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Inhuman Sound: An Interview with Matmos by Britton Powell
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“Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.”

End Page by Vincent Zompa
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Vincent Zompa is the author of the poetry collection Heard Animal and several chapbooks.

What Objects Can Do: on Jiro Takamatsu by William Corwin
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A new look at the actions, drawings, and sculpture of the late Japanese artist.

Portfolio by Suha Traboulsi
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Kassab Bachi, one of the most prolific Arab painters, has never exhibited in the Arts Club of Chicago. Yet three of his drawings were found on the backs of three framed artworks in the club’s storage.

Cameron Rowland by Ian Edward Wallace
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Of the various collected objects in Cameron Rowland’s studio—a fluorescent orange work coat, a bundle of street-sweeper bristles, several pot-medal badges—the most abundant are books. 

Portfolio by Gabriele Beveridge
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Gabriele Beveridge has quite the eye for sad-looking models in posters—the kind of women who hawk things like hair dye and shampoo.

Stephen Collier & Michael St. John
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“Stephen and I went drinking and eating one night from Canal Street to Esplanade (the length of the French quarter). We spent hours talking about New Orleans and art, both of which I love.”

Nari Ward by Lee Jaffe
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Ward’s Jamaican roots and home in Harlem have been recurring themes in his numerous installations. He speaks with Jaffe about three key works.

Mira Friedlaender by Sara Roffino
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Unpacking relationships.

Terry Adkins by Calvin Reid
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“I obtusely landed in the best place possible.”

Tamar Ettun by Naomi Lev
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A live conversation about performance, adventure, and objects.

Ben Berlow by Lanny Jordan Jackson
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I’m imagining a gouache drawing with an open-bottom black triangle starting about a quarter of the way down a page torn from a trade paperback.

Portfolio by Julia Weist

Collecting without eBay.

Valerie Snobeck by Joe Fyfe
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“The absurdity of this material’s resistance made me want to work with the plastic, the peels. The plastic is part of us, part of me and my contribution, too, even if not directly. Plastic is estranged from me, but it is me.”

Abraham Cruzvillegas by Haegue Yang
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Before I met Abraham Cruzvillegas, more than once I’d heard curator Clara Kim mention in passing that he was a special person. This piqued my curiosity.

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt by Jessica Baran
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Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt on the politics of art school admissions, knick-knacks, and linguistic gate-keeping in contemporary art.

Routine Spectacles of Andy Kaufman and Stuart Sherman by Michael Smith
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Working at opposite ends of the performing-arts spectrum, both carefully constructed public personae to adapt to and assimilate the culture that formed them. 

Günther Uecker by Ahmed Alsoudani
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First of all, I like Günther Uecker as a person. This is really important for me as an artist. 

Tony Feher by Saul Ostrow
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Ostrow visits Feher at his Bronx studio, where he muses about his past, contemplates his future, and pinpoints the exact moment when he discovered to be an artist meant to believe “I was right, even when I was wrong.”

Katie Bell by John O'Connor
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For the past year I’ve worked in a studio adjacent to Katie Bell’s, at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation. 

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