The Brooklyn Rail http://brooklynrail.org/images/rail-logotype.png The Brooklyn Rail http://brooklynrail.org brooklynrail.org rss feed http://brooklynrail.org Arts and Culture Copyright (c) 2005-2017, The Brooklyn Rail <![CDATA[YOAN CAPOTE with Laila Pedro]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/art/Yoan-Capote-with-Laila-Pedro http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/art/Yoan-Capote-with-Laila-Pedro 2017-3-01T12:00:00Z
Yoan Capote is a Cuban artist living in Havana who brings a powerful conceptual focus, a profound grounding in art history, and a multilayered, tactile execution to a body of work that spans installation, sculpture, and painting. Cerebral and deeply psychological, Capote’s work displays a compelling individual vocabulary of materials and themes that is as distinctively situated in a contemporary Cuban vernacular as it is universally evocative.
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<![CDATA[THE HELD ESSAYS ON VISUAL ART On Georgia O’Keeffe, In and Out of Sight]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/art/On-Georgia-OKeeffe-In-and-Out-of-Sight http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/art/On-Georgia-OKeeffe-In-and-Out-of-Sight 2017-3-01T12:00:00Z
In an essay for the Tate’s retrospective exhibition of Georgia O’Keeffe this past summer (2016), Griselda Pollock writes that as a young art historian in the 1970s, she initially could not “see” O’Keeffe’s work.
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<![CDATA[Katharina Grosse with Phong Bui]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/art/Katharina-Grosse-with-Phong-Bui http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/art/Katharina-Grosse-with-Phong-Bui 2017-3-01T12:00:00Z
The first time I encountered Katharina Grosse’s work was when she created her site-specific, spray-painted wall installation for the Drawing Center’s Selections Fall 1999 (September 10 – October 14, 1999), which also included the works of Steve Roden, Honda Takeshi, Barbara Cemilla Tucholski, and Paul Zawisha.
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<![CDATA[Strange Love at RadioLoveFest: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/dance/Strange-Love-at-RadioLoveFest http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/dance/Strange-Love-at-RadioLoveFest 2017-3-01T12:00:00Z
It’s heartening to see that the BAM Harvey Theater is nearly full for Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, a celebration of forms with a tenuous grip on our cultural attention span. Ira Glass, producer of This American Life, hosts, while Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass of Monica Bill Barnes and Company join him as dancers.
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<![CDATA[Room for the Bigger Thing: ELLEN MADDOW and PAUL ZIMET with Lizzie Olesker]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/theater/Room-for-the-Bigger-Thing http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/theater/Room-for-the-Bigger-Thing 2017-3-01T12:00:00Z
The Talking Band has been making collaborative, experimental theater for over forty years, with a uniquely heightened theatrical awareness and a deeply musical sensibility.
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<![CDATA[JACK WHITTEN with Jarrett Earnest]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/02/art/JACK-WHITTEN-with-Jarrett-Earnest http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/02/art/JACK-WHITTEN-with-Jarrett-Earnest 2017-2-01T12:00:00Z
Over the past fifty years Jack Whitten has developed a rigorous personal vocabulary within abstraction, linking ancient mosaics with contemporary process painting. His first solo exhibition with Hauser & Wirth is currently on view.
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<![CDATA[EUGENE LEMAY with Phong Bui]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/02/art/EUGENE-LEMAY-with-Phong-Bui http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/02/art/EUGENE-LEMAY-with-Phong-Bui 2017-2-01T12:00:00Z
The first time I met Eugene (“Gene”) Lemay, the artist, founder, and president of Mana Contemporary, was when our mutual friend, the artist Ray Smith, brought him, fellow artist Yigal Ozeri, and Ysabel Pinyol, Curatorial Director of Mana, to see the exhibit Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1 at Industry City in early November 2013.
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<![CDATA[Down with the Corpocratic Monoculture! Holly Tavel with Angela Woodward]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/02/books/Down-with-the-Corpocratic-Monoculture http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/02/books/Down-with-the-Corpocratic-Monoculture 2017-2-01T12:00:00Z
Holly Tavel and Angela Woodward have both been published by the Spokane, Washington-based Ravenna Press, which has released books by many other intriguing and imaginative writers.
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<![CDATA[Elephant Blues]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/02/field-notes/Elephant-Blues http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/02/field-notes/Elephant-Blues 2017-2-01T12:00:00Z
Shortly before Donald Trump’s electoral victory, a bizarre alliance of sorts emerged: from one side, military and foreign policy bureaucrats, neocon hawks and politicians, mainstream liberals and their favorite press outlets (Financial Times, New York Times, the Economist, etc.); from the other, left-wing militants, anti-racist activists, social justice warriors, and other fans of democracy.
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<![CDATA[AI WEIWEI with Phong Bui]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/12/art/ai-weiwei http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/12/art/ai-weiwei 2016-12-01T12:00:00Z
In 2008, Alanna Heiss, the late Won-il Rhee, and I were envisioning an immersive and full installation using all the available space in the three floors and basement of PS1, even the courtyard and rooftop, for what was to be a comprehensive survey of contemporary Asian art called Spectacle. At our presentation before MoMA’s senior staff, we proposed that “spectacle” was a prevailing feature these artists seemed to share.
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<![CDATA[TROY BRAUNTUCH with Allie Biswas]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/12/art/troy-brauntuch-with-allie-biswas http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/12/art/troy-brauntuch-with-allie-biswas 2016-12-01T12:00:00Z
The photographic image has played a central role in the work of Troy Brauntuch since the beginning of his career. When he first started exhibiting in the late 1970s, the manipulation of an existing image formed the basis of his practice, and his inclusion in the now historic Pictures show at Artist’s Space, New York, in 1977, cemented his connection to the medium.
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<![CDATA[PRABHAVATHI MEPPAYIL with Laila Pedro]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/12/art/prabhavathi-meppayil-with-laila-pedro http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/12/art/prabhavathi-meppayil-with-laila-pedro 2016-12-01T12:00:00Z
The Indian-born artist Prabhavathi Meppayil creates nuanced, rigorous paintings that reveal their structural and chromatic complexities only upon close examination and after long observation.
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<![CDATA[RUSSELL CONNOR with Eleanor Heartney]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/12/art/russell-connor-with-eleanor-heartney http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/12/art/russell-connor-with-eleanor-heartney 2016-12-01T12:00:00Z
The fantasy of art objects having lives of their own has a long history, encompassing everything from the story of Pygmalion to the Hollywood franchise Night at the Museum. Painter Russell Connor has made a career of speculating about what characters from various iconic art historical masterpieces might do if allowed to mingle and interact.
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<![CDATA[SARAH SCHULMAN with Jarrett Earnest]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/12/art/sarah-schulman-with-jarrett-earnest http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/12/art/sarah-schulman-with-jarrett-earnest 2016-12-01T12:00:00Z
The novelist, playwright, and critic Sarah Schulman has been chronicling bohemian life in the East Village since the late 1970s. Her work as participant and chronicler of ACT UP is the stuff of queer legend, as is her co-founding of MIX NYC, the NY Queer Experimental Film Festival in 1987 that is going into its thirtieth year.
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<![CDATA[The Stakes Are High: An Interview with Noam Chomsky]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/12/field-notes/the-stakes-are-high http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/12/field-notes/the-stakes-are-high 2016-12-01T12:00:00Z
No slight challenge, but the stakes are very high: literally, survival of organized human society in any decent form.
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<![CDATA[Make America Again]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/12/poetry/greg-fuchs http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/12/poetry/greg-fuchs 2016-12-01T12:00:00Z
Greg Fuchs teaches students with disabilities to trust themselves and question everything. He has written scores of poems, published several books, and photographed many people, places, and things.
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