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The Un-Heroic Act: Monika Fabijańska Interviewed by Alissa Valles
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Twenty artists spanning three generations depict rape and its effects. 

Narrative Gravity: Mikkel Rosengaard Interviewed by Raluca Albu
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The Invention of Ana novelist on the manipulations of narrative, being submerged by fiction, and the protagonist as STD.

John Giorno’s Archives
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A selection curated by Marcia Bassett

Louise Lawler’s Why Pictures Now by Zack Hatfield
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The institution of institutional critique

Alessandra Sanguinetti’s Le Gendarme sur la Colline by Gideon Jacobs
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Old iconography in a new France

James Little by LeRonn P. Brooks
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“The reward is getting through the tough stuff. And that’s what’s perplexing about the art thing. When I was going to school there were kids that could draw their asses off. There were kids that were better draftsman than me, for certain. But no one was more determined than me.”

Steffani Jemison by Ben Lerner
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Early film, nineteenth-century science fiction, and experimental musical languages serve a young artist’s explorations of race and our political present.

Lisa Immordino Vreeland by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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“She wasn’t loved, so she didn’t know how to give love.”

Assaf Evron by Abigail Winograd
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Art history via conversations

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

Catherine Morris and Vincent Bonin’s Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art by Frances Richard
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Lucy R. Lippard collects the history of Conceptual Art in this polyphonic text.

Mia Fineman’s Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop by Tim Davis
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Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop is a catalogue for the exhibition Mia Fineman curated on early photographers’ efforts to revise their original photographs.

The Wick by Myla Goldberg & Jason Little
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Invisible Love proposes parallels between the work of Marie Curie and Marcel Duchamp as evidence of their potential unrequited love …

Alejandro Cesarco by Nicolás Guagnini
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Alejandro Cesarco works brazenly in a tradition, the aesthetic confines of classic conceptual art. In his work, text prevails over image—replacing it or transforming it.

Mark Klett by Darius Himes
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An artists on artists text on Photographer Mark Klett by Darius Himes, accompanied by several photographs by Mark Klett, the first titled Three Views of the Site of Comstock Mines.

Andrew Benjamin’s Disclosing Spaces: On Painting by Saul Ostrow
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Here we are, if not on the frontlines of the culture war, then at least among the reserve forces. 

Jennifer Bartlett by Elizabeth Murray
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Elizabeth Murray and Jennifer Bartlett, painters and lifelong friends, reminisce about the ambitious New York art world of the 1960s and ‘70s in this Fall/2005 interview.

Geoffrey Batchen’s Forget Me Not: Photography and Remembrance by Nell McClister
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It is usual these days to look back at the invention of photography in the mid-19th century as a welcome event in technological progress that enabled an exciting new form of representation: a moment captured and represented as fact.

Kathleen Gilje by Mary Ellen Mark
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Portraiture is about many things: how the subject relates to the photographer or painter, and where the subject’s gaze lies.

Ellen Phelan by Michèle Gerber Klein
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When Ellen Phelan first told me about her plan to work with existing photographs—family-album snapshots of her life from childhood through adulthood, some shot by her father and others by her husband, Joel Shapiro—I was immediately touched and intrigued.

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