Why are there so many good Japanese photographers? Lena Fritsch, talking at the Japan Foundation launch of her impressive book ‘Ravens & Red Lipstick’ (Thames & Hudson, £35), didn’t feel any ‘national style’ could explain that – rather she cited the diversity of approaches and thought it more likely a numbers game
The Victoria & Albert Museum’s re-presentation of its photography collection in a newly opened ‘Photography Centre’ strikes a nice balance between image and information, method and content, historic development and contemporary relevance.
“After the fascinating experience of working with Damien Hirst for our exhibition Self, in October 2014, I approached Damien again to see if he would consider another collaboration to coincide with Frieze this year” says Pilar Ordovas. “We embarked on a series of conversations, from which Damien conceived the idea of an exhibition, curated by Ordovas gallery, on the theme of the sea.”
AES+F, Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Maurizio Cattelan, Illya Chichkan, Elmgreen & Dragset, Jan Fabre, Jenny Holzer,Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons, Sarah Lucas, Paul McCarthy, Annette Messager, Boris Michailov, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Tino Sehgal, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto.