MAIKA POLLACK is a visiting assistant professor of art history at Sarah Lawrence College, and a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University, where she is writing her dissertation on Odilon Redon. In 2000, Pollack co-founded Southfirst Gallery in Williamsburg. She also writes for the New York Observer.
Sigmar Polkes Photographic UnconsciousBy Maika Pollack
In Sigmar Polkes untitled photograph of 1975, the artist appears to float, his body suspended between a naked mattress and a curtains edge. The print is oriented horizontally and the images on it vertically, heightening the impression of weightlessness.