Posts Tagged ‘Wolfgang Tillmans’

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[.....]

The Butt, and the Photograph

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Rarely do I smell cigarettes in public these days. If they smoke at all, people close to me tend to bring out lighters only on occasions involving heavy drinking.  This shift is a surprising testament to common sense.  Occasionally, it seems, we can do what’s best for us. Of course, that common[.....]

Too Serious for a Series

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley There’s a video—one of many—that’s been circulating the web since last Friday. It’s called “Tsunami Hitting City of Kamaishi” and it lasts for a grueling four minutes and thirty-eight seconds. The first thirty seconds show a view of the Pacific coast that’s relatively calm, though overcast. Ships float by distantly and you[.....]