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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Portable cities

YIN XIUZHEN
Portable City: Jia Yu Guan, 2009
Courtesy Beijing Commune
“While Beijing has been the focus of inspiration for much of Yin Xiuzhen’s work, documenting the process of deconstruction and reconstruction, Yin has since installed her work worldwide, examining cultural changes in different locales. Investigating the repercussions of globalization, with the massive changes brought about by mass [...]

Wellington, coffee city

A Coffee Guide to Wellington
“This tea towel, probably from the mid-1960s provides a coffee guide to Wellington, complete with descriptions of the type of food served in each café.”
Wellington café culture + media gallery
“Wellington’s café culture is today an integral part of its identity as a city. This culture began in the 1930s with the [...]

Street seen

Louis Faurer, “Accident, New York City,” 1952. Deborah Bell Photographs, New York / © Mark Faurer
Street Seen: The Psychological Gesture in American Photography, 1940–1959
Milwaukee Art Museum, January 30–April 25, 2010
“[The] graphically charged and emotionally engaging photographs evoke the excitement and unease that characterized the era, as popular culture, the arts, and everyday life underwent substantial, [...]

Set cityscapes

A Couch in New York, Chantal Akerman (1995)
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