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Natasha Becker

is an independent curator and co-founder of Assembly Room, a new curatorial, exhibition, and programmatic platform in New York City.

Where Does My Heart Reside?

I am fascinated by the lives of different generations South Africans: what are their hopes? how are they thinking about freedom? in the afterlife of apartheid, how have different people’s lives changed? what kinds of lives are they trying to live now that they are “free”?

Pushing through a Public Memorial

McCallum’s pictures can be felt as singling the viewer out, implicating the viewer in the movement of its testimony to Foley’s experiences and to the people whose lives are caught in the conflict. The force of this testimony is felt as an encounter between the image and the viewer with indeterminate, yet potentially significant resonances.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2020

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