Looking for Lumia:
Thomas Wilfred’s Forgotten Art of Light


It is possible to experience the exhibition Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light (Yale University Art Gallery, February 17 – July 23, 2017) in reverse-chronological order, since one may enter the gallery from either end.


Say Goodbye to Reality
Nicholas Smith (I Cut People) with Matthew Ackerman


The cut-up is a literary technique that involves rearranging either printed or recorded content to create a new work. It’s been around since the Dada movement and was revived in the ’50s and ’60s when it caught a second wind with the beat generation.

Titicut Follies:
A Stark Documentary Transformed into Dance


Generating new movement ideas is difficult for choreographers, particularly when creating full-length dances. It’s so challenging that most of the big ballet companies continue to rely on narrative staples from centuries ago.


Cultural Currency:
LISA KO with Nicole Treska


A May 3, 2009, New York Times headline reads, “Mentally Ill and in Immigration Limbo,” and chronicles the story of Xiu Ping Jiang, a woman lost in an immigration detention camp in Florida.

Notes on a bad photo of a sick society, or, What does democracy looks like?

Field Notes

With Emmanuel Macron’s presidential victory, the second episode of the electoral process France has been going through is over. The third episode, the parliamentary elections, will take place on June 11 and 18.


Dear Friends and Readers,

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”


The New Figurative & History Painting

Their ambition is to convey a lived experience of the human body, more broadly, a sense that the body is the first ego, as Freud said, giving it a certain mythical importance, making it the most privileged of all objects, and with that to re-humanize art.

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