By Lynn Maliszewski
JUNE 2019 | Art Books
These fissures guide our reading of Steidls 509-page compilation. Eight essays, written in Czech and in English, outline the entanglement between political compulsions and images published in a nation consistently redefining itself throughout the twentieth century.
By David Rhodes
DEC 20-JAN 21 | ArtSeen
The exhibition is curated by the artist Matt Connors, and comprises 29 vintage prints together with archival material, handmade exhibition invitations, books, commercial work, presented in vitrines. The title of the exhibition is taken from a text by Ghirris widow, Paola Ghirri, in which she describes his attitude to not only printingeach print is handmade and uniquebut also to his construction of images and fascination with hand-built objects. The photographs, usually taken frontally, have often been taken for montages, when in fact the various parts of the composition existed in place out in the world already, and are simply framed by Ghirri using the photographs own rectangular limit.