Theaster Gates reconfigures forlorn materials and taps into untold histories in projects such as the Black Cinema House.
Archive Content by Tag ‘Roland Barthes’
In this installment of Theory in Studio, Alex Robins explores the works and contributions of Roland Barthes.
11/22/11 All Appropriation is Apropos
“We have a hunger for something like authenticity, but are easily satisfied by an ersatz facsimile.”—George Orwell Appropriation art began with Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso at the turn of the century, got hot again in the 1950s with pop artists like Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol, then saw a kind of third-wave heyday in [...]
Hagedorn Gallery’s current exhibition, The New Photograph, promises to show the viewer forward-thinking images that lead us into the future of photography, and it definitely delivers on this promise. This group exhibition of international photographers demands a reconception of the photograph as it incorporates digital technology and an abundance of available imagery to push photography [...]
In her 1981 essay, “The Cyborg Manifesto,” Donna Haraway describes various dualities that disintegrate in contemporary society, particularly the distinction between organisms and machines as we use more and more technologies to augment our bodies (including pacemakers, prosthetics, and hearing aids).
The annual Atlanta Celebrates Photography Photo Festival is just around the corner. In October a number of galleries will host a diverse collection of artists’ works while a series of discussions and lectures will bring up relevant critical issues in contemporary photography. In anticipation of being in the presence of so much great photography and [...]