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Hope Is Fragile: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Reviewed by Monica Uszerowicz
Kevin Baker And Netflix

Jim Henson’s Netflix prequel is a masterpiece of puppetry filled with allusions to our contemporary moment.

On Joseph Mosconi’s Ashenfolk by Eric Schmaltz
Ashenfolk

A box of poems, pamphlets, and postcards that gesture towards the porous boundaries between the real and virtual spaces of cultural formation.

I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like: The Art of Bill Viola Reviewed by Julia Clift
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Exploring liminal spaces.

Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam’s The Sweet Requiem by Sabine Russ
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A film about departures, the kind without return.

Who Is Michael Jang? Reviewed by Stephen Hilger
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The artist’s first monograph makes a case for Jang’s place in twentieth-century photography nearly fifty years after he began making pictures…

Ben Lerner’s The Topeka School by Ryan Meehan
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Reconciling a futurist aesthetic with a story of the past.

Jack Briece’s Heterophonious Fool by Tyler Maxin
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This fall, Concentric Circles will press to vinyl Heterophonious Fool—composer Jack Briece’s sole commercially-released recording…

Wioletta Greg’s Accommodations by Sean Gasper Bye
Wioletta Greg Bomb Magazine

A gritty portrait of city life in the Wild East.

Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society’s Mandatory Reality by Ben Vida
Photo By Charlie Gross

A perfect hybrid of minimalism and spiritual jazz.

Natasha Stagg’s Sleeveless by Eugene Dalland
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Stagg’s essays, stories, and profiles on art and fashion speak to the new spaces and meanings created by the Internet.

Femmes Damnées: Jacqueline Audry’s Olivia by Mark Lukenbill
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A 1950s queer cinema staple has been restored.

Maryse Meijer’s Rag by Daniel Felsenthal
Rag

A short story collection with a nuanced sense of morality.


Ann Quin’s Berg by Dan Shurley
Berg

In her first novel, Quin eschews redemption or resolution, suggesting that the Oedipal drama will go on endlessly in new configurations.

Nyege Nyege Tapes by Simon Gabriel
Sounds Of Sisso

The first time I heard something on Nyege Nyege Tapes was on computer speakers. For once, the promotional blurb wasn’t hyperbolic …

Angela Schanelec’s I Was at Home, But… by Anthony Hawley
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Much silence fills the exquisite visual tableaus in German filmmaker Angela Schanelec’s I Was at Home, But…

Chavisa Woods’s 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
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Chavisa Woods tells a linear but fragmented personal story of growing up and coming of age in a misogynist culture

Arcana: A Stephen Jonas Reader by Ammiel Alcalay
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Long neglected poet Stephen Jonas created a complex web of self-mythologized identities to escape any form of categorization …

T.J. Demos’s Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology by Nich Hance McElroy
Decolonizing Nature

In a leafy courtyard at Cairo University, the philosopher Graham Harman explains that politics is just another object among a level field of objects …

Bauhaus Journal 1926–1931 by John Gendall
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The Bauhaus tends to be presented through the lens of its creative and intellectual diaspora.

Walks to the Paradise Garden by J.W. McCormack
Walks Through Paradise Garden

In a 1988 interview for the LA Times, self-taught artist Reverend Howard Finster explained his creative predicament …

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