How do we live in the age of intersectional struggle? Contemporary society is made up of deep inequalities and injustices; can art reckon with those? Are we making improvements? The current Summer Open at the Aperture Foundation examines if photography can … Continue reading cultural concerns
Did you ever felt down the rabbit hole of contemplating the complexities of self-presentation? It’s very self-conscious – very millennial, I know. Although there is no way of fully knowing it, there is an unavoidable discrepancy between how do you appear … Continue reading mirror, mirror
I got some serious Westworld vibes from the press release of TJ Boulting upcoming exhibition. After Juno Calypso’s phenomenal What To Do With A Million Years, it’s time for the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award 2018 winners: Sara, Peter & … Continue reading Cogito, ergo sum – right?
History in the Global West is mainly taught as global lines of linear progression. “First this happened, and then that happened afterwards because of that.” Classical Greece, Roman Empire, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment, French Revolution – you get it. … Continue reading underrepresented histories
There is a tendency to discuss Chinese avant-garde collectively and not individually.* It’s an exciting opportunity to immerse oneself in two artists from different generations, instead of tons of various artists that a curator randomly brought together because they are … Continue reading resisting collectivism
In this age of capturing every small detail of one’s life, celebrity worshipping, and commodification, there is so much insignificance. It’s an excellent source for art. Incorporating the “low” as a subject matter has been around for a hundred years. Dadaists, such … Continue reading high ‘n lo combo
What happens when an artist paints on a photograph? On a philosophical level, this has far-reaching consequences. No longer it’s part of a series that can go on to infinity. It becomes a unique artwork. And this is precisely what artist Alice Quaresma wants. Quaresma takes these pictures from an archive she put together over the last fifteen years. A frequently recurring subject matter is the beach of Rio de Janeiro, righther hometown that she left in 2003. It is a complicated emotional relationship since she takes the photos as an outsider; they are renewing the memories of an immigrant. … Continue reading to break the edition