BERLIN — With a quiet and contemplative beginning, Sehgal sets up museumgoers for an unanticipated fall into the very heart of spectacles of intimacy.
Jane Cavalier is a Fulbright Research Fellow in Berlin, Germany. She graduated from Dartmouth College in June 2014 with a major in art history and has taken the university's motto, Vox Clamantis in Deserto (a voice crying out in the wilderness), to heart. She is interested in the intersections of visual culture, technology, and philosophy.
Joan Jonas as Interpreter, Guide, and Ghost at the Venice Biennale
VENICE — For more than five decades, performance has formed the center of Joan Jonas’s illuminating artistic career.
Hotel Paranoia: An Embedded View of Edward Snowden
BERLIN — A spirit of “fearlessness and fuck-you” drove NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to make his identity public, explains reporter Glenn Greenwald in Laura Poitras’s documentary, Citizenfour.
Berlin’s Fashion Futurisms
BERLIN — The embers of Berlin Alternative Fashion Week (BAFW) will continue to burn beyond its conclusion this past weekend. Ignited by a riotous spirit and explosive energy, this week-long series of events represented a restless, demanding, and at times extravagant provocation.
The Digital Literacy of Tristan Perich’s Sound
HANOVER, New Hampshire — When Tristan Perich, creator of the “Microtonal Wall” for the Museum of Modern Art’s Soundings exhibition, told me that understanding computer languages was now practically “a prerequisite for living,” two things came to mind.