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Culture as Dialogue: Vasantha Yogananthan Interviewed by Will Fenstermaker
A color photograph of monkeys climbing bars in the fog titled, Vanar and Markat, by Vasantha Yogananthan

A photobook retells the Ramayana.

Culture as Dialogue: Vasantha Yogananthan Interviewed by Will Fenstermaker
A color photograph of monkeys climbing bars in the fog titled, Vanar and Markat, by Vasantha Yogananthan

A photobook retells the Ramayana.

Life as a Collage: Sarah Cain Interviewed by Maddie Klett
Abstract paintings in a book titled, Music Book, by Sarah Cain

An artist’s book paints on music sheets.

Transformative Texts and Images: Susan Bee Interviewed by Johanna Drucker
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A collaborative book imagines other worlds.

Challenging Borders: Lara Atallah Interviewed by Sheryl Oppenheim
A blue book resting on its side with a photograph on the cover titled, Edge of Elysium: Volume 1, by Lara Atallah

Traumatizing the photographic image.

Expanding the Horizons: Mario Santanilla Interviewed by Nihaal Faizal
A color photograph of a lion walking on paving stones from, Still Life –mirrors and windows–, by Mario Santanilla

An artist’s book investigates domestication and its limits.

from Elementary Poetry by Andrei Monastyrski
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Elementary Poetry No. 1 is the first in a series of short artist books that the Russian poet, artist, and theorist Andrei Monastyrski (b. 1949) produced in quick succession in the spring of 1975 by drawing on typewritten pages with pen.

Portfolio by Sabine Mirlesse
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Mining marble for stars.

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. 

Artists on Writing: An Interview with Carroll Dunham by Matthew Weinstein
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“I don’t consider anything about my writing to be natural.”

Teju Cole’s Blind Spot by Claire Lehmann
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Following loosely in the tradition of the book-length photo-essay yoking images to text in a documentary mode, Cole has gently torqued this form.

From Liquidation by Joey Yearous-Algozin & Holly Melgard
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After playing video poker and walking the boardwalk all night, we stopped by Trump Taj Mahal on our way out of town to gawk at the business our president ran into the ground.

Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen by Michael Wilson
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A modestly sized but nonetheless ambitious blend of catalog, monograph, and artist’s project, the book accompanies a touring exhibition of the same name which opened at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, in March 2016.

Sophie Calle’s Rachel Monique by Jennifer Krasinski
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As her mother, Monique Sindler, lay dying, the artist Sophie Calle put a camera at her bedside in order to record her last words. Having always wished to be a part of her daughter’s work, her mother responded: “Finally!”

Steffani Jemison by Ben Lerner
Steffani Jemison and Justin Hicks, Mikrokosmos, 2016, site-specific performance at the festival steirischer herbst, Neue Galerie, Graz. With Jonathan Hoard, Justin Hicks, Starr Busby, and Steffani Jemison. Photo courtesy of festival steirischer herbst.

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

Frayed at the Edges by Paula Kupfer
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Border crossings in recent photobooks by Adam Golfer, John Radcliffe Studio, and Paul Turounet

The Red-Shanked Douc Langur by Tammy Nguyen

This visual narrative, arranged into a scroll format for online viewing, is the first chapter of Tammy Nguyen’s fiction Primate City—a duet of artist books that draws upon a 1969 US military intelligence proposal to modernize Danang City.

Daido Moriyama by Bree Zucker
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“The street is always interesting because any world of images I construct is promptly dismissed once I go outside.”

The Artificial Life by Andrea Kleine
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Odyssey Works has an audience of one—and a book for the rest of us.

Portfolio by Adam Pendleton
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Black Dada, System of Display

Wolf Vostell and Dick Higgins’s Fantastic Architecture by Eva Díaz
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Buildings are big, expensive, and they have a tendency to stick around a long time. So what’s an artist who wants to disturb “the repressive architecture of bureaucracy and luxury” to do?

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