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An Interview with the First Poet Laureate of MoMA

Kenneth Goldsmith and I sat down at our computers in constantly changing parts of the world, and we talked about his recent poet laureateship at the Museum of Modern Art. For the position, he delivered a special lecture and organized a series that invited contemporary poets to read in galleries to museum visitors. The events ranged from one person reading intimately in a gallery to the entire fourth floor being taken over by writers.

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The Threshold Between an Image of a Thing and the Thing Itself

Diana Al-Hadid makes work that crosses cultures and disciplines, drawing inspiration from art history, ancient invention, science, science fiction, myth, and Northern Renaissance paintings. In a broader sense, too, once can see influences from architecture, astrophysics, instruments, caves, puddles, black holes, sound and pitch and volume, pixels, plate tectonics, levers and pulleys, geometry, staircases, muscles, acrobatics, pedestals, and invisible things.