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by E-Slant Team
"Watch the Birdie wait for the Flash" by Eliza Tan "If she is a whole, it´s a whole composed of parts that are wholes, not simple partial objects but a moving, limitlessly changing ensemble, a cosmos tirelessly traversed by Eros, an immense astral space... Beauty will no longer be forbidden." (Hélène Cixous, from "The Laugh of the Medusa", 1975). The photographer says, "Watch the birdie, wait for the flash." She strikes a pose, bends a leg, and raises both hands to cup her breasts.... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 6/14/09

Vanity and the Gallery

by Ana Finel Honigman
        Even seemingly shy artists need some levening of ego to persuade themselves that viewers will want to see what they have to show.  But exhibition spaces known as 'vanity galleries' are almost always irrelevant and awful. Funded by artists who couldn't interest curators, the weak work and its desperate bids for attention mean they rarely receive any. But what about dealers' own egos and the complex reassurances that artists often have to provide in order to secure a legitimate... [more]
Posted by Ana Finel Honigman on 2/1/09
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