Border Crossings
Vol. 32, No. 1 Issue No.125

Border Crossings
Vol. 32, No. 1 Issue No.125

Border Crossings

Cover image: Robert Frank, Mabou, 2000. Courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York.
March 7, 2013

In this issue: Robert Frank, Patti Smith, John Massey,
Black Star Photo Agency, John Cage

Special issue on photography on newsstands March 7

Robert Frank
“I always knew what I didn’t want. That was the rule in my life. I absolutely knew what I didn’t want; that gave me the idea and the rest was intuition.”

John Massey
“The base value for me is whether a representation tells me how it is a representation. I want to be part of the experience and narrative of looking.”

Patti Smith (by Daniel Baird)
“Drawings are intimate and they have a close relationship with the written word you can do both with a pencil. Sometimes I find myself so involved in the writing of a poem that it actually ends up becoming a drawing as well.”

John Cage (by Lee Henderson) 
“The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful? And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.”

AD Coleman on the Black Star Photo Agency
“Walter Benjamin famously proposed that the inherent reproducibility of photographs left them without what he called “aura”: the beholder’s perception of an object as a hand-wrought thing, the idiosyncratic traces of that artefact’s passage through time, the physical, sensory evidence of the life it has lived in the material world. Benjamin erred, obviously; you have only to step into this archive and open at random any of its Hollinger boxes to confront artefacts steeped in the auratic.

The Undesirables is a meaningful collection of artist statements by recent graduates from the University of Manitoba sculpture program, including Ben Bonner, Sherri Rennie, Josh Roach, Laura Magnusson, and Tamara Weller.

BORDERVIEWS (Spotlight on new work) 
Divya Mehra, Elvira Finnigan, Alison Norlen, and Sara Graham.

Reconfiguring Abstraction, Ian Wallace, Jinny Yu, Rosemarie Trockel, Sophie Bélair Clément, Pierre Dorion, Karen Jordon and Norman Takeuchi, Yam Lau , Shanghai Biennial 2012, Landon MacKenzie, “Hapax Legomena”, The Report: A Novel, Jay Isaac, Lyse Lemieux, Noel Rodo Vankeulen, and Brian Groombridge.

About Border Crossings
Border Crossings is a quarterly cultural magazine published in Winnipeg, Canada. Its subject is contemporary Canadian and international art and culture, which the magazine explores through articles, columns, reviews, interviews, and portfolios.

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