Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Lisa Oppenheim, whaaaaaaat! SICK.

"In ‘Killed Negatives, After Walker Evans’ (2007), Oppenheim uses Walker Evans’ unpublished photographs from 1938 found in the National Library of Congress. Evans was commissioned by the Farm Security Administration to document depression era rural America. These negatives are ‘killed’ because they had holes punched through them to prevent publication. Oppenheim printed them and conceptualises the holes as a space of potential contemporary interpretation."


1 comment:

erin jane nelson said...

oh yeah, she's one of my professors right now.