Review

Abrons Art Center
Feb 1, 6:30pm

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Alternative Visions: John Yau’s The Wild Children of William Blake by Rob Colvin
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Writing art history from the inside out. 

For People Like Us: on Denis Johnson’s The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Lincoln Michel
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A posthumous collection cements the author’s reputation as a master of the short story.

Reanimating History: Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom by Monica Uszerowicz
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Summoning the spirits.

Literary Architecture: Quinn Latimer’s Like a Woman: Essays, Readings, Poems by Sylvia Gindick
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The solitude of the voice. 

Who Is More Guilty? Sable Elyse Smith’s Ordinary Violence by Rabia Ashfaque
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The effects of incarceration. 

A Room with a View: Abir Karmakar’s Displacement by Roshan Kumar Mogali
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Private spaces in public places.

Tuli Kupferberg’s YEAH by Michael Blair
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Yep, here I am to tell y’all about YEAHYEAH being YEAH the magazine, that turpentine “tonic in type for young and old,” mimeographed between 1961 and 1965 by Fugs founder, poet, and anarcho-sociologist of the Lower East Side Tuli Kupferberg.

Peter Funch’s 42nd and Vanderbilt by Gideon Jacobs
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Photographer Peter Funch’s new book, 42nd and Vanderbilt, is a clever meditation on the commute, but more specifically, it’s a tightly designed experiment about routine.

Roland Kayn’s A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound by Keith Fullerton Whitman
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The prospect of a physical music anything is dicey at best in the year 2017, which makes frozen reeds’ choice to bring out Roland Kayn’s A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound—an object containing sixteen compact discs of nearly fourteen hours of previously unreleased material—respectably audacious. 

Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme’s And Yet My Mask Is Powerful by Lynn Maliszewski
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Stirring the memory of depopulated Palestinian villages, more than 400 of which were destroyed in 1948 to create what we know now as the West Bank, And Yet My Mask Is Powerful considers how time might be suspended, unrealized, or even ahistorical. 

Kate Briggs’s This Little Art by Carlos Fonseca
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Briggs delves into her experience translating Roland Barthes’s La Préparation du roman to offer us a poignant account of what this translation compulsion might be.

Myriam Gurba’s Mean by Lauren LeBlanc
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Myriam Gurba’s Mean is the latest in a tear of recent autofiction (including Rachel Cusk’s Transit and Barbara Browning’s The Gift) that employ the genre to showcase the complications of modern women’s lives.

Serious Play: Samson Kambalu’s Graphomania by Louis Bury
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Films as fast as an eye blink.

Think about the Children: on Michael Haneke’s Happy End by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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Four generations of unhappiness populate the French auteur’s latest.

The Endorithm 5 by Keith Connolly
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A selection of recent and reissued music by Circuit des Yeux, Áine O’Dwyer, German Oak, The Yardbirds, Davy Graham, and more.

Word Prompts: Matt Keegan’s Replicate by Claire Barliant
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An exhibition exploring forms of repetition and difference.

Looking Back on 2017: Music
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Featuring selections by Jem Cohen, Keith Connolly, Britton Powell, Alan Courtis, Byron Westbrook, and more.

Looking Back on 2017: Film & Television
Looking Back 2017 Film

Featuring selections by Jaime Manrique, David Grubbs, Molly Surno, Lynn Melnick, Lucio Pozzi, and more.

Looking Back on 2017: Art
Looking Back 2017 Art

Featuring selections by Corina Copp, Max Galyon, Patricia Spears Jones, S.D. Chrostowska, Karl Holmqvist, Phillip Lopate, Mary Simpson, and more.

Looking Back on 2017: Literature
Looking Back 2017 Literature

Featuring selections by Justin Taylor, Shelly Oria, Mary Walling Blackburn, Kevin Killian, Barry Schwabsky, John Freeman, and more.

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