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I just want to say that this is a result of Anne Tucker and I looking. We had a great opportunity, because we had early grant money that allowed us to travel and look, with no agenda. All we did was gather pictures, and look at them. We started recognizing patterns.
There are some things that happened in every conflict. The woman grieving at the grave is in every conflict, every War, no matter what size. We started seeing this commonality that was happening, and it started driving us to think about the pictures. After that, we started editing, and in our natural conversations, things started breaking up into the categories.
One of the last decisions we did was to make it be in the order of War. For us, it was not only about visitor experience. We were concerned about the people who serve, and the photographers who shoot pictures. We needed to include enough pictures to honor what they did, for visitors to be able to get what they did. It comes across as a comprehensive, informational record of a core human experience.
One of the mistakes is to assume this a history of War photography. There are major, major pictures missing. And this is an art museum. There are four types of photographers: The commercial photographer, which includes portraiture. So what was your question again?
From a standpoint of art, context is, was and will probably always remain a buzzword. The way we experience something has a huge determination on the impact that it ultimately has upon our brain and our soul. The vast preponderance of images here come from the tradition of journalism. For me, a photograph is a photograph. And War is very complex.
Everybody brings emotional things to it. I think you unequivocally achieved that, both in the scope and the quality of images on display. I even stopped and asked a couple of people, who I noticed were in there as long as I was, what the hell they were doing.
They were both students. As far as the selection process, there was a three person curatorial team. How did you choose, amongst the three of you, which images were of a proper quality? First of all, let me say that Ann and I are confident that we looked at over a million pictures to cull it down to this That includes playing cards, cameras… objects. So the process is we would go to the print room, and put up Xeroxes of all the photographs, and we would do it by trip.
The first thing we would do was peg them into categories. Each category is like its own exhibition, and we treated it as such. We wanted to make sure that each category was diverse in its time periods, in its subject matter, and in its photographers. The final result was a vote of all three of us. If things got there three votes, of course it was in. If it got two votes, we argued and discussed it. If it got one vote, it was knocked out.
I saw that project at the tail end of the Whitney Biennial, and it moved me to push myself further as an artist. One thing I wrote to her is that I do not feel like she took advantage of the people. Because it does spark a dialogue. One thing I told Nina, when she was here for the opening, she pulled me aside and asked me if I still felt the same way. Earlier, you talked about how important it was to you guys to do justice to the photographers, and the experience of War.
For me, it was a genre of photography that is seldom looked at. They sit at the top of the Pantheon for their bravery, and their seeming insanity, and their willingness to put their life on the line. That world is pretty small. Your average everyday human. Sorry, I forgot where I was going after that. Because you ask good questions. You spent the better part of a decade of your life sifting through the darkest, nastiest corners of the human condition.
I have always felt that people need to see this stuff. I agree with Ken Jarecke. Including things that make you uncomfortable. I have it in my notes to ask you about that film. I was mentally comparing it to what Spielberg did, which was so emotionally manipulative. And just as I was taking that down in my notes, a police siren went by. My first thought was that it was part of the exhibition, but then I realized it was street noise.
What is never a part of anything is smell. There are two major groups that come to look at this work. The art world, and the military world. The military world, in general, just looks at pictures.
And they want to know what type of tank it was, what the battle was like, and the insignia on the uniforms. Art people tend to want to make it have a bias. To make a statement. And they look at composition and mood, and put it in the context of history last. My hope was that the two groups would become aware of each other.
And that the military people would be aware that the photographers are standing there, taking pictures as well. But also that one is not more important than the other. They are absolutely symbiotic, and work together. Every artist has been affected by War, in some way. Almost all of them have done pictures about it, in some way. And a Diane Arbus. I was brought up, not Anti-War, but if I got a cap gun as a present, it quietly disappeared.
And then, when I got to the ship, every stereotype I ever knew about War, and people who fight, was proven wrong. I took a step back, and gained a deep respect for it.
That was one of the things that really struck me. I like to think big picture, so I spent a lot of time yesterday contemplating what I could take away from this. But it presents reality in a way that is impossible to ignore. I think one reason why this is successful is that we never had an agenda. We wanted people to make their own conclusions, their own comparisons.
And for everyone it will be a different hundred. The end wall is kind of evidence of that, where people get to make their comments. I think you were extremely successful in that agenda. This show is about to move, no? We were able to build this space for it. One thing we are very pleased about, though, is that the catalogue exists, because it is even more complete than what is on view here in Houston.
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So we have to find a substitute. The catalogue, though, has every photo that we wanted to be in this exhibition, whether the loan was denied or not. Her eyes lost a shade of their sparkling blue luster. Open your mind, she implied. Instead, I first reverted to the safety of what I already knew. Fortunately, the final good thing that happened yesterday snuck up on me like a black-clad ninja in pink, padded socks. Back inI wrote a short piece about an upcoming exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, by the aforementioned artist.
It was the epitome of a clever, conceptual hook, and I was sad not to see the results in person. We get some installation shots in the book, thankfully. Just last month, I was encouraged by a museum director not to even breath the term, if I wanted to have my work considered by the institution. Just as there are millions upon millions of photographs that lack any imagination whatsoever.
But occasionally, far too rarely, we get a glimpse into the mind of someone who is doing it for the right reasons. This book provides just such an opportunity. It was produced in conjunction Koenig Books, and the Serpentine Gallery in London, a public space that sits atop the Art World hierarchy. Serpentine is open to the public seven days a week, and free.
There was an exhibition of Mr. It also contains some fascinating interviews with the artist, one conducted by Mr. Feldmann has worked directly with photography for years, in a variety of ways.