Imagined Memories in the Photographs of Stan Douglas

Stan Douglas, ‘Suspect, 1950′, 2010 ‘Have I seen these images before?’ one might wonder while looking at Stan Douglas’ new series of photographs currently on display at the Victoria Miro gallery. Presented under the title ‘Midcentury Studio’, the meticulously constructed black and white photographs appear to be taken in the 1940s and 50s by using…

Bathing in Massimo Vitali’s Sunshine

Massimo Vitali, Sarikiniko, 2011 If there is a dominant colour in Massimo Vitali’s photographs recently on display at the Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery it would have to be turquoise – the colour of the Mediterranean Sea. Water is the common denominator in the ultra-large scale photographs floating in the space of the gallery. While many images…