MAY 2012 | Art Books
After my review of Markus Miessens The Nightmare of Participation (Crossbench Praxis as a Mode of Criticality) (Sternberg, 2010) was published in the July/August 2011 issue of the Brooklyn Rail, I received a Facebook message from architect Carson Chan, the author of the books epilogue. I must review the next book in the already three-strong series, he said.
NOV 2011 | Art Books
Tracey Emin wavers. In her art, and in her writing, she changes her mind, she repeats herself, and she can’t decide what she wants. For a female artist, wavering is dangerous: it can either be attributed to a tongue-in-cheek ultra-feminine approach, or it can be attributed to a lack of consistency.
JUL-AUG 2011 | Art Books
Markus Miessen has been working on dismantling the notion of participation for a while now. The Nightmare of Participation (Crossbench Praxis as a Mode of Criticality) (Sternberg Press, 2011) comes after Did Someone Say Participate? An Atlas of Spatial Practice (MIT Press, 2006) and The Violence of Participation (Sternberg, 2007).