APPROPRIATION

Explore the latest appropriation art on ASX. The Intimate Paths of History: Raquel Bravo’s Mato GrossoConfiguring the Archive: Jaime Permuth’s “The Street Becomes”Thomas Kuijpers Hoarder Order American AccumulationsErik Kessels: SHIT and Empty InfantilismGeorg Zinsler & Discipula Collective Interview: The Sentinel ScriptLuke Stettner: The Image as Unnecessary HierarchyInto the Subject’s World, Katja Stuke’s “Nationalfeiertag (National Holiday)”Melinda [...]

Uta Genilke – Replikant

I did not want to use Bladerunner as an analogy for this photobook simply because the title implies an association. I find nothing immediate in the book that relates the film to Uta’s miasmatic and crepuscular photographs. However, I could marginally make that leap if I wanted to chalk the images up to having a […]

Henry Schulz – People Things

  The photographs in this series were taken between 2020-2022 in Germany. Taken in seemingly forgotten spaces that bear the traces of past human intervention. The places are in a state of transformation, which is slowly taking place. Sometimes, it is a seeming recapture of nature or a blurred state of abandonment. In photographically precisely […]

Alejandro “Luperca” Morales – El Retrato de Tu Ausencia

In 1953, Robert Rauschenberg set out to create a work in which erasure/negation would define the principal production method. Instead of building a drawing or painting up from aggregated layers, the artist made a conscious conceptual decision to work backward from the point of completed artwork back to a form of trace in which the […]

Luigi Ghirri: Puglia. Tra albe e tramonti

  One of the enduring traits found in the photography of Luigi Ghirri is the way in which the artist played with the camera and the optical alignment of photographic images. His quest for optical games, shooting from behind the corner or through the veil as it were created a dialogue in photography that at […]

Stephan Keppel Soft Copy Hard Copy

Stephan Keppel’s work appears as enigmatic on the surface. This is the first key to consider when trying to decipher it. Surface is the primary motif for the images within his books. After that, there are many levels to try to unlock. In some senses, it’s the kind of work that I might normally be […]

Photobooks of the Year 2020/Welcome to the Castle

“Earlier this year, there were some high-profile twitterstorms, in which particular left-identifying figures were ‘called out’ and condemned. What these figures had said was sometimes objectionable; but nevertheless, the way in which they were personally vilified and hounded left a horrible residue: the stench of bad conscience and witch-hunting moralism”         This […]

Sara Perovic: #My Father’s Legs…

“Once visible and unlocked, they percolate #laying bizarre and metaphorically #fecund vibrating eggs of possibility in the back of the ocular orbit”     I like to think of projects like this as a manual to disarm the author’s hidden obsessions. Once visible and unlocked, they percolate #laying bizarre and metaphorically #fecund vibrating eggs of […]

Ruminations on Paul Graham’s A1 The Great North Road

  “The way in which we write history is tinged with this conundrum. It suggests blinders in the very least and in doing so, should compel an understanding of context that is piecemeal or limited”   It’s often difficult to unpack a particular body of work or historic book that has been republished without regarding […]

Festival Images Vevey Roundup 2020

“Lake Geneva is situated along the borders of France and Swtizerland and is surrounded by dauntingly beautiful Chablis Alps, which features Le Grammont,-the region’s highest summit”   I had the pleasure of visiting the Swiss Biennale Festival Images Vevey last week. The festival, which occurs every two years in the small, but lush town of […]

Bill Sullivan: Self Portrait With Mirrors

“To pass the time, many people have taken to Internet sharing services to commune with friends in chat rooms, exhibit work through virtual galleries and to sift through and curate (cause why not) their Internet presence as time allows”     There are a host of reasons why Bill Sullivan’s “Self Portrait with Mirrors” (Sun […]