Paige K. Bradley

The Unbearable Lightness of Paris / I Know What I Did Last Summer

October 2017

Since I’m already screwed Here’s a message to you My heart’s wide open I’m just not getting through to the lover in you Yet I’m still hoping That tonight, tonight, you’re gonna turn down the lights And give me a little more room just to prove… READ ON

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Yokohama Triennale 2017: “Islands, Constellations, & Galapagos”

Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1

October 2017

With thirty-eight artists and two collectives represented, the 2017 Yokohama Triennale is kitted out in cheap plywood scaffolding and furniture, courtesy of architect Teppei Fujiwara, in aid of its mission to tackle flotsam, jetsam, and … READ ON

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Game On

The 6th Frieze New York

May 2017 NEW YORK

IF YOU AREN’T THERE TO SHOP, art fairs are like plugging into a video game where someone’s already taken care of the bosses. Down this aisle, a friend to talk to, down that one a costumed bear spinning out on the floor at your feet; maybe go… READ ON

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Rene Ricard

Half Gallery

April 2017

The poet Rene Ricard, who died in 2014, was once called “as hip as it gets . . . but he wasn’t cool.” There’s nothing cool about staking your own heart before a hardened audience. And in a post-Barthes world, neither is lavishing your authorial… READ ON

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It Takes Two

Paige K. Bradley on Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name

April 2017

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING MORE POPULAR.  Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name (2016) is the highest-grossing anime film, ever. Bulldozing through Hayao Miyazaki’s previous box-office record for Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away, 2001), it’s a … READ ON

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Vanessa Place

Vanessa Place on her work with rape jokes

April 2017

Vanessa Place is a writer, artist, and criminal defense attorney who currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Her 2010 book The Guilt Project: Rape, Morality, and Law critically examined the laws and punitive measures currently employed in… READ ON

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Extraordinary Machine

Paige K. Bradley on Ghost in the Shell

March 2017

THE PROBLEM WITH BEING SEMINAL IS THE SHRINKAGE. In 1995, Mamoru Oshii adapted Masamune Shirow’s late 1980s manga Mobile Armored Riot Police, subtitled Ghost in the Shell in tribute to Arthur Koestler’s 1967 book The Ghost in the Machine, … READ ON

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Jamie Stewart

Jamie Stewart talks about Xiu Xiu’s record FORGET and recent collaborations

February 2017

Across thirteen albums and a handful of EPs, Xiu Xiu have remained a prickly, relentless force, inspiring loyalty, love, annoyance, and disgust in equal measure. Some people never get over their music, and some you couldn’t pay to even approach… READ ON

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On the Ground: New York

December 2016

THERE WERE SIGNS.  History doesn’t graciously step aside for the new to waltz into the future. Remember how the 2016 calendar year began prematurely? Well, the untimely is the very rhythm of suicide—Chantal Akerman departed the October before… READ ON

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Ree Morton

Alexander and Bonin

October 2016

Ree Morton flew her own flags—for proof, see a whole wall of them displayed here. Made of nylon and emblazoned with the names of her nearest and dearest, Something in the Wind, 1975, was strung up on a ship docked at the South Street Seaport… READ ON

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