May 1983

Table of Contents

  • FEATURES

  • Editorial
    Ingrid Sischy and Germano Celant
  • “I am on a train moving eastward.”
    Mark Holborn
  • “FOR SOME TIME NOW, IN ORDER TO WRITE THIS WRETCHED ARTICLE, I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT AUTOMATONS.”
    Eugenio Battisti
  • “THE MONSTER AND THE CITY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SYMBIOTIC.”
    Philip Strick
  • “SINCE THE LATE 18TH CENTURY THE FUNCTION OF ART AS A FORM OF VALUE, AND HOW THAT VALUE WAS TO BE DEFINED, HAS BEEN ANYTHING BUT CLEAR.”
    Sidney Tillim
  • “THERE IS MORE OF TRADITIONAL BEAUTY IN MODERNIST ART THAN WE CARE TO ADMIT.”
    Carter Ratcliff
  • “ANKEBUTA, AN ANCIENT BABYLONIAN SCIENTIST, WROTE A WORK ON ‘ARTIFICIAL PRODUCTION’ IN WHICH HE CLAIMED TO HAVE MANUFACTURED A LIVING HUMAN BEING.”
    Thomas McEvilley
  • “GOD MADE THE FIRST COPY.”
    Glenn O’Brien
  • “CULTURE IS THE MOST FERTILIZED SUBSTANCE.”
    Edit deAk
  • “AT THIS QUICK AND WEIGHTLESS MOMENT LATE IN THE CENTURY OF ABSTRACTION . . . ”
    Lisa Liebmann
  • REVIEWS