Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Assad Shaham- Division of the Vision

"For another series, Mr. Shaham took a book of August Sander’s early-20th-century portraits cataloging German citizens and cut out the figures. The ghostly outlines against a white background suggest an inversion of absence and presence in photography. Meanwhile, a slide show of smiling black-and-white portraits from the 1930s looks like a precursor to Edward Steichen’s universalizing project “The Family of Man.” Instead, the images were photographed from a book by Weston Price, a dentist and researcher who was really just interested in the effects of nutrition on his subjects’ teeth."
-NYTimes review here.
Installation images at Yossi Milo Gallery here.