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Monday, September 22, 2008

"and if I remained by the outermost sea"

I made it to the New Museum today for the last day of After Nature.

[by William Christenberry]

I had wanted to see it for some time for a couple reasons. First, it's an exhibition based on poetry. About time. So often the relationship works in reverse: poets write about museums and paintings and photographs and artists. And here's an exhibition that uses a collection of poems as a jumping off point.

Second, it's an exhibition based on the work of W. G. Sebald. I love his work. I save it up. I cherish it.

[by Brian Burkhardt]

Third, I think the exhibition ties in nicely to one Real Art Ways will be opening on Saturday, October 4. Archaeology of Wonder has work that punches you in the gut in a way that's similar to some of the work in After Nature. See for yourself.

[by Werner Herzog]

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