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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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One off: Catherine Opie

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Fischer on Art

“If we are to regard the recognition of an objectively given reality as the nature of realism in art, we must not reduce that reality to a purely exterior world existing independently from our consciousness. What exists independently from our… Continue reading

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Adams on Form in photography

“The form the photographer records, though discovered in a split second of literal fact, is different because it implies an order beyond itself, a landscape into which all fragments, no matter how imperfect, fit perfectly.” — Robert Adams, Introduction to Denver: A… Continue reading

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One off: Justin James Reed.

From South Philadelphia (2005-2007) by Justin James Reed.

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“After the Ark” by Pauline Stainer

How does water remain so unfamiliar? Roni Horn   It’s not told how the animals left, but waiting to disembark their breath formed a cloud and fell as light rain. It gathered in hollows under their eyes, the peaceable kingdom… Continue reading

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Roni Horn “Saying Water”

“The opacity of the world dissipates in water. Black water cannot dissipate the opacity of the world. Confused? Lost? Large expanses of water are like deserts: no landmarks, no differences. If you don’t know where you are can you know… Continue reading

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Kiefer on Art

“All of painting, but also Literature, and all that goes with it, is merely a process of going round and round something inexpressible, round a black hole or crater whose centre one cannot penetrate. And those things one seizes on… Continue reading

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One off: Jean-Siméon Chardin

  Portrait of Madame Chardin, 1775 by Jean-Siméon Chardin “Chardin’s genre paintings, like Vermeer’s before him, go much further than that. By a technical feat which virtually defies analysis — though one writer has remarked helpfully on Chardin’s characteristic choice… Continue reading

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From “Hotel Lautreamont” by John Ashberry

It remains for us to come to terms with our commonality. Small wonder that those at home sit nervous by the unlit grate. It was their choice, after all, that spurred us to feats of the imagination. It remains for… Continue reading

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