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Paris Photo Emerging Gallery Spotlight: East Wing

by Char Jansen
Photography—as James Loks pointed out not so long ago—is going through a phase of confidence, with surreal, hyperreal aesthetics trending strongly in the work of emerging artists. John Berger, in his 1968 essay "Understanding a Photograph," refers to "those absurd studio works in which the photographer arranges every detail of his subject before he takes the picture." Berger foresaw the great potential of photography as an artistic and humanist practice, but at the time he didn't predict how... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 11/13/15
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2013: Paris or London? Philippa Snow and James Loks with a Tale of Two Cities

by ArtSlant Team
James Loks <************************@gmail.com>   to Philippa 23/12/2013         I've just been trying to think about what I'm going to say, in between writing shopping lists and looking at fish stew recipes. Yes we are eating fish stew for christmas which is largely because my wife is Polish, carp is not very tasty and we don't have a bath in which to keep it. This takes a longer explanation but you can google it. And... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 1/9/14
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Auto Interview: Paris Photo 2013

by James Loks
James Loks is a Paris-based staff writer for ArtSlant. On the occasion of Paris Photo he thought it would be worth taking the time to ask himself some questions concerning the nature of art fairs, photography, and lack of real world Lynchian characters. Very cold. If you post on the website that press registration begins at two pm, it's a really good idea not to then decide that it starts at five. The ensuing confrontation between a bunch of disgruntled journalists, the majority of whom had... [more]
Posted by James Loks on 11/19/13
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