Posts Tagged ‘Archive’

Remembering the Dead

Joseph Grigely. The Gregory Battcock Archive, 2009-2014; Installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art.
Courtesy of Air de Paris, Paris. Photo: Andrés Ramírez.

From our friends at Bad at Sports, today we bring you another assessment of the Whitney Biennial, which closes this coming Sunday. Author Jessica Cochran examines the archival nature of the current exhibition and notes, “…as the art world grows ever bigger in size and speed, one can only hope that the Whitney Biennial continues to make room for the discursive, textual, and ‘tossed-aside particulars.’” This[.....]

Picturing a Picture Collection

As a part of our ongoing partnership with KQED Arts, today we bring you a feature from writer Sarah Hotchkiss titled Picturing a Picture Collection: Taryn Simon at John Berggruen. For her first exhibition in San Francisco, photographer Taryn Simon delves into a unique archive to create a series of organized images about the organization of images. The Picture Collection contains photographs of the New York Public[.....]

Between the miniature and the gigantic: Ilit Azoulay

Stitching together digital, sculptural and natural ephemera, Israeli artist Ilit Azoulay makes photographs that hover between the miniature and the gigantic. She gathers small abstract accretions of wire, plastic, shells or stone that have been cast aside, left in the shadowed hollows of street corners and alleyways. These finds are organized along with old pictures into groupings that follow the loose grids of shelves, boxes[.....]