Author Archives: Bernard Yenelouis

About Bernard Yenelouis

Detroit. Movies. Modernist architecture in Los Angeles. Marcel Proust. Walter Benjamin. Vernacular photography. Spirit photography. Gay porn. Cats. Frankfurt School critique. Henry James. Cosmism. Werner Schroeter. Kenneth Anger. Aby Warburg. Robert Bresson. Iris Murdoch. Ernie Kovacs. Suzanne Cesaire.

Photo books, exhibitions & related events 2018 edition, part 1 – Peter Hujar, Oliver Wasow

Peter Hujar (1934-1987) The exhibition and catalog Peter Hujar – Speed of Life at the Morgan Library & Museum (January 26 – May 20, 2018) is an auspicious way to begin a review of the past year. The acquisition of … Continue reading

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Temporary Autonomous Installations in All Used Up: Dismantling the Gaze x Queering the Collection, October 17, 2018 at ICP Museum

  To articulate what is past does not mean to recognize “how it really was.” It means to take control of a memory, as it flashes in a moment of danger. For historical materialism it is a question of holding … Continue reading

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OMG, Bring a Book! The Library Goes to Critical Jamming

Yours truly and ICP Head Librarian and Archivist Matthew Carson participated in the recent panel From X-Files to The Matrix: Reality Disintegrated, held on Sunday, March 4 at the ICP Museum. In the words of organizer Claudine Boeglin: The 90s. … Continue reading

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Stephen Grebinski, Keyed to Masculine Comfort, 2015

Faced with the excess and diversity (where to start?) of publications in Queering the Collection, currently installed in the ICP Library, I was happy to find (& just by judging a book by its cover) a familiar name: Stephen Grebinski. … Continue reading

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“I am in Paris.”

Following conversations with my colleagues at the ICP Library  about an event related to our current photobook display Je est un autre: The Vernacular in Photobooks, I decided to present selections from a small collection of films stills I accumulated … Continue reading

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Photography is Magic

Who was Irving Desfor? Unknown to us up until now, his book/photo album Great Magicians In Great Moments came to the ICP Library when the personal library of our founder Cornell Capa was folded into the ICP collection after Capa’s … Continue reading

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What played at the Roxy?

The Roxy Theatre opened at 153 W. 50 St., between 6th and 7th Avenues in 1927 with the film The Love of Sunya, produced by and starring Gloria Swanson. The theater seated 5,920 people. An apogee of “movie palace” distinction … Continue reading

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