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More Than a Magazine — ‘Parkett ─220 Artists Editions & Collaborations Since 1984’

Posted in about Art, about Photography, about Video Art, Interviews (uncategorized) by sylvielin on January 15, 2014

“Since its inception, Parkett has asserted itself as one of the best publications on contemporary art available today. It is one of those rare periodicals that does not resemble a magazine. The quality of its operations and topicality of its discussions combine to make Parkett both a luxurious and necessary publication.”
Centre Georges Pompidou【1】 (more…)

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A Radical Shift in the Aesthetics of Photography-The Work of Diane Arbus

Posted in about Art, about Photography by sylvielin on January 15, 2014

‘She created her photographs out of who she was.’

──Joel Meyerowitz, photographer〔1〕 (more…)

Parkett Then and Now, an Interview with Dieter von Graffenried, Publisher

Posted in about Art, Interviews (uncategorized) by sylvielin on January 15, 2014

With a PhD in economics, Dieter von Graffenried founded Parkett magazine in 1984 in Zurich, and has been its publisher ever since. Always deeply involved in Parkett’s projects with artists, he has also been co-Chairman of the Swiss Institute in New York, among other roles. As one of the very first bilingual art magazines to have attempted to bridge the art worlds of Europe and in America and with an in-depth approach in close collaboration with top international artists, Parkett now stands as an essential archive of contemporary art and, with the commissioned works (‘editions’), a musée-appartement that tours museums and institutions worldwide. (more…)

‘Cinema Otherness of Cinema’ : A Film and Art Exhibition of Kao Chung-Li(高重黎). Dissect the Image. Gaze upon the History

Posted in about Art, about Video Art, Between Art & Cinema by sylvielin on July 28, 2013
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The hand-held projector modified by Kao Chung-Li is constituted of an old cassette as its structure. The viewer sees 8mm film by operating the handle. Courtesy――Tina Keng Gallery, EX!T Experimental Media Art Festival in Taiwan. Copyright――Kao Chung-Li

‘[…]here, if we regard the visual culture of image as an arena for struggles, never follow the rhythm and the pace of other competitors : such passivity is the curse for which one is bound to be won over and colonized.’

――Kao Chung-Li, ‘The Reform of Visual Writing’〈1〉 (more…)

Two Photographers : Ed Ruscha & Craigie Horsfield

Posted in about Photography by sylvielin on May 3, 2010

During the first trimester of 2005, the major exhibitions in Jeu de Paume in Paris present two photographers with very different backgrounds and styles. One is American Ed Ruscha whose work is centred on the city of Los Angeles and focuses on the intrinsic banality of contemporary metropolis, persisting in challenging the then prevailing artistic trends and in transgressing categorization. The other is British Cragie Horsfield who ever lived in Poland. His work is deeply rooted in his experience of and contemplation over Europe’s modern history and contains spiritual and philosophical depth. (more…)