Edward Dimendberg asks the legendary Allan Sekula about everything from his investigation of maritime space, to his extensive travels, to world seaports, and his long history of artistic practice, which has extended from photography to filmmaking to more recently curating.
Luc Tuymans and Kerry James Marshall converse on their animated collaboration project, alternately agreeing and disagreeing on the function of artwork, its meaning and imperfection, and the frozen world within the painting.
Nell McClister speaks with Paul Chan on his drawings and video projections and stakes out the space between opposites (Adorno/Darger, the Bible/Sade, Beckett/hiphop) as a field of aesthetic promise.
Sue de Beer explores the meanings of death and effectively and empathetically channels the teenage experience in her video installation Black Sun, in conversation with Nancy A. Barton.
Matthea Harvey asks Heather McHugh about her witty, contradictory, perspicacious, sometimes bawdy, always sense-soaked poems.
Poet Susan Wheeler is interviewed by Robert Polito on her work and her recent reading at the Poetry Society.
Miranda July speaks to Rachel Kushner about July's film Me and You and Everyone We Know, examining the lineage of common themes and recurrent imagery in July's body of work.
William Wegman has been an early music aficionado since he was a graduate student in the mid-’60s. When he met with George Steel, impresario of the Miller Theatre and founder of the Composer Portrait Series, they had plenty to discuss.
Filmmaker Tony Conrad has a suite of yellow films at the Venice Biennale and in this interview he talks to Jay Sanders about his oeuvre.
Betsy Sussler interviews Carolyn Cantor of the Edge Theatre Company on her plays, which bring a provocative mix of dark humor and ardent wit to bear on their exploration of life’s messy contingencies.
ARTISTS ON ARTISTS
Don Shillingburg looks at Beth Campbell's room-sized installations involving talking, mass-produced household items.
Laurie Simmons writes about the fun, worldly sculptures of John Newman.
Saul Ostrow explores the work of Paul Ramirez Jonas and the sense of invention and adventure in his work.
Fiction by Mark Magill, Elana Greenfield, Mary Morris, Kerry James Marshall, Michael O'Keefe, Peter Orner and Mark Swartz.
Poetry by Susan Wheeler, Patricia Spears Jones and Heather McHugh.
Art by Kerry James Marshall.