║ Lauren Simonutti ║

© Lauren Simonutti, Hallway, from Home series © Lauren Simonutti, Hallway, from Home series “A house, to which one expects to return but does not, becomes a relic. I stepped out the door one day for what I anticipated would be a moment and did not return for weeks. The impetus for the absence is…

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║ Cig Harvey ║

© Cig Harvey, Untitled, from The Impossible Tasks series, 2005 © Cig Harvey, Untitled, from The Impossible Tasks series, 2005 “Harvey’s photographs stream from two series: Eyes Like Disappointed Lemons and The Impossible Tasks, and each contains a lone female figure positioned in unidentifiable locales. Fruits, bodies of water and segments of skin are photographed…

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║ Anthony Goicolea ║

© Anthony Goicolea, Boxtrap, 2004, from the Sheltered Life series © Anthony Goicolea, Dead Tree, 2005, from the Sheltered Life series “Sheltered Life” is a series of digitally constructed photographs that depicts fairytale-like, timeless places inhabited by contemporary characters. All of the landscapes are punctuated with alternative makeshift living spaces that are made up of,…

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║ Anne Arden McDonald ║

© Anne Arden McDonald Untitled Self Portrait #22, California, 1989 © Anne Arden McDonald Untitled Self Portrait #67, New York, 1995 “For Anne Arden McDonald, dreams and reality merge, rather than splitting apart. To escape the unbearable feeling of powerlessness to which her human limitations confine her, she exceeds them. She imagines herself free to…

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Richard Billingham

© Richard Billingham Untitled, from Ray’s a Laugh, 1995 ‘my father raymond is a chronic alcoholic. he doesn’t like going outside, my mother elizabeth hardly drinks, but she does smoke a lot. she likes pets and things that are decorative. they married in 1970 and I was born soon after. my younger brother jason was…

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Amy Globus: electric sheep

© Amy Globus Photo still from electric sheep, 2004 Amy Globus: electric sheep is a video installation which provides viewers with a unique audio-visual experience as they watch an octopus make its way through glass tubing. Under such close observation the octopus becomes oddly sensuous as it writhes and squeezes through the confined space. The…

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Jeff Wall talks about his work

© Jeff Wall A Sudden Gust of Wind, 1993 Jeff Wall discusses his work in conjunction with the retrospective that traces his photography from the late 1970s to the present. 2007 One of the many audio files from MOMA. You can hear it downloading directly from here The online exhibition he talks about can be…

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Malerie Marder

© Malerie Marder Untitled (fron the Inland Empire serires), 2004 © Malerie Marder Untitled (fron the Inland Empire serires), 2004 “When I was eighteen I was asked to take pictures of a woman named Laura and her lover. She had been having an affair for ten years with a very powerful man. They had learned…

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Wayne Martin Belger

© Wayne Martin Belger, Bloodworks 2 11”x14” toned gelatin silver print with the subject painted with Prickly Pear Black Tea © Wayne Martin Belger, Untouchable (HIV Camera) The tools I create and work with are pinhole cameras. With pinhole photography, the same air that touches my subject can pass through the pinhole and touch the…

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Mona Kuhn

© Mona Kuhn © Mona Kuhn   In a subject frequently used by artists, the nude has become a sort of “rite of passage” to those who observe human body in its most basic form. Mona Kuhn’s approach to this classic theme, while acknowledging her predecessors, creates work that is culturally anonymous with rare references…

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Pedro Paiva & João Maria Gusmão

“Victor: Não duvides, só a Abissologia pode descrever o movimento dos acontecimentos desconexos. Estamos a falar: do déjà vu, da paralaxe, do sincronismo e também do milagre…Octave: Mas certamente que o Milagre não pertence a esse campo de investigações. Ambos sabemos que o Milagre tem uma causalidade metafísica.Victor: Caro Octave, os Abissologistas pensam muito pouco…

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Francis Alÿs

© Francis Alÿs “A performance é uma experiência que se vê e que se sente e onde o espectador tem uma participação activa havendo uma dinâmica e uma comunhão entre o artista e o espectador mas essencialmente entre o espectador e a arte. Desta forma, diminui-se a distância psicológica entre as duas partes estabelecendo uma…

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Body Mutilation

© Gina Pane © Joel Peter-Witkin © David Nebreda A fotografia vive do espectador que se deixa embalar e o que conseguimos objectivar depois de recuperar desse diálogo, mesmo que transposto em jeito de cítrica, não será nunca o reflexo preciso do jogo psicológico em que estivemos envolvidos. A escrita, como a fotografia, é um…

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Body Modification

© Ana Mendieta A linguagem dos signos tomou conta das imagens. É certo e não é de agora. Noutros contextos, que não o da arte, o uso e abuso dos mesmos sistemas poderia levar-nos a desacreditar o fim, apesar da intenção. Contudo, no mundo da imagem e da música até, a recorrência aos alicerces que…

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Body and Sexuality

© Hans Bellmer O elemento feminino é ao mesmo tempo um elemento museológico e um objecto de desejo, uma distorção das relações humanas, uma falsa perpetuação da vida, um sonho (pesadelo?) em tempo real. O homem tenta recriar a mulher conforme a sua vontade. A tentativa de preencher uma lacuna afectiva, a satisfação do desejo…

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