from Kundiman for the Condemned
Paolo Javier is the author of LMFAO (OMG! Press), Goldfish Kisses (w/ Ernest Concepcion, Sona Books), 60 lv bo(e)mbs (O Books), and the time at the end of this writing (Ahadada). He lives in New York.
Walter Corwin’s A Short History of NowBy Allison Green
OCT 2022 | Theater
Walter Corwin Invites us to Experience an Intimate and Revealing “Short History of Now”
Lisa Slominski’s Nonconformers: A New History of Self-Taught ArtistsBy Jo Lawson-Tancred
JUNE 2022 | Art Books
Building on the history of Outsider art dating back to the 1970s, this book dives into the implications, limits, and paradoxes of the popular and problematic label. Placing the emphasis on the artists themselves and the formal properties of their work, the book foregrounds their practices over excessive biographic detail.
Jayson Musson: His History of ArtBy Laurel V. McLaughlin
SEPT 2022 | ArtSeen
In the second video of three in Jayson Musson: His History of Art at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), a russet-colored-corduroy-suited, yellow turtle-necked, and well-meaning but supercilious art collector Jay, aka Jayson Musson, gently explains to his roommate, a pot-smoking hare, Ollie: Art history isnt that complicated. Whatever man fucks it kills and whatever it kills it fucks.
Bahia Shehab and Haytham Nawar’s A History of Arab Graphic DesignBy N.A. Mansour
APRIL 2021 | Art Books
Easily the best introduction to the history of modern Arab visual culture on the market today, this new book lacks the jargon of exhibition catalogues, leans heavily on visual sources, and dismisses some previously held assumptions about Arab art.