unique artistic expressions and creative projects. One example of a one-of-a-kind artistic outcome can be considered the third volume of the ‘Journal of Grievances’ – Fool’s Paradise. This…

GRÉGOIRE PUJADE-LAURAINE: DOUBLE ORBIT

GRÉGOIRE PUJADE-LAURAINE: DOUBLE ORBIT

By Sophie Beerens

For Double Orbit, Gregoire Pujade-Lauraine (1981, France) photographed buildings, from almost aggressively angular structures to curiously anthropomorphic, swirling concrete shapes. The strange architectural idiosyncrasies documented hide in plain sight on the peripheries of expansive Western metropolitan cities, in secret passageways and side streets, or under the shadow of acclaimed landmarks and grand architectural wonders. 

Ming Smith: An Aperture Monograph

Ming Smith: An Aperture Monograph

By Linda Zhengová

Ming Smith is the first African American female photographer whose work has been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Her poetic gaze and experimental photography, reflective of the 20th century African American experience, has now been composed into a large retrospective monograph published by Aperture and Documentary Arts. Covering four…