On a recent trip to Barcelona, Spain I was introduced to the Artist Akram Zaatari via his show at the MACBA (Museu D’Art Conbemporani de Barcelona). See the exhibition brochure. The rooms that interested me the most were the 3rd rooms “Body of Film” at (5:47) and the last room “Against Photography and Archives of… Read More Artist Spotlight: AIF’s Akram Zaatari “Against Photography. An Annotated History of the Arab Image Foundation”.
Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige collaborate as filmmakers and artists, producing cinematic and visual artwork that interwine. For the last 15 years, they have focused on the images, representations and history of their home country, Lebanon and questioned the fabrication of imaginaries in the region and beyond. During the Summer of 2016, I saw a… Read More Artist Spotlight: Hadjithomas & Joreige
For nearly two decades, the annual Paris Photo fair has punctuated the photography’s world fall calendar by bringing together some of the top artists, collectors and professionals to the City of Light. This year’s edition promises to be no different: thousands of lovely images and an exciting, stimulating week of presentations, discussions, signings and off-shoot… Read More LensCulture Magazine’s Top Picks at This Weeks’ Photo Paris
My students and I visited Pier 24’s new show Secondhand this week. It was fantastic, and I was particularly thrilled to learn about two new artists whose work I was unfamiliar with. Pakistani artist Rashid Rana who blends thousands of online images of unrest and protest to create an overwhelming crowd scene that engulfs the… Read More ‘Secondhand’ at Pier 24 in San Francisco
As many of you kind followers know, I have spent the last several months on sabbatical in Europe, particularly Paris where I have gotten to know the city very well and have enjoyed many of its blockbuster art shows. The most interesting one for me, and the one that surprised me the most, was at… Read More Artist Spotlight: “Dessin et Photographie”
What started as a weekend long excursion from Paris, France, May 2-4 to see a friend’s solo show at the 9th annual Fotografia Europea in Reggio Emilia, turned into a week long love affair with Italy’s Emilia Romagna region. Years ago, a boyfriend who introduced me to Italy suggested that I might need to someday choose… Read More Fotografia Europea 2014 in Reggio Emilia, Italy