Tuesday, October 13, 2009
As I was searching for images by Zoe Leonard this afternoon I was reminded of this exhibition from May 2008 "Eminent Domain" assembled by and from the collection of the New York Public Library. There is an excellent website long after the show, and I was really struck by the work of Bettina Johae that documents the edges of each borough. The site that the library made for this series is worth visiting, although the images are (as expected) mostly mundane. I couldn't help but think of this work in relationship to Willie Doherty's photographs of abandoned border markers in Northern Ireland that was recently on view at the Dallas Museum of Art. Both artists' works have me rethinking/returning to a series of photographs, "I looked at the Blocked Views" which I took at the Walker Art Center while under construction for the new Herzog&deMeuron addition in 2007.
Posted by RGolden at 12:59 PM