The White Lady, Spiral Galaxy … by Sarah Charlesworth

BOMB 3 Spring 1982
003 Winter Spring 1982

Discover MFA Programs in Art and Writing

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Sarah Charlesworth, The White Lady, 1980. Installation at Tony Shafrazi, New York, 1981.

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Sarah Charlesworth, Spiral Galaxy, 1981.

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Sarah Charlesworth, Lightning.

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Sarah Charlesworth, Stone Tablet.

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Sarah Charlesworth, Explosion.

Sarah Charlesworth by Betsy Sussler
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Lucas Blalock by Taylor Dafoe
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“If I do something to a photograph, the viewer has an impulse to naturalize what happened, to correct the mistake.”

Ryan Foerster by Ashley McNelis
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“If this is what this material does now, just treat it as a positive thing.“

Idris Khan by Adam Fuss
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There’s an inherent failure in all traditional art media; while lives and time appear to move and change, an artwork remains forever a prisoner of its own birth time, and our subsequent need to preserve and consume it.

Originally published in

BOMB 3, Spring 1982

Barbara Kruger & Richard Prince, Keith Sonnier, Valie Export, Alan Scarritt, and Jim Chladek. Cover by Mark Magill.

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003 Winter Spring 1982