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Cataloging Desire and a Reluctant But Necessary Eulogy in ‘Russian Interiors’

Cataloging Desire and a Reluctant But Necessary Eulogy in ‘Russian Interiors’   By Brad Feurehelm, ASX, December 2014 Andy Rochelli’s “Russian Interiors” is first and foremost a beautifully realized book by Cesura Publishing. The tactile quality of the raised floral cover and the lifted font make the book a very desirable object to own. The […]

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Camilo Jose Vergara on Looking at the World Trade Center

View from abandoned pier, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1970.   “All of a sudden you would look around 360 degree angle, and there was the Trade Center.”   Transcript excerpt from New York: The Center of the World, PBS WGBH American Experience Looking at the World Trade Center What was magical for me was that […]

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Larry Clark on Cutting through the Bullshit and Hypocrisy of America (2007)

Cover of Tulsa (1963-1971) by Larry Clark   “People like Robert Frank inspired me. But I was really influenced more by people like Lenny Bruce.”   By Raphaël Cuir, Art Press, August 2007 A year ago, seven short films by Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Gaspar Noé, Richard Prince, Marco Brambilla, Sam Taylor-Wood and Larry Clark were […]

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Werner Amann’s “Surf Fiction” and the Nature of the Game.

  We spend merciless hours absorbing film, video, and internet collateral. Amann’s greatest trick with this book is to play on the nature of this game.   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, December 2014 Werner Amann’s “Surf Fiction” has landed in my lap at a time when I have been searching for a body of work […]

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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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INTERVIEW: “Interview with Renee Nemerov Brown, Diane Arbus’s Sister”

Child with a toy hand grenade in Central Park, N.Y.C., 1962 Sister act: Renee Nemerov Brown, Diane Arbus’s sister, has spent her life carving out her own identity. But she does not deny the shadows that darkened their childhood, and which her sister could not escape By Patricia Bosworth Diane Arbus is celebrated for her […]

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DIANE ARBUS: “The Missing Photographs: An Examination of Diane Arbus’s Images of Transvestites and Homosexuals from 1957 to 1965″

Russian midget friends in a living room on 100th Street, N.Y.C., 1963 The Missing Photographs: An Examination of Diane Arbus’s Images of Transvestites and Homosexuals from 1957 to 1965 By Laureen Trainer Much of the writing and scholarship on Diane Arbus is rooted in psychoanalysis, as scholars attempt to pinpoint the images that signaled her despair, her […]

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ASX INTERVIEW: Zhang Xiao – “A Conversation with Zhang Xiao” (2013)

They No. 9, Zhang Xiao, from the series THEY (2006-09). Courtesy the artist. They have magic: A conversation with Zhang Xiao This is a transcript of a recorded conversation between Sydney-based curator Pedro de Almeida and Chinese artist Zhang Xiao that took place in central Chengdu, Sichuan Province, on 28 April 2013. Zhang’s sister-in-law, Dai Xiaoya acted as […]

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INTERVIEW: “A Conversation with Richard Prince” (1992)

  A Conversation with Richard Prince This interview is excerpted from a public conversation with Richard Prince, recorded at the Whitney Museum of American Art, May 13, 1992. BW: I want to ask you about the concept of permission. You have often said that you didn’t require “permission” to do things that in non-art contexts […]

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INTERVIEW: “Interview with Stanley Greene” (2006)

Abdul Kadhir, is twenty years old and a witness: “They hanged the bodies to a bridge and then launched into the crowd and two more bodies burned. The people gathered around as if it was a barbecue”  Fallujah, Iraq, March 31, 2004  Courtesy of Stanley Greene, Black Passport Stanley Greene At Visa pour l ‘Image,2006. Interwieved by […]

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INTERVIEW: Larry Clark – “Outlaw No More” (1984)

By Ellen Wallenstein, Spot Magazine, Fall 1985 The cover photograph of Larry Clark’s book Teenage Lust is a gorgeously lit rectangle of boy/girl flesh on the seat of a car, her hand around his penis, his hand at her crotch, their tongues touching. The quintessence of teenage lust: hot stuff in the back of a […]

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INTERVIEW: Larry Clark on ‘The Internet’ (excerpt) (2013)

Untitled (Hustling in Times Square), 1979 @ Larry Clark   Interview by Didier Péron, excerpt from Vogue Hommes International, Spring 2013 / Issue n°17 Are you fascinated by the web ? It’s a kids thing. I’ve just hit 70, and I’m more distanced from it, but if you want to understand our times you can’t […]

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Larry Clark on Cutting through the Bullshit and Hypocrisy of America (2007)

Cover of Tulsa (1963-1971) by Larry Clark   “People like Robert Frank inspired me. But I was really influenced more by people like Lenny Bruce.”   By Raphaël Cuir, Art Press, August 2007 A year ago, seven short films by Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Gaspar Noé, Richard Prince, Marco Brambilla, Sam Taylor-Wood and Larry Clark were […]

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WILLIAM EGGLESTON: “Eggleston’s World” (1999)

By Walter Hopps, essay from The Hasselblad Award, 1998 ‘I think of them as parts of a novel I’m doing.’ These were the first words William Eggleston uttered when I asked what he felt he was accomplishing with his photographs. Another fine photographer from the South, William Christenberry, had brought Eggleston to meet me at […]

ASX.TV: William Eggleston – “TateShots” (2014)

ASX.TV: William Eggleston – “TateShots” (2014)

Known for his rich and complex images of the American South, William Eggleston is the godfather of colour photography. Though his images record a particular place at a certain point in time, Eggleston is not interested in their documentary qualities. Instead, when asked what he is photographing, Eggleston simply answers ‘Life today’. Curator Simon Baker […]

 
 

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LISETTE MODEL: “A History of Street Photography” (2001)

Fashion Show, Hotel Pierre, NYC, c. 1946 By Joel Meyerowitz and Colin Westerbeck, text excerpt from Bystander: A History of Street Photography, 2001 Another refugee who had to stoop to hustling, scrambling, and scraping by, and ultimately to street photography to support herself, was Lisette Model. Although she came from Vienna, Model had a background […]

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SANNE SANNES: “EROTOMANIAC”

Sannes was born in Groningen in 1937 and after completing secondary school enrolled at the Academie Minerva. Photography was his passion, but the facilities to pursue this at the Academie were limited at the time. He left art school and started to earn a living from fashion photography, film and record sleeve design, but his […]

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REVIEW: Rinko Kawauchi – “Ametsuchi” (2013)

  Rinko Kawauchi – Ametsuchi By Sören Schuhmacher for ASX, September 2013 Rinko Kawauchi’s new book Ametsuchi (Heaven and Earth) published by Aperture, reads like a Haruki Murakami novel. Kawauchi merges reality with the spiritual world and reveals an invisible but tangent point of connection between apparently unrelated events. Even the concept of Ametsuchi originates […]

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CHRISTOPHER WOOL: “East Broadway Breakdown” (2003)

  “Between 1994 and 1995, Christopher Wool shot a series of photographs in downtown New York City that he calls East Broadway Breakdown, after a street on the Lower East Side, the neighborhood where he lives and works. Taken at night using a 35mm camera, the pictures feature the neighborhood’s signature streets, with their dilapidated […]

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“American Riots”

“A Memphi policeman put a looter in a sticky predicament today during racial violence that broke out during a civil-rights  civil-rights march. Some marchers looted while others pelted police with rocks and bottles.”

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INTERVIEW: “Conversation with Dirk Braeckman” (1998)

E.R.-G.E.-95 Conversation with Dirk Braeckman and Erik Eelbode From z.Z(t). Ludion, Ghent / Amsterdam, 1998 Is it really the role of an artist who is still active to talk about his own motivations? As a source, he is suspect. With a view to an ‘endangered’ future, it is probably preferable that art critics, in particular, […]

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INTERVIEW: “Ryan McGinley” (2007)

Falling Pink Sunset,2006   “When I first moved to New York I never wanted to leave. I think I might have left the city once over a period of seven years.”   Ryan McGinley in Conversation with Gerald Matt and Synne Genzmer, September, 2007, Kunsthalle Wien, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln Q: In your […]

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REVIEW: David Campany – “Gasoline” (2013)

(From Gasoline © David Campany, 2013, courtesy MACK) THE AMERICAN TEMPLE By Vladimir Gintoff for ASX, October 2013 History often reveals itself in unexpected places. Take Salt, Mark Kurlansky’s non-fiction opus on how a mineral was able to alter trade routes, construct cities, provoke wars, secure empires, prompt revolutions, and even be used as a currency. In […]

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INTERVIEW: “Is Richard Prince a Feminist? & Interview with the Photographer” (1993)

Is Richard Prince a Feminist? – Includes Interview with the Photographer By Carol Squiers, Brian Wallis, Art in America, November, 1993 Two recent exhibitions by Richard Prince have elicited ire from critics who claim that many of his depictions – of self-styled “biker chicks,” various unknown actresses and the young Brooke Shields – are are […]

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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 […]