Untitled (Muddy Girl, New Mexico) from Teenage Lust
By Sudhir Mahadevan, excerpt from Where the Boys are: Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth (2005)
Larry Clark has made three feature films that have been released commercially, Kids (1995), Another Day in Paradise (1998), and Bully (2001). Since Bully, he has directed a made-for-cable remake of one of Samuel Z. Arkoff’s B-movie monster flicks from the 1950s. Teenage Caveman (2002), and Ken Park (2002), which, although it screened at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival, has yet to open commercially in the United States. Clark’s films are presentations of boyhood that offer up unprecedented visions of bodily and social utopias and horrors. They mark a recurrent grim investment in the male teenaged body, whether it be threatened by AIDS in Kids, threatened by paternally motivated murder in Another Day in Paradise, actually knifed to death by its own peers in Bully, or finally, annihilated by suicide in
LARRY CLARK: “Perfect Childhoods (Excerpt)” (2005)
from Archiv (1986-1999)
ASX Interviews Joachim Schmid
German artist Joachim Schmid is an archaeologist of the ordinary and everyday of our visual culture. Starting his career as an art critic, essayist and publisher, Joachim Schmid evolved to be one of the pioneers, working with found photography since the early 1980s. Preoccupied of what is commonly seen to be culturally devalued visual material, Schmid organizes and recycles pictures into ordered arrangements. By asking the viewers to look seriously at the considered unworthy photographic material, his work can be seen as an anti-capitalist and anti-art market statement.
Sören Schuhmacher: You began your career as an art critic and publisher of the magazine “Fotokritik” from 1982 to 1987. What led you to your decision to become an artist?
Joachim Schmid: Actually there was no decision, it just happened. It’s not a fundamental difference. I think both activities, the writing and the artwork are critical activities. Of course the focus
ASX INTERVIEW: “Interview with Joachim Schmid” (2013)
Billy, Flushing, New York, 1972
“‘Glory’, the title of D’Alessandro’s 1973 book of photographs, is as understated and as charged as his pictures, each of which includes an American flag. Still timely more than three decades later, twenty-five of those pointedly black and white images remind us that, where the stars and stripes are concerned, ambivalence, irreverence and jingoistic display are nothing new.”
Vince Aletti, The New Yorker, March 30, 2009
(All rights reserved. Images @ Robert D’Alessandro and Gitterman Gallery)
Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera
By Peter Baker, for ASX, November 2013
In Robert Caro’s Pulitzer Prize winning classic The Power Broker: Robert Moses and The Fall of New York (Vintage Books 1974) he describes Orchard Beach, a 1.1 mile stretch of sand that Moses himself had imported to the Bronx from Sandy Hook and Rockaway, as resting “here, in New York’s northeastern corner, so far from any built-up areas in 1934 that visitors could hardly believe they were still within the borders of America’s largest city.” Eighty years later we’ve seen the Bronx built-up, burnt down, abandoned, and later reclaimed, by an array of immigrants and a new generation born in the only borough on the American mainland. And yet, as a native Bronxite myself, I’m willing to bet the vast majority of New Yorkers, certainly those living in Manhattan or Brooklyn today, would have the same reaction as those who visited Orchard Beach in 1934: We’re
REVIEW: Wayne Lawrence – “Orchard Beach”
“I love this book. It’s all in here and the heart of it is Tony’s big true eye. He got it… the oddness, meanness, beauty and soul of this sad hilarious fractured place. Viva Fresno.”
— Terry Allen
Photographer Wolfgang Tillmans interviewed back in 1996 about his image ‘Macau Bridge’ for Habitat.
ASX CHANNEL: WOLFGANG TILLMANS
Edition of 50
24 x 36 inch limited edition poster print. Archival matte paper.
An American tradition. Go get ‘em.
Stamped, numbered and signed “T.A.” on verso.
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Edition of 25
54 x 30 inch limited edition poster print on archival matte paper.
Grid of 23 images.
An American crash and burn. A mangled mess of American metal “sculpture”.
Made by an artist working under the “T.A.” moniker. The owners of the piece will find out who.
Stamped, numbered and signed on verso.
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Price includes shipping (within the US). Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
Made in the USA.
“Collision Course” (2013)