Ed Ruscha on Studio Life, Domestic Life and Its Tax on the Creative Drive

Dirty Baby, 1977, Graphite and acrylic paint on paper   “I couldn’t mix the domestic life and the free form life, I just couldn’t. They’re sort of difficult to mix.”   MR. RUSCHA: There was one period when I moved to Pasadena. I had a studio at 60 West Colorado Boulevard that was about 20,000 […]

Lewis Baltz on ‘New Topographics and Exhibition ‘Remakes’ (‘A Very Bad Idea’)

39, WEST WALL, SMICOA, 333 MCCORMICK, COSTA MESA © LEWIS BALTZ, IP 39, FROM THE SERIES “NEW INDUSTRIAL PARKS, NEAR IRVINE, CALIFORNIA”, 1974; STEIDL   Interview (excerpt) with Lewis Baltz Conducted by Matt Witkovsky At Baltz’s home in Paris, France. 2009 November 15-17 MR. BALTZ: You aspire to making something – at least at the time, […]

Lorenzo Vitturi Talks Anatomy, Vibrancy and Social Decay (2014)

  “I like to compare my process to that one of a visionary anatomist.”   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, January 2014 Lorenzo Vitturi’s “Dalston Anatomy” has seen a nearly unparalleled foray into an examination of East London’s pluralistic social patterning through the remnants of its populace’s debris. Focused mainly on the ephemeral passing’s of the […]

Interview with Lewis Baltz (2009)

“If you wanted to work in the vein of Walker Evans, you could do very well at Yale. But if you didn’t want to do that, you were just – you’re kind of left alone.” – Lewis Baltz   Oral history interview with Lewis Baltz, 2009 Nov. 15-17 An interview of Lewis Baltz conducted 2009 […]

An Interview with Leigh Ledare (2013)

Untitled (Entire Roll), 2008 36 mounted C-prints 135.9 x 201.9 cm An Interview with Leigh Ledare By David Joselit, originally published in Leigh Ledare, et al, 2013. David Joselit: So many theories of subjectivity that have structured art practice since the feminist interventions of the 1970s have focused on duality: self vs. other. But, in […]

Mafia, Dead Bodies and Photography – Students Interview Letizia Battaglia (2001)

“To start, not all of the pictures that a photographer makes are important.” Photography as Art: The Involvement of the Photographer with His/Her Subject and Photography as Historical Evidence Transcribed February 9, 2001 Translated for ASX by Osvaldo Sanviti, 2013 Life goes on before us in a continuous flow. To freeze a fragment in an […]

Interview: Larry Clark on ‘The Internet’ (excerpt) (2013)

Untitled (Hustling in Times Square), 1979 @ Larry Clark   Interview by Didier Péron, excerpt from Vogue Hommes International, Spring 2013 / Issue n°17 Are you fascinated by the web ? It’s a kids thing. I’ve just hit 70, and I’m more distanced from it, but if you want to understand our times you can’t […]

An Interview with Lucien Samaha (2013)

TWA Jumbo Jets at JFK, 1984 courtesy of Lombard Freid Gallery Vladimir Gintoff interviews Lucien Samaha for ASX, June 2013 I met Lucien Samaha at his studio-loft in the afternoon, for an interview that went past midnight. The photographer’s verve for storytelling and artistic wanderlust made leaving unimaginable. Samaha is a lean man in his […]

Interview of Lise Sarfati by François Adragna (2012)

“One often wrongfully compares photographs to paintings. This is nonsense. The image does not refer to painting but to something alive through which passes silence…”   Lise Sarfati ‘On Hollywood’. Interview by François Adragna François Adragna: What is a photographic series? Lise Sarfati: It is a set of photographs which are linked to each other and […]

Interview with Lewis Baltz: “Photography is a Political Technology of the Gaze” (1993)

By Jean-Pierre Greff and Elisabeth Milon The photographer Lewis Baltz, originally from California, has spent the past thirty years, mainly in urban and suburban surroundings, bringing out what would otherwise remain below the surface, marginalised, rejected or that indeed that would exist solely as a transition between two states, between two moments or places. In […]