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EVGENIA CITKOWITZ AT THE HAMMER

“There were different kinds of quiet. Not all bad. There was the fertile kind of artists, which she knew from studio visits and enjoyed. She liked the economy of speech, that words came from seeing; conversation only happened when there was something to say. Silence was always productive: full of ideas and crowded with consciousness.” […]

HELEN MOLESWORTH READS ONE DAY AT A TIME

“When I sat in Manny’s lecture hall [in the fall/winter quarter of 1988], I had no inkling of what a curator even did… “And my current understanding of its operations, demanding a constant oscillation between the big picture and the details—the big picture being the institution of the museum and its central role in the […]

BOOKED — HONG KONG ART BOOK FAIR

New Documents (Los Angeles), onestar / Three Star (Paris), Printed Matter (New York), David Zwirner Books (New York), Art Metropole (Toronto), Sternberg Press (Berlin), and Roma Publications (Amsterdam) will join dozens of Asian publishers and artists at the inaugural BOOKED—TAI KWUN CONTEMPORARY’S ART BOOK FAIR in Hong Kong. Talks, workshops, launches, and performances will take place throughout […]

ART CATALOGUES — L.A. TO PARIS

Dagny Corcoran is packing up and moving to Paris. Art Catalogues—Corcoran’s LACMA destination for out-of-print catalogues, new art books, and artist’s editions—is relocating to Staffan Ahrenberg’s Cahiers d’Art space in Paris’ Sixth. Corcoran will also maintain an Art Catalogues office and showroom in Culver City. ART CATALOGUES Last day, December 31, 2018. LACMA 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. […]

EILEEN MYLES AT BRIDGET DONAHUE

“I write poems, I write about art & these photos I take I think are a similar kind of gathering—truncated places with words & writing that just trace a buzzing passage on Earth.” — Eileen Myles BACK ROOM: EILEEN MYLES—POEMS, an exhibition of Myles’ recent photography, is on view through early next year. BACK ROOM: […]

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 […]

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 […]