Candy/A Good and Spacious Land – Donovan Wylie & Jim Goldberg


Yale University Art Gallery, 2017
Box set with two volumes
Hardcover, 29 x 35 cm
372 pages, color and b/w photographs
English text

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Indians scattered on dawn’s highway bleeding
Ghosts crowd the young child’s fragile eggshell mind
Blood in the streets in the town of New Haven
– Jim Morrison, Peace Frog

In this two-volume set, two artists and two writers explore the concept of the “model city” through the lens of New Haven, Connecticut. The collaboration grew out of a 2013 joint residency at the Yale University Art Gallery by photographers Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie. In Candy, Goldberg, a New Haven native, uses Super 8 film stills, images of New Haven’s urban landscape, annotated Polaroid portraits, and collaged archival materials to create a photo-novel about the trajectory of 20th-century American cities.

A Good and Spacious Land, with photographs by Irish-born Wylie, chronicles the changes to New Haven’s topography during the construction of a massive highway interchange, offering connections between a contemporary American interpretation of the “Promised Land” and the underlying biblical narrative. Each volume includes text by Christopher Klatell woven throughout the images and a concluding essay by Laura Wexler that reflects on the photographs’ symbolism, social import, and historical contexts.

Weight 5 kg


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