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STEVE PAXTON AND DAVID VELASCO IN CONVERSATION

Join dancer-choreographer Steve Paxton and Artforum editor David Velasco on Thursday for a conversation following the 3 pm performance of STEVE PAXTON—PERFORMANCES BY STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY, part of the Judson Dance exhibition at MOMA. STEVE PAXTON and DAVID VELASCO— POST-PERFORMANCE ARTIST CONVERSATION Thursday, December 13, at 4 pm. Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53rd Street, […]

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 […]

CLAUDIA RANKINE AND WILL RAWLS — WHAT REMAINS

“I’m still thinking about the potential of using abstraction to speak to identity: How can these two things fit together when identity is so much about announcing, concretizing, and naming, and abstraction is about undoing? Of course, abstraction has roots in something real… “What does it mean to break apart language, and its history, and […]

HELEN MOLESWORTH AT UCLA

Helen Molesworth will be teaching a class at UCLA this fall. Last month she gave the commencement address at the university’s School of the Arts and Architecture: “Thank you. Thank you, Dean [Brett] Steele, for the invitation to speak today to the UCLA faculty and staff, to the families and friends of the students gathered […]

JERRY SALTZ ON THE NEW ARTFORUM

“The art world is misogynist. Art history is misogynist. Also racist, classist, transphobic, ableist, homophobic. I will not accept this. Intersectional feminism is an ethics near and dear to so many on our staff. Our writers too. This is where we​ stand. There’s so much to be done. Now, we get to work.” — David Velasco, new […]

THE LETTER

Following the recent filing by nine women of a sexual harassment lawsuit against him, longtime Artforum publisher Knight Landesman resigned from his position, followed by the exit of Artforum editor-in-chief Michelle Kuo on October 18. From Kuo’s public statement: “I resigned because I felt that, in light of the troubling allegations surrounding one of our publishers, I […]