Hybridity

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Roger Lewinter’s Story of Love in Solitude and The Attraction of Things by K. Thomas Kahn
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These two slim volumes, which are somehow stories, memoirs, meditations, diaries, and novels all in one, operate as much at the level of the sentence as that of the story. 

Word-Things of Augusto de Campos Revisited by Zack Friedman
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An editor of creative translation journal Telephone and the EFA Project Space’s curator discuss hybrid translations of Brazilian concrete poet Augusto de Campos.

Roxy Paine by Tod Williams & Billie Tsien

As architects we work for many different clients on a wide variety of projects, from private residences to laboratories, swimming pools, libraries, and museums.

Chicha is Coming by Renato Gómez
​The Roots of Chicha

More than a Peruvian musical genre, Chicha (from the Spanish word for a style of homemade fermented beverage) is a peculiar hybrid culture centered in Lima—the clash of jungle, Andean, and coastal idiosyncrasies resulting from waves of coastal emigration to the city that began in the ’50s. 

Cristina García by Chris Abani
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“I’m constantly sending tap roots into all sorts of unsavory places. That’s an essential part of the mystery and discovery for me. I expect to be disturbed. I hope to be discomfited.”

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Shahzia Sikander by David Hunt
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Sure, the painter Shahzia Sikander, born and raised in Pakistan, manages to flip the script on the whole history of Indian miniatures, but to position her as an artist throwing off the oppressive yoke of male patriarchy, Islamic censorship, or the pervasive Western fantasy of South Asian culture as simply some kind of prohibitive version of Footloose does a disservice to her work.

Rubén Ortiz-Torres by David Pagel
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Critic David Pagel describes the work of Rubén Ortiz-Torres as both “phantasmagoric and realistic.” Torres creates images that are overwrought, cliched and fantastic, which also reflect the sociology of border crossing—from both sides of the border.

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