Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan on view at Tate Modern

The gallery is thrilled to share the news that gallery artist Mike Mandel's work, Evidence, done in collaboration with Larry Sultan is currently on view at the Tate Modern

Evidence is a key early work made using found photography, claiming and re-contextualising images to create new meanings

Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel began collaborating as students and continued making work together for almost three decades. In 1977 they published a book featuring images from the archives of American institutions such as NASA, United States Department of the Interior and Jet Propulsion Laboratories. Having scoured the unclassified archives, Sultan and Mandel made a selection of photographs produced to document the activities of these organisations. They then carefully sequenced these records of scientific experiments and technological breakthroughs and presented them without explanatory text or captions. Shown here are 36 of the 59 photographs they selected.

By taking these images from their institutional contexts Sultan and Mandel remove their original documentary function. Without reference to their origins their role as ‘evidence’ becomes more fluid, the images intrigue but are rendered mysterious, and at times absurd. Through selection and sequencing Sultan and Mandel create new narratives and ask the viewer to draw their own conclusions, playing an active role in the creation of meaning. The artists described this process as a ’poetic exploration upon the restructuring of imagery’.

Sultan and Mandel’s revolutionary approach questions the value of the photograph as document and highlights the role of context in forming meaning. Evidence is now seen as an iconic work which influenced and helped popularise the use of found photography in contemporary artistic practice.

Jem Southam in 'Regions of Light'

We are pleased to share that gallery artist Jem Southam is included in the group exhibition Regions of Light at the Hestercombe Gallery, England.  

'Regions of Light' showcases the historic work of painter and poet Rev. John Eagles (1783-1855), together with contemporary artists Rebecca Chesney, Paul Desborough and Jem Southam. The exhibition title, taken from a line in a John Eagles poem, alludes to the visual diversity of the show, which feature photography, paint, sculpture, objects, words and film. 

The exhibition opens on March 18 and will be on view through July 2, 2017

Birds of a Feather featured by Lens Culture

The gallery is pleased to share that our exhibition, Birds of a Feather, has been featured by Lens Culture by being included in an selection of Four NYC Exhibitions Reveal the Art World’s Thoughts on the American Election

A number of museums and galleries in New York are protesting the recent presidential election the best way they know how: with forceful exhibitions about free speech and America’s long-held ideal of inclusivity.

Karl Baden: "Father of the Selfie"

We congratulate Karl Baden on being named "Father of the Selfie!"  

NBC News writes: 
Robert Mann, the owner of the gallery, said he was very impressed by Baden's work when he submitted 10 "selfies" from a ten-month interval for the gallery's 10x10x10 exhibit. The art of capturing the aging process struck him the most, he said. 

"It is a brave thing to do to expose the world of this close-up view of how he's maturing and growing throughout the years," said Mann. "No other artist has done anything remotely close to that. I don't know of any artist that has actually stuck with something for this long like this before." 

Baden tries to remain faithful to the first picture he took in 1987, the day after Andy Warhol died and nearly two decades before Facebook was launched. 

"As much as I try to make every picture the same, I fail every day," he said. "There's always something that's a little different, aside from the aging process."

Read more on Karl Baden, here

Jennifer Williams at Moss Arts Center | Virginia Tech

We are pleased to share that gallery artist, Jennifer Williams, is included in the group exhibition Artists and Architecture: Projection/Convergence/Intersection. This exhibition is currently on view at the Moss Arts Center located at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and will be on view until April 1st. 

"This projection, convergence, and intersection of architectural images into alternate pictorial realities also characterizes Jennifer William’s site-speci c photographic installation, Blacksburg Unfurled (2016-2017). Created specically for this exhibition and based on the history, architecture, and community of Blacksburg, this 120-foot long mural installation is composed with hundreds of photographs that the artist took of architectural sites and historic locations in town. She then digitally altered, reconstructed, and composed the architectural images into a dynamic photomontage printed on Photo-tex in a wildly imaginative recon guration of the built environment that speaks to history, memory, and place. 

"Greatest 150 Photobooks"

Source Photographic Review
Source 88: The Photobook Issue

We are very please to share the news that gallery artist, Mike Mandel's book Evidence, which is a collaboration with Larry Sultan, has been included among the list of the Greatest 150 Photobooks. The book, Evidence, has been awarded as the 2nd Greatest Photobook behind Robert Franks The Americans.

To see the full list click here.

DREAM IDEA MACHINE features Michael Kenna

PHOTO: Michael Kenna
By Efi Michalarou

Michael Kenna is one of the most influential landscape photographers of his generation, best known for his black & white landscapes. Often working at dawn or during the night, he has concentrated primarily on the interaction between the ephemeral atmospheric condition of the natural landscape, and human-made structures and sculptural mass.

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Herman Leonard at the National Portrait Gallery

'In the Groove: Jazz Portraits' at National Portrait Gallery
Isabella Mason | December 09, 2016

National Portrait Gallery has on showcase “In the Groove: Jazz Portraits” by Herman Leonard. It will be on display till February 20, 2017.

Leonard, with his love for Jazz music, began his visits of Jazz clubs and captured the artists at their live performances. Leonard’s amazing photographs are considered to be renowned globally as the immaculate portraits of many of 20th century’s greatest jazz artists. He has captured the pictures with the very essence that would have been transpiring during the live performances. The exhibition features the portraits of artists such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk and Sarah Vaughan..

The exhibition is on view at 8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA.

For details, visit: http://npg.si.edu/

Blackmon included in Télérama's Favorites at Paris Photo 2016

Paris Photo 2016 : les images coup de cœur de “Télérama”
Luc Desbenoit | November 10, 2016

"Une autre jeune femme, également inconnue, l’américaine Julie Blackmon ( stand Robert Mann de New York D12) surprend également par son image qui ne tient que par la grâce d’un fil, ou plutôt d’une corde coupant de loin comme une faille blanche, une scène de gamines en train de jouer. L’une est suspendue au filin à une hauteur vertigineuse, une autre pèse en bas de tout son poids. Le spectacle d’abord se remarque pas son élégance. Prise de nuit dans l’éclair d’une lumière aveuglante, la scène dégage une atmosphère intrigante, presque de film d’horreur. En fait, l’artiste évoque l’histoire d’un conte de fée. De ceux qu’on raconte aux enfants pour les endormir ou les avertir de la complexité du monde qu’ils commencent à explorer."

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Photograph Magazine reviews Treasure Rooms

Mauro Fiorese: Treasure Rooms at Robert Mann Gallery
By Jordan G. Teicher | Photograph Magazine

It’s perhaps inevitable that the museum, that carefully curated and guarded space for seeing and exploring, would become a favorite subject of examination in its own right.

But in several recent works, photographers who have turned their attention to museums have highlighted not what’s immediately viewable, but what’s just out of sight. In his series Skeletons in the Closet, 2014, Klaus Pichler photographed the uncanny scenes found in off-limits corridors and workshops at Vienna’s Museum of Natural History. As part of his series Animal Logic, 2010, Richard Barnes often photographed natural history exhibits as they were being assembled. Alec Soth, meanwhile, focused on guards, those largely unseen but vital guardians of culture, in front of their favorite pieces at the Minneapolis Institute of Art for the museum’s anthology, The Art of Wonder, 2014.

To read the full review, please click here.