Australia’s Aboriginal cave art is at risk of disappearance within 50 years, according to an expert quoted in the Guardian‘s recent investigation of the threats facing the prehistoric art. The risks are reportedly manifold — from vibrations arising from mining operations to feral animals and graffiti — with insufficient government resources deployed to preserve the estimated 100,000 rock art sites.
ANTONELLO da Messina
Oil on wood, 45 x 34,5 cm
Galleria Regionale della Sicilia, Palermo
The ghosts of Paris— ‘Time Frame’ a photoseries by New York based photographer Matthew Pillsbury. The images capture the passage of time itself in interiors of the Louvre, Palais Garnier, and Sainte Chapelle. His long exposure photographs were initially inspired by Hiroshi Sugimoto's works. Pillsbury has poignantly stated, “Much of photography is an attempt to stop the clock—to assert our presence: ‘I was here, I matter.’ Here, my photographs are doing something different: We are shown the fragility and fleeting nature of our presence.”