The artist Samuel Fosso’s book of photographs, SIXSIXSIX, is physically dense. That is the first apparent thing before you pick it up and flip through. In fact, its very physicality might deter you from lifting it to parse through like any average photo book. Keep Reading
“What Makes Life Worth Living”
The Chilean poet Pablo Neruda extolled the beauty and necessity of lemons in “Ode to a Lemon,” one of his most beautiful poems. He palpates the lemon in ways similar to what Joani Tremblay attempts in her recent work.Her paintings, brimming over with dollops of pure colour, are bewitching cornucopias of real and imagined places. Keep Reading
Videos and inkjet prints by the late Karachi-based artist Madiha Aijaz examine, among other things, the complex cultural, political and linguistic legacy of colonialism as revealed in her city’s urban spaces.
Vancouver-based Althea Thauberger’s ambitious video touches on the communal, relational and, in some ways, aspirational meanings associated with Karachi’s Capri Cinema. Keep Reading
Everyone I know pretty much loves the photographer, filmmaker and writer Moyra Davey. She’s singular in her coupling of erudition and vulnerability; also in her erasure of the gap between art, writing and life. This collection of her essays— from Fitzcarraldo Editions and New Directions Publishing—will only strengthen the consensus. Keep Reading
Of the duelling ideological strands running through modernism—proclamations of utopian progress twined with on-the-ground disaster—British curator David Campany attends to the latter, focusing on the 20th century’s repressed underside— decay, debris and death. Keep Reading
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