For a commission at the University of Texas at Austin, Hamilton photographed over 500 people at locations around the city through sheets of milky, semi-opaque Duraflex.
Anne Blood is an art critic and editor living in Manhattan. Her work has appeared in The Burlington Magazine, Studio International, .Cent Magazine, and The Arts Desk. Find her on Instagram @annerblood
American Artists’ Fraught Responses to the First World War
From critical to patriotic and everything in between, a vast exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts displays the full range of US artists’ reactions to World War I.
Painting a Fuller, More Complicated History of Mexican Modern Art
An exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Arts explores the many strands of Mexican modern art, shedding light on artists and movements beyond the best-known muralists.
Ann Hamilton Pays Tribute to Philadelphia’s Frayed Textile Industry
PHILADELPHIA — Started around 1907, Municipal Pier 9 was built as part of a comprehensive plan to upgrade the Delaware River as a shipping channel.
Traces of the Past in Images of Today’s Busy African Metropolises
PHILADELPHIA — In Akinbode Akinbiyi’s photograph, the pyramids of Giza, built over 4,500 years ago, are captured through a mess of fencing, with the tight rows of rigid iron rods obscuring the ancient wonders.
The Indefatigable Curiosity of Norman Lewis
PHILADELPHIA — While teaching at Jefferson School of the Social Sciences in New York around 1949, Norman Lewis began to draft an artist’s treatise in which he laid out his teaching theories, and, more intriguingly, his ideas about the role an artist should play in society.