Anne Daems: 72 Girls and Some Boys Who Could Be Models

Anne Daems: 72 Girls and Some Boys Who Could Be Models

by Dan Graham
     
 
In the winter of 2005, Belgian photographer Anne Daems lived in New York City for six months as a Resident of the International Studio and Curatorial Program. In this small book of street photography, Daems focuses her lens on young New Yorkers, captured unawares--on the sidewalks of Soho, in the subway, under scaffolding, in traffic, and through shop windows. These

Overview

In the winter of 2005, Belgian photographer Anne Daems lived in New York City for six months as a Resident of the International Studio and Curatorial Program. In this small book of street photography, Daems focuses her lens on young New Yorkers, captured unawares--on the sidewalks of Soho, in the subway, under scaffolding, in traffic, and through shop windows. These delicate surveillance snapshots raise questions about voyeurism, youth, conventional beauty and how we tend to classify strangers. They are accompanied by an interview between Daems and artist Dan Graham, whose work also deals with surveillance:
DG: Well, your work is about people. You're interested in people, aren't you?
AD: Mmmmm.
GD: You're not interested in technique, like Gursky.
AD: No, not at all.
DG: Basically in normal people. But how normal are people?
(both start laughing)
AD: Well, the nicest people are a bit abnormal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974690896
Publisher:
J&L Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Born in Urbana, Illinois, in 1942, Dan Graham worked as a gallery and art critic before embarking on his artistic career in 1965. Over the years, he has received numerous public commissions in Europe as well as the United States, including the Children's Pavilion (1989), designed in collaboration with Jeff Wall, and the Rooftop Urban Park Project (1991), a permanent sculptural installation on the roof of the Dia Center in New York. He currently lives and works in New York.

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