Osamu James Nakagawa in From the Cave

October 1 – November 24, 2019

Osamu James Nakagawa ‘s works will be on display alongside works by Kitano Ken, Shiga Lieko, Fiona Tan, & Gerhard Richter in the exhibition, from the cave.

”The use of a ‘cave’ as a motif to explore the origins of our cognition has an unexpectedly wide application. In his ‘Allegory of the Cave’ the philosopher, Plato, hinted at the fundamental problem of ‘the virtual image and reality’ that underlies our perception of images. The religious scholar, Mircea Eliade, pointed out that caves are employed as places in which to reestablish one’s relationship with the outside world and re-assess oneself at a fundamental level.”

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from the cave
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
Yebisu Garden Place
1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-0062
Japan

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Atul Bhalla in RAW at Craft Contemporary

September 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Atul Bhalla’s Immersion will be a part of RAW: Craft, Commodity, and Capitalism. The exhibition features nine contemporary artists who work with a range of commodities as artistic material to explore the historical and contemporary effects of global capitalism. Their deliberate use of these materials acknowledges the complex and enduring legacy of capitalistic structures, such as slavery, colonialism, and industrialization, and their human and environmental impact.

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RAW: Craft, Commodity, and Capitalism
Craft Contemporary
5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
USA

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Annu Palakunnathu Matthew: Panel Discussion Chennai Photography Biennale

September 29, 2019, 4-6 PM

Chennai Photo Biennale is excited to present a Panel Discussion on Family Portraiture between photo-based artist Annu Matthew and fine art photographer Martine Fougeron.

Family photos are an essential testimony of the way of life of a given period of time. They inform on the social status of the subject family, the event for which photo was taken, the selection of family members displayed in the photo. The usual family patterns have been married couples with children, sometimes along with the grandparents. The group that is now considered to be a family is no longer with the same cast. On the photographer's side, the information lies on his social status, on the image he reworks on to adjust the result to his own and the client's expectations.

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Family Portraiture: A discussion between Annu P Matthew and Martine Fougeron
Alliance Française of Madras
24, College Rd, Opposite Good Shepherd School, Subba Road Avenue, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034
India

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Annu Palakunnathu Matthew in 14th Curitiba International Biennial

September 21 – February 23, 2020

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s ongoing project, THE UNREMEMBERED: Indian Soldiers from the Italian Campaign of World War II, will be on view at the 14th Curitiba International Biennial, Brazil. The theme of the Biennial is Open Borders. To learn more about The Unremembered, and how to contribute, visit the project on Matthew’s website.

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Rua Marechal hermes, 999 Centro Civico, Curitiba, Brazil

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Pamela Singh in Still I Rise

September 14 – December 15, 2019

Images from Singh's Tree Hugger series will be featured in Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance - Act 3.

Still I Rise sets to explore the history of resistance movements and alternative forms of living through a gendered perspective, grounded in intersectional, queer and feminist thinking. With over 100 works by some 50 practitioners, this exhibition looks at cases of resistance from across the world - from the domestic sphere to large-scale uprisings, spanning the late 19th century to the present.


Venue 1:
27 Oct 2018 – 27 Jan 2019
Nottingham Contemporary
Nottingham, NG1 2GB
England

Venue 2: 
9 Feb – 2 Jun 2019
De La Warr Pavilion,
Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP, England

The Crypt Gallery
Euston Road (Entrance Dukes's Road), London, NW1 2BA
England

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Act 3:
Arnolfini
16 Narrow Quay
Bristol BS1 4QA
England

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Serena Chopra at Harvard Art Museums

September 6, 2019–January 5, 2020

Images from Serena Chopra’s Majnu Ka Tilla series are on view in Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museums. The exhibition investigates two parallel ideas: national, political, and cultural conceptions of boundaries and borders; and the evolving hybrid spaces, identities, languages, and beliefs created by the movement of peoples.

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Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art
Special Exhibitions Gallery, Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
USA

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Atul Bhalla and Vivan Sundaram in A Time for Farewells

September 6 – October 11, 2019

Photographic works by Atul Bhalla and Vivan Sundaram are featured in A Time for Farewells. Curated by Premjish Achari, the exhibit "[casts] aside the constraints of traditional notions and existing power structures, the artists of the exhibition present sculptures, drawings, videos, and photographic works that collectively imagine a future radically different from our present, in the hope that the act of imagining can be an impetus for change."

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A Time for Farewells
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041
USA

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Pamela Singh: Photography and Memory

Through October 24th, 2019

Singh's Treasure Map series is being displayed along works by Carrie Mae Weems, Berenice Abbott, and Jen Davis from the museum's permanent collection on the theme of “Photography and Memory.” The installation includes thirty-one works that explore how photography has served as a tool of remembrance and memorialization from the nineteenth century to the present.

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Photography and Memory
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
USA

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Angelika Sher: The Song of Deborah at JCC Manhattan

September – December 2019

The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery will be showing selected works, including many from her series The Song of Deborah, which explores changes in her daughter, after she enlisted in the IDF. In The Song of Deborah, Sher presents a series of works that explore the mental and emotional changes in her daughter, Debby, and Debby’s friends, who enlisted in the IDF when they turned 18. The series also reflects the change that took place in the artist as she revisited issues she herself explored when she was the same age as her daughter is now.

Also on view are earlier works which address her own complex identity and relationship to her home country and culture.

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Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
Laurie M. Tisch Gallery
334 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10023
USA

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Closing the New York City Gallery Space

Since 2009, sepiaEYE has showcased a wide spectrum of 20th-century and contemporary photo-based works, installations, and videos, including over 50 exhibitions in New York City.

The theme of one of our shows, Rectangular Squares (2014) was about framing and focus in photography—as in life. It served as a strong testament to the thoughtful brilliance and talent of the artists of which we have had the honor to exhibit. 

And now it is time to reframe sepiaEYE.

In order to better support these visionary artists, we are refocusing our efforts and have closed our physical space in Chelsea. We will continue to curate, exhibit, and promote our gallery artists, along with new international projects underlining our commitment to the art of photography.

With much gratitude and appreciation to our artists, friends, collectors, curators, and public who have supported us over the years. We look forward to keeping you in our community as we embark on our next adventures.

Please continue to follow our projects and artists through our website, sepiaeye.com, social media, and email. 

Esa Epstein & the sepiaEYES:
Akemi Yoneyama, Sayuri Rupani-Hayes, Melanie Roberts, Yashna Kaul, Nandinee Phookan, Benedetta Buffetti, Efren Olivares, Sarah Goldberg & Russell Barsanti.

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Soumya Sankar Bose selected for 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass

September 17-21, 2019

Chosen from the 245 candidates nominated in March 2019, the World Press Photo Foundation is pleased to announce the participants selected for the 26th edition of the Joop Swart Masterclass. Soumya Sankar Bose has been selected as one of the final 12 for the 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass that will be held mid-September at the World Press Photo Foundation in Amsterdam.

The Joop Swart Masterclass is the World Press Photo Foundation’s best known educational program. It encourages new and diverse approaches to documentary, visual journalism, and storytelling. Run as an immersive and interactive educational experience, the Joop Swart Masterclass enables the exchange of knowledge and experience in a meeting place for practitioners who often work alone.

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World Press Photo Foundation
Haarlemmerweg 4,
1014 BE Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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Sunil Gupta in Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989

April 24–July 20, 2019

Curated by Jonathan Weinberg, Tyler Cann, and Drew Sawyer, "Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989" will be presented in two parts: at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprisings, the exhibition features over 200 works of art and related visual materials exploring the impact of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) liberation movement on visual culture. Works from Sunil Gupta's “Christopher Street, New York 1976” will be on view.

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Grey Art Gallery
New York University
100 Washington Square East
New York, NY 10003
USA

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Soumya Sankar Bose in Refest 2019

March 14-16, 2019

Works from Soumya Sankar Bose's series, Full Moon on a Dark Night will be on view at Refest 2019.

Inspired by the subconscious, Full Moon on a Dark Night shares stories from the artist’s LGBT friends in India – their rights, dreams, and desires. In a society that prevents them from living a ‘normal’ life, this work imagines a world in which freedom to live according to one’s own desires exists for all.

Refest is CultureHub's annual festival that brings artists, activists, and technologists together to explore our role in re-shaping the future.

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CultureHub NYC
47 Great Jones St. 3rd + 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10012 USA

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Cinema Play House Film Program at MoMI

December 8–January 26, 2019

Organized by guest curator Priyadarshini Shanker with Nandita Raman and sepiaEYE, this series accompanies Nandita Raman’s photography exhibition Cinema Play House, which captures the magical allure of fading cinema halls in India. The screening series, in conversation with Raman’s black-and-white photographs, approaches the subject of cinema from a multi-dimensional perspective. Non-fiction Indian films explore themes of film archiving, restoration, production, distribution, and exhibition. In order to spotlight modes of cinematic representation that do not pertain to conventional notions of the “documentary,” the series also includes experimental essay films, narrative shorts and feature-length ruminative documentaries. It also brings to light the work of women filmmakers, showcasing the films of four contemporary Indian female directors.

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Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave.,
Astoria, NY 11106

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A Conversation with Nandita Raman at sepiaEYE

Thursday, November 15, 6:30 to 8 PM

Please join us at sepiaEYE for an enlightening conversation with artist Nandita Raman as well as two distinguished scholars of photography and film, Paul Sternberger and Priyadarshini Shanker. We will explore Raman’s personal connections to some of her work as well as additional influences on her choice of subject matter. The discussion will delve into the choices Raman has made for each of her series regarding photographic technology, approaches to composition, process, and color and how her approach is informed by but distinguished from documentary photography.

RSVP required, limited seating available.

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Annu Palakunnathu Matthew in One in Three at Lesley University

November 1 - December 2, 2018

Works from Matthew's mixed media series, Bollywood Satirized, will be featured in One In Three: Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence. The exhibit is part of a larger initiative to bring attention to the topic of violence against women, including a day-long conference at Lesley. One in Three is curated by Meenakshi Chabra and Sonia Perez-Villanueva, and will present work by artists addressing themes associated with violence against women.

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Lunder Arts Center, Roberts Gallery
1801 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
United States

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Sunil Gupta in Life-Blood, Bloomsbury Festival

October 17 – 21, 2018

Images from Gupta's "From Here to Eternity” will be featured in a group exhibition on "Activist Art" entitled Life-Blood as part of the Bloombury Festival.

Sunil Gupta on this body of work: "I made these works partly in response to a period of illness brought on by the HIV. I thought that it might be time to think about how the virus affects my life. I ended up with these six diptychs. They were made in the darkroom as straight forward negative positive prints. Printing one's work in the darkroom is still magical as opposed to the digital printing that has largely taken over. The process itself seemed therapeutic."

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The Crypt Gallery
Euston Road (Entrance Dukes's Road), London, NW1 2BA
England

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Nandita Raman, Cinema Play House at Museum of the Moving Image

September 15–January 27, 2019

Concurrently with her exhibition at sepiaEYE, Nandita Raman's cinema hall photographs are currently on view at The Museum of the Moving Image.  This solo exhibition of Cinema Play House will include a film program presented by Dr. Priyadarshini Shanker, PhD, Adjunct Faculty at NYU and Columbia University.

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Astoria, NY, USA

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