Posts tagged "the seen"

Heartbreaking Duplicity: Documenta 14 // Learning From Athens

09/28/2017
Heartbreaking Duplicity: Documenta 14 // Learning From Athens
Banu Cennetog˘lu, BEINGSAFEISSCARY, 2017, various materials, Friedrichsplatz, Kassel, documenta 14. Photo: Roman März.

The following article was originally published by The Seen in September, 2017.

In a sense, the Western World presumes to be (always) learning from Athens, espousing Ancient Greece as its point of origin and thereafter presuming a complex blend of familiarity, ownership, and admiration. The inscribed plaques on the gates at the... +

Made Not Begotten: Robert Mapplethorpe // Grand Palais

07/03/2014
Made Not Begotten: Robert Mapplethorpe // Grand Palais
Robert Mapplethorpe, Belly Button, 1986.
Originally published by The Seen, July 2014. “…Heva, naked Eve. She had no navel. Gaze. Belly without blemish, bulging big, a buckler of taut vellum, no, whiteheaped corn, orient and immortal, standing from everlasting to everlasting. Wombed in sin darkness I was too, made not begotten. By them, the man with my voice and my eyes and a ghostwoman with ashes on her breath. They clasped and sundered, did the coupler’s will.” — James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode Three,... +