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ASX.TV: Ren Hang – “Beijing with Ren Hang” (2014)

ASX.TV: Ren Hang – “Beijing with Ren Hang” (2014)

Ren Hang, chinese nude photographer from Beijing met Picturalis for a nice chat about his conception of human body, told us how he had to face censorship from his country, and where we should go to see some nice photo exhibitions.

ASX.TV: Robert Adams – “Jeu de Paume” (2014)

Born in Orange, New Jersey, in 1937, Robert Adams grew up in Wisconsin and Colorado, where he lived for more than three decades before settling in Oregon. Since his beginnings in photography in the mid-1960s, Adams is considered by many to be one of the most important and influential chroniclers of the American West. Through […]


ASX.TV: Daido Moriyama – “The Silk Screen Workshop” (2012)

ASX.TV: Daido Moriyama – “The Silk Screen Workshop” (2012)

  On December 15th, 2012, Polka Galerie had the honour to host Daido Moriyama for an extraordinary event: The Silkscreen Workshop. During an entire afternoon, the Japanese master, who came to Paris especially for this, helped the workshop participants create a silkscreen. In an atmosphere reminiscent of a factory, the “apprentice-for-a-day” chose one of five […]

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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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DIANE ARBUS: “Flirt, Flash & Mirror” (2013)

A husband and wife in the woods at a nudist camp, N.J., 1963  FLIRT, FLASH & MIRROR By Anna Solal Translated by Chris Farmer, 2013 I saw this show a few months ago in Berlin but it took some time to fully digest it. This dense retrospective of Diane Arbus’ photographs is a fine occasion […]


REVIEW: “Untitled by Diane Arbus” (1996)

Untitled by Diane Arbus, New York, Aperture 1995 By Elsa Dorfman Originally published in The Women’s Review of Books, January 1996 Best known for her portraits of people who live on the margins of society – giants, midgets, freaks, transvestites, nudists – Diane Arbus is an undisputed master of photography. Her work is in every […]


INTERVIEW: “Diane Arbus – Nudist Exposed” (2004)

Retired man and his wife at home in a nudist camp one morning, N.J, 1963. Diane Arbus: From Modern Painters Spring 2004, Nudist Exposed by A.M. Homes ‘A documentary you said.’ ‘Yes, a piece, on the photographer Diane Arbus.’ ‘Was that how you pronounced her name? I always wondered.’ ‘Can you tell us about the […]

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WILLIAM EGGLESTON: “The Tender-Cruel Camera”

William Eggleston: The Tender-Cruel Camera By Thomas Weski ‘I don’t particularly like what’s around me.’ I said that could be a good reason to take pictures. He said: ‘You know, that’s not a bad idea.’ Around the middle of the sixties, in the middle of the night, William Eggleston was standing in one of the […]




TODD HIDO: “House Sitting: The Photography of Todd Hido” (1998)

  House Sitting: The Photography of Todd Hido By Andy Grundberg, originally published in Artforum, May 1, 1998 The recent vintage of most California houses doesn’t make them particularly promising settings for ghost stories. But Todd Hido, a photographer just starting to make his presence known in the Bay Area, manages to elicit the shivers associated […]


ROE ETHRIDGE: “All Systems Go: The Art of Roe Ethridge” (2003)

All Systems Go: The Art of Roe Ethridge By Kate Bush, originally published in Artforum, October 1, 2003 Next model Sabrina, all perfect skin and luscious lips as luminous as the glossy surface of her photograph. “Party Til You Puke” rocker Andrew Wilkes-Krier, bloodied and haloed like some contemporary Antichrist. UPS deliveryman Fergus Rave perched […]

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  Born in 1935 in Soloba, Mali. Lives and works in Bamako. Malick Sidibe was born into a Peul family in a small village of Mali. He graduated from school in I952. After being noticed for his talent as a draftsman, he was admitted to the School of Sudanese Craftsmen in Bamako from which he […]


“Up, Close and Personal” @ Fuchs Projects

 Ruben Natal-San Miguel Up, Close and Personal Curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel Fuchs Projects, 56 Bogart Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn NY April 4 – May 13, 2014 By Ellen Wallenstein for ASX Curating a show featuring 32 artists in a small space can be a difficult task. But in Up, Close and Personal, Ruben Natal-San Miguel […]

MARIANNE MUELLER: "The Flock" (2005)

By Marianne Müller, Brooklyn, NY, 1/25/2001. (Excerpts from an interview) “All the years, I have watched them, you know” – John Mandato On His Pigeons Since when? When I started flying birds? Since I was about fourteen. No, not over here. Where I used to live years ago. I was fourteen years old and, ah, […]


EUGENE ATGET: “Back To The Past – Eugene Atget” (2001)

Zoniers, Porte de Choisy, 1913 By Stephen Longmire, Afterimage, May 2001 It has been 20 years, amazingly enough, since New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) launched its landmark cycle of exhibitions of the work of French photographer Eugene Atget (1857-1927), who spent his last 30 years documenting the architectural record of Paris and […]

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BORIS MIKHAILOV: “Boris Mikhailov: A New Metaphysician”

From Case History, 1999 Boris Mikhailov: A New Metaphysician By Helen Petrovsky If we were to define photography today, we would have to posit its essential anonymity. To be more precise, we would have to rethink the very conditions of its theorizing: it is no longer “my” photograph that has to be redeemed by being […]

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REVIEW: Viviane Sassen – “Roxane” (2013)

  By Allie Haeusslein, Associate Director at Pier 24 Photography SF, March 2012 About a year ago, I was first introduced to the work of Viviane Sassen at the Museum of Modern Art’s annual New Photography exhibition. I pulled open the glass doors, turned to my right and was immediately drawn in. First, by her masterful use […]