Leaving Eden

robert adams

‘We have erected drive-in cafes where the buffalo once roamed, to say nothing of the dinosaurs. In a confession, to ourselves primarily… we might say: “Well, we’re human, what else could we do?” […] Here, the purpose was not art or communication with some celestial being, but straightforward brute commerce. Adams cannot help but capture the beauty of the scenes of destruction because, worryingly for us, they are beautiful.’

Contemplating suburban oblivion via a review of the Robert Adams exhibition at Jeu de Paume, Paris.

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2 Responses to Leaving Eden

  1. Very interesting. The passage does catch something quite quintessential about us and our time. Wish I could go see.

  2. I never used to like Robert Adams much, but I have so much more of an appreciation for him nowadays. Would also love to see this.

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