A Capitalist Sublime: Richard Serra

Despite Serra’s insistence on the political neutrality… it’s hard not to read the installation of four towering plates of steel in the virgin desert as a wry observation…

Bad Sex: Rita Lino’s ‘Entartete’

Entartete delivers solitary sex and guilt and self-revelation so fierce that sometimes it leaves you gasping.   By Eugenie Shinkle, ASX, July 2015 Entartete is German for ‘degenerate’. It’s the title of Rita Lino’s latest book. Picked out in lurid Gothic script, the word greets you like the opening credits of a horror movie, leaving […]

Donovan Wylie: Invisible Architectures of War

British Watchtowers @ 2007 Donovan Wylie and courtesy of Steidl   The watchtower is not, typically, an offensive weapon. It’s an anticipatory instrument, a hedge against the inevitability of future conflict.   By Eugenie Shinkle, ASX, July 2015 Built in the 1950s, the Distant Early Warning line, or DEW line, was a system of radar […]

A ‘Real Page Turner’ in this LA Fiction: Philip Brookman’s ‘Redlands’

It is a description that I would not normally associate with photography books, but Philip Brookman’s Redlands is a real page turner.   By Karin Bareman, ASX, July 2015 It is a description that I would not normally associate with photography books, but Philip Brookman’s Redlands is a real page turner. Within minutes I was […]