Brecht and Talevski: Proposals for Monuments: An Essay By Michelle Cade

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Brecht and Talevski: Proposals for Monuments An Essay By Michelle Cade In 1938, Bertolt Brecht penned the words to the poem The God of War. This was just one of Brecht’s many poems about war, and with good reason. As a prominent Marxist playwright, Brecht feared persecution from the Nazi regime and fled Germany in … Continue reading

Inside and Outside: An Essay on Leslie Friedman’s Go Home by Deborah Krieger

Leslie Friedman, Go Home, wallpaper pasted digital laser prints, site specific dimension, 2015-16.

Inside and Outside An essay on Leslie Friedman’s Go Home By Deborah Krieger What does it mean to feel at home? For home to be a place that doesn’t seem to particularly want you? For home to be transitory and impermanent? To be an outsider? I ponder these questions as I meet Leslie Friedman for … Continue reading

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: On Evan Paul English’s CAMOUFLAGED, An Essay by Liza Coviello

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HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: On Evan Paul English’s CAMOUFLAGED An Essay by Liza Coviello When discussing his work, Evan Paul English often refers to the relationship between public and private. He uses terms like exposed and veiled, as though the process of painting self-portraits at once reveals more of himself than he might be comfortable … Continue reading

Fields of Resonance: An essay by Lutz Koepnick for COOP Collective

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Fields of Resonance An essay by Lutz Koepnick Resonance is first and foremost a concept associated with the world of acoustics. It describes how the vibrations of one object can create reverberations in another, how seemingly invisible sound waves touch upon and activate neighboring matter. A string’s tone would have little effect on the listener without … Continue reading

Secrecy, Surveillance and a Dead Joseph Beuys: Marc Blumthal’s SuperCuts: An Essay by Kelly Montana

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Secrecy, Surveillance and a Dead Joseph Beuys: Marc Blumthal’s SuperCuts An Essay by Kelly Montana In November 1965, the artist Joseph Beuys presented an exhibition of his drawings at Galerie Alfred Schmela in Dusseldorf. On opening night, he covered his face in honey and gold leaf, sat in the center of the gallery and cradled … Continue reading

The Spaces In Between: Tamsen Wojtanowski and Elaine Livingstone’s Yard: An Essay by Clare Finin

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The Spaces In Between: Tamsen Wojtanowski and Elaine Livingstone’s Yard An Essay by Clare Finin In the Yard, a collaborative exhibition by artist Tamsen Wojtanowski and writer Elaine Livingstone at NAPOLEON, crosses the disciplines of writing and visual art. Yards, a long-standing American obsession, operate in a very specific way in order to define and … Continue reading

Invisible City: Shane Darwent’s ‘Southside All Stars’ by Rachel White

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Invisible City: Shane Darwent’s Southside All Stars An essay by Rachel White Shane Darwent’s studio is filled with things. Dotting over the floor or ensconced like curios on a shelf, one can find, among many items, a plastic scooter, a doghouse, a braid of artificial hair. These objects once held a meaningful purpose, but the … Continue reading

Eunjung Park: Arrangements, an Essay by Kayla Romberger

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Eunjung Park: Arrangements An Essay by Kayla Romberger There is a passage in Don Quixote in which the two protagonists, Don Quixote and his squire, Sancho Panza, encounter a statue that can speak—an “enchanted” bronze head fashioned after the marble portrait bust of a Roman emperor, whose responses “correspond to the questions put to it.”[i] … Continue reading

A Modest Place of Origin: An Essay by Aubrey Levinthal

Shiko Munakata, A Line at the Foot of Mt. Fuji, 1963, Woodblock Print.

A Modest Place of Origin An Essay by Aubrey Levinthal “…spread India ink on an uncarved board, lay paper on top of it and print it…Whatever I carve I compare with an uncarved print and ask myself, ‘Which has more beauty, more strength, more depth, more magnitude, more movement, and more tranquility?’ If there is … Continue reading

Wind Shapes The Mountain, Sand Is Many Men: Two Poems for Thomas Dexter By Devin Powers

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Wind Shapes The Mountain, Sand Is Many Men: Two Poems for Thomas Dexter By Devin Powers I met Thomas Dexter nearly 15 years ago at Bennington College in a psychology class focusing on Sigmund Freud’s writing. Thomas was in his second year; I was a Freshman. I had the impression of his strong philosophical dimension: … Continue reading

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