Archive for October, 2019

Kurt Schwitters

Kurt Schwitters (1887–1948) is renowned for his Merz collages and constructions, titled after an advertisement for Commerzbank he once cut up, dispensing with the German institution’s com and bank, and ... | Read More

J. Hoberman on Elizabeth Otto’s Haunted Bauhaus: Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics

Haunted Bauhaus: Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics, by Elizabeth Otto. MIT Press, 2019. 296 pages.THE TANTALIZING TITLE of Elizabeth Otto’s new book ... | Read More

Dan Nadel on Robert Williams: The Father of Exponential Imagination

Robert Williams: The Father of Exponential Imagination, by Robert Williams. Seattle: Fantagraphics, 2019. 484 pages.THERE’S NO SUCH THING as a “popular imagination,” but some artists do access ... | Read More

Berta Fischer

Berta Fischer’s show at the James Fuentes gallery felt like the happy wreckage of a good party. The Berlin-based artist’s polychromatic acrylic-glass and neon-and-rope sculptures summoned a never-ending ... | Read More

Berta Fischer

Berta Fischer’s show at the James Fuentes gallery felt like the happy wreckage of a good party. The Berlin-based artist’s polychromatic acrylic-glass and neon-and-rope sculptures summoned a never-ending ... | Read More

Kate Sutton on the reconstructions of Skopje

ON JULY 26, 1963, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake leveled roughly 80 percent of Skopje, now the capital of the recently christened country of North Macedonia, but then known as the third-largest city in ... | Read More

JULIANA SPAHR

Juliana Spahr is a poet. Her most recent book, Du Bois’s Telegram (Harvard University Press, 2018), is about literature and politics. She lives in Berkeley, California.AIMÉ CÉSAIRE, CAHIER D’UN RETOUR ... | Read More

Patrick Staff

Patrick Staff’s reimagining of Heinrich von Kleist’s 1810 play, The Prince of Homburg, was a compelling balance of nocturnal confusion and daylight insight. A carceral video installation incorporating ... | Read More

Domenick Ammirati on the art of Georgia Sagri

AT AN INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM called “Hiving: Living Forms, Forms of Living” at New York University in April 2019, Georgia Sagri provided her own etymology of the word anarchy. Sagri had been ... | Read More

Ina Blom on the art of Ulla Wiggen

ULLA WIGGEN’S PAINTINGS ARE ENIGMAS. Flat, dense, and obsessive, her mid-’60s depictions of circuitry and electronics resemble diagrams, but instead of informational clarity they express an arcane ... | Read More
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