Variation on 1.00056 by Paul Chan

BOMB 144 Summer 2018
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Variation on 1.00056

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Paul Chan is a New York–based artist and the founder of Badlands Unlimited. His writing has appeared in Artforum, Frieze, Flash Art, October, Tate Etc., Parkett, Texte Zur Kunst, and others.

Paul Chan's Selected Writings, 2000–2014 edited by George Baker and Eric Banks by Alan Gilbert

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BOMB 144, Summer 2018

Featuring interviews with Chris Martin, Cy Gavin, Tauba Auerbach, Sam Hillmer, Amy Jenkins, Florian Meisenberg, John Akomfrah, Simone Forti, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Anna Moschovakis

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