Sibylle Bergemann: A Spectre in East Berlin

Sibylle Bergemann: A Spectre in East Berlin

This spring OSMOS Address, a project space in the East Village run by curator and editor Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, presents the first solo exhibition in New York of Sibylle Bergemann (1941-2010). The Berlin born-and-raised photographer, who studied at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee in the 60s, began working for the East German women’s magazine Sibylle (coincidentally her name) in the 70s and, along with her husband Arno Fischer, became the center of a community of artists, designers, and photographers living in the German Democratic Republic. In 1990, the year of Germany’s reunification, she co-founded Ostkreuz, an agency which now represents a score of photographers. 

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Lynn Hershman Leeson: Origins of the Species

Lynn Hershman Leeson: Origins of the Species

Since the late '90s, the American artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson has gained international acclaim for her feminist science-fiction movies starring Tilda Swinton, such as Conceiving Ada (1997). A current solo show at Bridget Donahue's new gallery on Bowery along with a major career survey at Germany's ZKM Center for Art and Media finally highlight Hershman Leeson's pioneering practices in photography, sculpture, video, and multi-media interactive installation, which the artist has been pursuing for more than five decades. 

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“Legs Are Not Doors”  A Film for Proenza Schouler by Harley Weir

Inspired by “Real Sex” and “Taxi Cab Confessions”—idiosyncratic muses and friends share fleeting thoughts and gazes while wearing the Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Have a look at the film shot by Document Journal contributor, Harley Weir. Exclusive film stills will be included in the next issue of Document Journal, out at the end of March. 

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