Located in the heart of Karlsruhe, Germany. A vibrant cultural city in the border triangle of Germany, Switzerland, and France. DCS CONTEMPORARY produces exhibitions, publications, discursive, and learning experiences to forge an interpretive understanding of local and global phenomena in art and society.

The gallery works with talented local and global artists of renowned stature and offers spaces to young artists it considers promising. We support our artists in dynamic exhibitions and projects and pay special attention to our audiences and clients’ intellectual and aesthetic interests. Creating bridges between artists and art passionate.

With over 20 years of experience in the arts, Founder and Director Dr. Dana Corina Schmidt embrace diasporic voices, utilizing the space as a platform for exhibitions, museum visitations, public lectures, performing arts, new media. As well as a meeting point for artists, curators, scholars, and writers.

Contemporary Art Gallery

Karlstrasse 43, 76133 Karlsruhe
E: gallery@dcscontemporary.com www.dcscontemporary.com

Ali Miranda

Ali Miranda

Lucky Street’s – ‘Both Sides Now’

Lucky Street Gallery, 540 Greene St., examines the real and imagined worlds of Fantasy Fest through the work of two stellar photographers, Lynne Bentley-Kemp and Ali Miranda, along with the narrative work of master artist Lincoln Perry through Sunday.

Keys favorite Lynne-Ben tley Kemp, a professor at Florida Atlantic University and turnsher lens on the participants iA the Fest and their transformation through costume and mask, producing a series of perceptive portraits of individualsand moments. Bentley-Kemp’s themed studies are to be enjoyed whenever exhibited, and “Camavale” is no exception. Her Fantasy Fest photos take the viewer there, and are also available in a revised and expanded edition of her book, a beautiful visual chronicle of the festival over the years.

After spending time with Bentley Kemp’s perceptive digital literacy, com­ pare a darker sensual side of Fantasy Fest with another noted Miami pho­ tographer, Ali Miranda. Cuban native Miranda is noted for his silver gelatin photos of male nudes, and his master capturing of depth and detaif. In”Half and Half” a special shov.ring of sixteen works, Ali curates unique costumerie to explore die sensuality and seduc­tiveness of his subjects .The effect is erotic and captivating, and equally as powerful as Bentley-Kemp’s immediacy.

Enjoy the wickedly themed but clas­ sical works by Lincoln Perry as they give narrative life to hissepias, paint­ ings and pastels of this multifaceted festival.

Don’t miss this combination of these three artistic talents at 540 Greene St. For information go to LuckyStreetgallery.com