The exhibition “She Who Tells a Story” features over 80 photographs and video installations by twelve female artists from the Arab World. The focus of the exhibition and the selection of work was highly political. It preceded this time of even more extreme racism, bigotry and misogyny in the US (and beyond). The currency of the show is undeniable as it is the urgency of revisiting it.
The spectator is confronted by arguments for and against the sex industry, opposing views coming simultaneously at you from each ear. This clash of audible viewpoints confuses the spectator, reflecting the complexity of the sex industry debate, while at the same time contrasting with the sharper, 3D visual account presented through the stereoscope. The sum of this effect is powerful and a bit disorientating, and through it McElveen remains neutral on the subject, allowing the spectator to make their own decisions on the subject.
From 1996 to 1997, a retrospective of Mendieta’s work framed within the discourse of cultural fusion was organized by Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea and after its inaugural stop in Santiago de Compostela, it travelled to Dusseldorf, Barcelona, Miami and Los Angeles. Although I was too young at the time to even have begun to pay attention to contemporary art, let alone feminist one, a few months ago I found a copy of the exhibition catalogue.
In “Photography is Magic”, Cotton approaches photography as close-up magic and close-up magic as a medium. Thereby, the magician’s skills becomes comparable to hability visual makers have to produce mesmerizing, enchanting lens-based images.
Today is the last day to visit Photography is Magic at Aperture Foundation, NYC. The exhibition has been curated by Charlotte Cotton. It features work by almost 50 photographers and is the result of an open call around the idea of photography as a magical form.
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Research and activism are coming close again, during the II Feminist Graphic Arts eventat The Feminist Library, London.
Reconstructions @ Belfast Exposed OK, let’s be clear from the start that I really don’t know anything about architecture or architectural photography. I’m no Aaron Betsky. But the more I’m … Continue reading
“9.980km, the horizon that separates us” at Domus Artium Although I visit Salamanca a couple of times a year, since part of my family lives there, I had not heard of the … Continue reading
We are both fairly new members to Catalyst and during the anniversary celebrations we learned from long-standing members how the dynamic space that is Catalyst today was first set up 20 years ago.
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