The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, July 20, 2019

Kunstverein München presents Hamburger Eyes's 'the continuing story of life on earth'
15 years ago, on Valentine’s Day, Ray Potes and his brother David printed a selection of black and white photographs on a San Diego photocopier, folded and stapled them into a zine, and called it Hamburger Eyes.

MUNICH.- Superheroes and strippers, cyborgs and sea creatures, nudists and ninjas, Godzilla, goths, gangsters, gorillas, guerrillas, Hawaiian waterfalls, wigs, waitresses, men dressed as bushes, business men, beer, fights, fire, clowns, cowboys, cops, cars, raccoons, crack pipes, Jesus — from 11 June until 31 July 2016, Kunstverein München presents ‘the continuing story of life on earth’ as it appears through the collective lens of a cyclops called Hamburger Eyes.

15 years ago, on Valentine’s Day, Ray Potes and his brother David printed a selection of black and white photographs on a San Diego photocopier, folded and stapled them into a zine, and called it Hamburger Eyes. Today, it’s still a family affair, just a much larger family. The network of photographers expanded cross-country, then overseas, while the publication and the conditions shaping it slowly morphed — from Xerox to offset, from analog 35mm to cell phone cameras, from 24-hour Kinko’s to Last Gasp Publishing and Powerhouse Books, from punk houses to a publishing house called Burgerworld to a lab called Photo Epicenter to a distribution channel called Zine Kong, from the San Francisco mothership to an alien pod in Los Angeles.

Ray remains the Editor, so Hamburger Eyes remains raw. It’s still grainy, grimy, garish, and gorgeous. 20 issues later, it’s still draining every drop of black ink from the cartridge. Still maintaining a distinctive and uncompromising aesthetic that’s more Eddie Adams than Ansel Adams, as Robert Capa as Robert Frank, and as Weegee as Winogrand — Mad Magazine meets Maximumrocknroll meets Magnum Photo. Yet Ray’s editorial position is truly steeped in the legacies of National Geographic and LIFE Magazine. Ray selects images for their almost unexplainable impact, for their ‘epic’ qualities that exceed understanding, that surpass language…

The Continuing Story of Life on Earth will be the largest exhibition to date by Los Angeles-based photography collective and magazine, Hamburger Eyes (and the first in Germany). Spanning all three of Kunstverein München’s exhibition rooms, a lattice of tables will display over 1000 unframed and uniformly-scaled black and white inkjet prints of images by photographers Ricky Adam, Daniel Arnold, Bill Burke, Megan Cullen, Stevie Dacanay, Jason Roberts Dobrin, Ryan Florig, Ryan Furtado, Mike Hernandez, John Oliver Hodges, Troy Holden, Kappy, Uri Korn, Alex Martinez, Sean Maung, Dennis McGrath, Oscar Mendoza, Mark Murrmann, David Potes, Ray Potes, Ted Pushinsky, Lele Saveri, Stefan Simikich, Andrea Sonnenberg, Brian David Stevens, Jai Tanju, Elmo Tide, David Uzzardi, and Tobin Yelland, among others.

Each image is being printed in a standard US Letter format, and will be exhibited unframed and face up on tables, as if a zine were being collated. The focus is on the quality of a given image, rather than on the quality of its framing or installation. Hamburger Eyes editor Ray Potes and curators Chris Fitzpatrick and Post Brothers will organize this monumental procession of images in an abstract taxonomy — bizarre and non-hierarchical categories that emphasize the symbolic and technical languages within this immense inventory. After all, for Hamburger Eyes, photography is a craft, an art form, and a legacy to be furthered, but it’s also a necessary tool for recording the world and deciphering the results.

A selection of Hamburger Eyes-related publications, such as Celly Brain or The Wormholes, and video projects, such as Stinky Streets or Darkroom Prophecies, will surface and resurface in various ways, in and out of the Kunstverein, throughout the duration of the exhibition. Kunstverein München and Roma Publications will also release a corresponding publication on the work of Hamburger Eyes — the sixth in the Kunstverein’s Companion series.

Today's News

June 11, 2016

Italian artist Giuseppe Penone installs new sculptures in Rijksmuseum gardens

Athens to hide sculptures after busts go missing

Alex Rotter, former Sotheby's co-chairman of contemporary art, has joined Christie's

The Menil to receive major gifts of drawings from trustees Janie C. Lee and Louisa Stude Sarofim

"American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood" on view this summer at Milwaukee Art Museum

Albright-Knox Selects OMA/Shohei Shigematsu for museum's AK360 expansion

Getty Museum displays ancient Greek and Roman sculptures From The Santa Barbara Museum Of Art

Exhibition of rare early works by the American sculptor Keith Sonnier opens at the Whitechapel Gallery

Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung is the new major supporter of Haus der Kunst

First compehensive U.S. survey of Martin Creed's multidisciplinary practice animates Armory

Exhibition at Huis Marseille offers a photographic road trip through small-town America

First comprehensive retrospective of the Swiss artist Olaf Breuning opens at NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

37 large-format photographs by Thomas Struth on view at Martin Gropius Bau

Winner of the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 2016 Young Architects Program now on view

First comprehensive survey of Gülsün Karamustafa's art opens at Hamburger Bahnhof

Emotionally charged, tongue-in-cheek samplers by Bren Ahearn at Bellevue Arts Museum

Santa Ana Museum displays museum's most cherished California paintings

Lessons by Monet & Munnings used by young picture restorer from Battersea in his own first exhibition

Sir Peter Blake creaates an artwork to mark the Queen's 90th birthday for Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair

Cecily Brown exhibits for the first time at Thomas Dane Gallery

Exhibition at Tensta konsthall reveals Viet Nam Discourse's complex production history

Kunstverein München presents Hamburger Eyes's 'the continuing story of life on earth'

National Gallery of Victoria opens exhibition of Tongan barkcloth paintings

National Museum of Women in the Arts exhibits work by artist Alison Saar

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

2.- Lost '$170 million Caravaggio' snapped up before French auction

3.- Mansell's 'Red Five' on pole for Bonhams sale

4.- Impressionism's 'forgotten woman' shines in new Paris show

5.- Sotheby's to auction the best-surviving NASA videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

6.- Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

7.- Cyprus discovers 'first undisturbed Roman shipwreck'

8.- Sotheby's unveils 'Treasures from Chatsworth' with Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, Lucian Freud portraits, and more

9.- Infamous botched art restoration in Spain gets makeover

10.- 1958 Gibson Flying V Korina played by Dave Davies to grab center stage in Heritage Auctions' sale

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful