One of the hardest parts of starting a Masters is trying to pin down exactly what you want to study. I saw the extensive Arnaud Maggs exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada this summer, and it certainly inspired some ideas for a research topic.
I found his series of photographs of envelopes from Parisian flea markets to be extraordinary. The envelopes are meticulously collected, documented, even archived in a way, and then subsequently displayed, which points to an urge to collect.
Treetops, Hillsides, Ditches (2011)
Raw chicle, gum base, logs
Source: Konrad Fischer Galerie
In love with this series of photographs (Shows) by Arnhel de Serra depicting the often forgotten, or purposely avoided, world of country shows and specialty fairs.
Arnhel de Serra, from the series Shows
More after the jump
Dachshund UN, a performance orchestrated by Australian artist Bennett Miller at the Melbourne Museum.
excepts from the whimsical, ongoing series by robert and shana parkeharrison.