Browsing Category: conceptual photography

  • Salomé, Gérard Rancinan

    The Disney Corporation is perhaps the most obvious of targets. Obvious because its saccharine values bear no relation to the harsh realities of life in late capitalist society. But taking on Disney is no easy matter. The values are promoted by one of the world’s most recognisable brands. The brand is protected by the world’s …

    June 30, 2012
  • Trainofthoughts @ The Horse Hospital

    You might think it’s a first world problem or a high class issue, but just how does a human being get through a seven hour traffic jam? Such was the predicament of Micheál O’Connell, aka Mocksim, snarled up on the M25 in what it soon emerged would be a history-making tailback. But while his phone …

    May 14, 2012
  • Sean Lynch, DeLorean Progress Report, 2009-10

    Tooling presses once used to manufacture a dream sports car of the 1980s are now to be found 18m below sea level, a habitation for crabs, sea cucumbers and a lobster. This is not a metaphor. A metaphor would be the 1981 commercial for the DeLorean DMC-12 which showed the car by the ocean with …

    January 25, 2011
  • Cindy Sherman at Sprüth Magers

    If you were to purchase work from Cindy Sherman‘s new show, someone would apparently come to your home and fit the piece to your room. Her photographic prints fill the whole wall. They are, in other words, wallpaper and their decorative potential is exaggerated by toile patterning in the background. This puts one in mind …

    January 15, 2011
  • Mohamed Bourouissa, Le Miroir/The Mirror (2006)

    This is not what you expect to see when you look in a mirror. Yet all visual art is surely a reflection of the artist and, if it resonates, the viewer. Mohamed Bourouissa works with young adults from beyond the periphique in Paris, les banlieues. And despite showing life in a culturally excluded zone, this …

    November 7, 2010
  • Dylan Thomas, Crash #2, Crash #1, Crash #3 (2010)

    If photos of anything, these are of altars. Beyond that it is difficult to say what we might be looking at. The titles suggest compacted blocks of wreckage with few other clues. One implication of the recessed alcove and the lighting in these shots is we might still come to worship at the indeterminate objects. …

    October 10, 2010