Subjectivity

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Shezad Dawood by Doug Ashford
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“I’m a believer in ‘the artist proposes and the universe disposes.’ On that meeting ground is where the important stuff happens for me, where a set of images, possibilities, dialogues with people both living and dead actually start forming.”

Michele Araujo by Lisa Cohen
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In one painting, I am picked up and drawn into a wild weather event, a storm of color, wind, and light.

Moyra Davey by Elisabeth Lebovici
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Prior to Burn the Diaries, her exhibition at the ICA Philadelphia this fall, Davey exchanged thoughts with Paris-based writer Lebovici on autobiographical writing, the formal potential of aerograms, and scatological confessionalism.

Robert Fitterman’s No, Wait. Yep. Definitely Still Hate Myself. by Nick Thurston
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Fitterman’s relentless, book-length new poem is composed of public articulations of loneliness harvested from online message boards.

Josiah McElheny by Gregg Bordowitz
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“History has shown that universalism is a step away from totalitarianism—a deadly kind of erasure that I find horrifying. The fear of fascism undermines my sensuous relationship to those things. I often wonder, are there any other alternative aesthetics?”

Wayne Koestenbaum by Kenneth Goldsmith
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“I couldn’t have gone to Woodstock because I’m not fit to be a nudist.”

Charles Long by Andrew Winer
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“But here is what is most important to me—throwing myself into the present, the unanswerable, the unknown, the unquantifiable.”

Four Poems by Tim Griffin

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His final play was never performed
during his life, but shortly after

Kenneth Goldsmith by Marcus Boon
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Kenneth Goldsmith is a trickster for sure, not just because his work takes place on the crossroads between legal and illegal, between digital and real life, between word and image, but because he’s a man who wears a lot of hats, metaphorical and otherwise. 

Simon Van Booy & Siri Hustvedt
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Novelists Siri Hustvedt and Simon Van Booy compare notes on topics ranging from temporal perception to “the soup of unconscious life” from which fictional characters arise.

Tristan Garcia by Sandra Laugier
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Paris-based novelist Tristan Garcia, a philosopher by training, speaks with another philosopher, Sandra Laugier, about how ideas, ethics, and sex get entangled through the vivid characters in his first novel, Hate: A Romance.

Carrie Mae Weems by Dawoud Bey
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In 1976 I had been making photographs for a couple of years. I had certainly been looking at a lot more photographs than I had actually made. 

Antony by Charles Atlas
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The first time I saw Antony perform was November 1992; he was onstage at a downtown club with Johanna Constantine and Poison Eve, two other original members of the Blacklips Performance Cult. 

Thomas Vinterberg by Maria Mackinney
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Danish director Thomas Vinterberg’s film The Celebration resembles Greek tragedy with a twist—influenced by French New Wave and The Godfather, winner of the Jury’s Prize at Cannes, its production was dictated by the neo-manifesto DOGMA 95.

Alexander Kluge by Gary Indiana
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Filmmaker Alexander Kluge delves into the cultural significance of film and television with Gary Indiana in this 1989 conversation. A series of Kluge’s films is currently screening at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn.

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