Wednesday, October 8, 2008
i just saw this quote on Exposure Project.
"I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum."
—Claes Oldenburg, 1961
love it. i want to see a contemporary photograph that is full on political-erotical-mystical. (all three. not just two!)
what have you got for me, internets?
here are just a few that i think nail two, but not all three categories:
(David Wojnarowicz, from Rimbaud in New York: not a fresh, contemporary image, but still so amazing.)
(Jen Smith, quoting Catherine Opie. Opie's work would fall into this category for me as well. actually, a lot of work falls into the category of 'political-erotical,' but not all of it moves me especially...)
(can mystical and political co-exist? they often repel each other. but i think this one fits the bill, by Guillaume Herbaut, from the Asgarda series.)
please send thoughts my way! you get to define the terms however you wish.