Harmony Korine's Pigxote at Vanderbilt 

49-Part Harmony

49-Part Harmony
In his 1999 Dogme feature julien donkey-boy, Korine and cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle pushed the pixelized cloudiness of digital camerawork to gorgeous realms of abstraction. A similar principle is at play in this curated Vanderbilt exhibit of Korine's print photography, a mix of sight gags, close encounters and frozen moments rendered in blurs of barely stilled motion. It seems likely to provoke the old "my kid could do that" taunt--which the artist, a new father as well as one of the world's foremost appreciators of accidental art, would no doubt take as a compliment to their spontaneity and spirit of play. It's the images that matter, not the signature, and if your kid took these photos, he'd belong just as much in a gallery--or in therapy. Organized by Joseph Whitt and Korine's production company O'Salvation, which relocated not long ago from Paris to Nashville, the exhibit is accompanied by a Nieves limited-edition book containing its 49 photographs. Call 343-1704 or visit vanderbilt.edu/gallery for more information.
Mondays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 8. Continues through Feb. 26, 2009

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