Jim Shaw’s monumental “Capitol Viscera Appliances” (2011) being watched by visitors at Art Basel 2014 © Jan Oberg 2015
Lund, Sweden – July 4, 2015
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Shoot is a single photo, a digital gift – a moment of meditation – with which I wish you a good Sunday and weekbegin.
Now, I’m exploring what happens when we go to exhibitions. Above is a shot of spectators in front of Jim Shaw’s monumental “Capitol Viscera Appliances” (2011) – with nuclear explosion, technological products and the White House. It is af if they witness and photograph the end of the world…
I explore that in some sketch-like photos I’ve uploaded to my Pinterest place under the headline “Pictures At An Exhibition” – follow if you like, there will be more. Visitors and gallery owners at Art Basel and the Biennale may find themselves there.
Can pictures of such art-ificial settings become art beyond documentation?
Great artists like Eric Fischl, Thomas Struth and David Hockney seem to say “Yes”.
All the earlier Shoot messages are now at my photo and other art blog. And lots from Art Basel on Instagram – let’s follow!
Finally, don’t miss the new GlobalArt Magazine which I curate. Welcome to follow it.
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