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Jane Ursula Harris

Jane Ursula Harris is a Brooklyn-based writer who has contributed to Art in America, Artforum, BOMB, The Paris Review, Flash Art, The Believer, Vice/GARAGE, Surface, and Time Out New York, among other publications. Her essays appear in catalogues including Carnegie Mellon's forthcoming Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth; PARTICIPANT INC's NEGROGOTHIC: M. Lamar; Hatje Cantz's Examples to Follow: Expeditions in Aesthetics and Sustainability; Kerber Verlag's Marc Lüders: The East Side Gallery; Phaidon's Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon's Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting; Universe-Rizzoli's Curve: The Female Nude Now; and Twin Palms' Anthony Goicolea.

Jane Ursula Harris

Gen was of course an icon, a cult music figure, a “cultural engineer,” the founder of TOPY, COUM Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, pandrogyne, etc., all of which I’ve written about and documented elsewhere, but s/he was also a vulnerable human being like the rest of us, one whose generosity and courage as such is just as mythic to me as the life s/he lived in the public eye.


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