Monthly Archives: October 2011

Baby Marx

It seems that each time I’ve managed to make it to the Walker Art Gallery in Minneapolis, it’s been between major exhibits. My recent visit was no different. The Nan Goldin photographs were in the process of being taken down … Continue reading






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Don’t Forget the Motor City

Trusted correspondent DC radioed in to Forecast Central from somewhere on the cultural high seas to remind me that Stan Douglas also has a series of photographs of decaying Detroit. These photos, he quite rightly points out, “serve as an … Continue reading






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We Almost Lost Detroit

It has been interesting over the past couple of years to watch the way in which Detroit has come to occupy a very specific place in the contemporary cultural imagination. There is a whole strain of contemporary photography that takes … Continue reading






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