Endless Present

The National Gallery of Victoria has an exhibition—Endless Present—of the work of Robert Rooney.
I’m mentioning it because, although he doesn’t use found photos, their unmediated beauty appeals to me in the same way the best of the photos here do.

Rooney uses photography as a documentary tool. One project involved photographing his bed, each day; another his clothes for the day—ordered, and folded. Particularly I liked the results of a project where he would place the camera on the ground, (inside, and outside) and take a photo in each of the cardinal directions. The result

The exhibition is, perhaps, half Rooney, and half other conceptual artists of the time—Ed Ruscha, Sol LeWitt, etc. It ends March 27.

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