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Muse with a Short Fuse

What is it to be a Contemporary Painter in the 21st Century?

Allison Katz
by Clément Dirié, Frances Loeffler (ed.)

This first comprehensive monograph encompasses the manifold painterly practice of Canadian London-based artist Allison Katz (b. 1980). Highly representative of a new generation of artists tackling painting and what is it to be a contemporary painter in the 21st century, she is also creating objects, posters, videos, installations, and collaborating wi...

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Fundamentally Graphic Satire

Sweet-and-Sour Methods

Crack Up – Crack Down. The 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts
by M. Constantine, Slavs and Tatars (ed.)

“We live in sour times, and such sour times require sweet-and-sour methods. With the rise of social media, comedians as politicians, and populism, there has recently been vigorous debate over who constitutes ‘the people.’ For more than a couple millennia, satire has been a particularly contested genre to explore such questions, via varying degrees of ...

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Very not NSFW!

Remove All the Nasty Brown Sticky Paper

The Story of Bern, [or] Showing Colors
by Dorothy Iannone

First published in 1970, the book documents the censorship of Iannone’s work "The (Ta)Rot Pack" (1968–1969) and the subsequent removal of all his works by her then companion, artist Dieter Roth, from a collective exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bern. For his exhibition entitled "Freunde, Friends, d'Fründe," Harald Szeemann invited...

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The Godfather of Avant-Garde Cinema

The Collapse of the USSR as a Greek Tragedy

TRANSCRIPT 04 44’ 14”. Lithuania and the collapse of USSR
by Jonas Mekas

"On March 11, 1990, Lithuania became the first of the three Baltic states to declare independence, initiating the collapse of the Soviet Union. Lithuanian director and artist Jonas Mekas used his video camera to film the newscasts and TV footage aired in the US from 1989 to 1991, recording how America experienced the fall of its rival.

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Pagan & punk feminism

The Bestial Side of Humanity

BIRTH V - Hi and Bye
by Kris Lemsalu

“The work of Kris Lemsalu is pagan and it’s punk and it’s hers and it’s ours. . . . It’s the lightning of heaven and the volcanic heat in the abyssal ocean. It’s the carnival of objects Frankensteined together into concoctions as fragile as life itself. It’s life.”––Andrew Berardini

Kris Lemsalu is an Estonian-born artist who creates mixed-...

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