Review of L’Esprit souterrain (The Spirit of the Underground)

Bruno Gironcoli, Untitled (1997-2003)

My review of L’Esprit souterrain (The Spirit of the Underground) at Domaine Vranken Pommery in Reims, France has been published at Hyperallergic here

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2 Thousand Wings / The Winged Penis

Just Another Asshole (1983) facsimile PI re-issue 2018

I am enjoying reading my 1983 prose poem 2 Thousand Wings / The Winged Penis in the post-punk nowave literary anthology Just Another Asshole #6 that has been re-issued by Primary Information here

Just Another Asshole was an influential and now-legendary mixed-media publication series edited by Barbara Ess from 1978 to 1987. The submission process was open and collaborative, and each issue was produced in a different format (e.g., limited-edition zine by Ess, tabloid-sized graphic arts magazine, 4 pages in an issue of Artforum, photography book, LP record album, paperback book). Several were edited with Jane Sherry or Glenn Branca.

Issue 6 of the magazine, co-edited with Branca, was published in the form of a pulp paperback book with writings by sixty-one artists from the early-80s downtown scene. It includes short stories, performance transcripts, aphorisms, plays, monologues, screenplays, and essays that offer a window into the gritty and dynamic culture of New York City before gentrification pushed the underground out of Lower Manhattan.

Contributors include Kathy Acker, Lindsay Amos, Constance Ash, Josh Baer, Barbara Barg, Judith Barry, Nan Becker, Eric Bogosian, Glenn Branca, Brian Buczak, Mitch Corber, Peter Cummings, Margaret De Wys, Bradley Eros, Barbara Ess, Richard Fantina, Dorothea Franck, Matthew Geller, Michael Gira, Jack Goldstein, Dan Graham, Rudolph Grey, Sue Hanel, Jenny Holzer, Peggy Katz, Barbara Kruger, Beth Lapides, Joe Lewis, Amanda Linn, Carla Liss, Meredith Lund, Matthew Maguire, Aline Psyche Mare, Sam Marshall Harvey, Alan Moore, Richard Morrison, Cookie Mueller, Peter Nadin, Joseph Nechvatal, Richard Prince, Lee Ranaldo, David Rattray, Mike Roddy, David Rosenbloom, Ann Rower, Arleen Schloss, Jane Sherry, Kiki Smith, Michael Smith, Jim Sutcliffe, Fiona Templeton, Wharton Tiers, Lynne Tillman, Anne Turyn, Gail Vachon, S.Weisser, Sally A. White, Reese Williams, Martha Wilson, Stephan Wischerth, David Wojnarowicz, and Linda Yablonsky.

192 pages
6.88 x 4.13 inches
Edition of 2000
November 2018
ISBN: 9781732098619

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Joseph Nechvatal on Viractuality in 2000

Artist, writer and theoretician Joseph Nechvatal discusses viractuality, the topic of his Ph.D thesis, with artist Colin Goldberg in this 2000 video interview of the two artists in conversation during a walk between their studios on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It is raw footage with in-camera editing only. The interview was originally recorded for, an early art content streaming video channel. Published in 2018 here

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Review of Orsay through the Eyes of Julian Schnabel

Cezanne, The Strangled Woman,1876

My art review of Orsay through the Eyes of Julian Schnabel has been published at Hyperallergic here:

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Review of The Milk Bowl of Feathers: Essential Surrealist Writings

The Milk Bowl of Feathers cover

My book review of The Milk Bowl of Feathers: Essential Surrealist Writings, edited by Mary Ann Caws and published by New Directions, has been published at Hyperallergic 

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Nov 15th, 19:00 – 21:00

CONVERSATION ON CULTURE – PULL MY CRAZY with Jean-Jacques Lebel & Joseph Nechvatal at Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris.

The evening will begin with the projection of Pull my Daisy, a 1959 American short film loosely based on the third act of Jack Kerouac’s play Beat Generation followed by a conversation between artist Jean-Jacques Lebel, curator of the exhibition Beat Generation (Musée d’art moderne – Centre Pompidou) and artist and art critic for Hyperallergic Joseph Nechvatal, about the relevance of this movement to their own work and to the cultural climate in the post-World War II era in France and the United States.

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Ecstatic Ascott


See my essay on Roy Ascott called Ecstatic Ascott that appears in the current Cybernetics & Human Knowing, Vol. 25, pp. 31-42 that was edited by Claudia Jacques. In the essay I look into his 1966 painting Cloud Template as a divination opportunity.

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