Adrian Searle at Document 13: Mysteries in the mountain of mud
The above photo is of Geoffrey Farmer’s Leaves of Grass at Documenta 13. It is created from pictures cut from five decades of Life magazine. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters
‘Tacita Dean has brought the mountains of Afghanistan to Kassel, filling a former banking hall with enormous, beautiful blackboard drawings. Some are near-empty, just turbid blackness; others are filled with moiling rapids and rushing rivers. There are sunlit mountaintops, dusty avalanches, chalky wipe-outs. The six panels are a sort of storyboard, an evocation of an elsewhere. Dean’s drawings are, I think, about time: geological time, the flash of a life, a passing thought.’
You can read Adrian’s complete article, here.