Andrei Konchalovsky’s film depicts an artist full of ambition, paranoia, loathing, and regret.
Paul D'Agostino, Ph.D. is an artist, writer, translator and curator. He is former Art Editor at Brooklyn Magazine and The L Magazine, and he now contributes critical writings on art, film, and books to various publications, including Hyperallergic and Art Spiel. He is also Assistant Editor of Journal of Italian Translation, and a contributing translator and translation reviewer at Specimen: The Babel Review of Translations. More information about D'Agostino is available here, and you can find him as @postuccio on Instagram and Twitter.
Don DeLillo’s Dark Prism
In his deftly hewn new novel, The Silence, DeLillo disconnects us from our devices, wreaking havoc on our human fragility.
Finding Rapture Where You Don’t Expect It
An unattributed work can catch you off guard, forcing you to drop your defenses and simply look.
A Frankenstein for the Forever Wars
Depraved, a soulful indie take on Frankenstein, proves the perennial relevance of Mary Shelley’s monstrous creation.
Jim Osman’s Off-Kilter Arcadia
Osman’s suite of new sculptures might look like buildings, or the things within buildings: furniture, toyish tools, and strange-ified objects of interior design.
Sharon Butler’s new paintings based on iPad drawings are telling you, quite frankly, that surfaces matter.
Something Happened in DC
Or did it?
Cuba at the Cusp
The images that foreshadow the turmoil of the Cuban Revolution jar you back to the precariousness of our times.
For the Love of Leonardo
A slew of new books rethinks the Renaissance in general and Leonardo da Vinci in particular.
The Scribes Somehow Survive
The soldiers are killed, and the jesters change their names.
Monstrous and Touching Stories Within Stories
Fritz Böhm’s debut film Wildling is cloaked in mystery, dark and dank, occasionally bloody, sometimes shocking, and fantastically folkloric.
A Haitian Artist’s Mesmerizing Eyes
Didier William’s slithery forms surge forth and recede within a sphere of visual gravitas — heaving, throbbing, breathing.