by Laura Hutson
The Arcade's newest gallery is Corvidae Collective, and the series of photos they've put together for this weekend's art crawl could put them in contention for the crawl's No. 1 must-see exhibit.
The exhibition, titled Modern Ruin: An International Urbex Photography Exhibit, takes photographs from various international locales (among them Belgium, Slovenia and Germany) under the guise of urban exploration, a kind of contemporary-living archaeology that lends itself wonderfully to large-scale photography. Think abandoned factories, trashed hotel rooms and old theater lobbies, but without any of the tropes that so often make this kind of work trite or cliché. Am I jumping the gun to say that the work reminds me of the large-scale photos in Vesna Pavlovic's 2011 Projected Histories exhibit at the Frist Center? It's possible. See for yourself on Saturday.
More images are below.