Posts Tagged ‘Summer Reading’

Happy Labor Day!

Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen. Can These Antiques Ever Prove Dangerous Again?, 2012.

In honor of Labor Day, today we want to thank the publications that made our Summer Reading series a success. We were honored to host articles from Artforum, Art Papers, Art Practical, the Brooklyn Rail, East of Borneo, Frieze d/e, Hyperallergic, MN Artists, MN Original, MOMUS, Rhizome, SFMOMA’s Open Space, Temporary Art Review, and un Magazine. And we credit the labors of the artists and writers,[…..]

Summer Reading – The Post-Human Animal

Katja Novitskova, Branching I, 2013, Digital print on aluminium and cut-out display (courtesy: the artist, Fluxia gallery, Milan & Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin)

For the final entry in our Summer Reading series, we bring you Ana Teixeira Pinto’s essay on the recent trend in artworks featuring animals. She notes: “Replacing an obsolete notion of the ‘human,’ perhaps the animal has become the new face of humanity.” This article was originally published in issue 19 of Frieze d/e in May 2015. In the late 1940s, the Russian-born French philosopher Alexandre[…..]

Summer Reading – Notes to Self

Miguel Gutierrez. Age & Beauty Part 2, 2015; Performance view, January 14, 2015, Abrons Arts Center, New York. Photo: Ian Douglas.

As we near the end of our Summer Reading series, we bring you Claudia La Rocco’s meditations on the American Realness Festival. The author asks, “Playing to the intelligentsia for cheap laughs while the world burns: Does anybody still need to own this in 2015?” This article was originally published in Artforum on January 29, 2015. I’ve just deleted the three hundred words I’d written to start[…..]

Summer Reading – Has the Internet Changed Art Criticism? On Service Criticism and a Possible Future

(L-R) Christopher Knight, Ryan Schreiber, Isaac Fitzgerald and Orit Gat. (Superscript 2015. Photographer: Gene Pittman. Courtesy the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis)

Today we continue our Summer Reading series with a provocative essay on “service criticism” by author Orit Gat. She offers, “It may be discouraging to close on an optimistic note that basically means, ‘You’re gonna have to pull out your credit card/sign in with your Paypal/Apple Pay/whatever digital wallet we’ll all be using use at some point in order to get the kind of criticism[…..]

Summer Reading – On Informality and Nomadism


From our friends at Art Papers, today we bring you an essay on conservation, colonialism, and the “black market archive” of Pakistani film. Author Timothy P.A. Cooper explains, “The case filed by Iqbal Geoffrey, DesiTorrents, and the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum are haunted by traces of Pakistan’s visual cultural archive—nomadic ghosts of empire that evade the exoteric movements of decolonization in favor of fluid, informal[…..]

Summer Reading – Finding Value in a Flattened Field

Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen. 100 Posterworks, 2009–2013; printed poster; 11 x 17 in. Courtesy of the Artists.

Today for our Summer Reading series we bring you Patricia Maloney’s recent op-ed from our partners at Art Practical. The author notes, “The commitment to paying contributors must be acknowledged as only the most visible link in a long chain of interlocking, concrete exchanges distributed throughout the ecosystem. Paying a writer or artist is not a unidirectional transaction; it is part of a public health policy.” This[…..]

Summer Reading – Closed Circuits: A Look Back at LACMA’s First Art and Technology Initiative

"A Report on the Art and Technology Program of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967-1971."

From our friends at East of Borneo, today we continue our Summer Reading series with an essay on LACMA’s Art and Technology initiative. Author Catherine Wagley notes: ’[…] the nostalgia for Art and Technology has much to do with the way the report suggests a moment when institutions were less careful about protecting their sponsors, when conflicts of interest could be openly discussed, and when a curator[…..]