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Ilse Bing, Eiffel Tower, 1934

© Estate of Ilse Bing, Courtesy Galerie Karsten Greve AG.

Dear Readers,

I am delighted to welcome back writers who have been reporting on their passions in art for some time now, as well as a new writer who I hope will continue her dialogue about visual art.


Robert Stalker gives us a wonderfully satisfying reading of Surrealist photography inspired by Twilight Visions, recently at Nashville’s Frist Center for the Arts and currently on view at the International Center of Photography in New York City. This show will then travel to the Telfair in Savannah, GA. Mr. Stalker has written many other wonderful articles for us: “Chantal Akerman at the Camden Arts Centre,”(November/December 2008); “Re-making the Readymade: American Artists Circa 1958” ( February 2009); “Screen Memories: The Cinema of Joseph Cornell” (April 2009); “Thresholds of Vision: Mel Bochner and the Space of Painting” (May 2009); and “Intersections: The Films of William S. Burroughs” (Summer 2009). If you missed these the first time around, I hope you will have the opportunity to return to them through our Archive.


Andrew Dietz interviews Michael Rooks, the new curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Mr. Rooks is formally of Haunch of Venison in New York City. Mr. Dietz previously wrote for us about his book, The Last Folk Hero: A True Story of Race and Art, Power and Profit (Ellis Lane Press, 2006). His essay "Paradox Lost: How I learned to stop worrying and embrace exploitation” (Summer issue 2008) displays his wonderful sense of humor. It is accompanied by a short reading from his book.


Meredith Sims, our plucky traveler originally from Australia but now based in Atlanta, leads us through DesCours, a seven day architecture and visual arts event in New Orleans.


Thank you, writers.


All my best,



Deanna Sirlin is an artist and Editor-in-Chief of The Art Section.

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