Category Archives: sculpture

Boy with the Hood

This installation at the Barnes Collection in Philadelphia, by the French artist Mohamed Bourousissa, grew out of his time with the Fletcher Street Riding Club, one of the few black, urban stables in the United States. The panels, printed on … Continue reading

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The best of the poems, photos, and meditations to appear on UPICTURE have now been collected in a book,  KILLERS IN TUTUS, available at Amazon.  Click here.  The cover photo appeared on November 2, 2012 in an essay on Fasching … Continue reading

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Giuseppe Penone, at Palazzo della Civilta Italiana, FENDI ROMA

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Annette Messager at Villa Medici

These are two of the installations of French artist Annette Messenger now showing at the Villa Medici in Rome. At first they appear conventionally grasp-able, even softly lovable. But as they draw you into them, your presumption of familiarity evaporates, … Continue reading

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. DEF:  “a person or animal having both male and female sex organs or other sexual characteristics, either abnormally or (in the case of some organisms) as the natural condition.” The pose of this hermaphrodite is one of the most … Continue reading

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the sculpture of Cosimo Carlucci of Lecce

Below, “Violenza” (1960)  and two other pieces by Cosimo Carlucci at the Museo Storico Citta di Lecce. Worth a trip to southern Italy just to see these.

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Anu Vahtra, sculpture, Koler Prize

. “Illusion, Distorted Perspective, Lack of Balance,” installation by Anu Vahtra. This entry, shown in the EKKM exhibit space in a former factory on the funky Tallinn harbor-side, used to be positioned between two buildings in Tartu. In the latter … Continue reading

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Hot Shower on a Hot Day

. Sometimes a hot shower on a hot day is just what I need, sweating when I enter, sweating and clean when I emerge. Going to a job interview once, I forgot my tie, felt sharp eyes, I got the … Continue reading

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Enzo Mari, allegoria della morte

. Brion Gysin in the sawmill, William Burroughs at the window: Even a snowflake on the hearth has a better chance of epiphany. It’s about “method,” isn’t it? Having none is just a default to the biological, as the newspaper … Continue reading

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Some days you just feel kind of blanched

. Some days I feel blanched, parboiled, out of it, like a hard-boiled egg would be a promotion. What whiteness I carry around in my puffy little head! What did I just say? My frills beguile me when I turn … Continue reading

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