Friday, July 9, 2010

Image of the Day

Valie Export: Encirclement, 1976 – currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of a great-looking new show with an exceedingly boring name: Between Here and There: Passages in Contemporary Photography. Themes of dislocation and displacement are explored.

Read Karen Rosenberg's review at and get more info at

In other news: I am becoming obsessed with Valie Export. The photo above is part of a larger "Body Configurations" series wherein the artist conforms her body to urban architectural elements. "This process deflates the body to the status of a spatial component, nothing more than an element in a lifeless sculpture, an element which, in Valie Export's words, 'hides its wound.'" ( Very very interesting.

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