Tagged Gilda Davidian

Picturing Beirut

Reviewed by Iris Yirei Hu     All the Clocks Have Stopped at Different Times   I am traveling back home—a distant land, one that I never inhabited for more than a summer. I am returning to the same flat that my grandmother adopted in Taipei after World War II and the Chinese Civil War. The one in which my mother and five of her older siblings were born. It is the vessel that houses my history, though I am only familiar with it from a distance.   It is with this lens that I am writing about artist Gilda…

Harpoon

Reviewed by Gilda Davidian      “Amon Yariv’s photographic works, despite their differentiation from the world, resonate a mode of action basic to any act of photography in the world, even of the most common kind; symmetrical, frozen, neatly positioned and staged, their presence before us dramatizes and heightens times and situations that would not have existed or been remembered had they not been intended to be photographed.”   The catalogue to Harpoon, a series of photographs by Amon Yariv from 2011, opens with an essay by Sarit Shapira titled In Photography’s Cells. The essay is followed by a list…