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DATE 8/27/2014

Jaromír Funke: Between Construction and Emotion

DATE 8/26/2014

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DATE 8/25/2014

Jo Ann Callis: Other Rooms

DATE 8/25/2014

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DATE 8/23/2014

Laura Lima

DATE 8/21/2014

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Building as Ornament

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Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson 1954-1994

DATE 7/8/2014

Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson 1954-1994

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Rinko Kawauchi: Illuminance

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DATE 6/29/2014

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DATE 6/27/2014

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DATE 6/25/2014

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DATE 6/25/2014

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DATE 6/24/2014

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DATE 6/23/2014

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DATE 6/22/2014

Richard Billingham: Ray's a Laugh

DATE 6/19/2014

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DATE 6/17/2014

Tal R: The Virgin

DATE 6/15/2014

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Jaromír Funke: Between Construction and Emotion

DATE 8/27/2014

Jaromír Funke: Between Construction and Emotion

"If I have many beautiful objects, and I know them, and enjoy looking at them, why would I not play lovingly with them, arrange them so that they are united by light, diversity, the special quality of line, and then capture them? The same objects, say, in a number of arrangements, again and again. This is how I show the viewer that they are my objects and how much I like them. I show them as wholes and also together with their details, which I further emphasize with the play of light." Featured image, from the Glass and Reflection series (1929), is reproduced from Jaromír Funke: Between Construction and Emotion, Kant's beautiful and enlightening new monograph on the modernist Czech photographer.

Jo Ann Callis: Other Rooms

DATE 8/25/2014

Jo Ann Callis: Other Rooms

"Any artist will tell you: there is probably nothing more difficult to try to make art about than sex. Sex is the ultimate earworm, that song or musical phrase that we, our species, can't get out of our minds. It's more like an earworm on steroids, with a special gift for working its way into our thoughts, trumping and crowding out the other useful, charitable, or productive thoughts we might otherwise be thinking. And yet few experiences are less possible to translate into image or language. The body parts and the sensations have been pirated by pornography. The postures and the attitudes have been commodified by advertising. Literature is full of good attempts gone horribly wrong. You can't describe or show what it feels like. You can't even remember, exactly, because the body's memory doesn't quite interface with the brain's. So what is left to say about sex that could possibly seem new?
In Jo Ann Callis's black and white and color photographs from the 1970s, she has managed to convey the complexity and the mystery of sex by communicating something of its complications and its mysteriousness. Her angle, so to speak, is oblique; physical pleasure – and anxiety – is suggested rather than enacted. What we see is either the prelude or the aftermath of an imagined act: the flesh indented by the physical memory of bondage; a naked back striped by red welts, or for all we know, parallel lines of paint; an empty bed with pillows scrunched suggests the presence of two lovers, or of a solitary sleeper trying to find some comfort. On the other hand, it's hard to put another construction other than the sexual on the chafing below the black binding on the neck of the thin, androgynous torso with black armbands and black paint applied to the nipples. Why would you get yourself up like that, if it didn't, in some way, feel good?" Excerpt from Francine Prose's essay and featured image, "Legs on Dresser" (1976-77), are reproduced from Jo Ann Callis: Other Rooms, published by Aperture .

Laura Lima

DATE 8/23/2014

Laura Lima

Featured image, of Laura Lima's Gala Chickens and Chicken Coop (2004, 2007, 2011), is reproduced from JRP|Ringier's new monograph on the artist. For this piece, carnival feathers and plumes are attached to the tips of the feathers of live chickens using the same hair extension technique as used by humans. Adorned in this fashion, the chickens remain inside a specially constructed coop for the duration of the exhibition.

DATE 8/21/2014

Ed Atkins

DATE 8/19/2014

Building as Ornament

DATE 8/17/2014

Elad Lassry

DATE 8/11/2014

Ron Galella: New York

DATE 8/10/2014

Pierre Charpin

DATE 8/8/2014

Pierre Charpin

DATE 8/3/2014

The Slovak New Wave

DATE 8/1/2014

The Human Factor

DATE 7/27/2014

Anne Collier

DATE 7/25/2014

Jasper Johns: Regrets

DATE 6/17/2014

Tal R: The Virgin

DATE 5/10/2014

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DATE 5/1/2014

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