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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 […]

BLAME THE AUDIENCE

On the occasion of ONE DAY AT A TIME—MANNY FARBER AND TERMITE ART, MOCA presents a film series inspired by Farber’s idiosyncratic and influential teaching, organized by filmmaker, artist, and teacher Jason Simon, a former student of Farber’s. This week Simon will introduce the series’ first installment, which features shorts by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael […]

HELEN MOLESWORTH AND JONATHAN LETHEM IN CONVERSATION

“I try to take the long view. I think that every epoch has had its fantastical producers. I’m really interested in Manny Farber right now. He had two classifications for art: white elephant art—this huge thing, Stella, Koons, Canova, Cabanel—and termite art: Manet, Moyra Davey. “I try to be sanguine about that quality of what’s […]