Lund, June 13, 2016
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Dear Art Photo friend
Welcome to – improved – shoot # 53
If you are a gallery or photographer chances are that you are mentioned in one of the articles below.
A special welcome to many new subscribers and friends on social media. Here is the preceding shoot and you’ll see that it changes a bit with this issue: Content first; more photos many of which only here and not on homepage – thus, special for you, my subscribers.
Finally, shoot will become less regular and – another new idea – sometimes I may shoot a single image your way.
shoot also leads you to the online GlobalArt Magazine that I curate. Click, inspiration guaranteed. It’s sharing of art for cultural bridgebuilding and civilisation – the opposite of war and other destruction. And it’s news from Oberg PhotoGraphics Blog. Tell a friend, send a mail. shoot is free of course!
Networking, sharing and creating positive energy is what I believe in.
I am not an art critic, I’m an art recommender. I write only positive notes, or “recommendations”. What’s the use of telling you what I find boring, bad or bull?
Photo London: 84 leading photo galleries exhibiting their best. Here my Photo London: Positive Notes with quite a few of my images from the fair and short texts. And here some out-of-focus shots from Somerset House. Every art event can be seen as a piece of art!
“Untitled – London in May” © Jan Oberg 2016.
On Oberg PhotoGraphics Blog some positive notes about FIX Photo at Bargehouse, OXO Wharf and here about The Photographers’ Gallery with Deutsche Börse Prize shortlisted photographers.
On June 10, Trevor Paglen was announced as this year’s winner. All four shortlisted could have won – brilliant as they were. And a recommendation of “Painting With Light” at Tate Britain.
Recently hiked in Montenegro’s wild nature with its majestic mountains and magic lakes. Here a few shots – nature photography as well as Gerhard Richter-inspired ‘blurred’ images that I call contours.
Exhibition “Abstract Real” still on
Visitors tell me that my studio is more like a home than a cool, commercial gallery. You can watch photos and browse books as well as discuss art and global affairs with me. It’s by appointment only and then I am present to care for each visitor.
Always welcome – just call first! Perhaps one day you need a gift or want to give your own walls a new life.
Positive notes to come on Tate Modern with Performing for the Camera and the fine “pairing” exhibits of, say, Monet+Richter and Rothko+Monet there. And about some shots I haphazardly did of objects at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s collections like this:
Jesus at Victoria & Albert Museum © Jan Oberg 2016
I’ll also return to some very interesting works at Tate Britain and other stuff there – except Tracy Emin’s The Bed!
Next Stop: Basel!
This week off to Basel – Art Basel, the world’s largest (and most commercial?) contemporary art fair. See a brand new video here. But equally important all the other significant – less posh and more experimenting – events that takes place in amazing Basel such as SCOPE and Photo Basel (2nd year only). Will write about and upload to Instagram, @obergphotographics.
– that it’s the arts more than anything that keep us human…