Cameron Jamie, Necropharmacology, and the Razorblade in the Apple

Within the event of this testimonial, we have supervised a position of conducting, in negative harmonics, a passage between the afterworld of death and our ability to master control over its parts by maintaining formal contact with the sub-committee of horror.   Candy apples and razor blades Little dead are soon in graves I remember […]

Thomas Ruff ‘Sterne’ – Grand Design, Unknowing Darkness

It suggests that the first “thing” or structure to deploy God’s image as creator is that of an “unknowing”, a design for which, he had to create its anti-thesis.   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, May 2015 Sterne is something of a conjecture in the cartography of the heavens. It is perhaps an anti-empirical look into […]

Suzanne Perrottet: A Fragmentary Discourse of Bodies in Subtle and Grotesque Exertion

“Perrottet was an obsessive recorder of the physical possibilities of the human body, from its most subtle gestures to its most grotesque exertions”.   By Eugenie Shinkle, ASX, May 2015 When dancer Suzanne Perrottet died in 1983, she left behind an extensive archive. Amongst the notes, letters, documents, and photographs were a number of banana […]

Dis ’ Selfie Shtick – An Exercise in Brand Promotion

A short history of the selfie would trace the transformation from tawdriness for all to kitsch, for some.   By Owen Campbell, ASX, May 2015 Dis, #artselfie, is a fun book that only half-bears the scrutiny it invites. The premise, that the collection of selfies taken in art spaces points toward a new method of […]

INTERNET GOTHIC in Doug Rickard’s ‘N.A.’

 XZc7w, 2011 @ Doug Rickard   Horrorcore, a sort of contemporary American gothic, with all the inherent inversion of values.   INTERNET GOTHIC and Transcendentalism in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction By Owen Campbell, ASX, January 2015 In the preface of National Anthem Doug Rickard quotes Walt Whitman; in the coda he quotes Woodie Guthrie. […]

Dust Breeding, But Not On The Butcher’s Floor

Small, metaphoric and coincidental sculptures that have been kicked aside and swept back into a mass of entangled matter.   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, January 2015 It is virtually impossible to begin a review of Klaus Pichler’s latest opus “Dust” for Anzenberger Editions without mentioning “Dust Breeding”(1920), Man Ray’s microcosmic masterwork photograph of Marcel Duchamp’s […]

A Multiplicity of Femininities in Flux in Schorr’s 8 WOMEN

A multiplicity of femininities in flux in Schorr’s 8 WOMEN By Charlie Tatum, ASX First things first: Collier Schorr’s 8 Women is strikingly beautiful. It’s comprised of thirty-two luscious, yet minimally styled, fashion shots of models, artists, and Schorr’s friends, culled from the past twenty years of her career. Many were snapped at hired shoots, […]

We Continue On Blithely With Our Own Economic Flagellation (2014)

  @ Penelope Umbrico We continue on blithely with our own economic flagellation.   By Michael Salu, ASX, December 2014 Earlier this year during a trip to Moscow, I neglected to switch off the data roaming on my smartphone. As you might expect, wandering environs beyond the remit of our communication overlords, I ran up […]

Pierced privacies served up hot and cold in KARMA (2014)

 @ Óscar Monzón Pierced privacies served up hot and cold in KARMA.   By Owen Campbell, ASX, December 2014 Óscar Monzón’s Karma is a book of shining surfaces on glossy paper, of sharp colors and high saturation but cold affect. As a document, Karma confounds interpretation by absence of context. There is almost no language to the […]

Magnesium Whispers Shouted at Sentinel Skies in ‘The Night Climbers of Cambridge’

 @ The Archive of Modern Conflict Magnesium Whispers Shouted at Sentinel Skies. By Brad Feurhelm, ASX, December 2014 Having been familiar with Thomas Mailaender’s books and output for the past six or so years since “Handicraft”, I am frankly astounded at the exceptionally refined quality of this latest offering from his collaboration with The Archive […]

Michael Schmelling – “Land Line” (2014)

  By Ellen Wallenstein, review of Land Line for ASX, April 2014 Land Line by Michael Schmelling is the photographer’s third volume published by J&L Books. Jason Fulford, the principal of J&L, is a quirky, brilliant man. His choice of artists, books and publications is very particular and peculiar. In his own and others’ work, […]