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Art In Conversation

PENNY ARCADE with Nick Bennett

Nick Bennett speaks with performance artist, writer, poet, and experimental theater maker Penny Arcade about artistic lineage, individuation, and the future of New York.

Art In Conversation

LAUREN BON with Phong H. Bui

Every once in a while, one will meet a visionary, but oftentimes it requires multiple encounters or repeated experiences to be able to absorb or digest that vision more readily. A Japanese proverb says: “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” Artist Lauren Bon is a visionary who is undoubtedly turning her vision into action.

Art In Conversation


McKenzie Wark speaks with artist Lyle Ashton Harris about archives, gesture, and applying pressure.

Art In Conversation

MINJUNG KIM with Helen Lee

Helen Lee talks to Mingjun Kim about her artwork, expansive knowledge of paper, and exquisite sense of calm.

Art In Conversation

John Elderfield and Terry Winters on Cézanne’s Rock and Quarry Paintings

A conversation between art historian John Elderfield and painter Terry Winters on the occasion of Cézanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings at the Princeton University Art Museum.

From the Publisher & Artistic Director

Dear Comrades, Friends, and Readers,

Call them what you will—autocrats, dictators, totalitarians, and all those who aspire to become as such—the moment that we are going through is forcing those in power to address the systemic racism that has never been resolved in our country’s history, or to put it more factually, the perpetuation of white supremacy.

Editor's Message

The Mirror Displaced: Artists Writing on Art

Not all artists consider themselves writers too, let alone critics. The poet Alice Notley, in reviewing a new collection of poems by Edwin Denby in the St. Mark’s Poetry Project newsletter of 1976, prefaced her review (not quite a disclaimer nor a benediction) by stating, “Poets can’t write criticism because what they understand about a poet they adore is what they themselves do or would, it is visceral—death to analyze? critics can’t write criticism because they never are knowing.”

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Art Books

In Memoriam

Field Notes

The Miraculous


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2020

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