The filmmakers emailed between London and Brussels, comparing notes on their working process, the high emotion of beginning a shot, and the theory underlying their projects, from anthropology and psychoanalysis to cinema verité.
As a child, Doig lived in Trinidad; he relocated there in 2000, followed soon after by Ofili. The old friends, both painters, met to discuss how a place and its history reinvents subject.
Pare’s symphonic photographs (on view at MoMA through October in The Lost Vanguard) celebrate the short-lived Russian experiment in modernist architecture and its utopian dream.
David Malouf is Australia’s preeminent author. Knopf just released The Complete Stories, his astonishing collection that spans the 20th century. Colm Tóibín queries Malouf on the casualties of war and the dual nature of Australia’s history.
Just named a MacArthur Fellow, Diaz spoke with Danticat in 2007 about his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
Filmed in Sicily, Small Boats completes the trilogy Cast No Shadow (commissioned by PERFORMA 07). The two directors speak about migration, transition, and fallen angels.
The insanely prolific songwriter rants with artist David Shrigley, who was just nominated for a Turner Prize.
Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar have compressed dance and theater into their own spectacular hybrid. The Other Here is running at the Dance Theater Workshop through September 29.
Winter Miller accompanied Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Nicholas Kristof to Chad, interviewing refugees from the Darfur genocide. The result: her stark, highly emotional play In Darfur.
Mónica de la Torre on how despite the fact that the purpose of Ellen Harvey’s project “The Museum of Failure” is to illustrate that “all art fails,” there is no reason to stop making art.
Tris Vonna-Michell’s forthcoming exhibition at Metro Pictures features a range of installation narratives and sound edits. In this piece from 2007, Cathleen Chaffee illuminates the artist’s painstaking, detective-like process for his installations.
This First Proof contains the story “Fish.” For copyright reasons this content is available in print only.
This First Proof contains artwork by Idris Khan with text by Adam Fuss. For copyright reasons this content is available in print only.
This First Proof contains the story “Roof Topped”. For copyright reasons this content is available in print only.
This First Proof contains an excerpt from The Devil’s Gentleman. For copyright reasons this content is available in print only.
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This First Proof contains the poems “Skin On Skin Off Skin On Skin Off” and selections from Halleluhjah Blackout. For copyright reasons this content is available in print only.
D-L Alvarez’s drawing series The Closet uncovers a new element of slasher films, the transvestite other who emerges in Halloween’s masks and Psycho’s matricide.
With performers ranging in age from 72 to 88, Young@Heart bridges the gap between modern and genuinely old school.