Prager’s colorful, elaborately staged photographs of crowds, on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art from Nov. 23, 2013 – March 9, 2013, comprise the artist’s most ambitious project to date.
I have reached the peak of my tolerance. For this culture. It is not innocent, not child-like. It is not growing. It is stagnant. It has stopped becoming. It has become. I cannot bear to see these images you post on my screen anymore. They’re so fake. I cannot bear to listen to inauthenticity dripping out of your digital tones leaking like chipped wire on granite, like tin on chalkboard. It leaks from every orifice of your starving body, dear civilisation. I am fed up of rationality and fake smiles. Of triviality and extrovertedness. Where has the pessimism gone? Come back. O, despair, these grinning youths know nothing about your touch. They hide behind wet sheets of optimism like children in a rain storm.
Maria Grazia Dallerba Ricci. L’invention du parc. Graphite 1984: 128
Glen Check Dreams.
Jean Cocteau, 1939.
Artist Name: Ariel Tobing
A Place To Hold Onto (Self Portrait)