Weekend


Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, Albert Mobilio and Natalie Haddad

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My all-too-brief visit to Delhi last year ignited in me a desire to learn about the history of India.

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BooksWeekend

Killed By the State

by John Yau on July 10, 2016

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A few weeks ago, while I was reading In the Empire of the Air: The Poems of Donald Britton, edited by Reginald Shepherd and Philip Clark, I was reminded of A Fast Life: The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos (2011), edited by David Trinidad. This happens with poetry – one poem or book leads to another, like a chain letter.

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MuseumsWeekend

An Artist Who Possessed a Third Eye

by John Yau on July 9, 2016

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Working in painting, drawing, assemblage, film, photography, photograms, performance, collage, and printmaking, Bruce Conner (1933–2008) made more discrete bodies of work across more mediums than any other postwar artist.

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The formal inventiveness of this new volume by Anselm Berrigan is satisfying and maddening.

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The first paintings you see in Construction Site, the new exhibition at McKenzie Fine Art on the Lower East Side, are three slabs of red polyurethane resin with wood inlays by Noah Loesberg.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 3, 2016

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This week, the lie in Gay Talese’s new book, Jupiter’s northern lights, socially engaged art in Tunisia, Angels in America as great art, and more.

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ReactorWeekend

Weekend Words: Remain

by Weekend Editors on July 3, 2016

Hans Holbein the Younger,

“We are all born mad. Some remain so.”

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Post image for Reader’s Diary: Henry Miller’s ‘The Colossus of Maroussi’

At some point in my teens I read a number of books by Henry Miller — though not as many as I read, at around the same time, by Hermann Hesse, despite the fact that Hesse’s books, in contrast to Miller’s, were not reputed to convey much information about sex.

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GalleriesWeekend

Summer Carousing and Revelry

by John Yau on July 3, 2016

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It must be summer. There are group shows galore all over Manhattan. This is when you get to discover new artists, get enthusiastic, become disenchanted, fall in love, fall out of love, all of the above, and none of the above, in one day, and still have time to sit back and read a book of poems in the evening.

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GalleriesWeekend

All The World’s Bigger than a Stage

by John Yau on July 3, 2016

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There is the artist’s artist, and there is June Leaf.

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