Richard Mosse, “Platon,” North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2012.
Artist Richard Mosse will represent Ireland at the 2013 Venice Bienniale. Read Mary Walling Blackburn on Mosse in "The Flash Made Flesh," published in Triple Canopy Issue 11: Walling Blackburn writes: Mosse “disorders the aesthetics of conflict. None of these civilians and soldiers, ensnared in a decades-long civil conflict, really dwell in the camps of fuchsia woods and salmon-colored grasses. What ethical dimension does the visual suspension of the real take?”
“I had just seen films by Kubrick and Scorsese for the first time and wanted to create my own gangster and war narratives. My family was readily available so it was natural to include them.”
—Brian Zanisnik, "Baseball Card as Madeline"
Above: Brian Zanisnik, “P.O. Fontanez,” 2012
Zanisnik’s solo show “The Ineluctable Modality” will open Friday, November 9 at Aspect Ratio in Chicago.
Another from The Public Domain Review:
From 1913, John Alfred Charlton Deas, a former curator at Sunderland Museum, organised several handling sessions for the blind, first offering an invitation to the children from the Sunderland Council Blind School, to handle a few of the collections. They were so successful that Deas went on to develop and arrange a course of regular handling sessions, extending the invitations to blind adults.