Steven Kasher Gallery is presenting the first solo exhibition in New York of acclaimed photographer, essayist and novelist Teju Cole. The exhibition accompanies the publication of Cole?s fourth volume, Blind Spot (Random House, 2017) with a foreword by Siri Hustvedt. Show More Summary
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Teju Cole's latest work is a blend of text and image that adds up to more than the sum of its parts
Teju Cole—novelist, essayist, photographer, and photography critic—has crafted a body of work marked by a stunning subterranean unity. Reading any one of his books is like stumbling upon the exposed tip of a massive underground landmass, one that he’s spent the better part of a decade mapping but the entirety of which he has yet to image. Show More Summary
In Blind Spot, Cole creates a space in which to notice himself noticing—he’s the third echo in the series, and invites us to stand in as the next—and the result is something richer and more ambiguous than we might have anticipated. The post Teju Cole’s Incantations appeared first on The Millions.
Teju Cole’s “Blind Spot” is a lyrical essay in photographs paired with texts.
Opolopo opolo ni ko mo pe opolopo eniyan l’opolo l’opolopo That means “many frogs do not know that many people are intelligent.” That is from Teju Cole, Known and Strange Things, a book of essays. And here is yet a further update on Nigerian plastic rice. The post A Yoruba tongue twister appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.
Teju Cole takes note of Taryn Simon's work, and makes marching orders for our time: "We don’t turn to history because it is demonstrably relevant, and we don’t look at art only because it is monumental or beautiful."
Teju Cole lays out the parallels.
"Photography is at the nerve center of our paradoxical memorial impulses: we need it there for how it helps us frame our losses, but we can also sense it crowding in on ongoing experience, imposing closure on what should still be open."
Teju Cole delights in following his curiosity to unexpected places. He is lively, funny and more of a rambler than his concise writing would suggest, prone to amusing tangents — about, for instance, his ability to detect whether someone prefers Rihanna or Beyonce. “I am cool on the page and animated...
“Salinger’s Holden Caulfield made a distinction between writers you would like to call on the phone and those you wouldn’t care to talk to at all. Teju Cole belongs to the former group.” Year in Reading alum Aleksandar Hemon interviews Teju Cole. If you can’t get enough of Cole, we interviewed him, too. The post No Phonies Here appeared first on The Millions.
In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...
Over at The New York Times, Citizen author Claudia Rankine reviews Teju Cole’s new essay collection. As she puts it, “Cole attempts to untangle the knot of who or what belongs to us and to whom or what do we belong as artists, thinkers and, finally, human beings.” Pair with this Millions interview with Cole. The post Untangle the Knot appeared first on The Millions.
Teju Cole writes a fable on Donald Trump at The New Inquiry. You could pair it with our review of Trump: The Novel. The post Trump, a Fable appeared first on The Millions.
Claudia Rankine reviews Teju Coles’s new book of essays, Known and Strange Things (Random House), for the New York Times. “Cole shares [Harold] Bloom’s interest in the fraught and burdened relationship writers and artists have to our ancestors,” writes Rankine, “and he seeks to answer yet another question: How does the imagination cross and recross […]
In Teju Cole’s essays in “Known and Strange Things,” imagination crosses and recrosses boundaries.
Born in Michigan, raised in Lagos and educated in London and New York, Teju Cole is about as cosmopolitan as… The post Glimpses of beauty appeared first on The Spectator.
by Jen Graves Roy DeCarava, Man and Girl at Crossing, 1978. Images courtesy Seattle Art Museum "As soon as the photograph of Ieshia Evans began to circulate online, people said she looked like a superhero," Teju Cole wrote in a beautiful...Show More Summary
On April 3, The New York Times Magazine photography critic Teju Cole penned a piece largely dismissing the work of renown photographer Steve McCurry. The piece caused a minor ruckus in photography circles with people (like myself) writing in his defense, while others castigated his imperialist eye and amplified whispers of staged scenes. Just when the [...]Show More Summary