≡ This Monday, while cleaning up my bookmarks ≡

I The Guardian‘s gallery showcasing some of their chosen music cover portraits that deserve to hang in a gallery II Giorgio Agamben‘s lecture (in english) on the subject of Resistance in Art, from… Continue reading

≡ the DOG call ≡

Dogs have had a constant presence in my life. Their relevance in one’s life can have huge proportions as does their presence in art. They’re not only present in portraits, partnering their fellow… Continue reading

≡ The Hyères School of Photography ≡

My love for the Hyères Festival is known. I’ve written about it and have featured a great deal of the authors shortlisted each year. The judging panel has been responsible for issuing a… Continue reading

≡ This Sunday, while cleaning up my bookmarks ≡

I A good article by Sola Agustsson @ Alternet: Why the Contemporary Art World Is Insufferable, Corrupted by the Super-Rich II A good book: European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche, by Frank M.… Continue reading

≡ Sculpture & Photography: a love affair (part II) ≡

Roughly one year ago I made a post highlighting the love affair between photography and sculpture in contemporary art. The post featured artists that were part of the 2014 selection of Hyères Festival.… Continue reading

≡ My two passions ≡

© Ana Teresa Barboza, Untitled (?). Images via ArtNau. A friend called my attention to Ana Teresa Barboza‘s work (Lima, Peru, 1981). A good friend, I should say, for she knows how I’m drawn… Continue reading

≡ Hunting the Cliché ≡

© António Pedrosa, Untitled, from the series Iraq Slum. Antonio Pedrosa is a portuguese photographer whose work has been highly recognized, both by his national peers as well as by international entities, such… Continue reading

≡ ‘My work is about this, that and the other.’ Well, if you say so… ≡

It’s a given than when writing a statement about your work, you should explain what the process entailed and what you were trying to achieve. But should the artist explain to us what… Continue reading

≡ The way collectors ‘gift’ us with ‘the lynching photographs’ (or should they ever) ≡

On January 28th 2011 I attended a lecture by Anthony d’Offay, held at the Glasgow School of Art. d’Offay is an art dealer, collector and curator who is famous not only for the huge… Continue reading

≡ The problem is the photograph not what the photograph shows ≡

Susan Sontag died in 2004 and that was a tough year for photography. One difficult to forget. In 2004, the images of Abu Ghraib got out and with them started a revolution in… Continue reading

≡ Salgado, Nachtwey and Sontag: to shoot AND not to shoot, is that the question? ≡

Yesterday, after watching the documentary about the work of Sebastião Salgado I found myself trying to give an answer to the question then asked: does it matter if we cry? I think it… Continue reading

≡ Sebastião Salgado by Wim Winders: does it matter if we cry? ≡

© Sebastião Salgado, part of Mondrel Media press kit. © Sebastião Salgado, part of Mondrel Media press kit. The Salt of the Earth (‘Le sel de la terre’/’O sal da terra’) is a… Continue reading

≡ Let’s see what the birds see ≡

© Zhao Renhui, #243, after 321 days, from the project A heartwarming feeling – From Japan to the Arctic Circle, Elephant Island, 2008-10. A bird that was carrying a small pin-hole camera (1.21cm… Continue reading

≡ ‘Photography Threatens Fantasy’, she says ≡

In the lecture showed above (TED, 2009) photographer Taryn Simon talks about the quest for hidden truths. She starts by explaining how the majority of her work “is, in fact, not photographic. It… Continue reading

≡ ‘Futuristic Archeology’ or how the nomadic unit confronts the despotic machine ≡

© Daesung Lee, from the series Futuristic Archeology, 2013-14. © Daesung Lee, from the series Futuristic Archeology, 2013-14. “Desertification in Mongolia- Nomadic life has been central to traditional Mongolian culture throughout history. Even… Continue reading