Tag Archives: Abstraction

Kozloff on the Plasticity of Genre

“For some time, we’ve been breathing an atmosphere where photographic media reflect upon themselves, even as some imagists within them claim an artistic vantage outside the media. Modern art is notable for ingesting popular media, either for ironic or topical… Continue reading

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Hambourg on Photography, Memory and Sigmar Polke

“Memory digests and stores original experience in representations that are personally colored, recast by the imagination. Creativity seems to work in much the same way; it swallows its impetus in order to reconstitute it in a more consequent and permanent… Continue reading

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One off: Matteo Musci.

“Motel Kitchen” from Walking Solo by Matteo Musci.

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On Jeff Wall.

An excerpt from the series Contacts 2: The Renewal of Contemporary Photography, dedicated to the work of Jeff Wall.

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Robert Cumming in conversation

Part One of an excellent two part conversation between curator and critic Sarah Bay Williams, and artist Robert Cumming, covering a broad sweep of his inventive and contemporary body of work. Hosted at Aperture in New York in October of this year.… Continue reading

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Mauron on Mallarmé

“All who remember the day when first they looked into the Poems or the Divagations will testify to that curious feeling of exclusion which put them, in the face of a text written with their words (and moreover, as they could somehow… Continue reading

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One off: Andrés González.

  Photograph by Andrés González, from Some(w)here

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One off: Irina Rozovsky.

Untitled, from One to Nothing by Irina Rozovsky. “All nationalisms are at heart deeply concerned with names: with the most immaterial and original human invention. Those who dismiss names as a detail have never been displaced; but the peoples on… Continue reading

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One off: Isabelle Fexa.

   I fell instantly in love with this picture – it’s full of quiet reverence, and is not merely gesturally elusive but doubly, and essentially so. Somehow it breathes life into stone, intimating a life of the mind not only… Continue reading

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Portfolio, by Damien Rudd.

  There is, I think, a sense of secrecy and an intimately personal kind of abstraction in these portraits and landscapes by photographer Damien Rudd. His pictures embrace the manner in which we make of ourselves and of our built… Continue reading

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