Afterimage

A bimonthly magazine devoted to media art and cultural criticism for the photography, film, video and visual book community. Publishes feature articles of investigative reporting or scholarly research, interviews, essays, reviews of media arts publication

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 3, November-December

A Texas Trilogy: Seven Years in East Jesus
Everything is bigger in Texas. The chili is hotter, the beer is colder, and the stars are brighter. In fact, as a travel ad campaign informed us a few years back. Texas is really like 'a whole other country'. President George W. Bush not only proudly...
Books Received
Amsterdam Medical Center Art Book, edited by Sabrina Kamstra, et al ... Amsterdam University Press/208pp./$47.50 (sb). Andreas Gursky: Photographs From 1984 to the Present, Marie Louise Syring, editor. Schirmer/Mosel/144pp./$150 (hb). Anonymous,...
Editorial
Two things should be remembered out of the elapsed year in the technology-based visual arts. One is the coining of a new term, reflecting a shift in preoccupations and practices in the art world: "Conceptual Documentary." The second one is the emergence...
Floating World
For the last several years, I have accompanied my mother on cruises on a six-star luxury line. Populated largely by society's elite, captains of industry, I have found myself in a world largely unfamiliar to me, the world well beyond the first-class...
Helen Gee: 1910-2004
Helen Gee, a pioneer in sales of photos as art, died at age 85 in a hospice in Manhattan on Oct. 14, 2004. In the 1950s, Helen Gee's Limelight Photography Gallery in Greenwich Village became a pioneering blueprint for the offering and selling of photography...
Jacques Derrida: 1930-2004
Born July 15, 1930 in El Biar, outside Algiers in what was then known as "French Algeria", Jaques Derrida died October 9, 2004. The lives of some human beings can be traced back to concepts that they defined more aptly than others, as exemplified...
Nomads, Tourists and Territories: Manifesta and the Basque Country
The fifth installment of Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, took place this year in the Basque country under the direction of curators Massimiliano Gioni and Marta Kuzma. The exhibition was staged across two very different urban...
Notes from the Field
First European Month of Photography. On its 13th anniversary the Paris Month of Photography, a biennial celebration of photography that began in 1980, extends to two new European capitals: Berlin and Vienna. More will be added in two years. November...
Richard Avedon: 1923-2004
"As long as people remain curious about life in the twentieth century, they will turn to Avedon's photographs to see how it looked, and what it meant". --Adam Gopnik. The New Yorker, October 11, 2004, p65. Following a 60-year career, Richard Avedon...
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