Avedon / Paris at Gagosian Gallery Geneva, opens on the 29th September. The exhibition focuses on Richard Avedon’s early fashion photography - depicting women in elegant couture amidst the cafés, nightclubs, and street life of postwar Paris. Appearing in Harper’s Bazaar at the height of its influence, his photographs were instrumental in changing the popular understanding of fashion. Indeed, their influence still resonates in the fashion magazines of today. The exhibition runs until the 17th December.
A selection of beautiful photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson. These are all included in the exhibition Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Geometry of the Moment Landscapes at the Kunstmuseum-Wolfsburg, Germany. The show runs until the 13th May, 2012.
This year’s Serpentine Pavilion has been designed by Peter Zumthor. The Swiss architect’s concept is the hortus conclusus, a contemplative room, a garden within a garden. Zumthor has created a beautifully peaceful enclosed space using plants and the wildlife they attract to bring a sense of calm to the busy outside world.
The hortus conclusus pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery , London runs until the 16th October, 2011
Every Day is a Good Day is an exhibition of works by the composer
John Cage. Focusing on his lesser known visual art and inspired by the use of Cage’s chance determined scores; the exhibition uses an I Ching computer programme to determine the layout of all the works. The result is a random hang – some watercolours hung high and some prints hung unconventionally low (some of which are very beautiful, while others are very quiet). Not only this, but the display will keep changing. On a daily basis one work will be removed while another is introduced, the exhibition continues to stay in flux.
Every Day is a Good Day has been on tour around the UK to various galleries such as the Baltic and Kettle’s Yard. Now you can see a modest version of the exhibition at the Hayward Gallery’s project space along with a selection of film, music and documentary. There is also a fully illustrated exhibition catalogue. The exhibition runs until the 18th September and is accompanied by a John Cage Night at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Tuesday 13th September.