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Monday Round-Up
by Anne Bothwell 11 Mar 2013

Photos big and tiny at the Amon Carter, reporters at SXSW, and there’s a new critic in town.

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New critic:  The Morning News and UT-Arlington have hired an architecture critic. Mark Lamster is an editor at Architectural Digest and author working on a biography of Philip Johnson. In addition to writing for the paper, Lamster will teach at UT-Arlington.  He fills a void in the paper’s arts and cultural coverage left by the late critic David Dillon, says Bob Mong, DMN editor. Lamster will be in town in time for the annual David Dillon Symposium at the Nasher on April 18 and 19. (Looks like the DMN may not have this story online. But I swear I’m staring right at it.)

Oh. Here it is, finally at 8 a.m.

Big and small: The Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth is exhibiting massive photos from the museum’s collection at the same time it presents a solo show of small Polaroids made by Marie Cosindas. Writes Star Telegram’s Gaile Robinson:

Manipulating print size also manipulates the viewer. Huge depictions can draw viewers into the frame, the better to see the human dwarfed by the redwoods in Jackson’s Mariposa Grove or make them step back, to see the totality of the dancer as she struggles to emerge from her knit cocoon in Barbara Morgan’s Martha Graham — Lamentation.

But the smaller photos yield the bigger payoff says Robinson, who points out that 87-year-old photographer Cosindas will make a rare appearance at the museum on April 18.

#KERASXSW: Our intrepid crew in Austin is having a blast at the Film and Interactive conferences on now. Stephen Becker reports on KERA FM this a.m. on  Richardson native Shane Carruth’s new movie, Upstream Color.  Shot in Dallas, the film is Carruth’s first since he won Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize in 2004 for the low-budget Primer. Dane Walters and Lauren Silverman have also been blogging away about robots and 3d printing and ninjas this weekend. Catch up on all their coverage at our special SXSW site.


 

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