No More ‘isms’

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I’ve always quite enjoyed Grundberg, not least because of his rather dismissive views on Camera Lucida, and his early championing of Cindy Sherman. Ingrid and I first saw her work in ’82, at the Stedelijk in Amsterdam, and last in 2019 at the Tate. We always found her interesting as her ‘film stills’ borrowed heavily from structured movie imagery (which …

Nine Inspirations

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One of the vacation exercises is to comment on nine inspirations. So, here goes. 1. Annemarie Prins. I have only recently discovered her work, through conversations with Cambodian photographers. Annemarie, a Dutch theatre director and playwright, created the play Breaking the Silence, in 2009. The play is based on many interviews she conducted with Khmer Rouge survivors. The work was …