Alex Alberro

  • Roy Arden

    Roy Arden's midcareer survey features the three major phases of his work to date: the '80s archival photographs documenting the social history of his native British Columbia; the “landscape of the economy” color photographs of the early '90s that explore the mix of old and new in his local surroundings; and his more recent images of the “urban rustic.”

    Roy Arden's midcareer survey features the three major phases of his work to date: the '80s archival photographs documenting the social history of his native British Columbia; the “landscape of the economy” color photographs of the early '90s that explore the mix of old and new in his local surroundings; and his more recent images of the “urban rustic”—such mundane subjects as weeds, gutters, street corners, and wildflowers. Throughout, Arden's photography rejects the exotic and the spectacular as it tracks modernity in the everyday and the global in the local. In this

  • VALIE EXPORT, smart export, Selbsporträt, 1967.

    Valie Export

    Throughout her long career, Valie Export has remained ahead of the curve, whether as the sole female associate of the Viennese Actionists in the early ’60s or in her early-’70s self-identification as a “media artist.” Still, the body as a site for cultural inscription has remained central to the Austrian artist’s work, and her media analyses—investigating the increasingly blurred boundaries between technology and the self—have always been connected to larger social themes. Curated by Hildtrud Ebert and Frank Wagner, this exhibition of approximately 140 works helps raise Berlin’s temperature in

  • Alex Alberro

    If there is a group of contemporary artists that has made it a point to reconstitute highly skilled photography in the context of the advanced visual arts, it’s the generation that studied at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie under Bernd and Hilla Becher—Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, Candida Höfer, Petra Wunderlich, Axel Hütte. Although each photographer is remarkable in his or her own way, they are unified by an easily recognizable style that privileges meticulously composed scenes produced with the highest possible definition and tonal differentiation. One of the most precocious of this group