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JULIANA SPAHR AND CLAUDIA RANKINE

“DU BOIS’S TELEGRAM is a brilliant inquiry into the institutions—from the CIA to the foundations and literary magazines it funded—that inform and shape literary production. The promoted, the funded and heralded—from Richard Wright to Gertrude Stein to James Baldwin—do the work of the nation state under the umbrella of culture. Our complicit freedoms are brought […]

RALPH LEMON AT ART CENTER

“For Ralph Lemon, evasion and erasure are counterintuitive; they mark history’s traces and court the past’s return. History—with its discrete epochs, nameable masses, and willful actors—is neither salve nor refuge for those who lie beyond its rules.” — Thomas J. Lax, “For Starters” Artforum editor-in-chief David Velasco will present the choreographer, dancer, writer, and visual […]

THE LIBRARY OF PIERRE BERGÉ

Michel de Montaigne’s Essais from 1580, Marcel Proust’s Du côté de chez Swann from 1913, Oscar Wilde’s Salomé from 1893—inscribed by its author to his “cher ami” André Gide—and Gide’s Corydon (1911) and Nourritures terrestres (1897, inscribed to Paul Valéry) will be up for auction by Sotheby’s Paris as part of the fourth in a series of sales devoted […]

7 MILES A SECOND

This week, Printed Matter will launch the new edition of 7 MILES A SECOND, the graphic novel by David Wojnarowicz depicting the artist’s life as an underage hustler, and an adult living with societal indifference to AIDS. James Romberger (who drew the book) and Marguerite Van Cook (its colorist) will sign copies. 7 MILES A SECOND WITH JAMES ROMBERGER […]

GARY INDIANA AT ART CENTER

“In 1985, the Village Voice offered me a job as senior art critic. This made my life easier and lousy at the same time. I now had to actually enter all those galleries instead of peeking in the windows.” — Gary Indiana, Vile Days Indiana’s art reviews for the Voice—collected and republished as Vile Days: The Village […]

MALIK GAINES’ ERLKÖNIG

Marking the opening night of JOURNEYS WITH THE INITIATED, Nick Mauss, Pati Hertling, Ulrike Müller, and Ethan Philbrick will join Malik Gaines for a performance of Gaines’ ERLKÖNIG . JOURNEYS WITH THE INITIATED—curated by Yesomi Umolu and Katja Rivera, with the participation of Evan Ifekoya, Grada Kilomba, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, and Virginia de Medeiros—is the New […]

WEIGHT OF THE EARTH

WEIGHT OF THE EARTH—THE TAPE JOURNALS OF DAVID WOJNAROWICZ is a collection of “audio journals that document Wojnarowicz’s turbulent attempts to understand his anxieties and passions, tracking his thoughts as they develop in real time.”* Artforum editor David Velasco has written an introduction for book, out now from Semiotext(e). WEIGHT OF THE EARTH—THE TAPE JOURNALS […]