When Facebook completes its appropriation of traditional media, where will we find the evidence of our suffering?
It’s not MoMA’s fault that Louise Lawler’s work changes within their context, but they fail to prove her “institutional critique” has been addressed, rather than just subsumed.
How the function of art criticism changes in the age of Trump, and what a more politically engaged criticism might look like.
Inside one artist’s Kickstarter to fund G.W. Bush-style paintings of the Trump Presidency.
The director of the Digital Art Museum in Berlin breaks down the promise and limitations of virtual reality.
Alternate title: Mars is just another gadget.
Elsewhere Is a Negative Mirror ran in London from Oct 6–Dec 15, 2016, and featured work by Clement Valla, Griselda San Martin, Netta Laufer, and more.
The vultus is the face that lies latent behind every image of a person.
The paintings are maps of the incessant activity between light and surface.
On the artist’s “Playgrounds” photographs.
Longread on Thomas Ruff’s “Jpegs,” art and media after 9/11, and the construction of value by means of controlling access to information.
Where relations are re-ordered, images are made separate from the world.
On the decreasing necessity of the human hand in art production.
After my grandmother’s death from debilitating mental illness, what I remembered most were her eyes.
Our tendency to force a narrative delegitimizes the work by denying its participation in formalist art production.
On the relationship between Krasznahorkai’s apocalyptic prose, and Tarr’s long shots.
Several visits with El Greco’s Christ Healing the Blind.
Salgado shows milieu in the very flesh of its inhabitants, always maintaining place and personage together.
In the fall of 1929, editors from New Masses formed a federation of artists, writers, and intellectuals.
Alfredo Jaar’s memorial for Chilean desaparecidos speaks to universal complicity.
"Old Indian Road" was most recently appeared in plain china, a best of anthology published by Bennington University.
From 2014: In discussing Eric Havelock’s Preface to Plato, I touch on Donald Trump, images of the Syrian refugee crisis, and the media's misuse of photography.
Addressing nodes in German philosophy.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day, I recently had the opportunity to interview some of the amazing moms who inhabit New York City.
A new study found that creatives would love to be self-employed... if it only paid the bills.
The Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist waited until he was eighty to write his first film. Was it too late?
It doesn't matter that it's wrong; it matters that it suffers the same problem it condemns.
If Cormac McCarthy's gruesome novel Blood Meridian ever makes it to the big screen, violence won't be what kills it.
Were a thousand people to see Eivør Pálsdóttir perform in Tórshavn, the capital of her homeland, that'd be a full eight percent of the population.