Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth

“Whether Nick Cave’s efforts qualify as fashion, body art or sculpture…they fall squarely under the heading of Must Be Seen to Be Believed.” Roberta Smith, The New York Times Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth, until May 30, 2010 at the Fowler Museum, UCLA, USA. —is the largest presentation of work by… Continue reading Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth

Lawrence Lessig on Culture, Freedom and Responsibility.

March 11, 2010: Speech at Italian Parliament by Lawrence Lessig hosted by President of the Parliament, titled “Internet is Freedom”. A new frame to a central theme. These presentations by Lawrence Lessig on Free Culture, corruption, Net Neutrality, privacy, cyberlaw, copyright, RESPONSIBILITY and Democratic politics, should be seen by every Modern mind. And every Modern… Continue reading Lawrence Lessig on Culture, Freedom and Responsibility.

The Exhibitionist

From their web site: “The Exhibitionist is a new journal focusing solely on the practice of exhibition making. The objective is to create a wider platform for the discussion of curatorial concerns, encourage a diversification of curatorial models, and actively contribute to the formation of a theory of curating. The journal is a publication made… Continue reading The Exhibitionist

On Convergence Culture

Henry Jenkins is the director, Comparative Media Studies Program at MIT. In this viral-info-snack he discusses the power of media in a 21 century trans-mediated world. A world where converging technologies and cultures give rise to a new media landscape. Love0

Picturing NY: Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art

Coming this Autumn, a magnificent exhibition that will bring to Dublin a taste of the old New York photographed by some big names like Cindy Sherman, Diane Arbus, Berenice Abbot, Alfred Stieglitz, and more. It will be at IMMA from the 25 Nov 2009 to the 07 Feb 2010. Picturing New York comprises 150 masterworks from the photographic… Continue reading Picturing NY: Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art

International Exposure for Irish Photographers

Exciting new work by emerging and established Irish photographers will be displayed at this year’s Photo Rencontres in Arles, France, the biggest event of the international photography calendar. Supported by the Arts Council and Culture Ireland, the Gallery of Photography is presenting an exciting showcase of Irish photographic talent at the International Photo Rencontres in… Continue reading International Exposure for Irish Photographers

Police filming English streets in 1935

This film illustrates an early example of technologically-mediated visual surveillance: the use of cine cameras by the British police in 1935 in the English town of Chesterfield in an operation to crack down on illegal street betting. The film accompanies an article by Chris Williams in Surveillance & Society 6(1) which explains what was going on and why…… Continue reading Police filming English streets in 1935

A Photographic Share Economy?

At the Inaugural Youth Ball, the new President of the United States of (North) America and the First Lady Obama salute the crowd. What an amazing image! While the event is happening, we the audience indulge in its consumption by recording it, rather than experiencing the event itself. We engage the media, the channel, the interface, and not the message.… Continue reading A Photographic Share Economy?

Paper Galore II

REAL FANTASIES – New Photography from Switzerland A highly constructed selection of Swiss photographers with the purpose of identifying trends in Swiss contemporary photography, although some of the work is more than 5 years old. Worth, all the same. Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art. Catalogue from the exhibition at the International… Continue reading Paper Galore II