Last week, I attempted to draw forward a peculiar thematic in photography criticism and theory and the parallel instability of the term “photography.” At its base, a technology that has such a variance of instrumental applications and contextual meanings presents some intractable problems for art historical discourse, and its preference for discrete objects over more [...]
April 15 till May 31, 2013
David Campany writes, curates and makes art. His books include Walker Evans: the Magazine Work (2013), Gasoline (2012), Jeff Wall: Picture for Women (2009), Photography and Cinema (2008) and Art and Photography (2003). He co-founded PA magazine. In 2013 he curates shows of the work of Mark Neville and Victor Burgin. He teaches at the University of Westminster.
Megan Driscoll, Joanna Fiduccia and Christine Robinson are art historians and Ph.D. students from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Christy Lange is a writer based in Berlin. She is Associate Editor of frieze and Contributing Editor of frieze d/e.
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