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CONTEMPORARY ART AND WALTER BENJAMIN’S ARCADES

Benjamin’s Arcades Project—the notes for which he left with Georges Bataille before killing himself on the Pyrenees in 1940 after leaving Nazi-occupied France—was made up of thirty-six folders on such subjects as “Fashion,” “Mirrors,” “Panorama,” “Dream City and Dream House,” and “Flâneur,” (a term Benjamin popularized). For THE ARCADES exhibition, curator Jens Hoffman (assisted by Shira Backer) has brought together works by Walead Beshty, Andrea Bowers, Chris Burden, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Andreas Gursky, Pierre Huyghe, Mike Kelley, Collier Schorr, Cindy Sherman, Taryn Simon, and James Welling.

THE ARCADES: CONTEMPORARY ART AND WALTER BENJAMIN, through August 6.

THE JEWISH MUSEUM, 1109 Fifth Avenue, at 92nd Street, New York City.

thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/the-arcades-contemporary-art-and-walter-benjamin

 

*David Wallace, “Walter Benjamin’s Unfinished Opus, Revisted Through Contemporary Art,” The New Yorker, May 9, 2017:

newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/walter-benjamins-unfinished-magnum-opus-revisited-through-contemporary-art

A view of The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, at the Jewish Museum. Artwork, all by Adam Pendleton: Black Dada Reader (wall work #1), 2016; what is…?/Chagall (study), 2017; Dada Dancers (study), 2016.
Photograph by Will RagozzinoSocial Shutterbug

SELF SERVICE — THE LAST POLAROIDS

About a year ago, Paolo Roversi and Ezra Petronio developed a project to “share our stock of remaining outdated Polaroid film with a few artists and photographer friends to do a project and call it The Last Boxes.”*

The results have just been published in the 46th issue of Petronio’s SELF SERVICE. The Spring/Summer 2017 issue is a mix of new and old, and includes the work of Robert Frank, Guy Bourdin, Nobuyoshi Araki, Bruce Weber, Collier Schorr, Peter Beard, Carlo MollinoCraig McDean, and Peter Lindbergh.

A back-of-the-book section includes additional Polaroids by Edward Enninful, M/M Paris, India Mahdavi, Fabian Baron, Saskia de Brauw, Julien d’Ys, Kate Moss, Alasdair McLellan, Snowdon, Susan Koller, David Sims, and more.

 

SELF SERVICE 46THE LAST BOXES

Spring/Summer 2017.

*Ezra Petronio, Self Service 46.

Above: Ezra Petronio.

Below: Self-Service 46: The Last BoxesFaretta photographed by Paolo Roversi. Styling by Joe McKenna, hair by Julien d’Ys, fashion by Prada. Image credit: Self-Service.