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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Crotch & Death

Your assignment: hang the Annie Leibovitz show at the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibit, which focuses on the last 15 years of the photographer's work, mixes stylized celebrity photos with personal family snapshots, including images of Susan Sontag near death. Here's the tricky part. Where do you hang the photographs of a dying Susan Sontag? Hmmm. How about right next to the photo of Jamie Foxx with his hand on his crotch? Perfect! Believe it or not, this is no joke; this is the way these incongruous images are actually positioned. I note that they are not as close to each other as the above collage illustrates; nevertheless, they might as well be. That's how offensive I found this juxtaposition.