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The N.Y.P.D. Clamps Down on Jazz

At 8:45 a.m. on a frigid January morning, the protesters are warming up: “Mic Check!” “Mic Check!”

Fear of the First Amendment

According to Sean Barry of VOCAL-NY, the “fear of police contact is a major problem” for those trying to mobilize the city’s poor to attend political protests.

A fragment from Isolate Flecks: An Anatomy

“Self-expression is not a crime,” reads a piece of graffiti in East Williamsburg. Maybe it should be.

Art In Conversation

CARL ANDRE with Michèle Gerber Klein and Phong Bui

On the occasion of Carl Andre’s monograph Carl Andre: Things in Their Elements by Alistair Rider (Phaidon, 2011), and his forthcoming retrospective at Dia Art Foundation (March – December 2013), the sculptor/poet welcomed contributing editor Michèle Gerber Klein and publisher Phong Bui to his West Village home to talk about his life and work.

Art In Conversation

ROSALIND KRAUSS with Yve-Alain Bois

On the occasion of her recent publication Under Blue Cup (MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England) Yve-Alain Bois visited Rosalind Krauss’s SoHo loft/home to talk about the genesis that led to this particular volume and more.

Art In Conversation

DAVID HOCKNEY with William Corwin

William Corwin visited David Hockney in his studio in Bridlington, Yorkshire, to discuss the paintings, iPad drawings, and videos that form the core of his show A Bigger Picture at the Royal Academy in London (January–April 9, 2012).

Art In Conversation

LINDA MARY MONTANO with Charles Duncan

On the occasion of her exhibition From Chakras to Glands at the Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery, SUNY Ulster (October 13 – November 11, 2011) and the release of her video Starved Survivors, performance and video artist Linda Mary Montano spoke with Charles Duncan about her current work, Catholic reawakening, and aging.

BILL JENSEN with Peter Brock

On the occasion of the painter’s recent exhibition at Cheim & Read, Bill Jensen welcomed the painter/contributing writer Peter Brock to his Williamsburg studio to talk about the new direction that has occurred in his work and more.


Ever since Lucy Lippard included him in Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object (1973), Peter Downsbrough (b. 1940) has accrued an extensive bibliography—owing to his expatriate situation in Brussels, almost exclusively European.

Breaking Down the Fourth Wall—Again

At the two-day Minor Musics Japan concert at ISSUE Project Room this past September, Takahiro Kawaguchi and Taku Unami (in a duo with Annette Krebs) proved that, although it is now a well-defined genre, experimental music in the Cagean vein has not become overly stylized and mannered.

A Little Heap for Dara Greenwald

Just a few days after the artist and activist Dara Greenwald passed away, a project to upload nearly all of her video work to Vimeo was close to completion.

Nigerian Spammer

Adam Fitzgerald edits Maggy Poetry Magazine and teaches poetry at Rutgers University and The New School. He lives in the East Village.

Editor's Message Guest Critic

All Painting Only Painting

Because we believe it is necessary periodically to take the pulse of painting, we propose in this issue to use diverse forms of criticism to examine what one can see this month in New York City.


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