What happens when a photograph is too difficult to look at, yet you can’t throw it away? (Your prom photo? The last image from a painful breakup, the perm you thought was a good idea. BUT. IT. WAS. NOT. )
That’s the question Chicago-based artist, Jason Lazarus, explores in the exhibit, Too Hard To Keep (T.H.T.K). at Gallery TPW. All the images in the exhibit were donated by people who couldn’t look at them anymore.
“Too Hard to Keep” is part of “Coming to Encounter,” a series that experiments with strategies for looking at difficult images. The series is organized by Galley TPW, curator in residence Gabrielle Moser.
A bummer? Interesting? What do you think?
This is a re-post from the Photo-Blog (Sofamphoto). Mary–I think you need to contact the artist and offer to bring the Ministry of Memory Destruction to the gallery. Right? Right? Shouldn’t Mary do that? You could also post a link to MMD on the blog that accompanies the exhibit.