Contemporaneous Extension


Have newspapers become probiotic?
November 20, 2010, 2:41 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

I wrote up a review for Whitehot on the New Museum’s recent exhibition ‘The Last Newspaper.’ Its open through the end of the year, and I encourage those invest in  print as well as intrigued by the elasticity of the media to go check it out. I tried not to be too scathing, but it felt a little wrought with repetition to me. The news addresses the collective, which is what can be so simultaneously engrossing and nauseating about it. Check it out, judge for yourselves. Here’s my review!



Peripheral

Just a few things worth checking out:

-I’m about through with a review I’m writing on the New Museum’s newest exhibition The Last Newspaper. I was a little underwhelmed by the show, which tends to be the trend with that venue for me, but there were definitely some daunting observations on the state of the news. In their discussion of a newspaper’s thematic significance over its purely aesthetic sway, The New Museum actually did more to vouch for the value of paper in the latter category. Would collages composed of digital news print-outs be as potent as the actual distributed copies? I found this prediction on the death of newspapers particularly interesting. Apparently NY will be saying adios to the printed word by 2017, according to Ross Dawsom. The comment chain is a nice variation of opinions, citing a downturn in advertising to fund newspapers as a downfall but once again reinstating the value of paper regardless. We’ll just have to see!

I am an avid fan of Ryan McGinley’s work, be it his sprawling souls against a studio’s neutrality or the playful shots of figures returning to nature. His work with the body is striking, I can only imagine what he has in his archives.  Fuck Yeah Ryan McGinley is a site (via Nicky Six) that goes a little further into his oeuvre, obtaining images from TEAM Gallery and Vice among other venues.

 

Ryan McGinley, 'Tom (Fall Away),' 2010

Ryan McGinley, 'Tom (Fall Away),' 2010

I’ve discovered the new AMC Series The Walking Dead and am absolutely obsessed with it. Its terribly gory, slow-motion shots included, and lends to ungodly suspense. I’ve never been so frightened watching television. Vulture did a really great guide on the principles of the zombie, featuring portions from the graphic novel. Created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore does the covers, Cliff Adlard and Cliff Rathburn collaborate on the interior’s imagery. The series continues to be a monthly release, I must find it.

Tony Moore, cover art for 'The Walking Dead #16' (08/30/2004)

Tony Moore, cover art for 'The Walking Dead #16' (08/30/2004)

Charlie Adlard, 'The Walking Dead'

Charlie Adlard, 'The Walking Dead'

Discovered Simon Schubert (via Bored Panda) and find his art remarkable. Working with white, folded paper, his images summon thoughts of Escher and the quarrels of geometry. His precision is unbelievable.

 

Simon Schubert, 'Stairs'

Simon Schubert, 'Stairs'

Simon Schubert, 'Long Hallway'

Simon Schubert, 'Long Hallway'




Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 44 other followers