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Ben Rivers’s “Things”

KATE MACGARRY, London

View of Ben Rivers's, “Things,” Kate MacGarry, London, 2014.
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Melissa Gronlund

The nouveau romanciers of France in the 1950s attempted to write a new sort of novel, as their name signaled: portraits of characters that would be comprised entirely of external effects, with none of the glimpses into interiority of the conventional novel—characters’ private thoughts and feelings—which the group argued were... continue reading
Ben Rivers's, "Slow Action" at Matt's Gallery, London
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Anna Gritz

On Saturday September 30th 1967, Robert Smithson boarded the number 30 Inter-City bus to Passaic, carrying with him a copy The New York Times, a spiral notebook, a paperback of Brian Aldiss's Earthworks and his instamatic camera. This kit of the modern day explorer was most likely not so different to that used by Ben Rivers when he set out in 2010 to shoot his most recent film Slow Action. Smithson explored Passaic, New Jersey, identifying new... continue reading

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