New & Forthcoming
2019 was a busy year, with exhibitions, events and lectures, several of these have now been added to this website.
2020 is proving to be very different, as everything is enveloped by the coronavirus.
The major exhibition of work by Dora Maar finished at Tate Modern on March 15, just before the museum closed its doors. It has been due to go on to the Getty Centre in Los Angeles but that is now also shut.
At least, the English edition of the catalogue, to which I contributed the essay ‘Ubu in London: Between Surrealism and Documentary’, is still available. More details can be found under ‘Surrealism in Paris’.
Wiley have now published A Companion to Photography, edited by Stephen Bull and containing major texts by a range of writers on photography; I’m looking forward to reading them. My own extended essay ‘Things as They Are: The Problematic Possibilities of Documentary’ develops and extends the various ideas on Documentary I have written about previously. See under ‘Documentary’ for more information.
Meanwhile, all one can do is try to keep a low profile and take the time to develop some larger ideas for future publication, which I hope to be able to push forward at whatever point things return to normal.