Friday, February 26, 2010
I've also included a link to another Times review of the Brucennial 2010 exhibition in Soho - a sort of Whitney Biennial counter show of sorts, put together by the five-person art collective known as the Bruce High Quality Foundation. Interestingly and/or appropriately, this collective also has work in the Whitney.
Click HERE for the New York Times Whitney Biennial Review
Click HERE for the New York Times Brucennial 2010 Review
Bruce High Quality Foundation's "We Like America and America Likes Us" and Lorraine O'Grady prints on the wall.
Photo: Chad Batka for The New York Times
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The exhibition opens this Saturday, February 27th. The museum will hold a reception from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. It's just a quick drive to Daytona - about 40 minutes, and well worth it. The book that accompanies this series of photographs had a huge influence on my own development as an artist and photographer. It's really wonderful work, and I highly recommend heading over to the museum to view these prints in person.
"The use of the camera has always been for me a tool of investigation, a reason to travel, to not mind my own business, and often to get into trouble. The real question faced by a photographer or journalist today is not, of course, the type of film that is inside their camera; although that matters. The real question is what's inside their head. That has always been the question and will always be the question. [The Bikeriders] is a personal record, dealing mostly with bikeriders whom I know and care for. If anything has guided this work beyond the facts of the worlds presented it is what I have come to believe is the spirit of the bikeriders: the spirit of the hand that twists open the throttle on the crackling engines of big bikes and rides them on racetracks or through traffic or, on occasion, into oblivion." - Danny Lyon
About the exhibition:
In 1968, just before Easy Rider roared its way into American consciousness, Danny Lyon finished The Bikeriders. After four years with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Gang, he had created one of the defining photography projects of the 1960s: The Bikeriders, and pioneered the style that has come to be known as the “New Journalism.” With its mix of grit, realism and romanticism, and its ground-breaking use of the bikers own stories and accounts, The Bikeriders was a landmark collection that documented the abandon and risk of motorcycle gangs, and powerfully propelled motorcycle counterculture into the mainstream American consciousness. The images and interviews in The Bikeriders are as raw, alive, and dramatic today as they were nearly four decades ago.
Above content from The Southeast Museum of Photography
More information on the exhibition can be found on the SEMP website - HERE.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Click HERE to access her blog, and watch the video below for more information on the project.
Click twice on the video to access the full screen version on YouTube.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Click the link above to find out more about this upcoming lecture that will apparently be made available via live webcast, beginning at approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 25th.
More information on the lecture is below (below content from Marketing Photos with Mary Virginia Swanson)
Greenough presents the lecture “Transforming Destiny into Awareness: Robert Frank’s The Americans, 1959.”
Sarah Greenough was also the founding curator of the National Gallery of Art’s department of photographs in 1990. Since that time she has organized numerous exhibitions at the National Gallery that have traveled to museums around the world, including Paul Strand: An American Vision (1990), Walker Evans: Subway and Streets (1991), Harry Callahan (1996), Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries (2001), Roger Fenton (2004), and Irving Penn: Platinum Prints (2005). She has written several award-winning publications, including Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings (1983), On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: 150 Years of the Art of Photography (1989), Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set (2002), André Kertész(2005), and The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888–1978 (2007). She most recently organized Looking In: Robert Frank’s “The Americans.”
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Friday, February 19, 2010
Wow. This is pretty much the best thing EVER. Diego Pinedo, a student in The Photograph as Language course, posted this on his class blog. We're working with a population with the acquired language disorder, aphasia - which led Diego to think about what English sounds like to those who don't speak the language. The lyrics of this song are apparently pure gibberish. The song's artist states that "the song is about "incommunicability" because in modern times people are not able to communicate to each other anymore. He added the only word we need is prisencolinensinainciusol, which is supposed to stand for "universal love."
AWESOME!!(Click on the video to access the full-screen version on YouTube)
Thursday, February 18, 2010
More information on the exhibition is below.
Above Image: Copyright Fusco/Magnum Photos
Paul Fusco: RFK Funeral Train Rediscovered
Organized by the Norton Museum of Art
February 13 - May 2, 2010
On June 5th, 1968, Robert Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles as he campaigned for the presidential nomination. Kennedy's body was flown to New York City for a memorial service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and then carried by train from New York to Washington D.C. for burial at Arlington National Cemetery. Hundreds of thousands of mourners lined the railway tracks to pay their final respects to Kennedy. On board the train was Magnum photographer Paul Fusco, on assignment for LOOK Magazine. From inside the train, Fusco took some 2000 pictures of the mourners—black, white, rich, poor, in large groups and on their own. The resulting images are one of the most powerful and affecting series of photographs ever taken. This commemorative edition of 20 images was printed in 2008 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination.
Click HERE to access the museum website.
(Click directly on the video to access the full-screen version on YouTube)
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
2009 Winner, George Glaves Video
2008 Winner, Peter Bull