Poet and art critic Raphael Rubinstein is a senior editor at Art in America. Forthcoming books include a collection of poems, The Afterglow of Minor Pop Masterpieces (Make Now Press), and an anthology he has edited, Critical Mess: Art Critics on the State of Their Practice (Hard Press Editions). The poems published here are from a work in progress titled “Dead Troubadours.”
Raphael Rubinstein is the New York-based author of The Miraculous (Paper Monument, 2014) and A Geniza (Granary Books, 2015). Excerpts from his recently completed book Libraries of Sand about the Jewish-Egyptian writer Edmond Jabès have appeared in Bomb, The Fortnightly Review and 3:AM Magazine. In January 2023, Bloomsbury Academic will publish a collection of his writing titled Negative Work: The Turn to Provisionality in Contemporary Art. Since 2008 he has been Professor of Critical Studies at the University of Houston School of Art.
Kyle Dunn: Night PicturesBy Amber Jamilla Musser
MAY 2023 | ArtSeen
Kyle Dunns Night Pictures offers quiet, intimate scenes that hum with depth. Under the rubric of domesticitycocktails, dogs, and fashionable garmentsthe show brings together a wealth of ambivalent emotions, seemingly brought about by the days slide into night.
David Lynch: Big Bongo NightBy Nicole White
DEC 22–JAN 23 | ArtSeen
You are invited to enter David Lynch's exhibition through its title, Big Bongo Night. Its effect is something like an incantationsibylline, alliterative, and more potent when repeated aloud. Lynch uses language as deftly as his other tools; he wields it playfully to attract and disarm you.
The Night FallsBy Candice Thompson
MARCH 2023 | Dance
On February 11, this winking introduction to the world premiere of BalletCollectives The Night Falls, co-produced with PEAK Performances, is a promising setup, establishing a sense of place that is both dangerous and humorous.
Payal Kapadia’s A Night of Knowing NothingBy Kamayani Sharma
JUNE 2022 | Film
In the opening scene of Payal Kapadias Oeil d’or-winning documentary A Night of Knowing Nothing (2021), a group of students at the state-funded Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) dance exuberantly against the backdrop of a giant screen on which a film plays.