CPHOTO, Ivorypress, 2011
I was particularly struck by the works of Robert Walker, who for many decades has pioneered street photography. As Oscar Wilde pointed out, the true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. Robert Walker’s unexpected take on Venice (or, as Cedric Price called it, VENIC) introduces a resistance against the acceleration that prevents us from seeing. Or, in Walker’s own words, these works are a pause in which to wonder at, and Appreciate the world’s complexities.
Hans Urlich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery, London