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IMG MGMT: Ruin Value

by Aaron Williams on June 14, 2016
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I keep a folder of images on my desktop, culled from internet searches and random meanderings around the net. There isn’t much curation involved in these images, and I’m not always sure why an image calls to my collection, but themes arise nonetheless. A unifying quality is the bleak reality that’s laid bare by the breakdown of a system– bygone expressions of power like Brutalist architecture, panopticons, and military camouflage. I feel ambivalent about these images, uncomfortable with taking pleasure in the aesthetic forms that hides insidious subtexts.

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Tate Modern Expansion Looks Straight Out of Star Wars

by Michael Anthony Farley on May 25, 2016
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Following the trend of art museums expanding into weird pyramid shapes, the Tate Modern has completed a 10 story addition by Herzog & de Meuron. Today, they released images from architectural photographer Iwan Baan. And of all the art pyramids out there, the force is strong with this one.

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