Photobook: Archistructural Brutalisation by Elena Galbusera

Elena Galbusera's photobook Archistructural Brutalisation, 2018, reflects upon the author's desire of being part of a society in which Brutalist architecture is not subjected to biased critiques. Neglecting the expertise of the architects of the 1950s-1970s encourages the mainstream nurturing of loathing and disgust towards Brutalist structures. Brutalism is cultural heritage, forced to submit itself to disregard, … Continue reading Photobook: Archistructural Brutalisation by Elena Galbusera

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Essay: Pop Art and the Gendering of Mass Culture

This critical paper will initiate with a concise introduction of the historical atmosphere of the 1950s, in relation to the birth of the Pop art movement, with a particular interest in North America and a brief reference to the European conditions. Huyssen’s quotation will be the starting point for my examination, as it will lead … Continue reading Essay: Pop Art and the Gendering of Mass Culture

Essay: An Introduction to Szarkowski’s Formalist Approach to Photography

This assignment will begin by briefly outlining the historical context of Formalism in the direction to illustrate the new perceptions claimed with the formalist approach to the analysis of photography advocated by John Szarkowski. The modus operandi and the elements involved in the formalist approach to the analysis of photography discussed in Szarkowski’s volume The … Continue reading Essay: An Introduction to Szarkowski’s Formalist Approach to Photography

Review: Double Take at the Skarstedt Gallery, Pictures Generation Artists and Appropriation

Double Take Skarstedt Gallery 8 Bennet Street, London 7 March – 27 May 2017 Double Take, held at the Skarstedt Gallery in London, features ‘Picture Generation’ artists Richard Prince, Louise Lawler and Barbara Kruger, accompanied by Anne Collier, Roe Ethridge, Robert Heinecken, Collier Schorr, Steven Shearer and Hank Willis Thomas. This post intends to focus on … Continue reading Review: Double Take at the Skarstedt Gallery, Pictures Generation Artists and Appropriation