Stan Douglas

  • Stan Douglas

    GIVEN NEW TECHNOLOGY, the user often trades convenience for control. Take the cell phone camera. Because cell phone camera designers are knowledgeable about what a conventionally “good” photograph looks like, everyone now takes “good” photographs, which is to say that everyone’s photographs tend to look exactly the same. Previously, the photographer either had an intimate technical understanding of what the camera was and so could control the image, or didn’t understand the inside of the camera at all but, because of the particular “mistakes” he or she inevitably made, still produced interesting

  • THEIR FAVORITE EXHIBITIONS OF THE YEAR

    To take stock of the past year, Artforum contacted an international group of artists to find out which exhibitions and events were, in their eyes, the very best of 2009.

    RICHARD ALDRICH

    “Pierre Bonnard: The Late Interiors” (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) You kind of get the feeling that Bonnard was a real artist. He was concerned not with the past (art history), present (his contemporaries), or future (his legacy), but with expressing himself in terms of his own perceptions, interactions, and experiences of the world. Whether of a room, a still life, or a loved one, each painting becomes