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Herbie Vogel

Certain summer afternoons Herbie would ring my bell, unannounced. He was wearing checkered shorts, an old pair of sandals and a light non-descript shirt.

In Conversation

Time is an Emotional Muscle
BARBARA HAMMER with Jarrett Earnest

Experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer has made lyrical, confessional, and often deeply erotic films about her life as a lesbian artist since the early 1970s. She performed Witness: Palestine as part of PS1’s Pier Paolo Pasolini: Intellettuale on Sunday, December 16.

In Conversation

BIRDHEAD with Charles Schultz

Song Tao and Ji Weiyu go by the moniker Birdhead. Known widely in China and Europe, Birdhead’s first major exposure in the United States came this fall when they were included in MoMA’s annual New Photography exhibition (October 3, 2012 – February 4, 2013).


The sculptor Claire Woolner, in a letter to me from California, quoted from a letter that Dorothea Tanning had written to Joseph Cornell on March 3, 1948. In the letter, she spoke of feelings of revulsion towards most things, wondering how Cornell avoided such.

In Conversation

ALICE CHANNER with Barry Schwabsky

The day after the opening of British artist Alice Channer’s current exhibition at Lisa Cooley Gallery (Cold Blood, through December 23), Barry Schwabsky met her at the gallery and they decided to take a stroll while discussing the show and its background in her two educations.

Living a Revolution

When I started my research on the revolutions of the 18th century a few years ago, I was guided by the intuition that revolution is not an event but a special type of language—replete with its own syllables, sentences, sounds, images, movements, gestures, silences, intervals, etc.

Figuring It Out: Bard’s Low-Residency M.F.A. Program

There is one quality that Bard has inherited directly from Black Mountain: the anti-authoritarianism manifest in its resistance to formal instruction.


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DEC 12-JAN 13

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