"Is Mosse really showing us the plight of migrant subjects, or indirectly something of his work’s own quandary, and by extension, white photography’s lack of critical engagement with race?”
Emmanuel Van der Auwera: Shortly After the Catastrophe
"Blue is the color of the unreal, of the memory, of the open mind, of the royal, the precious and the rare. Blue is the color of the absolute, the higher, the divine, of cold and of clarity. It is the color of Yves Klein, Derek Jarman, Picasso and...
HOLLYWOOD, ANKARA: SUPERFAMILIARITY and TERROR
“What is at work here is not that the image is iconic, but that it is graphic and SUPERFAMILIAR, which legitimizes its effect and distribution”
E Pluribus Memum
"We have been sold a pup. The West Wing and similar political utopias have propagated the notion of the dignity of presidential office and of those who hold it. But It is hard to match this benevolent, patrician vision with our sordid reality"
Tiane Doan Na Champassak: Tamarind Ghosts Full Text
"In any event, this numbness behind the eyes reminds me that I live and I die for next to nothing"
Gregory Halpern: “ZZYZX” This Town Could Be Anywhere
“The bucolic west is no longer a benign horizon in which to measure the imagination and fantasy of pioneer aspirations”
Improbable Parables: Considering The Prismatic and the Void in the Work of Inka & Niclas
"The wandering couple coerces themselves towards enlightenment by consulting their unease through a distorted prismatic light, and hence gives their world a credence not found in the symbolic disorder of howling winds"
Wolfgang Tillmans: Faces in the Crowd
Corinne on Gloucester Place, 1993
Wolfgang Tillmans has consistently pushed back against whatever perceptions of his work seem most current.
The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.
By Russell Ferguson, excerpt from "Faces in the Crowd"
Wolfgang Tillmans has consistently pushed back against whatever...
The Political Image as Embodiment of Cyclical Failure
“The image itself is being hailed as an icon of the current struggle between the American police state and the tremors of their abhorrent measure to kill young black Americans, which is no doubt racially and economically motivated”.