Body Politics

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Recalibrating Sense: Cassils at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts by Tess Altman
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The body as social sculpture.

The Form Vampire: An Interview with Carmen Maria Machado by Liza St. James
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“Our bodies are graveyards of cells, the source of art, inherently finite, constantly decaying.”

Ron Athey by Zackary Drucker
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From the Pentecostal churches of his youth to ’80s underground Goth punk and queer clubs to museums around the world, an iconic performance artist tells his story.

Alice Birch’s Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. by Amber Power
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This guide is for women who feel that they will soon be engaged in a new revolution to overthrow the soul-crushing social codes that govern their sexual, professional, and familial lives. 

Bad News by Lizzie Tribone
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Disobeying history in Don Mee Choi’s Hardly War.

Anna K.E. by Corrine Fitzpatrick
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As Anna K.E. explains it, first a picture comes to her, then she completes the action.

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa by Regina José Galindo
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To write about Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa is a difficult task.

Robin Coste Lewis by Matthew Sharpe
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“I don’t accept the idea of my history as tragic.”

Mike Goodlett by Ben Durham
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Homebody, the title of Mike Goodlett’s first New York solo exhibition, playfully refers to his life of relative seclusion in rural Kentucky.

We Believe in Regarding the Nature of Being by Dawn Lundy Martin
Juliet Jacques by Rebekah Weikel
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“Radical spaces can generate and evolve ideas and tactics, some of which cross over into mainstream culture—and need to.”

Carolee Schneemann by Coleen Fitzgibbon
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Breaking the Frame, a film by Marielle Nitoslawska about Schneemann’s unique legacy, serves as a departure point for an exchange about the “beauty paradox,” historical and contemporary patriarchies, and the artist’s ongoing subversion of gender codes.

Portfolio by Olivia Erlanger

There will come soft rains.

Portfolio by Anouk Kruithof

Sweaty Sculptures
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Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek’s Kein Applaus Für Scheisse by Lauren Bakst
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I remember Florentina Holzinger’s first costume. It was an oversize, orange-dyed dress, a muumuu really. She was sitting in a chair center stage. A minute or so earlier, a high fan kick had revealed her lack of underwear. 

Pierre Guyotat by Noura Wedell
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The French writer speaks to his translator about his latest autobiographical novel to appear in English. Titled In the Deep, it deals with the link between desire and his early literary output, as well as the effect of his Catholic upbringing and World War II on his imagination.

Claudia Rankine by ​Lauren Berlant​
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I met Claudia Rankine in a parking lot after a reading, where I said crazy fan things like, “I think we see the same thing.”

Christine and Margaret Wertheim by Marianne Shaneen
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Christine Wertheim’s recently released book mUtter-bAbel is gorgeously hyperbolic, a primordial pataphysics of text and drawings that explores relationships between babies, mothers, language, and “ugly archaic feelings and their troubling social effects.”

Roxane Gay by John Freeman

A fear of alienating myself from approval by revealing my truest self … a fear of not being heard, being judged, being misunderstood … These things make me tremble.

Winter Kept Us Warm: on Melinda Ring’s Forgetful Snow by Olive McKeon
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The historical, physical, and poetic forces that shape Ring’s triptych, Forgetful Snow.

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