Deadbeat Club: ‘Mentally Retired’ Exhibition

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The group show of Deadbeat Club is still running a few more days. If you happen to be way out west, check out Slow Culture LA to see real good photography work by Nolan Hall, Cheryl Dunn, Devin Briggs, Andrea Sonnenberg and others. Our featured artist Ed Templeton (in JB. issue #03), who also contributed a print to our group show, is on the line-up, too.
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Jo Peters: ‘Propeller Island’ Leftovers…

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Our friend Jo Peters made a new video in 2014, one of the sweetest skate flics around, and true Berlin local. He was also part of our group show opening where we had shown exactly his video, Propeller Island. Now he released some leftovers in a short clip. Enjoy!
(Photo: “City traveling with the Propeller boys” © by Jenne Grabowski)

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‘Yer So Bad’ by Parra — New Show in NY

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Parra is at it again with a new show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Yer So Bad is a series of new works on canvas and paper by the Amsterdam-based, Dutch artist. Titled after the Tom Petty song, Yer So Bad, which tells the story of a girl who marries a “yuppie” and takes him for all he’s worth. Check out his skateboard company Tired, too!
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Atiba Jefferson at HVW8 Berlin

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This Saturday, Atiba Jefferson’s first European show starts at HVW8 Gallery Berlin. He was the staff photographer of Transworld Skateboarding and started The Skateboard Mag with his pals after. “So Long, Lonesome” shows a range of his more recent work including skate photography and lots of portraits.
Opening: Saturday, 17.1. from 7 – 10 pm on Linienstr. 161. See you there!

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Larry Sultan at LACMA

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Since November, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is holding Larry Sultan’s first posthumous retrospective called Here and Home, five years after he died. Sultan was a photographer and artist of immeasurable impact, who was also known for his conceptual work with long-time collaborator Mike Mandel. In the LACMA retrospective, five major bodies of work from 1977 – 2009 are represented.
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‘Same Space/New Light’ Installation Photos

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Did we say thank you? We’ll do it again: thanks for making our launch and group show opening last Friday such a blast. We finally made it happen and you came out to celebrate with us! If you haven’t had the chance to come to the gallery, don’t worry, the artworks are on display until January 9th, 2015.
Here are some installation shots. Also see a couple of opening photos here.

JB. Magazine group show
‘Same Space/New Light’ at HVW8 Gallery Berlin
Featuring co-curators from Draw A Line

HVW8 Berlin, Linienstr. 161
12.12.2014 – 9.1.2015
Tue–Sat, 12–6pm

Works by Boogie, Julie Oppermann, Ed Templeton, Esh, Andrew Schoultz, Erosie, Markus Mai, Smash137, Horfee, Cleon Peterson, Tomek, Cody Hudson, Ian Johnson

Photos: Celeste Najt
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Out Today: Just Breathe. Magazine — Issue #03 — “Same Space/New Light”

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JB. Magazine — Issue #03
“Same Space / New Light”

52 pages on newsprint, tabloid format + 12-page photo special

Cover by Emir ‘Esh’ Sehanovic

Release today at HVW8 Gallery Berlin, Linienstr. 161, 7-10 pm
The magazine is available in our online shop NOW!
jbmagazine.bigcartel.com
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Release: JB. Magazine #03 — “Same Space/New Light”

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It’s on! We’ve just picked up the first fresh copies of our new issue from the printer. It will be available on our launch event and opening of the group show this Friday.

JB. Magazine #03.
“Same Space / New Light”
52 pages on newsprint, tabloid format + 12-page photo special

Interviews and stories with Ed Templeton, Leslie Shows, Rasa Todosijevic, Joel Meyerowitz, Boogie, Andrew Schoultz, Julie Oppermann, Erosie, John Maloof/Vivian Maier, Ian Johnson, Esh.
Featured artists: Tim Head (exclusive piece for JB.), India Hobson, Sebastian Haslauer, Celeste Najt, Francisco Saco, Simone Rubi, Jo Peters, Jody Paulsen, Graphic Surgery, Tobias Bärmann.

Release event: 12/12/2014 at HVW8 Gallery Berlin, 7–10 pm. It is also the opening of the group show “Same Space/New Light” we curated in collaboration with Berlin art publishers Draw A Line.

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Marking Shadows: Lucy McLauchlan

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Some images from Lucy McLauchlan’s recent show in October at Lazarides Gallery in London. The expressive artist created a new body of work in direct response to local parklands, she went outside to work on these pieces.
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12/12/2014: JB. Magazine Release & Group Show

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Something’s going on! 12/12/2014 is the day we are releasing our next issue and opening a group show in collaboration with our friends from Draw A Line, presented by HVW8 Berlin. Celebrate with us!

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Serbinale Presents: Voyage To Europe – The Missing Amount

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Check out this exhibition featuring Serbian artists opening this Friday, 21.11.2014 in Berlin where our writer Natalija Miletic (Serbinale) is involved. The project is dedicated to the celebration of the centenary of the First World War. The exhibition in Berlin is organized in collaboration with Serbinale and is in a new space on Leipziger Straße 60.
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Release Date: JB. Magazine Issue #03 in December

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JB. Magazine #03 — Release — 12/12/2014

We are happy to announce the release of our upcoming issue: JB. Magazine #03. What had been cooking on a low temperature for ages is finally set to be released.

The new issue is bigger than ever: 52 pages plus an exclusive supplement, and between all blacks and whites it’s going to be fully colored – as our lives are! Filled with stunning artworks and stories from a number of incredible artists. Among them the photographers Boogie, Ed Templeton or Joel Meyerowitz, painters from street culture to neuro-scientists as Andrew Schoultz, Erosie, Leslie Shows or Julie Oppermann, plus a bunch of artist friends, all sharing their creative/collaborative bit to make this an awesome issue.

A list of all featured artists will be published next Monday!

Release date: Friday, 12 December, 2014 here in Berlin. Stay in the loop for any kind of event on that day!

We will be on Friends With Books — Art Book Fair Berlin at Café Moskau the same weekend (13-14 December, 2014) with our freshly printed issue and a couple of photo zines, sharing a table with our friend, the artist Sergej Vutuc.

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Boogie Becoming Instant

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Our fave photographer Boogie from Belgrade finally got hooked on instagram. He’s already addicted as he told us. We are about to release a big feature with him on three double page spreads, all in our issue #03. Stay tuned for that, it’s a really good piece! More news on the release of JB. #03 coming up in the next few days…
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Invader in Italy

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Long time no Invader news. The French artist left a new piece behind in Ravenna/Italy which he invaded a couple weeks ago showing Mr. Spock from Star Trek. Found on VT

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Will McBride, Magnum Contact Sheets, Picture Yourself…

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RUSSIA. Altai Territory. 2000. Contact sheet.

The previously announced re-opening of C|O Berlin gallery hosts four different exhibitions. Here is an idea of what to expect in the new rooms at Amerika Haus. We can confirm, the installations are amazing, the photo selection is amazing, too.
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Photography: Re-Opening of C/O Berlin Gallery

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Today was the press event of C|O Berlin’s re-opening, the photo gallery that had to close down in the famous building in Berlin’s Mitte district. After a long search and overcoming a lot of obstacles they found a new place in Charlottenburg with history in the city: the Amerika Haus. Magnum Contact Sheets, Will McBride, Luise Schröder and Picture Yourself (including photographers like Martin Parr, Bruce Gilden or Steve McCurry) are the four exhibitions that open another chapter in the life of this amazing photography gallery. Opening on Thursday, 30. Oct 2014.

Thomas Hoepker, Elliott Erwitt and Will McBride – all part of the exhibitions – were attending today’s event with around 300 journalists and photographers.
(All photos by Jenne)
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Video: Andrew Schoultz — ‘Broken Order’ at Ruttkowski;68

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We are happy to announce that Andrew Schoultz is another awesome artist on our list for JB. #03. A big feature with the California-based artist is currently in the works. Check out the elaborate screen print he just made with our friends from Draw A Line. And here is a nice video clip from his current solo show at Ruttkowski;68 in Köln!

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Ian Johnson @ Park Life, SF

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JB. fellow artist Ian M Johnson has a show at Park Life, SF right now. It will be up until Nov 9th in their store in the Mission. With Stars That Shine Darkly, Ian is presenting a new body of paintings and drawings. By the way, he will be featured in our upcoming issue JB. #03 that we are already announcing since forever. But yeah, these projects need time and careful fostering, it’s the slow food among the stale sludge. We’re getting there!

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Photography: Swiss Photographer René Burri Died

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René Burri, who became an associate of Magnum agency at the age of 23, died on Monday in Zurich aged 81. He had been suffering from a long illness. His most famous and iconic photo was of Che Guevara during an exclusive interview, but also his portraits of Picasso, Castro or Le Corbusier can be mentioned all in one breath, to just talk about well known shots here.
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Works by Trevor Paglen in Berlin

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There is the chance to see a few works by the artist and investigative photographer Trevor Paglen in Berlin at the moment. He is part of the group show at Akademie der Künste where his works are curated as a dialogue between him and Harun Farocki, who passed away earlier this year. The entire show Schwindel der Wirklichkeit has impressive works and is really recommended.

Paglen’s work is based on modern investigative journalism and deals with surveillance, spying, warfare and weapons technology and shows things that should remain secret to the public. He is also part of the Memory Lab show at Martin-Gropius-Bau which is a participating event of the Month of Photography.
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László Moholy-Nagy at the Bauhaus Archiv Berlin

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Nothing to add here. The ingenious work by the most favorite artist László Moholy-Nagy is getting honored with an exhibition for another time at Bauhaus Archiv, Berlin. It includes a number of contemporary artists and has been prepared in collaboration with the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg. I would love to move in for that time before I move over to his Meisterhaus, living in a Moholy-Nagy environment would be heaven! (All images: Lucia Moholy, László Moholy-Nagy, VG Bildkunst)
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Europäischer Monat der Fotografie, Berlin

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Europäischer Monat der Fotografie or European Month of Photography is kicking off tomorrow, 16. Oct. 2014 with the official opening at Martin-Gropius-Bau with the exhibition Memory Lab — The Sentimental Turn.
You will see everything, and you will miss a bunch: 125 locations, 250 exhibitions, 500 artists. But you have a couple of weeks to explore your favorites or meet the unknown. One of the main attractions for Berlin’s photography playground will be the reopening of C|O Gallery at the Amerika Haus on Hardenbergstraße. Works by Will McBride, the Magnum Contact Sheets and Luise Schröder & Hannah Peterson from the Talents30 program will be on display. Really looking forward to seeing that place blossoming again.
(Picture: Inge Morath, NY, 1957)

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New Book by Ed Templeton: Wayward Cognition

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The new book by Ed Templeton he realized at Thomas Campbell’s Um Yeah Arts just got released. We just met Ed in Cologne in August and saw a selection of photos at the Photobook Museum. He recently put up an all new website where you can see what he is all about, not only photography is on his artistic map. The book Wayward Cognitions is showing photos from his archive in a span of twenty years and comes with a hardcover and 160 pages packed with his classic style of photos. Available through UYA or any other selected book store soon.
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Andrew Schoultz @ Ruttkowski;68, Cologne

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Andrew Schoultz is an LA-based artist (we spoke about him earlier and his responding works to Paul Klee) who has his roots in graffiti, went to art school in San Francisco, Juxtopoz cover artist, familiar with the skate scene, who creates some of his best works when anger is involved, he says. This week on 10. October 2014 he is opening his show at Ruttkowski;68 Gallery in Cologne.
Andrew also has another print in the works with our friends from Draw A Line after he created Last Hand past May. If you’re around in the West of Germany around the city of Cologne you might consider going there on Friday, but the show will be up until 16.11.2014. It’s really great art.
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A Classic: Larry Sultan & Mike Mandel

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It’s time for a classic today. On some social streams they call it #tbt but that timing hasn’t been intended here. I saw a show at Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco back in March this year, one of the most impressive works – at least to me – by Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan were on show, the photograph series of painted billboards – Evidence. Billboards with false utopias, painted or glued in public space, they sort of became the early public artists in this manner. It is about the idea of reaching out to an audience extending far beyond the art world crowd, but that was in the 70s, no internet invloved. Learn more here.

And while researching about this and the amazing Wirtz Gallery, I found out that it closed down last August after 35 years in business. Something more on that in one of the next posts. This gallery, and I have been there a bunch on my SF visits, was one of the main spots to support photography in the art world and held shows of Man Ray, Lazslo Moholy-Nagy, Willard Van Dyke, Harold Edgerton, Ralph Steiner, Todd Hido, Catherine Wagner, Sean McFarland…
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