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Timo Nasseri

Timo Nasseri talks about his show in Tehran

November 2017

Over the past decade, the Berlin-based artist Timo Nasseri has drawn on a diverse array of mathematical and philosophical influences in his work. His current exhibition at Ab-Anbar in Tehran, “I Saw a Broken Labyrinth,” runs until November … READ ON

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Xavier Cha

Xavier Cha discusses her performance Buffer at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

November 2017

Xavier Cha is a New York–based artist. Her latest work, Buffer, 2017, was made during her Harkness Foundation for Dance residency at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) this year, as part of Performa 17. The piece is on view at BAM through … READ ON

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Jimmy Robert

Jimmy Robert talks about his work for Performa 17 at the Glass House

October 2017

The work of Guadeloupe-born, Bucharest-based artist Jimmy Robert spans photography, film, video, sculpture, and performance, but collage is its mainstay. For his latest piece, titled Imitation of Lives, 2017, and staged at Philip Johnson’s … READ ON

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Barbara Chase-Riboud

Barbara Chase-Riboud talks about her “Malcolm X” series

October 2017

In addition to her work as an artist, Barbara Chase-Riboud is an acclaimed poet and novelist, recognized for her historical novel Sally Hemings (1979), which challenged official American history. In 1969, Chase-Riboud began her series of … READ ON

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Cosey Fanni Tutti

Cosey Fanni Tutti talks about the origins of Throbbing Gristle

October 2017

In 1976, British performance artist and musician Cosey Fanni Tutti (Christine Newby) cofounded Throbbing Gristle from the art collective COUM Transmissions along with Chris Carter, Peter Christopherson, and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. As she … READ ON

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Cauleen Smith

Cauleen Smith discusses her collaborative work at Gallery TPW in Toronto

October 2017

The artist and filmmaker Cauleen Smith, who recently relocated from Chicago to Los Angeles, rarely tethers her work to bare reality. Her latest film, Triangle Trade, 2017—made in collaboration with Canadian artists Jérôme Havre and Camille … READ ON

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Barbara Hammer

Barbara Hammer talks about her retrospective, films, and legacy

October 2017

Barbara Hammer, a beloved icon of lesbian and experimental filmmaking, has a very full season ahead of her: the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York is hosting “Evidentiary Bodies,” a retrospective spanning fifty years and… READ ON

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Julia Weist and Nestor Siré

Julia Weist and Nestor Siré discuss their project on El Paquete Semanal

September 2017

Julia Weist is a New York–based artist and 2016–17 Queens Museum/Jerome Foundation Fellow. For her fellowship exhibition, on view at the museum through February 18, 2018, Weist traveled to Cuba and collaborated with Cuban artist Nestor Siré… READ ON

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Tabboo!

Tabboo!, aka Stephen Tashjian, talks about his life and art

September 2017

Painter, theatrical designer, and drag artist Tabboo!, also known as Stephen Tashjian, was an essential figure in New York’s early downtown art and club scene. “World of Tabboo! Early & Recent Work” will feature a new batch of his paintings… READ ON

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Tiona Nekkia McClodden

Tiona Nekkia McClodden on her work in “Speech/Acts”

September 2017

Based in Philadelphia, the artist and filmmaker Tiona Nekkia McClodden often formulates her work in response to lesser-known creative predecessors, pulling up the deeper roots of black American art, literature, and identity. The ten-part VHS… READ ON

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