To Dublin to see Susan Wood
Candid, intimate portraits of some of the greatest names in the world of contemporary art and world cinema. The exhibition, Close-Up, by Susan Wood at the City Assembly House, in association with Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, which runs until the 22nd of February, is a glimpse inside the world of the film set and of actors such as Peter Fonda and Marcello Mastroianni. A story that is colourful, tender and introspective is curated by former New York Times photographer, Deidre Brennan, who has delved with care, attention and admiration into Wood’s extensive archives. With a career covering both photography and writing, Wood worked with Vogue, and with Life, Look and People, also spending the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s photographing for 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures and United Artists. Fly over to Dublin to explore the world of an artist who developed relationships with Jayne Mansfield, Susan Sontag, Norman Mailer and Andy Warhol but also with Yoko Ono e John Lennon. You won’t regret it.
To Amsterdam for William Klein
Until the 12th of March, Foam, the Photography Museum, Amsterdam is hosting a retrospective of the groundbreaking work of William Klein. An innovative fashion photographer – he did a great deal of work for Vogue – Klein did not accept the photographic conventions of his day: his street shots in locations ranging from Piazza di Spagna in Rome to images of Moscow, have earnt him the epithet of “independent” in critical circles. Stunning, rigorous black and white images, contrasts and graphic experimentation are the distinctive marks of an artist who on this occasion is exhibiting portraits from the late 1950s, moving on to fashion photography, and scenes of fashion parades and shows.