Qvest, June/July 08

Signs of the Times

Signs are strange things. Umberto Eco put it in a nutshell in his semiotic writings when he said one and the same sign can mean very different things in different cultures. So to understand Peter Granser`s picture Never Hillary, it might help to know that the Austrian photographer spent several months living in Texas. He returned with a whole smorgasbord of images that aim to document the mental condition of George W. Bush`s home state. In the Texas primary, Hillary Clinton came out ahead of Barack Obama at least, but Republican John McCain was also a big winner there. And that may augur badly for the future...
Peter Granser - Signs, Hatje Cantz 2008.

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