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Theatres of the Catastrophal: A Conversation with Nathanaël

Theatres of the Catastrophal: A Conversation with Nathanaël

By Geneviève Robichaud On the occasion of the release of her most recent book, Sisyphus, Outdone. Theatres of the Catastrophal (Nightboat Books, 2012), Nathanaël and I shared a conversation. Geneviève Robichaud: It is the impact of the fragment, the assemblage, the collaborative element of your new book, Sisyphus, Outdone. Theatres of the Catastrophal, that interests me at this...
The Artist Is Present: J. Mae Barizo on Marina Abramović

The Artist Is Present: J. Mae Barizo on Marina Abramović

By Melissa Bull I met J. Mae in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2007. We were both enrolled in writing classes with Summer Literary Seminars. J. Mae's poetry workshop was in the classroom beside my fiction workshop, and we invariably arrived bleary-eyed to school each day, clutching our plastic cups of bitter koffe, nodding to one...
Sol Lewitt: Sentences on Conceptual Art

Sol Lewitt: Sentences on Conceptual Art

Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach. Rational judgements repeat rational judgements. Irrational judgements lead to new experience. Formal art is essentially rational. Irrational thoughts should be followed absolutely and logically. If the artist changes his mind midway through the execution of the piece he compromises the...
Writers Recommend: Books to Give

Writers Recommend: Books to Give

We wanted to avoid the inevitable Best-Of lists, but we still want to take the opportunity to recommend books, so here we have a list of favorites and recommendations--not only from this year, and apparently, not only in book form! Enjoy, and best of the season. Also, please fill the comment stream with your recommendations....
Reciting Poetry at 101

Reciting Poetry at 101

from the Office for Soft Architecture’s Department of Appliance Lore, meet Bel.
Candice Maddy en conversation avec / with Steve Giasson

Candice Maddy en conversation avec / with Steve Giasson

J’aurais envie de répondre comme Warhol : « ...I realized that everything I was doing must have been Death. » La mort m’obsède, mais je ne peux pas dire qu’elle « m’intéresse ». J’aime cette histoire de Freud qui raconte qu’il y a longtemps, un roi britannique, atterré par la mort de sa femme,...
Motherhood in the Work: An Inte[re]view of Montreal Visual Artist Frédérique Ulman-Gagné

Motherhood in the Work: An Inte[re]view of Montreal Visual Artist Frédérique Ulman-Gagné

I was trying to work in the house and I had a very young child that was always beside me and naturally he started picking up the paints. I would move my paintings higher so that he could not access them, but he would climb on a chair and he would always attack the painting...
Writing As Performance: An Interview with Chris Kraus

Writing As Performance: An Interview with Chris Kraus

Writer, filmmaker, and professor of film, Chris Kraus' books include I Love Dick, Aliens & Anorexia, and Torpor. Her films include Gravity & Grace, How to Shoot a Crime, and The Golden Bowl, or, Repression. Kraus is the author of two books of art essays, and a frequent contributor to Artforum and Art in America....
The Men Around Here

The Men Around Here

The men around here huddle sudden as mountains. Their hands dangle like wrenches. Sandpaper thumbs. Use me, they say. Hours gather and harden in stomachs. Overalls stiff,  scarred as the skin of elephants. There where the sparks landed, a hole, there where he dropped the blowtorch, a swath soft as the inside of birch bark....
GANGNAM SEMIOTICS: IRONY AND THE POSTIRONIC MEME CULTURE

GANGNAM SEMIOTICS: IRONY AND THE POSTIRONIC MEME CULTURE

I don't know about you but my day job looks a lot like this. And also this: Ah, the boundless entertainment of the internets. Link-swapping is up there with my preferred methods of workcrastination, and kinder to the wallet than online shopping (just try to forget your credit card numbers once they're memorized, go ahead...
Lucy Lippard: Conceptualism, Feminism, Activism

Lucy Lippard: Conceptualism, Feminism, Activism

Lucy R. Lippard from Artforum on Vimeo.
Jen Benka: Poemgraphs

Jen Benka: Poemgraphs

SQ: I love these, Jen. I'm amazed at how different they are, given the sameness of the type, the basic poem, as a visual from this distance. Can you tell me how you got started? JB: Thank you, Sina. Well, I studied photography in college, in addition to writing, and have on- and off-again experimented with...