^^ Jo Ann Walters ^^

JO ANN WALTERS is a photographic artist living and teaching in New England. She has been practicing photography since the middle 1980’s and has been described by seminal photographer William Eggleston as “one of the few independently original photographers working in the color today.” Her work is included in distinguished collections around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, St Louis Museum of Art, the Biblioteque Nationale, and the Center for Fine Photography, Bombay.She is compiling a book of portrait work titled: Vanity + Consolation with essay by Sandra Phillips, senior curator at SFMoMA and Professor Laura Wexler, from Yale University. Her current project is DOG TOWN comprised of rural and industrial sites made in small towns and villages throughout the Midwestern + Southern United States. She has been on the faculties of Yale University and Rhode Island School of Design. She is the Head of the Photography Board of Study at Purchase College, State University of New York.


** lina scheynius **

2010 - New Document's booth, Access & Paradox 2010 art fair, Paris (France)
2010 - Solo show,Viktor Wynd fine art inc, London (UK)
2010 - Portraits de Villes, Gallerie Philippe Chaume, Paris (France)
2009 - Looking for love, Vidvinkel at Centrum för fotografi, Stockholm (Sweden)
2009 - Vidvinkel + GFC, Stockholms kulturfestival, Stockholm (Sweden)
2009 - Everything is possible: a polaroid groupshow, gallery space at space 15 twenty, Los Angeles (USA)
2009 - Lina Scheynius diary, Slide Nite, Bern (Switzerland)
2008 - Örebro Open art, Örebro (Sweden)
2008 - Resurrection, the National Arts Club, New York (USA)
2008 - Various Photographs curated by Tim Barber, New York photo festival, New York (USA)
2008 - Kern and sons, Gallery Mycroft, Paris (France)
2008 - Swedish Destiny and Adventure, Sebastian Guiness Gallery, Dublin (Ireland)
2008 - First impressions last, Minneapolis (USA)
2008 - In the light of night The winter gallery, Toronto (Canada)
 2007 - Set Foot - Absolut Sweden festival, Filmbase, Dublin (Ireland)


|\| Matthew Stone|/|


Matthew Stone is an artist and shaman. These two interconnected roles are defined by his activities as photographer, sculptor, performance artist, curator, writer, Optimist and cultural provocateur. Stone’s work and thinking goes far beyond the remit of his art, and his power of existence is recreating the role of the artist in the 21st century. Recognising this, The Sunday Times recently placed him at number one in the arts section of their “Power players under 30” list.
After Graduating from Camberwell Art School in 2004, with a first-class degree in Painting, Stone spearheaded South London’s !WOWOW! art collective, organizing guerrilla art exhibitions and throwing London’s most notorious and decadent squat parties. Dazed and Confused magazine featured the collective, claiming the children of !WOWOW! “would live on in legend for years to come.” and i-D Magazine described Matthew, saying “He gave birth to a happening, and all of a sudden, in his wake, London was exciting again.”  In 2008 — !WOWOW! took over Tate Britain — attracting a record 4,000 people, who came to witness one of his performances.
Stone’s whole being is geared toward a life lived as art. His personalised definition of Optimism as a method for avant-garde thought and art practice, inverts the nihilistic cultural dialogues of the late twentieth century to create a necessary space for vibrant new ways of being. Saatchi Online said that Stone’s work “definitely points to the art of tomorrow, I think, an immaterial quality equal parts idealist belief and cynicism, working as an alternative, very palpable reality running along the rest of society.” Esteemed curator and ex-head of the Royal Academy; Norman Rosenthal said simply “he has invented a new ‘ism’—Optimism.”
Stone has provided the soundtrack to each of close friend, designer Gareth Pugh’s fashion shows and films, and was a resident DJ at London’s legendary nightclub Boombox.
Though perhaps most known for his painfully beautiful photographic nudes, most exciting is Stone’s recent move into video. He has begun to direct his own video-based artworks as well as a rapturous, celebrated and daring directorial debut in the form of a music video for cult heroes These New Puritans. Following the video’s release, NME instantly placed Matthew at number 14 in their list of the “50 Most Fearless People In Music”.

Churning bodies dissect rhythmic windows that open onto varied states of concentrated being. A collage of  limbs and interconnected consciousness, involving and depicting transcendental states, meditations and ecstatic dance, spin into contemporary motion. The body is shown and used to free the viewer from their own. Stone’s work revolves specifically around creative interactions and community, based on the idea that individual autonomy can be successfully combined with the power of collectivity.
Recent exhibitions and performances have taken place at the Baltic, the Royal Academy, the ICA and Tate Britain.
Biography written by Karley Sciortino.


:: Jason Bard Yarmosky ::


Elder Kinder explores the relationship between the limitations of social norms and freedom of expression, particularly the juxtaposition between the young and old. The raw freedom that is so much a part of youth often gives way to borders and boundaries placed on adult behavior. As we transition from adult to elderly, these raw freedoms often reemerge. As a child you learn to walk; later in life we learn to unwalk, literally and metaphorically. The dreams of the young, often sublimated by the years, never really disappear. The images in this series can be seen as both humiliating and empowering. The pessimist sees the images through the lens of shame and vulnerability, weighed down by social convention. The optimist sees a sense of liberation, where an adolescent's playfulness and the freedom to dream complement the wisdom of old age.

- Jason Bard Yarmosky

## olaf_wipperfurth ##


Olaf Wipperfurth was born in Dusseldorf, Germany.
He studies philosophy and art history, performs in several music project 
and simultaneously gets his formation in photography.
Olaf moves to Paris in the late nineties to finalize his thesis and follows his passion for photography.
Doctorate in philosophy in 1999, The moment in contemporary art and philosophy.
His personal photography and video work is influenced by his studies of contemporary aesthetic theory and the conceptual photography of the dussldorf art school. He is mostly exploring around the theme of "absence" and the "hypnotic quality" of "ghostly apparition" in photography.
His artwork is shown in various published books and exhibitions over the last years.
is commisioned work in fashion and beauty photography is based on "cinematic moments" and is published in international editorials and major brand advertisements.
He lives and works between Paris and New York.