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‘OUR BEUTYFULL FUTURE’ EXHIBITION BY DAVIDE SORRENTI
24/06/2019
Exhibition, News

DoBeDo is pleased to announce that CC Projects is presenting Our Beutyfull Future, a solo exhibition by photographer Davide Sorrenti.

The exhibition displays a range of photographs including self-portraits, photos of youth culture in New York City, and intimate portraits of those who were close with him, all of which act as a visual diary to Davide’s world before his death in 1997.

Davide’s images are characterized by a promiscuous, youthful vision and ability to immortalize personal moments that serve as a time capsule of downtown New York in the mid 1990’s. He had a need to document everything he observed and engaged with his surroundings in a way that invites the viewer to become a part of his life.

Davide Sorrenti (1976-1997) was born in Naples, Italy where he was diagnosed with Thalassemia Major, a genetic and chronic illness, which prompted his mother, fashion photographer Francesca Sorrenti, to move him and his siblings, Vanina & Mario, back to New York City in the early 1980’s. It was there that Davide began taking photographs at the age of 17, documenting the daily life of his skate and graffiti crew, SKE. This collection of photographs unveils Davide’s sense of urgency to live beyond his years by immersing himself at the center of a cultural movement and recording every waking moment. What remains is the gift of a rare and personal account of a momentous generation that continues to influence contemporary youth til this day.

“The intimacy and love that Davide Sorrenti conveyed in his photographs will never fade. Still full of the visual charge that he gave to his life through photography, they are disarmingly truthful in their emotional articulation of being wildly, and intensely young. Set within the still raw and menacing pre-Giuliani playground of New York in the early to mid 1990s, this precious cache captures the last passionately youthful moment on the cusp of the city’s commodification and sanitization. They are an elegiac and close testimony to a young man’s life, filled with curiosity and unbounded enthusiasm.”
– Charlotte Cotton

Opening 26th June 2019, 6-8pm
27th June – 28th July 2019

CC Projects
431 E 6th St, Basement
New York, NY 10009

‘A SHORT PLEASURABLE JOURNEY, PART. 2’ EXHIBITION BY JAMIE HAWKESWORTH
13/05/2019
Exhibition, News
DoBeDo is pleased to announce the opening of Jamie Hawkesworth’s latest exhibition, A Short Pleasurable Journey, Part 2.

84 Photographs and 1 film all made in Floresti, Transylvania in June 2018. 

“I always find myself thinking about the feeling of naivety, how everything feels so simple and confusing at that first moment of discovery, when you react from just your gut and the energy this creates. I think this has to be the most valuable and sensitive state of mind and something so important to hold onto. 

 In July 2018, I found myself in Floresti, Transylvania on a project following around a youth orchestra , that were performing across Romania. Once I arrived in Floresti, I settled in and began exploring without expectation, each day waking up at sunrise and walking down the road with my camera.”

Opening 16th May 2019, 6-9pm 
17th – 27th May 2019

1-7 Aylesbury Street
London
EC1R 0DR

‘DESIRE LINES’ EXHIBITION BY TOMMY MALEKOFF
28/04/2019
Exhibition, News

DoBeDo is proud to announce the opening of ‘Desire Lines’ a two channel film by Tommy Malekoff.

Shot entirely in parking lots over the course of a year and a half, Desire Lines records humans, animals and automobiles behaving in a similar manner; with the urgency to perform actions that override the behavioural programming of the place they occupy. The film surveys various customs and rituals that are carried out in the vast areas adjacent to shopping malls, sports stadiums, schools, and other venues throughout the United States.

OPENING TODAY
from 4:00-8:00PM
April 28 – May 19
4:00-8:00PM

CC Projects
431 E 6th St, Basement
New York, NY 10009

‘ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE’ EXHIBITION BY HANNA MOON AND JOYCE NG, LONDON
16/01/2019
Exhibition, News
DoBeDo is excited to announce English as a Second Languagethe exhibition of DoBeDo contributor Hanna Moon and Joyce Ng. Both photographers have created a new series of work responding directly to the history of Somerset House.

 

Bringing distinct Asian perspectives to their work, they reflect upon the power fashion photography holds in shaping our perceptions of beauty, style and taste. Ng draws inspiration from the renowned sixteenth century Chinese novel ‘Journey to the West’ to create images which feel both familiar, yet surreal. Moon presents a dramatic reimagining of Somerset House’s neoclassical setting; photographing in the dark of night, rebelliously ‘invading’ the site to create a series of intimate works of her two female muses that reflect her personal experiences living in UK.

Somerset House
Strand
London
WC2R 1LA
United Kingdom

25 Jan – 28 Apr 2019

Mon, Tue, Sat & Sun
10.00 am – 06:00 pm
Wed, Thurs, Fri
11.00 am – 08:00 pm

www.somersethouse.org.uk

‘NOW AND THEN EXHIBITION’ BY DICK JEWELL, NOTTINGHAM
16/01/2019
Exhibition, News
DoBeDo is pleased to announce the opening of Now & Then, Dick Jewell’s most significant solo exhibition in recent years. 

Jewell’s re-purposing and representation of images is varied and impressive; Now & Then brings together a range of works produced across a 30-year period, and provides an opportunity to see developments manifested over time. 

Through film, photographs and photo-collages Now & Then chronicles his progression of observations across shifting technological and media perspectives; also in regards to people, as demonstrated by Jewell re-visiting his seminal 1989 film Headcases, whereby he has repeated the same set of questions to the same subjects 30 years on, in his latest film Head2Head.

Bonington Building
Dryden Street
Nottingham
NG1 4GG
United Kingdom

Opening: Thursday 17th January 5 – 7pm

18th January – 23rd February 2019

Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm
Saturday 11am – 3pm

www.boningtongallery.co.uk