A new look at the actions, drawings, and sculpture of the late Japanese artist.
“Some people are happy calling me an artist, others a Conceptual or post-Conceptual artist, others say sculptor, and others use a string of modifiers. Someone suggested once that I was simply performing these categories, which I like.”
“People discouraged me when I sang as a child, said, ‘You can’t carry a tune in a bucket.’ People still say that. Well, fuck it. I haven’t been trying to carry a tune. I’ve been essaying, expressing my interests in abstract terms, devil take the hindmost.”
On painting, architecture, and working in “chapters.”
Literary television, tragicomic starlets, and objects galore.
Being a provocateur, Planet of the Apes, and the “wow” factor of Cuban Art.
Both artists overturn photographic conventions to slow down our reading of physical and verbal landscapes. Their exchange touches on the retina, the sun, and camera obscura.
“To a small village, at the end of winter, comes a mysterious package addressed to no one.” Thus begins Damnation, Janice’s Lee’s new novella.
Lucy R. Lippard collects the history of Conceptual Art in this polyphonic text.
One of Mexico’s most important conceptual artists, Ulises Carrión, is also one of the most overlooked. BOMB Senior Editor Mónica de la Torre is moved to child-speak over poems that might seem gibberish, but are instead Cage-like koans.
Gordon Monahan’s book, Seeing Sound, is a trilingual, experimental text which presents his catalog of work dating from 1978 to 2011.
Away from the classroom and into the gallery space! Xylor Jane proves that artists get A’s in math, too.
Andrea Quaid and Vanessa Place on the simultaneity, reflection, and transformation of conceptualism.
John Miller and Liam Gillick talk about repurposing painting, conceptualism, and reality TV.
Robert Fitterman and Vanessa Place’s book Notes On Conceptualisms is one of the first books to take on the term “conceptualism” in relation to recent practices in contemporary poetry, offering a preliminary textbook on the subject.
Richard J. Goldstein and Hannah Kahng interview Roman Ondák about his installation Measuring the Universe at MOMA.
Amir Mogharabi created Farimani —an eleven-issue, biannual publication-cum-art project—to showcase collaborations with legendary thinkers in art, theory, and music.
“Many people who study composition start out as improvisers in jazz or rock, working in bands on music that is not particularly notated. They hear some crazy and wild music and they want to figure out how it works; they hear a piece by Charles Ives or Cage or whatever, and then they want to be able to do that, but it comes out of a visceral impulse.” Anthony Coleman