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The Whole Earth on a Page: Jessica Brier on Stewart Brand’s Whole Earth Catalog

07.09.2012  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

Jessica Brier

In 1966 Stewart Brand stood under UC Berkeley’s Sather Gate and sold buttons for 25 cents apiece that said, “Why haven’t we seen a photograph of the whole Earth yet?” This provocation was inspired by one of Buckminster Fuller’s epic lectures, in which he insisted that the root of human problems was the common misconception of the Earth as flat and endless. Although the Earth’s shape was known in the abstract, it was not yet understood in any tangible way. Brand remembers sitting on a rooftop, floating on an acid trip, ... More

Beauty/Youth: Francesca Woodman on the Cusp

01.09.2012  |  By
Filed under: One on One

from Jessica Brier:

It is unusual to think of an artist as contemporary, of our own moment, years after her death. Even more unusual is a museum exhibition that focuses on work made in art school and as the artist was just beginning to develop a practice. SFMOMA’s retrospective Francesca Woodman, organized by Corey Keller, does both. Woodman’s work seems to touch a nerve in almost everyone who looks at it; many viewers connect the strong emotional content of the work to her suicide at age 22. But to me this emotion is also (and maybe more i... More