I will be speaking Wednesday 7pm November 11 at the Sanctuary for Independent Media
where the solo show “Evidence and Fantasy: Militarism in American Life” is on view through
December 18. www.mediasanctuary.org
Photographs from Purple Hearts and Marine Wedding will be on display along with images of Iraq
from Christoph Bangert, a wonderful photographer, and a former student of mine at ICP.
Details: Opening: 4pm October 25, 2009
On view until December 6, 2009
Address: Schiffbauergasse 6
14467 Potsdam, Germany
Tel. 0331 27156-0
New City Art review of Homeland at Gage Gallery, Chicago, March 2009
“Picturing the Iraq Veterans,” by Mary Panzer in Aperture Magazine 2008
I found these postcards by Aurelio Bertiglia on sale outside the Milan train station. They depict the Italian campaign in Ethiopia. The owner sold them next to framed photos of Mussolini. Il Duce skiiing, Il Duce swimming.
The owner said he was a socialist, said Italy was ruined, and hated selling the images, but said it’s what people like to buy. The use of children to promote war time mythologies astonished me, but the scenes depicted felt quite familiar.