Charles Fréger takes portraits of the “wild men” of Europe one by one, documenting a fascinating trend that connects separate cultures.
Poetry and Politics at the Walther Collection presents seventy-five vintage postcards, portraits, and cartes-de-visite from Eastern and Southern Africa.
Michal Chelbin’s portraits of adolescent Russian and Ukrainian prisoners are entirely haunting.
Gian Enzo Sperone may not be a household name, but for those who remember an art world without art fairs and digital images, he can’t be mistaken. The seventy-two-year-old Italian dealer opened his first New York City gallery forty years ago and came of age in the 1960s amongst Rauschenberg, Warhol, and Dine, and thirty years ago he joined Konrad Fischer and Angela Westwater to open Sperone Westwater. This is the last week to see two remarkable shows curated by Sperone himself and littered with highlights from his personal collection.
Adolescents, mothers who have just given birth, bullfighters who have just exited the ring: Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra singles out individuals on the cusp of life-changing or dangerous experiences. She returns to some subjects again and again: in one series, the life of a Bosnian refugee in the Netherlands plays out from childhood to motherhood. One of Dijkstra’s best-known series poses adolescents against seascapes, balancing their awkward beauty against archetypal and symbolic composition.