Tag Archives: Abstraction

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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Philipp Haager

                              Philipp Haager, by way of but does it float.

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One off: Michelle Arcila.

  Portrait by Michelle Arcila.  You scream, waking from a nightmare. When I sleepwalk into your room, and pick you up, and hold you up in the moonlight, you cling to me hard, as if clinging could save us. I… Continue reading

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One off: Mike Stacey.

  Photograph by Mike Stacey. “The sun does not rise upon our countrymen; our land is little cheered by its beams; we are contented with that twilight, which, among you, precedes the sun-rise, or follows the sun-set. Moreover, a certain… Continue reading

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