Perspectives on the Quake

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At 4:53 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12th, I was attending a class at the Jacmel branch of the UNASMOH (Université Américaine des Sciences Modernes d’Haiti) when the Earthquake hit.

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A More Decent Republic

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Just in case we forgot, during the State of the Union address President Obama reminded his audience three times that as Americans, we are nothing if not a “decent” people.

Remembering Max: A Story of Love and Marriage

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On the morning Max died, sun flooded the apartment I grew up in. The front door had been unlocked for days to ease the ins and outs of hospice nurses, and of my uncle, who had come to be with us. I let myself in and found my father in the room that had once been mine.

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SUPERFLEX with PHONG BUI

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Just a few hours before the January 22 opening reception of their exhibit Flooded McDonald’s at Peter Blum Chelsea, which will be on view till March 22, 2010, Jakob Fenger and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen paid a visit to Art International Radio to talk to Publisher Phong Bui about their lives and work.

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WILLIBALD SAUERLÄNDER with SASHA SUDA

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In two successive afternoons in late October, 2009, New York-based art historian Sasha Suda came to visit the world renowned scholar of art history Willibald Sauerländer at his home in Munich to talk about his life and work.

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ELISA SIGHICELLI with JOHN YAU

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On occasion of the artist’s new exhibit The Party Is Over, which will remain on view at Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue till March 6, 2010, Elisa Sighicelli paid a visit to the home of Art Editor John Yau to talk about her new body of work and more.

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E.V. Day with William Corbett

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E.V. Day is a New York-based installation artist and sculptor whose work explores themes of feminism and sexuality, while reflecting upon popular culture. Day received her MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 1995, and she began her dynamic Exploding Couture series in 1999.

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RICHARD BAKER with JOHN YAU

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A week before the opening reception of a new body of paintings at Tibor De Nagy Gallery, Richard Baker welcomed Art Editor John Yau to his DUMBO studio to view the works, and to talk about the painter’s work.

WHAT BARBARISM IS?

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What interests us in the thought and writings of T. W. Adorno cannot interest us. Where it touches us most closely in the urgency of the moment, it misses the mark entirely. When it cuts to the quick, nothing is felt. This is easily demonstrated. For wherever we open Adorno’s writings, whichever volume we turn to, the topic is the barbaric and barbarism.

Culturemart Preview: LAURA PETERSON AND JOHARI MAYFIELD

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Each time the HERE Arts Center door opened on January 12, another down-swaddled body squeezed inside the tiny lobby, and we got a blast of frosty air.

"The Magical Point of Contact of Man with Nature": WADADA LEO SMITH, SPIRITUAL DIMENSIONS (CUNEIFORM RECORDS)

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In the ongoing struggle between theory and performance in avant-garde music, theory has increasingly assumed the upper hand.

from THE ABYSS OF HUMAN ILLUSION

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Mundane things, pitiful in their mundane assertiveness, their sad isolation. Kraft French dressing, glowing weirdly orange through its glass bottle, a green glass bowl of green salad, a bottle of Worcestershire sauce, its paper wrapper still on.

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