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Carl & Ana: Art, Suicide, Murder, Belief

Or, how Mathew Barney is guilty of the murder of Ana Mendieta.

“Maya, Maya, these are not the same things, Maya. Sex criminals and Matthew Barney and O.

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Wonder Soul


horizontal tower of Babble

preaching for a sound

reaching four, reaching, just reaching, just reaching.

eyes of the constructed mascot

looking for prison

vision four, sounding, just sounding, just sounding. 79 more words

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Douglas Crimp: On the Museum's Ruins

On the Museum's Ruins presents Douglas Crimp's criticism of contemporary art, its institutions, and its politics alongside photographic works by the artist Louise Lawler to create a collaborative project that is itself an example of postmodern practice at its most provocative. 120 more words

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Peter Schjeldahl: Hydrogen Jukebox

For those who may be baffled by the contemporary art scene, most art criticism only serves to further confuse. Opening this book, however, is a refreshingly frank and entertaining venture. 239 more words

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Susan Sontag: Regarding the Pain of Others

Twenty-five years after her classic On Photography, Susan Sontag returns to the subject of visual representations of war and violence in our culture today.How does the spectacle of the sufferings of others (via television or newsprint) affect us? 199 more words

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Lucy Lippard: Six Years

In Six Years Lucy R. Lippard documents the chaotic network of ideas that has been labeled conceptual art. The book is arranged as an annotated chronology into which is woven a rich collection of original documents—including texts by and taped discussions among and with the artists involved and by Lippard, who has also provided a new preface for this edition. 106 more words

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