sexta-feira, novembro 04, 2005


Duas leituras que se recomendam, na fronteira entre realidade e ficção. Uma no campo da performance, outra na área da fixação de realidades.

de Barbara Steiner e Jun Yang
Thames and Hudson, 2004

Arranged into themed "rooms," Autobiography reflects a wide variety of artistic attitudes and practices. Some artists claim to reveal the private details of their lives in authentic shows of intimacy; others seek to mask themselves behind invented alter egos or carefully designed images or personae. Some explore the influence of the media or of political and social systems on our sense of who we are, while others explore the impact of one's ethnic or racial background on self-identity. Artists question how identity is formed in a global world and explore the changing role of the individual in modern society, expanding our understanding of what it means to be alive today.

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Recomendação de Rogério Nuno Costa

de William J. Bratton e Tim B. Wride . Prefácio de James Ellroy
Editor: Harry N Abrams, 2004

Los Angeles in the decades after the Depression was a smoldering powder keg of vice, corruption, violence, and some of the most sensational crimes in American history. The Black Dahlia slaying, the Onion Field murder, film star Thelma Todd's mysterious death, the killing of Kansas City gangsters "The Two Tonys" by Jimmy "The Weasel" Fratiano: these are but a few of the cases that once riveted the nation's attention and were captured in striking crime-scene and forensic photographs for the Los Angeles Police Department.Long forgotten in a warehouse, these recently discovered photographs from the LAPD archive form a powerful visual history of the underbelly of Los Angeles from the 1930s to the 1960s. Although disquieting and often brutal, the images have an atmospheric, eerie beauty that belies their documentary purpose. They are accompanied here by captions from police logs and original newspaper accounts, along with an introduction by James Ellroy, the leading practitioner of the Los Angeles noir genre, and an essay by curator Tim B. Wride discussing the archive's importance to social history and the history of photography.

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