With ravages to the urban landscape imprinted on our collection imagination, Drew’s work seems harrowing in its timeliness.
Archives for April 2011
Using X-rays from the archives of the Asian Art Museum as source material, Maisel explores the ghostly space between the purposeful document and the otherworldly trace.
Ai’s detention, says protest organizer, is about making sure uprisings the Middle East aren’t repeated in China. Ai, the government vows, “will pay a special price.”
In “Waste Not” “everything is well ordered but dead, like the clothing, rings, and eyeglasses gathered from the doomed in a death camp,” reports Jeff Kelley. “The only duty left is to archive, and the only remaining utility is to remember.
In the gender-confused universe of Deborah Oropallo, nothing is real and everything is permitted. Her reworking of Internet images suits an era in which personal identity is reinvented on-the-fly.
The success of this unlikely pairing shows what can happen when inspired curatorial vision bridges the divide we sometimes erect between media.