by Phillip Griffith
JUL-AUG 2018 | Art Books
Adrian Piper has long grappled with the immediate, present-tense experience of the viewer in front of an artworkan art encounter that can bring awareness of what she calls the indexical present.
by Charles Baxter
SEPT 2017 | Critics Page
I can’t remember who first observed that Kafka’s novel The Castle was capable of inducing an effect of “sublime boredom,” but many other novels and stories in the 19th and 20th centuries have evoked a curious condition that lies somewhere between consciousness and sleep, a twilight state in which we are only half-awake and dimly conscious of what is happening, or, more often, not happening, on the page.