Saturday, July 19, 2008

Peter Hutton at Museum of Modern Art, New York - Artipedia - Arts News

Peter Hutton at Museum of Modern Art, New York - Artipedia - Arts News



“Like the haiku of Bashô, these seemingly simple films offer lessons in the art of seeing and fashioning images that make you wonder how anyone could produce something simultaneously so humble and so astounding.”—Tom Gunning, Spiral

“Hutton’s Budapest Portrait (1984 - 86) suggests the photographs alternately of Eugène Atget and Bernd and Hilla Becher, if not a lushly entropic gloss on Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera…. Human presence is often suggested merely by indexical signs—photographs, shadows, or bullet holes. This relative absence of the figure, together with the harsh chiaroscuro of the winter light, induces a poignant sense of loneliness and isolation. Voluptuously gray, worn, and lived in, the city is like a stage set for an invisible drama.”—J. Hoberman, Artforum

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