Tag Archives: Taryn Simon

Researching Architectural Palimpsest

Palimpsest “A manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing.” (1) “Something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.” (1) “Architects imply palimpsest as a ghost – an image of what once was. In the built environment, this occurs more than we might think. Whenever spaces are … Continue reading

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Conflict. Time. Photography. Tate Modern: November 14 to March 15

Simon Baker, in his essay Armageddon in Retrospect (1),  says that Conflict. Time. Photography “takes as its starting point the necessity and value of the time taken to consider the past.” Time, and our reaction to time, is at the heart of this exhibition. … Continue reading

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