Russian missile systems are named for trees.
2:01 pm • 17 July 2014 • 2 notes
“We have all these fantasies of the shebeen life, of jazz clubs, the showgirls and writers, and there is this certain romance that Drum produced, but also a nostalgia, that in a sense may seem to be antithetical to the very radicality we ascribe to it. So how do we tease these things apart? How do we look at the layers of ambivalence that surround the entire enterprise of the Apartheid visual production?”
— Rise and Fall of Apartheid: In Conversation with Okwui Enwezor
6:08 pm • 16 July 2014 • 1 note
“What struck me was the film’s incredible elegance and visual power,” said the curator Okwui Enwezor, who saw the piece in a London gallery in 1996 and promptly put Mr. McQueen in the 1997 Johannesburg Biennial. “Here was this artist I’d never heard of, but with an incredible self-assurance in his own capacities and his own intellectual exploration of cinema.”
— Steve McQueen, Intense Seeker of Powerful Elegance - NYTimes.com
10:16 am • 16 July 2014