The beautiful desecration of Vivian Maier

Above: Self-Portrait, 1953. © 2014 Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Ltd. Vivian Maier. Hers is the name of the moment in the world of art. The reclusive photographer, who died in 2009, has shot to public fame and critical acclaim with her strikingly intimate, curiously detached street photography. But who was this woman? How did an […]

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From ‘First Kiss’ to ‘Undress Me’ – awkwardly juggling science and Cyrus

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKZa-Kb4Nng]   Perhaps I am revealing myself as a cynic, but Tatia Pilieva’s ‘First Kiss’ (a video of ten pairs of strangers sharing a kiss) was, as the tender examination of romance it was purported to be, pretty excruciating. The “beautiful moments [that] took place when nothing was happening”, in the words of Pilieva, […]

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