Thursday, April 30, 2009

Day 314: Mythical west

Cindy Sherman. Untitled Film Still #43, 1979. Gelatin silver print. 7 9/16 x 9 7/16” (19.2 x 24cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Sid R. Bass. © 2008 Cindy Sherman

On Monday we saw Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West at the MoMA. It was a fascinating show, yet oddly didn't offer much in response to contemporary land-use. This omission (including the nuclear) seems to perpetuate some of the very myths that the show was trying to visualize.

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