“I began thinking more about myself as an artist with a civic responsibility,” said artist Nick Cave to Mass MoCA curator Denise Markonish during a conversation last Friday evening at Jack Shainman Gallery.
Megan N. Liberty
Megan N. Liberty is the Art Books section editor at the Brooklyn Rail and co-founder of Book Art Review. Her writing on artist books, ephemera, and graphic novels also appears in Artforum.com, ArtReview, frieze, and elsewhere. Find her on twitter @meganlib.
Tracing a Line Between Conceptualism and Blackness
The soothing piano music and soulful singing of Marian Anderson’s “Trampin’” filled the auditorium as artist Adam Pendleton began his performance at the Museum of Modern Art.
On Carl Andre and the Question of History
Ironically, Leslie Hewitt’s Monday night lecture on Carl Andre, which examined ways of escaping the hegemony of art and political history, was protested by those who opposed Carl Andre’s place within that history.
Frances Stark on Reading Robert Ryman
In one of the final remarks of her talk last Monday for the Dia Art Foundation’s Artists on Artists lectures, Frances Stark hit on the essence of the series: “Being an artist is about falling in love with other artists.”
Fred Tomaselli Talks Pot, Gardening, and the New York Times
“Wasn’t pot your gateway drug to gardening?” Lawrence Weschler asked Fred Tomaselli teasingly during their recent conversation for the New York Public Library’s Art and Literature Series.