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Narcissus’ Folly of Youthful Naivete in the Work of Coco Young

@ Coco Young There are references abound… a lineage… Corinne day, Nan Goldin, a bit of Larry lark and I’d like to think a bit of Mark Morrisroe (somehow, I think this is very wishful).   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, March 2015 Coco Young’s “Vanity” on Bemojake books is an affirmation of what it is […]

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A Near Miss with Zombie Formalism in the Work of Hannah Whitaker

@ Hannah Whitaker, courtesy of Morel Books   Hannah Whitaker’s “Peer to Peer” with Morel books could easily be subsumed into the category of “zombie formalism” with its easy abstraction and playful dialogue of purist abstraction and aesthetic formal nuances.   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, March 2015 Hannah Whitaker’s “Peer to Peer” with Morel books […]

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Pop Art / Art Pop: The Warhol Connection

 Andy Warhol, Polaroids @ The Warhol Foundation “Because of Andy Warhol, it’s no longer possible to just do what you do and not have to act it out 24 hours a day. His style of doing things changed everybody’s idea of what the values were that could make you a star. And as a result […]

ASX.TV: Stacy Kranitz – “Study on Post Pubescent Manhood”

ASX.TV: Stacy Kranitz – “Study on Post Pubescent Manhood”

A trailer for “The Study on Post Pubescent Manhood” by Stacy Kranitz. I met Jerimy at a dystopian compound in Ohio and invited myself to his home in Tennessee. Over the course of several years we have built a relationship that forms the narrative of this feature length film. It reveals myself as a filmmaker […]

ASX.TV: Katy Grannan – “The Nine” (Trailer)

ASX.TV: Katy Grannan – “The Nine” (Trailer)

A trailer for “The Nine”, a coming feature-length portrait of a small community of outliers living on a blighted street in a marginalized part of California. Directed by Katy Grannan Produced by Marc Smolowitz http://theninefilm.com/ http://katygrannan.com/ http://fraenkelgallery.com/artists/katy-grannan   EXPLORE ALL KATY GRANNAN ON ASX

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Harry Callahan Loved Eleanor, Barbara and Chicago

    “He just liked to take the pictures of me. In every pose. Rain or shine. And whatever I was doing. If I was doing the dishes or if I was half asleep. And he knew that I never, never said no. I was always there for him. Because I knew that Harry would […]

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ASX.TV: Alec Soth on ‘Songbook’

“A lot of the language surrounding Songbook is about community and American culture…and that stuff’s in there, but actually what I wanted to do with it is talk to something more primal, more internal, and more about the human condition than the American condition. It’s the great problem of consciousness.” —Alec Soth   Alec Soth […]

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INTERVIEW: Allen Frame – “ASX Interviews Allen Frame” (2013)

Jonas, London, 1995 Raphael Shammaa with Allen Frame for ASX, October 7, 2013 Raphael: Allen, you’ve accomplished a number of things in your career: photographer, curator, writer, director, producer of a highly acclaimed movie, called Four, which received awards at the Los Angeles, Urbanworld, and New Orleans Film Festivals. Let me ask you… are there enough […]

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A Conversation Between Lewis Baltz and John Gossage (2010)

From Lewis Baltz Works (2010), Lewis Baltz   “For me the word ‘photographer’ talks about the means of delivering certain kinds of information, feelings and such. If you’re consistently focused on the means of delivery, it means you’re not getting the message across very clearly.” – John Gossage   Interview by Monte Packham Lewis Baltz […]

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INTERVIEW: “A Conversation with Alec Soth” (2009)

Reverend Cecil and Felicia, Saint Louis, Missouri, 2002 By Ben Sloat, Big Red & Shiny, November 17, 2009 BRS: I saw Sleeping By The Mississippi as being fairly provocative in a certain way, given that area of the country has not really been shown in photographs and I never really thought about the northern states, […]

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ASX INTERVIEW: Koji Onaka – “Interview with Koji Onaka” (2013)

From Twin Boat, @ Koji Onaka. Vladimir Gintoff interviews Koji Onaka for ASX, May 2013, at Dashwood Books. Miwa Susuda translated for Koji Onaka. Onaka’s most recent book, Twin Boat, was published this year by Session Press. Miwa Susuda was the book’s editor. “Published ten years after the release of Onaka’s seminal book Slow Boat […]

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INTERVIEW: “Mark Steinmetz” (2011)

From Philip & Micheline, 2011 By Amelia Sechman and Paul Schiek, TBW Weekly Amelia Sechman: In an interview with Jörg Colberg, on his site Conscientious, you said you thought you would be a very bad German photographer because of the diversity in your subject matter and compositional approaches. How do you feel that being “raised,” […]

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INTERVIEW: Gottfried Helnwein – “Meet Gottfried Helnwein” (2008)

Untitled, 2005, mixed media (oil and acrylic on canvas),192 x 249 cm / 75″ x 98″ By Stefan Jermann, originally published in Truce Magazine, 2008 My stomach churns; I’m feeling excited – not exactly nervous, but psyched. I’m driving along narrow lanes, through a bleak and lonely area, looking for a grand castle. Suddenly, just […]

ASX.TV: Cristina de Middel – “Deutsche Börse Photography Prize” (2013)

ASX.TV: Cristina de Middel – “Deutsche Börse Photography Prize” (2013)

Cristina De Middel (b.1975, Spain) is nominated for her publication The Afronauts (self-published, 2011). In her first book The Afronauts, De Middel engages with myths and truths, reality and fiction. In 1964, after gaining independence, Zambia started a space programme in order to send the first African astronaut to the moon. In The Afronauts, De […]

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INTERVIEW: “Interview with John Divola” (1978)

Zuma Series, 1977     Journal of Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, September 1978 Dialogue with John Divola by Dinah Portner Q. Do you think of photography as a concrete way of dealing with ideas? A. No, it’s not that they are ideas, per se. I see art as a dialogue about experiences and […]

 

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LISE SARFATI: “In the Next Door Room”

By Javier Panera Cuevas Preface to the Exhibition Catalogue, Lise Sarfati – Domus Artium Salamanca The awakening of adolescence has been a recurring theme that has always fascinated a great many visual artists; conflicts of identity, physical metamorphosis, psychological instability, emerging sexual and emotional sensations within young people are all themes which, in particular, have […]

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LISETTE MODEL: “Ann Thomas on Lisette Model”

Fashion Show, Hotel Pierre, NYC, c. 1946 By Elsa Dorfman (Published by the National Gallery of Canada to accompany an exhibition of Model’s work which travelled in the United States, Canada, and Germany during l990-1992.) Ann Thomas was drawn into the Model orbit when she had to prepare documentation on Model to support the acquisition […]

ASX.TV: Christian Boltanski – “TateShots” (2014)

ASX.TV: Christian Boltanski – “TateShots” (2014)

‘All my life I have tried to fight against the fact of dying’ says artist Christian Boltanski. At his studio in Paris, four video cameras are rigged to film constantly, day and night. Boltanski has struck a deal with a professional gambler and art collector. In return for ownership of the footage, the man will […]

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INTERVIEW: “An Interview with Garry Winogrand” (1981)

 Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1957   “I think that those kind of distinctions and lists of titles like “street photographer” are so stupid.”   From Visions and Images: American Photographers on Photography, Interviews with photographers by Barbara Diamonstein, 1981–1982, Rizoli: New York Garry Winogrand is one of the most important photographers at work in America today. His […]

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WALKER EVANS: “Walker Evans’s ‘Counter-Aesthetic'” (2003)

Gay Burke, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, October 28, 1973 By Jane Tormey, originally published in Afterimage, July 1, 2003 During the last two years of his life Walker Evans took nearly 1000 portraits of friends and students using an SX-70 Polaroid camera in a peculiarly impulsive and uncontrolled way. This body of work constitutes a noticeable departure from […]

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ANDY WARHOL – “POLAROIDS”

“I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.” – Andy Warhol Each day during his final decade, the King of Pop Art, Andy Warhol, photographed the celebrities, starlets, and acolytes that he called friends, accumulating tens of thousands of images before his untimely […]

ASX.TV: Joel Meyerowitz – “Photographer” (1982)

ASX.TV: Joel Meyerowitz – “Photographer” (1982)

CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHIE IN THE USA – Cinematic workshop discussions about an art form in our day and age. Documented photographers: Robert Frank, Duane Michals, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, Thomas Roma, Alfred Stieglitz, Harry Callahan, Lisette Model, Ralph Gibson, Mark Cohen, Joel Meyerowitz, Stephen Shore English – Colour – PAL or NTSC – 4:3 – 52 […]

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GARRY WINOGRAND: “Standing on the Corner – Reflections Upon Garry Winogrand’s Photographic Gaze – Mirror of Self or World? Pt. I” (1991)

New Mexico, 1957 (Figure 13) Part I By Carl Chiarenza Originally Published in IMAGE Magazine: Journal of Photography and Motion Pictures of the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Volume 34, Number 3–4, Fall–Winter, 1991 Sometimes an idea gets the better of us as individuals, as professionals, as artists, as essayers of a […]

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LARRY SULTAN & MIKE MANDEL: “EVIDENCE”

From 1975-1977, Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel selected photographs from a multitude of images that previously existed solely within the boundaries of the industrial, scientific, governmental and other institutional sources from which they were mined.  The project, “Evidence”, was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was one of the […]

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Notes from the Margin of Spoiled Identity – The Art of Diane Arbus (1988)

A family on their lawn one Sunday in Westchester, N.Y. 1968 “Photography both loots and preserves, denounces and consecrates.” Susan Sontag   By Gerry Badger, Originally Published in Phototexts, 1988 The principal issue raised by the remarkable photographs of Diane Arbus seems not to be their remarkableness, which few would dispute, but their morality. The […]

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REVIEW: Thomas Ruff – “photograms and ma.r.s.” (2013)

3D-ma.r.s.08, 2013, courtesy of David Zwirner, NYC By Vladimir Gintoff, ASX NYC, April 2013 The German photographer Thomas Ruff is the anomalous schoolchild of the Dusseldorf Art Academy and Bernd and Hilla Becher’s tutelage. Breaking and reinventing the rules of photography for over three decades, his body of work remains peerless in its insight, diversity […]

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TODD HIDO: “Fragmented Narratives” (2011)

8906, 2009   Fertilizer is to the suburban lawn what cosmetics are to the suburban face: a fickle attempt to sweep ugliness under the rug with a splash of color.   By Ian Epstein I once heard someone remark that the desire to have a perfect lawn was not unlike the desire to have a […]

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WALKER EVANS: “Message from the Interior”

Ghost is Guest By Anna Solal, Translated from French by Chris Farmer and Florian Aimard The book’s title – Message from the interior – is both open and reserved, preparing the reader not only for its subject matter, but also for the atmosphere of intensity it contains. Here, through objects and places, the photographer speaks to […]