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Prompts 7.3.09

July 3, 2009

HIStory teaser

° This tour teaser, shot in 1995 in Budapest, was directly referencing Triumph of the Will per MJ’s wishes. There is more footage rumored to be buried, and a little more here.

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° An amazing-looking, at times startling, photography show about food curated by Melanie McWhorter, and including the work of no fewer than three Hot Shots.


° The difficult genius of Michael Gira now migrates from music and words to a twenty-drawing portfolio.


° “It’s been great for building community.” The vaunted Espresso Book Machine, blogged here earlier, is one of the last independent bookstore employees left. Check out the video, they managed to make print production rather dull. Via Ted Weinstein.


° Adam Michaels of Project Projects launches X, a document of the trajectory of the X symbol within (and without) underground music culture. Exhibition is already over but phase one, a book of initial visual research, is available.

° Last, Darius Himes is always talking about what makes a good photo book. And is dead-on.


Prompts (a few quick links)

March 23, 2009


°Elinor Carucci trumped the clichés of confessional photography in her first body of work (disclosure: I was Elinor’s editor for this book). Now she explores the world of her children in ways that likewise flip the bad associations with art which goes All in the Family. The frank textures of flesh covered with juice and snot, eyes which see beyond the frame and the medium of the print, gestures of ravenous love—it’s intimacy unbounded.  See it at New York’s Sepia in the group show The Intimate Line until April 18.

°Buzz Poole of Mark Batty Publisher handed off a copy of the recently published Chicken: Low Art, High Calorie, a phantasmagoric parade of UK fast food graphics and storefronts. Yes I *will have a Mixed Doner with a side of Cod Roe!chicken_2

°Southwestern master photographer Mark Klett and collaborator Byron Wolfe (disclosure redux: I worked with Byron on his great book Everyday together) have rephotographed the big chasm in Charting the Canyon at Phoenix Art Museum.chartingcanyon

°Adaptive reuse + viticulture tourism=huge wine casks as hotel rooms. Via BoingBoing.binnenkantwijnvat

°I’m going to see Welcome to My World at Greene Contemporary based on this painting, “The Black Damp” by Jean-Pierre Roy, alone.

°Visual Morphology runs through April 24 at KLOMPCHING in DUMBO. David Trautrimas’ rescaled and recontextualized objects in the landscape are of particular interest.trautrimas-sprinkler-house