Visit Alec Soth’s website. [I recommend looking at his series, Paris/Minnesota]
JeongMee Yoon, Tess and Her Pink Things from The Pink Project, 2006. visitwebsite.
Sarah Maples, Sleeping Beauty performs an operation, 2011. visitwebsite
Leo Berne, Robert Redford 2010 MORE
Levi Mandel, Untitled from Magic 2009 MORE (also check out her CV, its….)
Every year on the day after Thanksgiving me and my mom used to head down to NorthPark Mall (before the fancy remodel) to see their eclectic but charming collection of worn Christmas decorations. They had this huge wooden 12 Days of Christmas music box, that played on the half hour. It was barely working, in fact I think I only ever saw all the 12 day components working at the same time once. There were so many times where we’d arrive to where it was placed and wait and wait for the song to begin. But it ran on it’s own clock that was never consistent with real time. The music was so outdated and it was mostly static blaring way to loudly through the ol’ stereo system.. but still it was our ritual and it never truly felt like Christmas until I sat through it.
I am not one for blog challenges but when I saw this one hosted by For the Love of Blogs and Casa del Hansen, I just had to participate. I haven’t gotten my 12 days of Christmas on in years… and I’ve rather missed it!
So here is Day ONE of the 12 days of Christmas challenge: Art edition… A Partridge in a Pear Tree.
Richard T. Walker, like you (sometimes/othertimes), two archival inkjet prints, (diptych) 2010
I was having a conversation with a friend today about which female photographers she would like to see in a solo exhibition at a museum in the area. (something I think that needs to happen and soooon..) After some room for thought she finally decided on Lorna Simpson, who I had never heard of. But now, after spending some time on her website.. I think it’s a pretty good choice.
Just thought I’d share, whose your favorite woman photographer?
would love to see Sherrie Levine’s solo show, Mayhem at the Whitney. cant’ wait to buy Kurt Vonnegut’s new biography here, ASAP. This review of the replaying of a lecture given by Diane Arbus nearly 41 years ago, gave me the chills. I am bummed that their aren’t any good knitting tutorials for lefties. I enjoy this publication, Afghanistan Blueys by Tim and Matt Bowditch featured on this addicting blog. It’d be amazing to see the Cattelan exhibition at the Guggenheim, where the art truly challenges the demanding architecture through this radical act of hanging. I wasted too much time today with this picture list of the 20 most bizarre Public Art pieces. and finally, I love everything about Emma Stone’s SNL skit Les jeunes de Paris [[sorry for the crappy youtube video that's all thats out on the web]]
and finally.. if nothing else works..
Last week the author of one of my favorite photo sharing websites, Andy Adams (who literally is) FlakPhoto.com came to ASU for a lecture/discussion called Photo 2.0 Online Photographic Thinking. A heated and fluid conversation between my former classmates, faculty and Andy caused the hour discussion to whiz by.
What was established in this open forum, was what the promise of the internet truly brings. Every photographer or artist has the opportunity to produce, brand and market themselves, while also acting as their own self-publisher, not completely riding the role of the former gate keepers (curators, critics, museum and institutions, people who command the attention and determine whats worthy) but creating a new kind of gate keeper. Anyone can become an independent self-publisher by creating a platform to deliver their work that allows a more personalized experience for the seeker. I am definitely interested in the photographers new role as author and in way, personality. Any thoughts?
also personal highlights from the lecture:
“… you find these paths through the web…”- Betsy Scheider
“and it really is a web, isn’t it?” – Andy Adams
“Sometimes looking at photographs on the internet makes me feel less like a special snowflake” – student
unt grad student Kelley N. Smith.