Thursday, June 10, 2010

new post on Next Issue!

Hey! Pood lovers! Now that I'm out of school for the summer, Kevin and I started chatting aesthetics again and ---voila! A new Next Issue! Post--soon to be followed by a repsonse from the ol'Mutchster himself! So dig in! Read! Comment! Make Fun!--
here's a brief taste"

"What's all this hullabaloo about comics and photo-referencing? Cop
ying photos, tracing photos, deriving inspiration from photos is as American as apple pie. Any look around the larger art world, from galleries to museums to the local library flower show will tell you that photography is central to contemporary art practices and has been since at least Manet. Not only as a source of imagery--which it obviously is---but as Walter Benjamin, John Berger and Susan Sontag(among many others) have observed--as a "way of seeing", a point of reference by which we frame our experience of the world. Photography(in all of its manifestations)is our map of the world. None of us sees the world in a way not impacted by photography."

find the entire post here: Next Issue!

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