Phillip March Jones and Roadside Graves

Originally written for Printed Matter. ◊◊ Points of Departure: Roadside Memorial Polaroids is a collection of 139 color reproductions of Polaroid photographs by Phillip March Jones, taken of graves on various anonymous roadsides across the United States. The book offers the

Phillip March Jones and Roadside Graves

Originally written for Printed Matter. ◊◊ Points of Departure: Roadside Memorial Polaroids is a collection of 139 color reproductions of Polaroid photographs by Phillip March Jones, taken of graves on various anonymous roadsides across the United States. The book offers the

A Linear System of Seeing (Exerpt No. 1)

This is an edited excerpt from a piece written for Valentin Y. Mudimbe on the subject of theories of difference in museums, curation and cultural displays. It was meant to entertain a vein of continental structuralist thinking. The process of

A Linear System of Seeing (Exerpt No. 1)

This is an edited excerpt from a piece written for Valentin Y. Mudimbe on the subject of theories of difference in museums, curation and cultural displays. It was meant to entertain a vein of continental structuralist thinking. The process of

The Beginning of a Thought on Installation Art

In an attempt to re-compress some of the art and literature I’ve gathered in the past few years, I’ve been slowly pinning down corners of a subject I want to pursue in my graduate work. The recurring themes in my undergraduate

The Beginning of a Thought on Installation Art

In an attempt to re-compress some of the art and literature I’ve gathered in the past few years, I’ve been slowly pinning down corners of a subject I want to pursue in my graduate work. The recurring themes in my undergraduate

Tourism, and its Semiotics in Museums

I recently reread “Semiotics of Tourism” by Jonathan Culler and was reminded of its usefulness in examining museums. In it, Culler makes a nuanced reading of touristic habits and its significance for contemporary semiotics. His Tourist is one who deals

Tourism, and its Semiotics in Museums

I recently reread “Semiotics of Tourism” by Jonathan Culler and was reminded of its usefulness in examining museums. In it, Culler makes a nuanced reading of touristic habits and its significance for contemporary semiotics. His Tourist is one who deals

Sarah Thornton’s Art Basel

In preparation for my visit to Art Basel, I want to look at Sarah Thornton’s Seven Days in the Art World, and its mention. Her treatment of Art Basel is consistent with her treatment of all of her subjects, emphasizing

Sarah Thornton’s Art Basel

In preparation for my visit to Art Basel, I want to look at Sarah Thornton’s Seven Days in the Art World, and its mention. Her treatment of Art Basel is consistent with her treatment of all of her subjects, emphasizing

On Museums, 2

On the weekly theme of MoMA, I’ve had to read “The Museum of Modern Art as Late Capitalist Ritual: An Iconographic Analysis” by Carol Duncan and Alan Wallach, out of Preziosi for my thesis study. This post is probably not

On Museums, 2

On the weekly theme of MoMA, I’ve had to read “The Museum of Modern Art as Late Capitalist Ritual: An Iconographic Analysis” by Carol Duncan and Alan Wallach, out of Preziosi for my thesis study. This post is probably not