The gap between rich and poor has never been wider . . . legislative stalemate paralyzes the country . . . corporations resist federal regulations . . . spectacular mergers produce giant companies . . . the influence of money in politics deepens . . . bombs explode in crowded streets . . . small wars proliferate far from our shores . . . a dizzying array of inventions speeds the pace of daily life.
In this prismatic and obliquely appreciative study of Antoine D'Agata’s photography, Peter Sotos arraigns the fraught vocabulary of gallery apologists — and of D'Agata himself — to locate a “"iner definition of pornography" beneath the exigent demands of desire, transgression, and art.