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Steven Henry Madoff

Steven Henry Madoff is Chair, MA in Curatorial Practice, the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is an award-winning writer, editor, and poet; a contributing editor to Modern Painters and ARTnews; and a former art critic at Time magazine. His most recent book is Art School (Propositions for the 21st Century), published by MIT Press. His most recent exhibition as guest curator, Host & Guest, took place earlier this year at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. This November he hosts an international conference, Curating the Curatorial, at SVA.

Metaphor and the Feeling of Fact

When my sister died, I was holding her hand in a hospital room in Hartford. Amid the shock of it, what I felt was the inevitability of this destruction that seemed, whatever else it was (the many other things it was), to be a monument to sheer facticity: the unswerving immenseness of the thing itself.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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