In The Listening Takes, Elisabeth Subrin centers actress Maria Schneider’s refusal to discuss a non-consensual sex scene in Last Tango in Paris.
A Small Celebration of One of the Kiowa Six’s Most Prolific Painters
Four paintings by Stephen Mopope, discovered a few years ago at Brown University, are on view for the first time.
On Hearing a White Man Co-opt the Body of Michael Brown
On a Friday evening, my partner and I wander into an auditorium at Brown University and find ourselves five minutes into what is apparently Kenneth Goldsmith’s poem “The Body of Michael Brown.”
Kenneth Goldsmith Remixes Michael Brown Autopsy Report as Poetry
This past weekend, at a conference called Interrupt 3 at Brown University, poet Kenneth Goldsmith read Michael Brown’s St. Louis County autopsy report as a poem.
Bringing Back a Lost Museum
In 1945, workers at Brown University’s biology department were clearing out storage space when they stumbled on a giant trove of natural and ethnographic specimens and artifacts.
Cai Guo-Qiang Is Running on Empty
PROVIDENCE, RI — Cai Guo-Qiang’s Move Along, Nothing to See Here opened last Friday at the Cohen Gallery at Brown University in Rhode Island. The inaugural event for Brown’s “Year of China,” the exhibit includes work common to Cai’s oeuvre. The main sculptural work of the show, “Moving Along Nothing to See Here” (2006), has a title comprised of a phrase hear commonly used by policemen at a crime scene. It consists of two life-sized crocodiles, supported by wooden stills, their jaws wide open and writhing in pain.