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http://mocca.ca/exhibition/partpicture/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/artists-revive-old-methods-and-invent-new-ones-to-bring-wonder-back-into-photography/article24184470/

Over the past decade, a group of young photographers from North America have taken photography in new directions, largely as a reaction to the ubiquitous presence of digital images, which now form the backbone of contemporary visual experience. Although their practices are diverse, these artists share an investment in placing photography in conversation with other artistic mediums—particularly painting and sculpture—to create hybrid works that are only part picture. In the process of forming this new photographic narrative, the artists have also provoked a re-examination of the medium’s recent history. This has lent further weight to works from the previous generation of photographers that reflects an engagement with materiality, allowing them to emerge as the current moment’s most influential predecessors. In this exhibition, images by these forerunners are shown together with significant works from this most recent generation of practitioners, asserting photography’s physical presence in a world overrun with dematerialized images.

Lucas Blalock/ Ellen Carey/ Ryan Foerster/ Jan Groover/ John Houck/ Barbara Kasten/ Owen Kydd/ Elad Lassry/ Mariah Robertson/ Erin Shirreff/ Josh Tonsfeldt/ James Welling/ Chris Wiley


 
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Arforum Pick!  ​http://artforum.com/?pn=picks&section=us#picks50352

Hartford Courant: http://www.courant.com/entertainment/museums-galleries/hc-picture-thing-wesleyan-0224-20150223-story.html

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Curated by Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky and Professor of Art Jeffrey Schiff.

Kendall Baker, Isidro Blasco, Rachel Harrison, Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, Anouk Kruithof, Marlo Pascual, Mariah Robertson, Erin Shirreffand Letha Wilson

http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/events/2015/01-2015/01272015opening-reception-picture-thing.html


 
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http://www.jamescohan.com/exhibitions/2014-10-20_by-proxy​

By Proxy is an exhibition of the instances when an idea needs more than just an artist to take form.


Marcel Duchamp called it "aesthetic osmosis", the process by which an artist, through an artwork, transfers responsibility and agency to a viewer. A viewer's position — where they're coming from — shaped the final meaning of many of Duchamp's works. His revolutionary idea gave viewers authority to complete the process he had started. His objects, "through the change from inert matter into a work of art", were evidence of the strength of this shared enterprise.


In the century since, production, outsourcing, interaction and appropriation have
become mainstream modes of artistic expression; the shared enterprise has become a
fragmented contract between the artist and other factors, not simply between the artist and the viewer. An artwork's form and meaning take shape outside the artist's hands in countless ways: in context, fabrication, tools, reproduction.


By Proxy is an exhibition in which technology, other artisans, context, chance and culture have a role in the making of the work. The exhibition takes an interest in the primacy of an idea, the possibilities of that idea as it moves through its making, and the resulting object. It pays tribute to the purity of good ideas and the inherent peculiarity and magic of every collaboration, with the proof in the pudding.


The exhibition will include artists incorporating work from the past century to the present day. Artists include Francis AlÿsAlighiero BoettiJohn CageMarcel DuchampWade GuytonLee Mingwei, Sol LeWittOliver Laric, Yoko Ono, Jon RafmanMariah RobertsonSiebren Versteeg, and Xu Zhen.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/23/arts/design/when-authorship-is-beside-the-point.html?src=twr&_r=0

 


 
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http://www.marianneboeskygallery.com/exhibitions/the-material-image-curated-by-debra-singer/pressRelease

Michele Abeles, Lucas Blalock, Sam Falls, Ryan Foerster, Amy Granat, Rachel Harrison, Leslie Hewitt, John Houck, Barbara Kasten, Jason Loebs, Nick Mauss, Ken Okiishi, Arthur Ou, Anthony Pearson, Marina Pinsky, Mariah Robertson, Matt Saunders, and Chris Wiley

Artforum critic's pick

The New Yorker


 
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http://stevenzevitasgallery.com/process-priority

Process Priority

Press Release     Review

July 11 – August 30, 2014

Featured Artists:
Josh Brand
Matthew Brandt
Bryan Graf
Tamar Halpern
Barbara Kasten
Eileen Quinlan
Mariah Robertson

http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-art/2014/08/12/questioning-expectations-photography/OcdJ087EBybmPSJsZ2ekgN/story.html

Questioning the expectations of photography


 
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READ        http://bombmagazine.org/article/1000199/nada-contemporary-poetry

LISTEN        https://soundcloud.com/bomb-magazine/nada-contemporary-poetry-marathon-reading

Contemporary Poetry Marathon Reading

The NADA Contemporary Poetry Marathon Reading from May 10, 2014.

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Contemporary Poetry was a marathon reading featuring thirty emerging and established poets, which took place on May 10, 2014 at NADA New York. This is a podcast of the program with portraits of the poets by Mariah Robertson, which also serves as the announcement for Contemporary Poetry Too, a postscript to the first reading.

Participants for Contemporary Poetry included, in this order: Alina Gregorian (with Monica McClure), Ana Božičević, Andrew Durbin, Ben Fama, Billy Merrell, Corrine Fitzpatrick, Daniel Feinberg, Deanna Havas, Ed Spade, Dorothea Lasky, Elizabeth Reddin, Emily Skillings, Hansa Bergwall, Jamie Townsend, Joseph Bradshaw, Karen Lepri, Leopoldine Core, Matt Longabucco, not_I (Ana Božiĉević & Sophia Le Fraga), Monica McClure, Sophia Le Fraga (with Lanny Jordan Jackson), Paul Legault, Rickey Laurentiis, Saeed Jones, Simone Kearney, Ted Dodson, Zachary Pace, Stephen Motika, Svetlana Kitto, and Adam Fitzgerald.

Contemporary Poetry Too will function as an ongoing inquiry into the poet as artist. It will take place July 10th at the Andrew Edlin Gallery, from 6 to 8, with a reception afterward featuring special guest DJs S&M (Shannon Michael Cane & Matt Conners).

Participating poets for Contemporary Poetry Too include Alan Longino, Alina Gregorian, Angelo Nikolopoulos, Bianca Stone, Emily Skillings, Greg Purcell, Ishmael Klein, Jameson Fitzpatrick, Jess Arndt, Juliana Huxtable, not_I (Ana Božiĉević & Sophia Le Fraga), Paul Legault, Simone Kearny, Stephen Boyer, Willa Carroll, Sampson Starkweather, and Zachary Pace.

The Contemporary Poetry Series is curated by Sam Gordon, in collaboration with BOMB and NADA.


 
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There is a short bit of writing or COMPILING, I did in The PhotoBook Review 006

 

http://www.aperture.org/pbr/editors-note-bruno-ceschel/

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Jane Mount, Ideal Bookshelf #706 Bruno Ceschel / idealbookshelf.co


 
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http://artforum.com/index.php?pn=picks&id=45523&view=print

 

“What Is a Photograph?”

ICP - INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY
1133 Avenue of the Americas
January 31–May 1

Letha Wilson, Colorado Purple, 2012, concrete, C-print transfer, C-print, wood frame, 21 x 21 x 2".

Many of the artists in this expansive exhibition place an emphasis on the physicality—or lack thereof—of photography rather than on its capacity to represent the outside world. As a whole, “What Is a Photograph?” might be taken as a diagnostic inquiry, with the title reading as a rhetorical question. Curated by Carol Squiers, the exhibition includes twenty-one artists, ranging from Gerhard Richter and James Welling to Liz Deschenes and Eileen Quinlan, and has tasked itself with surveying the medium since the 1970s.

The work of both Matthew Brandt and Letha Wilson exhume a long-standing tradition of American landscape photography with fresh invigoration. In Brandt’s large-scale Grays Lake, ID 7, 2013, Technicolor abstractions stem from an actual processing bath in the depicted lake waters, while Wilson’s monolith Grand Tetons Concrete Column, 2012, employs industrial concrete to sculpturally engage her iconic views of the American West. Draped through the gallery’s foyer is Mariah Robertson’s 154, 2010. This single photograph measures one hundred feet in length and has been meticulously hand-processed by the artist in a highly toxic photochemical environment. The remarkable result validates its production, as every inch of this dangling photograph reveals a labyrinth of glowing hues and pictorial intricacies.

Parallel to romanticizing the darkroom are the several artists who wholeheartedly embrace the more conventional, digitalized avenues associated with the medium. Travess Smalley’s Capture Physical Presence #15, 2011, exploits the imaging systems of a flatbed scanner to manipulate his collages into what he describes as mind-numbing “feedback loops.” Kate Steciw’s approach in Apply, 2012, takes advantage of a Google-based research method, purchased stock imagery, and sculptural tack-ons that recall the slick advertisements of commercial photography. Elsewhere in the gallery, a wall text accompanying Jon Rafman’s eerie and unadorned busts reads, “The age demanded an image / Of its accelerated grimace, Something for the modern stage / Not, at any rate, an attic grace.”

— Gabriel H. Sanchez


 
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http://www.icp.org/museum/exhibitions/what-is-a-photograph

 

Organized by ICP Curator Carol Squiers, What Is a Photograph? explores the intense creative experimentation in photography that has occurred since the 1970s. Conceptual art introduced photography into contemporary art making, using the medium in ways that challenged it artistically, intellectually, and technically and broadened the notion of what a photograph could be in art. A new generation of artists began an equally rigorous but more aesthetically adventurous analysis, which probed photography itself—from the role of light, color, composition, to materiality and the subject. What Is a Photograph? brings together these artists, who reinvented photography.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/31/arts/design/what-is-a-photograph-opens-at-the-icp.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/26/arts/design/with-cameras-optional-new-directions-in-photography.html

 

http://www.complex.com/art-design/2014/01/curator-carol-squires-on-what-is-a-photograph-at-icp/

 

http://artforum.com/index.php?pn=picks&id=45523&view=print

 

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-whats-a-photo-20140223,0,1962612.story#axzz2uvfep9Ee

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Posted By Mariah Robertson

Limited run of 250 concertina books. Scale models essentially of one of the 100' roll photographs. ..a bit less than a third the actual size.  

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