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After Dresden  
3/24/15 Posted 3/24/15

Your Baselitz heads of xanthous and brick, Glare lightly like sneezes on snow. Your courtyards and battlefields, Grey, paint walls of debris, of strangeness, lingering woe. A face wrung; water drops. Wool wraps womanly breasts. Cold trembles in pieces and barren blades crash down your walls. Oh disfigured city of black and green, Your houses all in a row. Hunched above rubble, Your tears swallowed by a forgiving earth. Skies widen, smoke settles. Ashen faces turn upwards. Your cloak dus... [more]

I am a woman. All rights reserved.  
2/2/15 Posted 2/2/15

(the following article is going to be published in a catalogue for NAWA Gallery NYC 2015. My art work was selected for an online gallery exhibit to which catalogue is being issued. I also wrote an essay to be published alongside the artwork. I hope you'll enjoy this read.) On freedom / feminism – what it means today / love / raising a family / life of a (female) artist / female (archetype) in my work / meaning / sublime It was 2015, January. This new year had just started a... [more]

What You Read: The Most Popular Articles of 2014   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 12/30/14

You, our readers, are all over the world and it’s always enlightening to learn what you're reading—from China to London, New York to São Paulo. The end of the year gives us a change to look back, tally the numbers, and see what you read, discover how we did. Some of our editors’ very favorite articles fall under the radar no matter how much care and attention we give them, while others exceed our wildest expectations. It’s fascinating to watch a news item, opinionat... [more]

Plastic Words: Events in the Contested Space Between Literature and Art   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Eleanor Antin, Isidore Isou, John Murphy, Philippe Thomas at Raven Row December 13th, 2014 - January 30th, 2015
Posted 12/11/14

Opening this weekend at Raven Row London is a series of events about the intersection of literature and art called Plastic Words, which will run throughout December and January. There has been a resurgent interest in the overlap of contemporary literature and art recently. The development of the independent Art Writing MFA at Goldsmiths and its swift subsumption back into the MFA in Fine Art neatly demonstrates the sometimes contested, sometimes happily shared, ground these modes of working occ... [more]

ADSPREDELSE/UDSPREDELSE (Perec vs. Copenhagen)  
8/30/14 Posted 8/30/14

“Why not set a higher value of dispersal? Instead of living just one place,and trying in vain to gather yourself together there, why not have five or six rooms dotted around Paris? I’d go an sleep in Denfert, I’d write in the Place Voltaire, I’d listen to music in the Place Clichy, I’d make love at the Poterne des Peupliers, I’d eat in the Rue de la Tombe-Issoire, I’d read by the Parc Monceau, etc.” - Georges Perec, The main inspirat... [more]

Spiral Stories: Simon Starling at the MCA Chicago   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Simon Starling at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) June 7th, 2014 - November 2nd, 2014
Posted 8/22/14

An Italian/Polish Fiat, wheels to the wall, is anchored over your head. In the next room, two slabs of marble dominate the space—250 kg from Italy, one ton from China—floating above the floor. They support each other by means of a simple pulley. Further into the exhibition, helium-filled jacks hold up and balance a 4,900 lb. plate of Romanian steel. These three works are given top billing in Simon Starling: Metamorphology, the artist’s first major American museum survey. Starling... [more]

A History of Blood  
8/8/14 Posted 8/8/14

Story by Eric Christopher JacksonExcerpt from the book, Speak. Here stands a man with a crown on his head. A Christian cross in the front of the crown, tears flow from his eyes. He sees a vision, remembering history. Is it a dream, a vision? Either way, it is equally deadly. The Earth has gone through a seemingly endless cycle of hatred which leads to death and destruction in a fleeting attempt to gain control of the known world. They have all had the answer, the same conclusion: if you won’t... [more]

Will I Ever Be?  
8/8/14 Posted 8/8/14

I look out the windowLight shines in my faceSuch a beautiful dayBut I’m sad anyway My dreams seem to be crushedA promise seems to be brokenMy faith is shallowMy goals unspoken Can I reach the top?Fail in the face of obstacles?Live up to my potential?Do what seems impossible? Will I Ever Be?In the endI believe It is up to me.ECJ [more]

Mind the Gap: Between Art, Work, and Life   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 7/28/14

Art is what makes life more interesting than art. —Robert Filliou Sometime last fall, in a moment beyond reason, I took a two-hour bus ride to pick up a pair of $89 shoes that were then on sale for $14.99 at a Zara near the Santa Monica Pier. The bus ride was my penance for the deal, an enactment of the masochistic conflation of time with money. I read Chris Kraus' Where Art Belongs on the 704 as it lurched the long stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard, jotting crooked notes along the w... [more]

You Are Free: On Self-Exploitation in Art   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 4/8/14

“You will hear people say that poverty is the best spur to the artist. They have never felt the iron of it in their flesh. They do not know how mean it makes you. It exposes you to endless humiliation, it cuts your wings, it eats into your soul like a cancer. It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank, and independent. I pity with all my heart the artist, whether he writes or paints, who is entirely dependent for subs... [more]

3/15/14 Posted 3/15/14

outsider(insider). plant, plants, transplant This piece should be read with multiple voices before an audience. The audience should contain at least two people, excluding the readers. This performance is composed of three parts that are to be read simultaneously. Part A: plant will start the reading using comfortable and even intonation throughout the piece. Part A should be read while facing the audience. Part B: plants and Part C: transplant start at different times during the piece a... [more]

3/15/14 Posted 3/15/14

This fight is not about who wins or loses, surely the outcome has already been decided. In the world of wrestling, the audience is not watching to see who wins. As a spectator, this match is about who can pull the other into herself faster. Bull grabs Bison’s head and pulls it towards her stomach. She wraps her legs around Bison’s waist like a mother trying to suck her child back into the birth canal. They grunt as if in the middle of labor. Every few moments, almost imperceptibl... [more]

as for the rest of it  
3/13/14 Posted 3/13/14

I used to fantasize about one day having motivation to spend hours pouring my life into studio work. I used to daydream about getting so lost in my artistic process that I wouldn't notice my paint stained limbs or my fraying appearance. I imagined myself making so many things that I wouldn't have room for them all. I imagined fully identifying as an artist and having others identify me that way. The dream stopped there. The dream took me to a place where I moved insistently, chaotically, frantical... [more]

Statement thesis  
3/12/14 Posted 3/12/14

How is it built our perception of reality? What are the concepts, images, words and discourses that we use to discuss? What are the narrative strategies that we appropriate? Is it possible to subvert the rules? Since 2008, the developed society countries, apparently a motor in action, a flawless space, with no possibility of reversing, seem to fall apart. Like the tabs in a domino game, old values that we lived are crumbling, and we do not have other ones prepared. Are we at a paradigm shift? Wh... [more]

2/8/14 Posted 2/8/14

1. There is a sadness about Sacramento The bridges I latched onto but never jumped from What I'd call the death before likeness to life the blue blanket over the birdcage and metaphors we used- to etch imagery into our hard skin here's to the hot and the dry (Clink!) the same air our ancestors got sucked in to every (un)settled wish I'm beginning to wonder Just because you can see the stars doesn't mean they'll catch your secrets or carry them far My words alone stand on dirt hills ... [more]

in the middle of making  
1/4/14 Posted 1/4/14

I am in the middle of exploring balance, process, definition of a book... my work is based on intuitive exploratory process, but in the middle of making I have trouble when my mind steps in and wants to pose questions: when is enough? when to stop? what do you want with this? how will others see this? will they see what you see? do you need to explain? does it have to be understood? I know that even I don't need to know what is this about. of course we all know all the answers, but they are n... [more]

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