Transformation

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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.

Pierre Huyghe’s Rite Passage and Human Mask by Chris Chang
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Huyghe is forever fond of systems that try to take care of themselves—regardless of whether they self-generate, naturally decay, or both.

Milka Djordjevich by Marissa Perel

The dancer on repetition, transformation, and abstracting everyday movement.

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. 

Michelle Boulé by Samara Davis
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Michelle Boulé discusses her choreographic influences, dance as channeling, where movement is a conduit, and the increasing intersections between dance and visual art.

Aaron Sheppard by Samuel Jablon
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Samuel Jablon engages artist Aaron Sheppard in a discussion about his new work the cake in the room, Alice in Wonderland, Jesus, and Miss Havisham.

Jessica Jackson Hutchins by Stuart Horodner
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Jessica Jackson Hutchins’ sculptures reference the human body in all of its dumb charm and joyful habits. With Horodner she reflects on Levinas, contingency and Chinese scholars’ rocks.

Excerpt from Netsuke: A Novel by Rikki Ducornet
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A psychoanalyst interacts with three people: his wife, Akiko, and two patients: Kat, whom he also calls The Cutter, and David Swancourt. He receives these patients in his new office, Spells.

Midday by Yael Shinar
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BOMBlog’s Word Choice features original works of poetry, fiction, and art. This edition of Word Choice, selected by Peter Moysaenko, features poetry by Yael Shinar and art by R.D. Gluibizzi.

Thiago Rocha Pitta by Botika
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An artists on artists text on sculpture artist Thiago Rocha Pitta by Botika, accompanied by several photographs of mixed media sculptures and film stills by Thiago Rocha Pitta, the first titled Uma Trilogia.

Allan Sekula by Edward Dimendberg
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From his investigation of maritime space to his extensive travels to world seaports, Allan Sekula’s trajectory transforms and connects domains that aren’t usually compared. His practice has extended from photography into filmmaking and recently, curating.

A Morning Made for Happiness by Liliana Heker

This First Proof contains the story “A Morning Made for Happiness.”

Vik Muniz by Mark Magill
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“I find that it’s not enough of a mission when art is supposed to be about one thing or another because to be art, to begin with, it should be about everything at once. It should present a kind of all-encompassing world.”

Jenny Diski by Frederic Tuten

English writer Jenny Diski’s Skating to Antarctica, part memoir, part travelogue, created a critical stir of approval upon its release. What her American audience might not realize is that she’s a prolific novelist.

Bonnie Collura by Jenifer Berman
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Painted sleek and smooth, almost candy-coated in their plastic finish, Bonnie Collura’s sculptures long to be touched. They tempt, like a shiny red apple. 

Jim Butler by Shirley Kaneda
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Jim Butler’s recent paintings bring to the tradition of “realism” a concern for the act of perception.

Nao Bustamente by Coco Fusco
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Without uttering a single word, Bustamante offers an eloquent commentary on the abject dimension of female experience.

Red Dream by Maya Borisova

DON’T TOUCH ME
I am sleeping in the middle of a desert
on sackcloth, on hot sand

Dorothea Tanning by Carlo McCormick
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Dorothea Tanning has been associated with the surrealist movement since it came to NYC in the ’40s. In this interview Tanning discusses the misconceptions surrounding her paintings with writer Carlo McCormick.

James Nares by Betsy Sussler
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In a process of material and poetic interrogation, James Nares shares his practice, a return to origins, with Betsy Sussler.

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