With help from the American Institute for Indonesian Studies, I am heading back to Indonesia soon, to develop my next book project. More information posted soon!
I've recently instigated a new writing project, a more comprehensive history of photography from Indonesia. Rather than writing the whole text, I am writing several of the essays, and commissioning other writers to contribute as well. Thus far, all is coming along splendidly, and I've recruited a number of tremendous writers, including Karen Strassler, Wimo Bayang, Astri Wright, Gael Newton, Krisna Murti, and Adelina Luft, among many others. I've posted a few draft excerpts on my blog, so please take a look!
Thought I'd share an interview I did a couple years back, in Monovisions. Follow the link for more.
Another short review of my exhibition at the Johnson Museum, found here. The exhibition is now down, but you can still get the book at Photo Eye!
There is a new interview with me published in the Ithaca Times! It's about my new book with OUP - please take a look!
I try hard to keep busy and to keep making new pictures. The photographs here aren't new, but were just completed last week. Both are from Indonesia, 2014. This picture above is an agricultural burn just outside Yogyakarta in Central Java - a silver gelatin print toned with selenium and Lipton tea. The picture below is from Bandung, taken outside the Lawangwangi Art Space in the hills above the city.
In collaboration with Yogyakarta based curator Alia Swastika, I am organized a two-night screening of contemporary film and video art from Java. The screening will first be held at the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University on Thursday, April 20th at 5:15, and then a second time at the Colorado College on Wednesday, April 26th. Please contact me for more information!
The book I published with Afterhours Books and Cornell University is now being sold at Photo Eye in Santa Fe.
There is a nice review of my exhibition at the Johnson Museum of Art written up in the Ithaca Times.
I was recently invited to participate in a new online catalog of artists who've participated in the MacDowell Colony residencies. Link to my page here.
Brian Arnold is a photographer, educator, writer, and musician living in Ithaca, NY. For more information, please visit my other blog, A Photographer's Journal.