Extended Practices 1 : Conceptual Portraits

FELIX GONZALEZ-TORRES
Andrea Rosen |

JASON SALAVON
Portraits | Playboy | 100 Special Moments | Short statement

THOMAS DEMAND
Matthew Marks gallery | MOMA
His Animations at DHC/ART in Montreal.

ANA MENDIETAUntitled (Silueta Series)


SOPHIE CALLE
The Hotel Series | Thesis on Hotel Series | At the TATE (full screen images)

GILLIAN WEARING
Whitechapel Gallery (London) | Review in The Guardian

ANDREA ZITTEL
Website | L.A. Weekly | In Conversation, Systems for Living

DAMIEN HIRST
Medicine Cabinets

JANINE ANTONI
Lick and Lather  | Luhring Augustine (gallery) | Art 21 video

LORNA SIMPSON

FRANCIS PICABIA

Machine Drawings

KIKI SMITH
Text at Guggenheim | Game Time

JON RAFMAN
Nine Eyes of Google Street View | Essay

NANCY BURSON
| Article | Early Composites | Museum of Contemporary Photography | Seeing and Believing, New York University | Early Work, Clamp Art (decently sized images)

NIKI S. LEE
Museum of Contemporary Photography | The Creator’s Project, overview
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Museum of Contemporary Photography | The Creator’s Project, overview

Allanah Volkes | artist website

Other artists to consider:

Annette Messager
Cindy Sherman
Yoon Sung Min (Dwelling)
Mowry Baden
Micah Lexier
Germaine Koh
Tom Friedman

Douglas Gordon
Bruce Nauman
Sylvie Cotton – The Theory of Sylvie
Hadley and Maxwell
Pepon Osorio
Kelly Mark
Gabriel Orozco
John Sasaki – Life line video
Doug Jarvis – The sound of a ball rolling around the inside of his head

WHAT IS A PORTRAIT? Assignment 2

Image of Jupiter | Taken by Voyager Spacecraft | NASA, Jet Propulsion Lab
More Voyager info: the spacecraft that just won’t quit. Voyager 2 on Wikipedia

 

NADAV ASSOR | Lessons On Leaving The Body | Julie M gallery

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Robert Burley
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Audio commentaries, from the exhibit: The Disappearance of Darkeness.
at Ryerson Image Centre.

IAN WILLMS
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The Road to Nowhere
Contact Gallery

NANCY BURSON
| Article | Early Composites | Museum of Contemporary Photography | Seeing and Believing, New York University | Early Work, Clamp Art (decently sized images)

JASON SALAVON
Portraits | Playboy | 100 Special Moments | Short statement

THOMAS DEMAND
Matthew Marks gallery | MOMA
His Animations at DHC/ART in Montreal.

FELIX GONZALEZ-TORRES
Andrea Rosen |

SOPHIE CALLE
The Hotel Series | Thesis on Hotel Series | At the TATE (full screen images)

GILLIAN WEARING
Whitechapel Gallery (London) | Review in The Guardian

ANA MENDIETA
Review/Essay in FRIEZE | Images |

DAMIEN HIRST
Medicine Cabinets

JANINE ANTONI
Lick and Lather  | Luhring Augustine (gallery) | Art 21 video

LORNA SIMPSON

FRANCIS PICABIA

Machine Drawings

KIKI SMITH
Text at Guggenheim | Game Time

JON RAFMAN
Nine Eyes of Google Street View | Essay

Other artists to consider: Catherine Opie, Annette Messager, Chris Ironside, Cindy Sherman, Yoon Sung Min (Dwelling)

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NANCY BURSON
| Article | Early Composites | Museum of Contemporary Photography | Seeing and Believing, New York University | Early Work, Clamp Art (decently sized images)

NIKI S. LEE
Museum of Contemporary Photography | The Creator’s Project, overview
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Museum of Contemporary Photography | The Creator’s Project, overview

 

 

 

 

Assignment One • Resources • Artists

Sophie Calle | Chromatic Diet | Explanation about the project

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Georges Rousse | artist website | Bending Space documentary about Durham Project | trailer | Bending Space website

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Liz Wolfe | Happiness is Contagious
Guy Bourdin | Fashion photography

For more resources about various artists and colour, see this post, related to Assignment One.

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Jessica Eaton | Interview in The Believer | Her personal blog | Her professional site (click on galleries to access images) | Interview in Canadian Art | Good list of interviews

This following text is from various interviews with Eaton, published or referenced from her blog.

“She was aware of the science of light at work even in what she calls “normal” photographs, aware that subject and content buried those phenomena, preventing viewers from seeing what was there. In 2006, her work shifted and she began to bring those hidden elements to the forefront. She isolated light and color and time, even though to do so was to challenge the classical definition of photography as a way to capture a single moment.

“Using a wide array of experimental, analogue-based photographic techniques such as colour separation filters, multiple exposures, dark slides and in-camera masking Jessica Eaton builds images on sheets of 4×5 film that address fundamental properties of photography such as light, chance, duration, illusion and spatial relations.  Eaton has written: “I often set up parameters for phenomena to express itself. In the best of cases I push things so that the response comes in ways that I could not have thought up until I was shown it on film. Once you get to see or experience something you can use it. Then you can use it to see something else.”

A quote from a TIME magazine article:

“Canadian photographer Jessica Eaton uses her camera to create color invisible to the naked eye. She gives bright hues to gray forms in her series Cubes for Albers and LeWitt, and that work was recently awarded the photography prize at the 2012 Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography—a prize for which TIME’s director of photography Kira Pollack sat on the jury.

Jessica Eaton

“We’ve all mixed two colors of paint together, and either it makes another color or, if you keep going, it gets muddy and progressively gets darker,” she explains. “In light, things work really differently.” Eaton explains that she exploits the properties of light through additive color separation: whereas the primary pigment colors (red, blue, yellow) get darker as they blend, the primary colors of light (red, blue, green) move toward white. Eaton applies filters in those three colors to her camera and takes multiple exposures, a process that turns the gray form seen here into the vibrant ones seen above. “The color itself is mixed inside the camera,” she says.

One of the byproducts of Eaton’s process is an element of surprise: because her images are created within the camera, she doesn’t know what she’ll get until the photos are developed. “It’s a bit of a conversation with the world,” she says. “With the forces of time and space and contingency and errors that happen, because often there’s so many steps going into one of these, I get back something that’s also new to me, and those are the pictures that tend to end up in exhibits.”

But the photographer likes challenging definitions, and not just photographic ones. Although she dislikes the term “abstract” as a description of her work—it implies that the light she captures doesn’t exist in reality—Eaton says that her photographs acknowledge “how incredibly limited our ability to perceive the world is.” We lack the sensory mechanisms to see her colors with our naked eyes, and Eaton sees that as a metaphor for our inability to see the extent of the physical universe, whether it includes multiple dimensions or parallel universes. And, in that metaphor, she sees hope. “I love the idea that no matter how bad it gets,” she says, “there’s this wild so-called reality way beyond what we have decided it is.”

ARTISTS
These are the artists we discussed in class today. If you want to review the images (and you should, you should look and look and look until you just can’t look anymore) the Powerpoint file is posted on the Courselink.

Amazing resource of artists from Tate Liverpool.
Web-based component to a larger MOMA exhibition about reinventing color

These aren’t listed in order
Cynthia Greg
Ed Burtynsky
Jan Groover
Elina Brotherus
Gage and Betterton
Manjari Sharma
Eileen Cowin
Linda Troeller
Olafur Eliasson
Alex Kisilevich
Joel Sternfeld
Amy Stein
Julia Fullerton-Batten
Richard Billingham
Martin Parr
William Eggleston
Stephen Shore
Andres Serrano
Joel Meyerwitz
Andreas Gursky
Sandy Skoglund
Anthony Hernandez