anti-utopias

"anti-utopias" is a thematic and critical international contemporary art platform founded in 2011. The platform publishes artistic works regardless of the artists’ medium of expression (photography, video, installation art, painting, etc.)

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High drama in photographer Ramona Rosales’ Outside the Lines series.

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Academic portrait aesthetics meets steampunk sensibility in the work of Polish photographer Sylwia Makris.

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Food as a subject in the work of Melbourne-based art director and still life artist Sonia Rentsch.

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Sylvie Zijlmans - Rananim from the Hurricane series, 2006, 292 x 127 x 42 cm. Duratrans print. Fluorescent tubelights, wood, aluminium. Image © Sylvie Zijlmans, courtesy of the artist. Used here by kind permission. All rights reserved.

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A state of vulnerability seems to shroud human beings in Sylvie Zijlmans’ Hurricane series. Each work is titled after an actual hurricane: the 2006 tropical storm Vince that hit the Spanish coast in September 2005, Hurricane Emily or Hurricane Bret, Rananim or the 2005 devastating Katrina that hit New Orleans so severely.

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Kader Attia - Beginning of the World, 2014, exhibition views at Galleria Continua in Beijing, China. All Images © Oak Taylor-Smith, courtesy of the artist and Galleria Continua. All rights reserved.

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Galleria Continua in Beijing presents Kader Attia’s solo exhibition ironically entitled Beginning of the World. The show is conceived as a sensory and perceptive experience and opens with a small finite universe: a sphere of repaired mirrors that creates a world of infinite possibilities.

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Marleen Sleeuwits - Interior no. 41, 2013, 55 x 64 cm. Ultrachrome print on aluminium with frame, edition of 10. Image © Marleen Sleeuwits. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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In Marleen Sleeuwits’ photography, one can experience a disconnection from specific places or time. A clear intention to portray the conflicting feeling that certain places evoke enables the artist to capture the experience of being disconnected with a physical space.

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Chul-Hyun Ahn, Tunnel 6, 2012. Cinderblocks, mirrors, lights. Size: 51x102x102 cm. Courtesy of Galerie Paris-Beijing. All rights reserved. The work is part of the Infinite Light exhibition.

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Aïda Muluneh, The 99 Series (2013), part of the “The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory Revisited by Contemporary African Artists” exhibition. 

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David Goldes - Traces, 2012. Images © David Goldes. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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In the privacy of his studio, Goldes has wrapped a variety of everyday objects and living spaces with metallic mesh before arranging the resulted shapes to photograph them.

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Blazej Marczak - The Grey City. Image © Blazej Marczak. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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The Grey City is a story of Aberdeen seen through the photographer’s personal and subjective impressions of this northern city bounded by two river mouths, the North Sea and green stretches of land.

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Blazej Marczak - The Grey City. Images © Blazej Marczak. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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The Grey City is a story of Aberdeen seen through the photographer’s personal and subjective impressions of this northern city bounded by two river mouths, the North Sea and green stretches of land.

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Blazej Marczak - Peru. Images © Blazej Marczak. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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In 2011 Blazej Marczak spent two months traveling around Peru. Unattached to any plan, the photographer followed his instincts only and took photographic notes of the places he passed by or stayed in.

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Stills from Kurt Kren - 3/60 Bäume im Herbst / 3/60 Trees in Autumn. 16 mm, b/w, 5:03 min. Image courtesy of INDEX. Used here by kind permission. All rights reserved.

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Felippo Menichetti - What Remains: Meditations on a Landscape, 2012. Images © Felippo Menichetti. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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What Remains is a project realized during a journey along the West coast of Jutland Peninsula, Denmark. The identity of these desolated places, suffering a constant depopulation from decades, seems to inhabit a suspended time, which rises from the monumental witnesses left from history.

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David Falco - Spitzberg 78° 15’ N 16° E, 2005-2006. Images © David Falco. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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For more than ten years, the artist reflected on our relationship with the world and especially our understanding of space, nature, and landscape. This photo series comprises images taken during two expeditions in August of 2005 and 2006 to Spitsbergen, the main island of the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. The series received the Kodak Critics’ Award in 2008.

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