The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
congratulates BOMB Gala honorees
James Keith Brown
and Eric G. Diefenbach
The pleasures of literary play in the writer’s final novel.
The Thingliness of Things at the Hammer Museum.
Rediscovering a beguiling masterpiece forty years after its publication.
Citation, embodiment, movement, and holograms.
When I was young, my mother told me that when she was a fetus in her mother’s womb, her own body already contained the egg that would one day be fertilized and become me. It’s an image akin to an infinite-loop motif—a Droste-effect woman in a woman in a woman
Lynne Tillman’s first novel in twelve years, Men and Apparitions, follows a narrator ruminating on his own subject position: Ezekiel “Zeke” Stark, a cultural anthropologist, conducts a study of men’s reactions to and impressions of the changing nature of masculinity in America today.
To witness the vulgar, Zap Comix–inspired panorama in Manuel DeLanda’s 1979 film ISM ISM—its blubbering testicle-breasts and segmented-plumber’s-pipe phallus scrawled in marker on the tiled walls of a Manhattan subway station, just to start—is to share in the brief, bewildering encounter a commuter may have had with street art before the soap and cleaning brushes arrived.
Artist and explorer Ellie Ga’s voyage to Egypt began with the end of a previous expedition near the North Pole. She spent five months of 2007 with a French crew aboard a ship called Tara, drifting without daylight along Arctic ice cracks.
An exhibition of works on paper by the major German artist.
The comic turmoil of the mundane, with musical accompaniment.
We often think of music as flowing from memory or being committed to memory. Music With Memory—the title of a new LP of three ’80s-era performances of works by the composer David Behrman—implies some conversation and interplay between the two.
Fabulism and absurdity from an under-appreciated Italian master.
Making interiors exterior.
A rediscovered milestone in independent black cinema.
Autofiction that explores the borderland between memoir and vision quest.
A selection of recently reissued music by Basil Kirchin, High Rise, Michael Cosmic, and Phill Musra Group.
Contending with Robin Evans and the limits of architectural drawing.
Translating the human to the digital.
Building empathy through simulated pickup artistry.
From a tragic shipwreck to an epic, collective political art project.