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Robert Cumming: The Difficulties of Nonsense

Edited with text by Sarah Bay Gachot. Interview by David Campany.

"Quick Shift of the Head Leaves Glowing Stool Afterimage Posited on the Pedestal" (1978) is reproduced from <I>Robert Cumming: The Difficulties of Nonsense</I>.

Overview of Robert Cumming, the dean of conceptual photography, whose work often illuminates the absurd.

In the 1970s, from his base in Los Angeles, artist Robert Cumming (born 1943) made functional-looking but ultimately useless constructions, created primarily to be photographed with his 8x10 camera. Playing with props, proportions, unusual angles, light and mirrors, Cumming invited viewers to look in--and then to look again, second-guessing what they saw. The Difficulties of Nonsense is the first comprehensive publication to survey Cumming’s significant series of conceptual black-and-white and color photographs from the 1970s, now a touchstone for contemporary artists, and focus on the artist’s fascination with illusion and trickery. With an essay by Sarah Bay Gachot and an interview by David Campany, this monograph pays homage to a time when Cumming, and many in the photographic community, worked to playfully push the boundaries of photography and narrative.

"Quick Shift of the Head Leaves Glowing Stool Afterimage Posited on the Pedestal" (1978) is reproduced from Robert Cumming: The Difficulties of Nonsense.

Robert Cumming: The Difficulties of Nonsense

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/16/2016

Robert Cumming Book Launch at ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

Robert Cumming Book Launch at ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

Thursday, June 16 from 6-8 PM, ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel and Aperture present a book launch and signing with Robert Cumming in celebration of his new monograph, The Difficulties of Nonsense.
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/14/2016

Dashwood Presents Robert Cumming Signing 'The Difficulties of Nonsense'

Dashwood Presents Robert Cumming Signing 'The Difficulties of Nonsense'

Wednesday, May 18 from 6-8PM, Dashwood Books presents conceptual photographer Robert Cumming signing copies of his new Aperture overview, The Difficulties of Nonsense.
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