Exhibitions at White Space Gallery
Subverting the Feminine in Post-Soviet Russia
White Space Gallery in collaboration with Cultural Dialogue presents a unique exhibition of photographs and collages by three great film directors: Andrey Tarkovsky, Wim Wenders and Sergei Parajanov.
The title of this exhibition is a reference to the closing title of Wim Wenders’ film Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin): "Dedicated to all the former angels, but especially to Yasujiro, François and Andrej."more
Portraits of Kaunas Jewish Ghetto Survivors during the Second World War in Lithuania
Dmitry Konradt trained as a geologist and went on to become one of St Petersburg’s most famous photographers. After his celebrated black and white images of performers on and off stage at the legendary Leningrad Rock Club, he switched to cityscapes and began working in colour in the 1990s.
Depicting St Petersburg inevitably involves understanding the city’s many myths. During its first century, from Peter the Great to Nicholas the Second, it was an ‘Exhibition of Imperial Achi… more
Anya Stonelake/White Space Gallery in association with milkHaus presents Moi, un blanc a new photographic series by Jose Pedro Cortes.
Cortes took all his photographs mostly in the Dogon region in Mali.
The exhibition title is a response and a homage to Moi Un Noir by the French anthropological filmmaker Jean Rouch who has been hailed as the main founder of cinéma-vérité. Cortes spoke of Rouch's influence on his work in an interview with Time magazine saying, &ldquo… more
Twelve years ago Anya Stonelake arrived in London and started White Space Gallery. In that time she has missed twelve Russian winters in her beloved St Petersburg and twelve Baltic springs but it is our good fortune that we have not. Thanks to Anya we have discovered the freshness of the New Artists and Timur Novikov from St Petersburg and the poetry of unknown Baltic photographers. Her acute sense of both what has happened and what is happening has introduced the British public to new artists a… more
Works from the private archives
Anya Stonelake/White Space Gallery in collaboration with ArtMost Foundation presents a unique exhibition from the private archives of two of the 20th century!s greatest film directors: Andrey Tarkovsky (1932 - 1986) and Sergei Parajanov (1924 - 1990). The exhibition and the surrounding events celebrate the 80th anniversary of Tarkovsky's birth and the great friendship between the two men. Andrey Tarkovsky is widely considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers the world has ever known. He… more
Born in 1939, Sutkus studied journalism at Vilnius University between 1958 –1964. He was one of the founders of the Lithuanian Society of Photographic Art in 1969, and its chairman in 1980 – 1989. In 1989–1990 and since 1996 he is the chairman of the Union of the Lithuanian Art Photographers. In 1983 he received the Lithuanian State Premium for Art; in 1997 he was decorated with the Order of the Grand Duke Gediminas of the 4th degree; in 1998 he received the Art Award of the Li… more
Anya Stonelake/White Space Gallery presents the first solo UK exhibition of the St Petersburg photographer Dmitri Konradt, one of the masters of colour photography in Russia today. This exhibition brings together his landscape series taken in St Petersburg of lost streets and courtyards, from the early 1990s to the present.Born 1954 in St Petersburg, Konradt had no formal art education, graduating from Leningrad Geological Institute in 1976. He started photographing in the late 70s, documenting … more
Anya Stonelake/White Space Gallery presents the first solo UK exhibition of one of the most influential Lithuanian photographers Algirdas Šeškus, whose work marks a turning point in Lithuanian contemporary photography. This exhibition brings together some of his most iconic works from his photographic archives (1975-1983), many published in his new book “Lyrics of Love”. Šeškus writes “Well into my sixties, it’s only now that I seem to better u… more
Seeing Through a Glass Darkly is photographic exhibition of 7 artists from Lithuania and Russia. It presents an unofficial history of photographic work taken in Eastern Europe from 1960s to the present day. Over 40 meditative photographs are gathered in this exhibition, by some of the most important yet not fully discovered artists from Lithuania and Russia including Igor Mukhin, Antanas Sutkus, Andrey Tarkovsky and Rimaldas Viksraitis.Based on the words of the Apostle Paul: “For Now we se… more
Anya Stonelake/White Space Gallery is pleased to present the first solo UK exhibition of Lithuania's most outstanding photographer, Rimaldas Viksraitis at John McAslan + Partners Architects Gallery. Championed by Martin Parr; Viksraitis won the Arles Discovery Award for New Photography in 2009.
Viksraitis has been quietly pursuing his photography for years, cycling around the desolate farms in the Lithuanian countryside with his camera tied to his bike. Being compared with the British photograp… more
"Mr. Cadoo, you are not a photographer; you are a poet with a camera." Edith Piaf
Anya Stonelake / White Space Gallery are to present the UK's first exhibition of works by photographer Emil Cadoo, focusing on his seminal period of the 1960s-70s.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Emil Cadoo (1926 - 2002) was one of the defining photographers of the 1960s. In May 1960 he emigrated to Paris, not only to escape the racism of America at that time, but also finding that (as a homosexual) the city offered… more
Part I, London: 11 September - 10 October
Anya Stonelake / White Space Gallery
No. 13, Mason's Yard, St James's, London SW1Y 6BU
Tel: 020 7399 9571
Part II, Moscow: 26 September - 26 October
Bottling Hall, Winzavod Contemporary Art Centre,
4th Syromyatnicheskiy pereulok, 1/9 Moscow
Anya Stonelake/White Space Gallery proudly presents Lithuanian Portraits, an exhibition of works by Lithuania's most celebrated p… more
White Space gallery is pleased to present the first UK solo-exhibition of works by RUSTAM KHALFIN (b.1949), Kazakhstan's most important living artist. This exhibition will coincide with London's Frieze and Zoo art fairs, and aims to introduce a large international audience to this pioneering figure's career.
Khalfin, a Tartar, born in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), began his professional life during the stagnant Soviet era, graduating in 1972 from the Moscow Architecture Institute. In the 1980s, while… more
and rare archive photos from Soviet-Russia
Being Beauteous brings together rarely seen vernacular archive photographs from Soviet Russia with images by internationally renowned photographers. The curatorial concept sets out the key theme of feminine beauty along two axes: Public/Private, and Western/Eastern. The exhibition is divided into two parts, the first of which is Public Beauties: Vignettes from the world of beauty pageants, glamour modeling, and advertising - works that document public visions of westernized feminine beauty from … more
Viewing by appt only
'Depository of Dreams' brings together the work of eight internationally renowned Russian contemporary artists who explore a panoply of collective and private dreams and visions, conditioned and informed by the Soviet ideological utopia. The exhibition takes the form of an installation, where the viewer can access drawings, prints, photographs, paintings and albums by browsing through the storage system of a semi-abandoned depository.
The artists in the exhibition represent the major independe… more
White Space Gallery is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by exciting young Austrian photographer Paul Kranzler. The exhibition will present a new series of portraits of teenagers taken at a school in one of London's most deprived areas. Also on show is a series of photographic portraits of Catholic youth in rural Germany and Austria, previously exhibited in Austria and UK, as well as archival photographs of Hitler Youth and portraits of Austrian teenage soldiers from the 1930s and 40s.
"Beach Photography" brings together the work of eight internationally renowned photographers who have explored the culture of the working-class seaside resort in locations ranging from East Anglia to Eastern Europe.
These are not images of exotic locations. There are no brilliant white sands and Caribbean sunsets, but even without the glamour, a trip to the beach is still an escape. Whether in Bognor Regis or Bulgaria, a common theme in the work of these photographers is the budget resort, wher… more
Private view: Monday, 15 May 18.30 – 20.30
Talk by Antanas Sutkus: Friday, 19 May 2.00 at Photo-London Photography Fair, Royal Academy,
Burlington Gardens, London, W1. Tel. 0207 839 9300.
White Space Gallery is pleased to announce first UK solo exhibition by Antanas Sutkus (born 1939), Lithuania’s most famous photographer. As leader of the "Great generation" of Lithuanian photographers who made their mark in the 1960s, Sutkus has been a strong influence on subsequent development of photo… more