Wednesday, 27 July 2011

HUGO by Hugo Boss SS12

Some very, very exciting news......

Hugo Boss took over Berlin's River Spree in early July to debut their Spring/Summer 2012 collection with a major fashion show. Entitled "Poetic Tailoring," the show is inspired by the young British photographer and artist Melinda Gibson, whose work in collages of textures, surfaces and images has caught the eye of art enthusiasts. Translate that to the clothes and you can expect minimal and graphic silhouettes in a sleek palette of silver, white and black with pops of grenadine.

Read more and watch Eyan Allen talk about his inspiration:



Monday, 25 July 2011

Sponsorship

I am excited to announce that my first book, The Photograph as Contemporary Art is to be published in the winter of 2011. The book presents all 33 unique photomontages alongside their textual counter parts in a Limited Edition publication with a print run between 250-500.


The Limited Edition publication is a high concept book with every copy uniquely handmade and numbered. The Special Edition of 33 are made exclusively by me and are numbered, signed and dated.


This is an exclusive opportunity to support the publication. A small pre-sale of the books is available for investors. The Limited Edition publication is priced at €65.00 and the Special Edition of 33 at €125.00. By investing in this publication you will be thanked for your support and your name will appear in the book.


You are among the first to hear about this project and your support is highly valued and appreciated. Many thanks for your support and pleased don't hesitate to contact me if you wish to be involved.


Contact me at melindajgibson@gmail.com

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Dummy

I had a lovely delivery on Monday...... my first book dummy! It arrived early on Monday morning from Kummer & Herrman in Utrecht. As I opened the package very carefully what I saw was a truly wonderful book, so beautiful I can't quite explain how excited I am about the forthcoming publication. All I can say now is that we are working very hard and plans have been put in place to launch in the winter of this year! The book will be a limited edition with a small print run and each one will be handmade. For now that's all I can say, keep watching for more visuals and opportunities of how you could be part of the project.


Les Recontres d'Arles 2011


So I have been back for over a week now and have been very busy arranging things for my forthcoming publication, but before I get very involved in that process I felt it important to digest all that was seen in Arles over the festival opening.


Having not been to Arles before I wasn't too sure what to expect, but I knew that it would be full of great exhibitions, weather, company, food and not forgetting regional wine. I must say that it really did live up to everything I had heard about the festival. The production and organisation that goes into this is quite unbelievable, with so many exhibitions, projections and publication stands you have a wealth of beautiful imagery to look through and be inspired by. The spaces used are vast, industrial and stunning, really emphasizing the beauty of the works on show.


Particular exhibitions that I found very interesting where the Discovery Awards, and I am very pleased to hear that Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse won with their work South Africa, nominated by Artur Walther. The Mexican Suitcase was an incredible, historic exhibition detailing the found negatives, in fact three small boxes containing nearly 4,500 negatives, from Robert Capa, Chim (David Seymour) and Gerda Taro that span the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939.) This exhibition of contact sheets and enlargements from the archive were extraordinary and really brought significance and nostalgia to a time where film is rarely used. This juxtaposed against the rather talked about show, From Here On was a great contrast adding humour and ridiculousness to an ever developing medium. I must add that I found this show a bit repetitive, with some great pieces, but many we could happily leave. I was slightly disappointed by this as I had been very much looking forward to this show, maybe that is in itself quite telling and that the entire point of this exhibit is its wastefulness, ridiculousness, anticlimax and temporality.


The New York Times exhibition was wonderful, documenting the wonderful array of commissioned artists over the past 30 years for the magazine. With artists ranging from Thomas Demand to Simon Norfolk to Paolo Pellegrini each exhibit showed the tear sheets, imagery and in some cases the correspondence between Kathy Ryan and the artist. This was amazing and I found the letters between parties often the most interesting part.


All in all it was a great trip with an added bonus of exhibiting with FOAM, which was fantastic. If you can get to Arles then you should for a great adventure with wonderful and inspiring works.


http://www.rencontres-arles.com/A11/Home

Monday, 11 July 2011

The Bourse Du Travail

So I am back from Arles, if not a day later than I had anticipated. Apparently very late nights and early morning flights just don't mix very well! At least I had a great night though and the FOAM party was lovely.

Before I write a detailed account of what I saw, was inspired by I wanted to post about the surprise exhibition/ projection that my series "The Photograph as Contemporary Art" was part of. This work was being presented with FOAM "What's Next" at The Bourse du Travail and I only realised when I was informed through a friend of mine during the week! What a great surprise it was, I felt very humbled to see my work in such a wonderful surrounding and with such great company - this was by far, one of the highlights of the trip.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Amsterdam-Utrecht-Arles

I have been somewhat busy over the last few weeks and realised that I have not posted much new work, or in fact much at all! I must apologies for this, but I have been working on something which has taken much time, but is very, very exciting indeed.

It all came together yesterday in my initial meeting over in Utrecht, a place only 30 minutes outside Amsterdam, with beautiful architecture, wonderful culture and without all the tourist! I went to have a meeting with Kummer & Herrman, a wonderfully conceptual design company, producing amazing books like WassinkLundgren's "Toyko Tokyo" and working on exhibition catalogues for the likes of Paul McCarthy and working on many other intriguing projects. If you haven't yet guessed what I was doing over there....... here it is, I am producing a book!

The book will be about the series "The Photograph as Contemporary Art" and is going to be fantastic. I can't divulge much now, but watch this space for updates, imagery, meetings and more importantly launch dates and times!

Now after that excitement, tomorrow I am off to Arles. Hope to see many of you out there in the glorious weather and you might even get a little glimpse of what is to come visually with regards to my forthcoming book.