Tuesday, October 21, 2008

the forbidden and the impossible

"in a way I try to photograph, what cannot be photographed"
Barbara Ess - Pinhole Photographer

People often discuss contemporary art wondering what does it mean? French philosopher, Jacques Ranciere proposes;

"a concept of artistic modernity, which lodges the forbidden within the impossible, by making modern art as a whole, art constitutively dedicated to the witnessing of the non representable" p15, Rancier J 2006 "The Ethical Turn of Aesthetics and Politics" Critical Horizons 7:1 pp1-20

"I Am Not This Body" photographs by Barabara Ess, essays by Barbara Ess, Michael Cunningham, Thurston Moore, and Guy Armstrong

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