Posts Tagged: frieze

The Art of Literature

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Literature often depends on the strategic disappointment of expectation. Sometimes, the effect of that is humorous; at other times, it’s unnerving: I consider it crucial to the composition of a novel. Laughter is physical; it involves the body of the reader in the book in a way that other responses don’t. It’s a tonal antidote […]

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Moyra Davey

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Frieze profiles artist Moyra Davey, highlighting her exploration of interiority and the tension between photography and literature. “…The generosity of her works, their beckoning to the spectator-maker, is paradoxically the result of their basic reticence. Davey’s works subtly withhold their narrative or argument even when ostensibly delineating it.” (Via The Believer)

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In the Art Rags

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At BushwickBK.com, Mimi Luse reports on a one-night-only multimedia Lil’ Wayne-related show, curated by Audrey Berman and Pete Deevakul. With Claude Léveque and Bruce Nauman squaring off at the Venice Biennale, Studio Von Birken’s Louis Vuitton-meets-Lil’-Wayne parody is as potent as a neon spliff. It’s hard to look at some of Nauman’s work and not […]

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In the Art Rags

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The new issue of Bidoun has glitter on both covers, smells like a pack of baseball cards, and includes a stellar essay by Negar Azimi, “I Often Dream of Slavs.” The last issue of frieze celebrated FILE Magazine‘s idiosyncrasy; the new one features the best solo shows of 2008. ARTnews takes on art and the […]

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