Thursday, March 30, 2006

FotoFreo 2006

Did a bit of a FotoFreo over last weekend. Would love to do more but it really is the end of the world for us!

Can highly recommend the shows at the Moores Building, especially the work from Antoine D'Agata. VERY edgy stuff and it really blurs the line between editorial journalism, victimisation and participatory cause & effect.

The Maritime Museum also has a great series of shows on although I found the Doubilet work to not be as stunning as expected.

Interesting pop culture stylings in both the work from Kirkland and Montalbetti + Campbell --- very Pierre et Gilles. Anne Zahalka's work has it's moments but it looks a bit forced.

Celebrity images are interesting in that the players are familiar. Can the artist portray something unique or do they merely elaborate on the myths?

A really great series of shows at FAC. Especially the Chinese photography. Fantastic ideas and bold renderings. The orphan photos are stunning as well as the large panoramas of buildings with window 'decoration'. There is also easily the biggest pinhole photo I've ever seen!

The Fremantle Prison is due a visit this weekend and we'll try and get around some of the fringe.

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