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Posted by David Ozanich — 1 Oct 2010


  • Roe Ethridge (shown above), Elad Lassry, Alex Prager (shown below) and Amanda Ross-Ho are the focus of the Museum of Modern Art’s 25th annual “New Photography” show which just opened. MoMA says:
    Infusing the seductive language of film and advertising with a touch of sly conceptualism, the artists included in “New Photography 2010” explore the relationship between straight and constructed photograph, image and picture.

    More on the show here.

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  • While we’re talking about MoMA, they also just opened their “undeniably splendid landmark exhibition” called “Abstract Expressionist New York: The Big Picture.” Roberta Smith, in her glowing review for the New York Times, describes what you’ll see:

    This exhibition digs deep into the bedrock of the first American art style of international stature, formed by a hard-drinking, self-destructive band of mostly brothers who wrested a brave new style from European art...

    To accommodate the installation, the Modern has cleared its fourth-floor permanent-exhibition galleries and put Ann Temkin, chief curator of the department of painting and sculpture, in charge. Ms. Temkin has orchestrated a spacious, often brilliant installation of nearly 100 paintings and some 60 sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs, along with related ephemera, much of which traces the museum’s longstanding support of the style. Everything on view is from the Modern’s collection; some of it hasn’t been seen in decades.

  • NPR’s Picture Show blog turns the spotlight on the Bangladeshi photographer Rashid Talukder who just won the “pioneer photographer award” from National Geographic.

  • Gosh, everyone seems over the moon for this new Lee Friedlander book “America by Car.” (All 192 photos are also on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art). Today its the LA Times taking a look:

    His intentional method of including reflections in the vehicles' side-view and rear mirrors creates another perspective for digesting the scenery. The result is a distorted effect of dimensionality as elements of the car appear to be bumping up against landmarks, churches, bridges and roadside follies, including a familiar Paul Bunyan statue in Pennsylvania.


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