Form (Composition Concepts)
The Irish playwright on grief, adaptation, and the possibilities of form.
The artist talks about the genesis, composition, and execution of a recently completed work.
A New York- and Cairo-based artist unpacks her understanding of heritage and how it can operate in contemporary art.
“I think that creative improvisation music models the democratic principle. Heads of state and legislative bodies could learn a lot from this practice.”
“I begin listening and recognizing silence, meditating until I hear the blood circulating, and then start following the beats, making marks, one by one, line by line, emptying myself until the entire surface of the canvas is covered.”
Rebecca Lindenberg on her relationship to form, the “virtuosity of attention,” and her book Love, An Index.
Toni Ross is a lithe, compact, and quiet storm of activity.
Combining art, ’80s music clichés, advertising strategies and analog synthesizers, Oneohtrix Point Never, aka Daniel Lopatin, creates experimental ambient music.
“I’m absolutely against categorizations. Their function is to tranquilize the spectator.”
Shirley Jaffe’s distinctive and eccentric work is difficult to pin down, both in time and style. When I first came across her paintings at the Holly Solomon Gallery in New York in 1988, I had an immediate response to their idiosyncratic quality.
Aesthetically informed by an awareness of the limits of language and the doubt that this instills, Jiménez investigates the way language orders experience and how concepts are formed, the irreconcilability between the logic of articulation and sentience.
To look at any painting by Robert Mangold is to see exactly what is there. For over 30 years, his work has been clear and direct.
These miniature sculptures have the look of prehistoric plumbing devices, they’re so low technology.
Novelist Carole Maso unearths the darkness in the dizzying poems of Lucie Brock-Broido, collected in her 1995 book, a seven year project inspired by Emily Dickinson’s Master Letters.
Painter Billy Sullivan recalls the wisdom of Warhol, Woodstock wiles and the downside of mail-order boots.