Two Perspectives on Antoine d’Agata’s – ‘ANTICORPS’ at Le Bal (2013)

The stairs lead us to an overwhelming space. The walls breathe no more, they are covered with images from the floor to the ceiling, as as many painful scars to bear.   By Guillaume Blanc, ASX, February 2013 Antoine d’Agata – The drifting mankind With the exhibition Anticorps, Le Bal shows, from 24th January to […]

Asger Carlsen – ‘Hester’ (2012)

 “I am tired of photography.” – Asger Carlsen   By Paul Loomis, ASX, February 2013 Asger Carlsen’s new book, Hester, features twenty-one impossible photographs.  Their subjects are almost humorously mangled yet unbloodied human bodies.  The first image is a pile of plump flesh with stretch marks, mounded in globs atop a bipod consisting of an […]

Robert Adams on John Gossage’s ‘The Pond’ (1986)

 One is grateful for The Pond because we are in trouble, and because irony which focuses on the ugliness of man-made juxtapositions does not at this point, by itself, help.   By Robert Adams, excerpt from Creative Camera: 30 Years of Writing (Manchester University Press, 2000) Irony, defined as unrecognized incongruity, take many forms as […]

Roman Vishniac – ‘Rediscovered’ at ICP (2013)

 People behind bars, Berlin Zoo, ca. 1930-1935 © Mara Vishniac Kohn. Courtesy International Center of Photography. By Lew Schwartz, ASX NYC, February 2013 Kudos all around. “Rediscovered” in the exhibition’s title is somewhat misleading because the Vishniac whom we encounter here is an entirely new construction for most of the photo viewing public. The story of how […]

Sophie Calle – “Rachel, Monique'” (2012)

By Allie Haeusslein, Associate Director at Pier 24 Photography, ASX February 2013 Given her proclivity for documenting and sharing the most intimate of moments – both her own and those of others – it is hardly surprising that Sophie Calle ultimately turned this probing eye on her mother. Rachel, Monique is an exquisite object; referring […]

Günter Karl Bose – “PHOTOMATON” (2013)

  By Sören Schuhmacher, ASX Germany, February 2013 “Photomaton – The new artistic portrait” was the slogan which advertised the Photomaton Studios in the late 1920’s. The first machines were set up at public places in several German cities, where a cross-section of society passed by every day. For just one Reichsmark, the currency at […]

Matthias Bruggman’s “UNDERCOVER, THEATRE D’OPERATIONS” (2013)

His photographs do not look like those published in magazines and newspapers. They freely mix landscape, portraits, motion, violence, quiescence, and death, and their aim is not journalistic in the sense that they do not as a project tell a single story.   Paris Exhibition Review : Matthias Bruggman’s “Undercover, théâtre d’opérations” at Maison d’arts […]

Trevor Paglen at Metro Pictures (2013)

The Last Pictures Image 9: Migrants Seen by Predator Drone, U.S.-Mexico Border. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures. Trevor Paglen  at Metro Pictures February 7 – March 9 2013 By Vladimir Gintoff, ASX NYC, February 2013 Trevor Paglen has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a PhD in geography from […]

Ezra Stoller “Beyond Architecture” at Yossi Milo” (2013)

Manufacturer’s Trust Company, Fifth Avenue, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York, NY, 1954   “Beyond Architecture” at Yossi Milo. By Raphael Shammaa, ASX NYC, February 2013 The Ezra Stoller exhibit “Beyond Architecture” at the Yossi Milo Gallery has the power to make one fall in love with architectural photography, and with The United States. These […]

Sébastien Girard – “STRIP-O-GRAM” (2012)

The male strippers parade their sexuality and occasional flamboyant 80s hairstyles in front of paying female customers, who grin and push dollar bills into their thongs.   Strip-o-Gram By Paul Loomis, ASX, February 2013 In 2007 Sebastian Girard set up an automatic email alert on eBay for keywords related to photographs and strippers. Over a […]

Wolfgang Tillmans “Neue Welt (New World)” (2012)

There is a very careful eye at work in these pages, and the photographs mesh even though they shouldn’t.   Imagined, Imaged, Believed, or Dreamed By Paul Loomis, ASX, January 2012 Wolfgang Tillmans’ Neue Welt (New World) is littered with diverse images that are fearlessly juxtaposed. On the surface they seem to examine and reveal […]

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Walker Evans: “Message from the Interior”

  Evans’ interiors function like landscapes that open up towards other worlds, largely through the particular attention that he pays to the inanimate objects that are present, almost representing them as characters themselves.   Ghost is Guest By Anna Solal, Translated from French by Chris Farmer and Florian Aimard The book’s title – Message from […]