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"The work presents a digital collage combining Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement with a series of over 350 pictures of the artist’s body. Every character, male or female, that was painted by Michelangelo is now replaced by one naked man, referencing both the nudity that was present in the original version of Michelangelo’s masterpiece as well as offering an overt reference to the rumours surrounding Michelangelo’s own sexuality.Zoltan Gerliczki
As Michelangelo is known for his studies of anatomy, this work provides a contemporary take on this subject. Aside from the general anatomical exploration of the human form, there is also a personal search of the artist’s awareness of his own body’s transformation over the course of a matter of years - the photos in the work were taken over a period of more than a decade.
The individual pieces represent the various stories that are present in The Last Judgement. Here, the direct reference to the painting is taken away, to only focus on the individual stories taken from the canticas Paradiso, Inferno and Purgatorio of Dante’s Divina Comedia. By only using the sky as background, there is no judgement to be passed: all stories, from hell, purgatory or paradise, are seemingly played out in heaven."
Text by Tim van den Oudenhoven c. 2018
"The Dead Nation is a documentary-essay, which shows a stunning collection of photographs from a Romanian small town in the 1930’s and 1940’s. The soundtrack, composed mostly from excerpts taken from the diary of a Jewish doctor from the same era, shows us what the photographs do not: the rising of the anti-Semitism and eventually a harrowing depiction of the Romanian Holocaust, a topic which is not very talked about in the contemporary Romanian society."The Dead Nation is available for viewing on MUBI starting today, and if you appreciate global cinema, experimental filmmaking, and the best independent filmmakers in the USA, you'll appreciate their rotating slate of 30 films (only) they always have on view. If you want to know more about what's happening in the world of cinema, their "Notebook" is a great read. If you end-up signing-up, tell them Atlanta Celebrates Photography sent you!
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Registration now open!
Featuring workshops, masterclasses, and consultations from Richard Renaldi, Holly Andres, Ruddy Roye, Sue Morrow, Derek Blanks, Matt Eich, Morrigan McCarthy, Kelly Sidley, Barbara Griffin, Greg Harris, Matthew Rond, Anna Skillman & Jennifer Yoffy.
Plus a Photo Fair, open-to-the-public, on Saturday!
"The invitation-only program seeks to strengthen the organizational capacity and programming of small and mid-size cultural organizations within Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Denver, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Through the $43 million multi-year initiative, Bloomberg Philanthropies will provide unrestricted general operating support as well as arts management training in areas that include fundraising, strategic planning, marketing and board development."
"We are so proud to be among the organizations in Atlanta selected for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Innovation and Management program. This generous financial support, coupled with intensive training over the course of 2 years, will make all recipient organizations stronger and better able to serve our communities."
-Amy Miller, Executive Director"