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The Element of Surprise: An Interview with Artist Li Hongbo

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We live in a time of constant war, financial fallout, flippant extinction, an entire society governed by SEO and engined by terror, cosmetic manipulation in utero, celebrity worship, athlete worship, religious mayhem and the death of God, fear of police, fear of everything; our children can DM terrorists on Twitter, fly to Istanbul and cross into…

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Photographing a One-Person Show: Artwork by Daisuke Takakura

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Each one of us is a grid of selves, a messy flux of psychic debris. These selves follow us everywhere—the cautious among them prodding for corners and edges, the adventurous taking chances. They pass through us like ghosts, massaging the heart, tugging an arm, influencing our every movement and decision. Japanese artist Daisuke Takakura plays…

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Dear Data Project: Artwork by Giorgia Lupi & Stefanie Posavec

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Though Ray Johnson is considered to be the first mail artist, it was Cleopatra in 47 BC who first had herself delivered to Juilus Caesar in a rolled-up carpet, thereafter becoming his mistress. An elusive art form, Correspondence Art, Arte Postale, or Post-Kunst, is dependent upon the interconnectedness of a global community. What Fluxman Robert…

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When You Look into the Abyss, the Abyss Also Looks into You: An Interview with Pierre Schmidt

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Looking at the work of Pierre Schmidt is looking at the artist himself. Working headlong through the impulsivities of his psyche and employing titles based on the philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche and the melancholy underpinnings of Avro Pärt’s Spiegel em Spiegel, Schmidt manages to delicately thread a line from his very being to wherever you might be. Swimming freely in pieces…

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Some Fraction of the Truth: An Interview With Ron Jude

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There’s a punk rock aesthetic to Ron Jude’s work, a point-and-click, found footage vibe. But there’s a textural edge, too, like Polaroids strewn around a crime scene, or straggling snapshots culled from your reclusive uncle’s junk drawer. His work elicits something in the viewer at once nostalgic and unsettling—out-of-focus scene of a gas station at…

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