Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Wall’

Grounds for Annulment

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley When essayist Geoff Dyer, whose main goal always seems to be sating his own curiosity, debuted his New York Times book column last week, he did so with a perfectly paced takedown of art historian Michael Fried. Fried famously “exposed” the melodrama of minimalism in the late 1960s, and that’s what he[…..]

Dreams and Disillusion in the Met’s After the Gold Rush

Well, I dreamed I saw the silver spaceships flying In the yellow haze of the sun There were children crying and colors flying All around the chosen ones All in a dream, all in a dream – Neil Young, After the Gold Rush, 1970 Recent contemporary photography, particularly examples frequenting the walls of major museums, often seems drained of political poignancy, given over instead to[…..]