Flowers and Fish I, by Paulette Tavormina
On June 28th, Wirth Art Advisory, in collaboration with Ana Tzarev proudly presented Group Portrait, the 2012 Yale MFA Photography Thesis Show, curated by Sabrina Wirth. The exhibition is a New York debut for artists Peter Baker, Richard Choi, Felix R. Cid, Thomas Gardiner, Pao Houa Her, Katie Koti, Kate A. T. Merrill, Sarah Muehlbauer, and … Read more
“At first glance, the arresting photographs draw you in, but it is only upon closer inspection that the blaring ironies reveal themselves”
The exhibition jumbles a huge range of propagandist photos, journalistic photos, and everyday portraits together into one show. Moreover, it displays the facets of the revolution that not everyone could see–the symbolic, the historical, and the sentimental. However, the absence of context was problematic for me.