Grids: formalized violence

Just watched this short interview with Cornelia Parker. She’s sitting at her desk in front of a big window sewing grid lines into a piece of white paper, using thin wire drawn from bullet-metal as thread. She says, There’s approximately

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In progress: Romancing The Line

Some short fiction/art writing I’m working on: Before you begin to draw, you’ll need immaculately stretched, white paper. Stretch the paper by first baptizing it with water from a sponge, and then, quickly and gently, flattening it against a wall,

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A Fine Line: Compelling Visuality notes

Some notes and quotes from “Art History After Aesthetics,” opening essay in Compelling Visuality, 2003, ed. Claire Farago and Robert Zwijnenberg p. vii “We invited our contributors to write about what they actually see, touch, and experience when confronted with

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Reading Room at little berlin

Reading Room, at little berlin, explores some of the ways in which contemporary visual artists, poets, writers, and scholars practice in the rich seam between art and writing. Focusing on works with particular sensual, personal, or material immediacy, the exhibition

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Don McCullin: Shaped By War And More

Interview with Don McCullin Read the illustrated PDF Internationally renowned photojournalist Don McCullin recently gave a talk at the Imperial War Museum, London, where an exhibition surveying his life’s work – Shaped by War – is now on display. In

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Concept plus object: Agnes Martin, laughter & psychoanalysis

Marika Rose and I ask why people laughed at Agnes Martin’s drawings in the 1960s, using psychoanalytic theory as a framework for discussion. For the month of July, 2012, I’m collaborating with Marika Rose on Concept Plus Object an online

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BLOWING ON A HAIRY SHOULDER / GRIEF HUNTERS | Philadelphia

Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, September 7–December 4, 2011 Date: January, 2012 | Publisher: Art Papers Israeli artist, theorist, and curator Doron Rabina used his latest curatorial project, Blowing on a Hairy Shoulder / Grief Hunters, to revisit the strained

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