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Pauline Nwawudu 3 days ago. Sam Hox July Iain Cottingham July 14, Mishka June 6, I like many tiny streets around arena. Arena itself is too touristy. Daniel Schierbeck August 26, This huge Roman arena is amazingly well preserved. Filmsquare November 30, Sam and Vincent track Gregor to the Arles Amphitheatre in Ronin where a gunfight ensues and Sam is wounded with a Teflon coated bullet. Skeeter February 27, What's in the case?!? Ian Maleney wrote in The Irish Times in that "D1 is considered one of the most important chapters in recent Irish music history".
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DEAF closed when both Arts Council funding and sponsorship money stopped due to the post Irish economic downturn. That said, I remember the imagery as harrowing and horrifying, both in it's emotional intensity and in it's sef-indulgence. Yes, I see the contradiction there. I was quite shook up after it. And yet, I found after seeing it, that I was no longer very interested in her as an artist.
Thank you for the report. Actually this is the second negative report I read from Arles. Sandro Iovine was also writing about it here: Hey Nan, you just picked the black spot in the lottery! Let's all jump on the bandwagon. Can you hear the Colberg cry? We all know his fear of a public flogging. In the whole of Parr's and Badger's I never read one vitriolic remark, yet I was still able to learn something.
I could even tell what I didn't like - amazing. It's easier to stir up the shit than it is to be interesting and positive, but consider the effects, if not only on yourself and your credibility. Some will remain just critics, though inwardly they want to be photographers.
Some cannot see beyond the crap but its only their attempts at dominating what they think everyone else should like. I admit that deep down want to be a photographer. Do you wish you were a writer? In regards to Anonymous, "It's easier to stir up the shit than it is to be interesting and positive" - to some extent, couldn't the same be said of Goldin's work? I don't intend to add to the Goldin Bashing but she should indeed have kept this work to herself as a sort of personal cure and not pretend it had any artistic interest— incidentally I was told the actual cost of the installation, which is just too scandalously high for me to write here.
I know it's not an argument in itself, but it just adds to my amazement as to how much she blew it Greg.
My fist time in Arles and thought I'd go the NG projection as, having heard lots had never ctually seen the work Sadly no-one seems to have seen "Shooting Barbie" an exhibition by French photograoher Vincent Guis at the Hotel Rhodania, in it a collection of Barbie and Ken dolls act out a depressingly familiar life of drugs violence and debauchery, ending with a battered doll with a black eye which Vincent calls "homage to Nan" -apparently he asked Nan to sign it for him-she would n't!
Great week though, Duane Michals and Brian Griffin my particular favourites. I'll be back agin next year. Thanks for the honest review, Jeff. It's refreshing to see work get panned in the blogosphere, where the norm is for glowing reviews. I think it took a certain level of guts to put this out there on a widely read blog knowing you would take flak. My only question is, why did you sit through the whole thing? Didn't you have a pretty good sense of where it was going after 10 minutes?
Jeff, reading you is a relief. Thanks to the lazy management, RIP in Arles have become a depressing moment. After that edition, I promised myself I'd never go there again unless there is a serious program - that was obviousy not the case this year, as every year since And yes, Goldin did a terrible job. Not only she parodies herself in everything she does, followed by a pathetic bunch of decayed admirers, but the photography she promotes is a dead body.
And, too busy with her self indulgence, she doesn't even see it, The best example of her blindness was that poor exhibition absurdly called "Ca me touche".
It displayed interchangeable images by some photographers who can be called "good" or "very good" but who don't understand that the point isn't to punch the stomach, and I wonder how Goldin didn't even realize how useless all that was. Leigh Ledare, for instance The most shocking isn't the subject but the guy's belief that showing it without a concience of the medium will be enough.
And he wasn't the only one. Blake, I stayed because my curiosity got the best of me probably in the same way that I have never walked out on a movie that was tedious.