Appropriation

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Vikky Alexander’s 1981–1983 by Wendy Vogel
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Women, objects of desire and artifice

Vivien Goldman by Michael Patrick MacDonald
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“Dub was my sound because of postcolonial movements. I grew up in it. I bathed in it. I breathed it. So why shouldn’t it be mine?”

David Diao by Matthew Deleget
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Diao’s first comprehensive retrospective, at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art—fittingly, in the painter’s native China—is the occasion for a conversation that looks back at fifty years of artistic production.

Portfolio by Daniel Lichtman

How would you know if you were the last man on earth?

Allen Ruppersberg’s Sourcebook: Reanimating the 20th Century by Lauren Mackler
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Reanimating the 20th century … is the second in a series of Sourcebooks published by Independent Curators International. 

Robert Fitterman’s No, Wait. Yep. Definitely Still Hate Myself. by Nick Thurston
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Fitterman’s relentless, book-length new poem is composed of public articulations of loneliness harvested from online message boards.

lessLIE and Rande Cook by Kyra Kordoski
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First Nations artists lessLIE and Rande Cook curate a four-person exhibition that looks at indigenous identity, cultural re-appropriation, and cross currents of traditions.

Lucy Skaer by William Corwin
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Lucy Skaer might be hiding a time machine.

Matías Piñeiro by Clinton Krute
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Matías Piñeiro makes intricate films that play with literature, history and language. His Shakespearean Viola opens on July 12 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center alongside a retrospective of his films.

Enrique Vila-Matas (en español) by Lina Meruane
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Read the Original Spanish language text de esta conversation.

Enrique Vila-Matas by Lina Meruane
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Enrique Vila-Matas’s characters include James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Paul Auster, and even Enrique Vila-Matas. The Catalan author talks with Meruane about his distinct method of interlacing reading, writing, fact, and fiction.

Lucy Raven by Jason Simon
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“The traditional economies of film are a little more transparent, right? Like at the movie theater, you buy a ticket, and you have a sense of the way film production happens. But that whole apparatus is invisible in an art context.”

Jessie Stead’s You Are Now Running On Reserve Battery Power by Andrew Lampert
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One of the highlights of the generous and sprawling Views from the Avant-Garde section at the recent New York Film Festival was when the dreaded low-battery warning appeared on screen amid intense flickering white light at the start of Jessie Stead’s latest video.

dongghab by Sowon Kwon by Moyra Davey
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In paying homage to Ed Ruscha’s Twentysix Gasoline Stations, Sowon Kwon’s book project dongghab suggests a connection between nascent American postmodernism and violence.

Kenneth Goldsmith by Marcus Boon
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Kenneth Goldsmith is a trickster for sure, not just because his work takes place on the crossroads between legal and illegal, between digital and real life, between word and image, but because he’s a man who wears a lot of hats, metaphorical and otherwise. 

Jim Nutt & Gladys Nilsson by Richard Hull
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Painter Richard Hull interviews artists Jim Nutt and Gladys Nilsson in their Chicago home. Check out an audio excerpt from their conversation about El Greco, Chicago Imagism and the Hairy Who.

Fred Tomaselli by David Shields
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Shields, author of the much-debated book on appropriation, Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, used the epistolary method, via email, to discuss the influence of California’s counterculture on Tomaselli’s visionary paintings.

Brandon Downing’s Lake Antiquity by Ben Mirov
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Ben Mirov on Brandon Downing’s collaged poetry collection Lake Antiquity.

Deborah Kass by Irving Sandler
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With MORE feel good paintings for feel bad times, Deborah Kass continues her dialogue with postwar pop culture. She discusses appropriation, being Jewish, lesbian, and ever passionate about painting with art historian Irving Sandler.

Nascimento/Lovera by Gabriela Rangel
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It is 1998 and The Exorcist is being screened in Caracas. The theater is, in fact, a moving bus; the audience members are young and middle-aged white-collar professionals. 

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