This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Christian Haub’s Floats are plexiglass constructions that are looked through as well as at. The artist discusses the place these works have in his long, underrated career.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Jeffrey DeShell and Rebecca Wolff discuss their latest works–from class, porn, to intertextuality found in our day-to-day lives.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Writer Jauregui speaks with filmmaker Julia Loktev about couples dancing and moments of rupture and equilibrium in her new film The Loneliest Planet.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Roberto Tejada discusses his literary career with Esther Allen and his recently published book of poetry, Full Foreground.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Mary Jo Bang discusses her unique approach to translating Dante with Zachary Lazar. Her Inferno, illustrated by Henrik Drescher, is out now.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Artist Humphrey talks to Spiotta about her recent novel Stone Arabia and the overlaps between acting and writing.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Chris Andrews and fellow translator Will Heyward discuss Roberto Bolaño, César Aira, Oulipo, and the peculiar challenges faced by the translator.
Writer Jeremy Sigler talks to his mentor, performance artist Nigel Rolfe, about art as human experience.
Poets Anne Waldman and Frances Richard discuss their careers, new work, and life at the forefront of the poetic avant-garde. Or, as Waldman calls it, the avant-derriere.
Web Exclusive Louise Belcourt discusses her new work—and its historical, physical edges—with her longtime friend and correspondent Joanne Greenbaum.
Web Exclusive Jean Pagliuso sits down with artist and ceramicist Toni Ross to discuss Cycladic art, coil pots and Ross’s recent show at Ricco/Maresca.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Poets Enzensberger and Smith discuss politically engaged writing and their fondness for flops. Smith won a 2012 Pulitzer Prize for her collection, Life on Mars.
WEB EXCLUSIVE With the release of Martha Wilson Sourcebook, the artist looks back on her 40-year career and discusses the origins of Franklin Furnace, the flexibility of identity, and the difficulty of staying visible with age.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Michèle Gerber Klein and Maurizio Cattelan “read” his new magazine Toilet Paper. The retrospective Maurizio Cattelan: All opens November 4 at the Guggenheim Museum.
WEB EXCLUSIVE In a BOMB Web Exclusive, Adam Fitzgerald talks to Ben Lerner about Leaving the Atocha Station, the acclaimed poet’s debut work of fiction.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Uniting three works of opera that span over 100 years, Michael Counts curates, directs, and designs his vision Monodramas for the New York City Opera. He speaks with musician John Zorn about the scale and challenges of the stage.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Deb Olin Unferth—whose story “Abandon Normal Instruments,” appears in First Proof—recently published a memoir chronicling her teenage adventures in revolutionary Central America. She spoke to writer Nathan C. Martin.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Adina Hoffman’s biography of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali is a compelling portrait of an artist. Hoffman spoke with fellow biographer Deborah Baker about issues of fact and the biographer’s immersion in her subject.
WEB EXCLUSIVE From big-box stores, thrift shops to dead malls, photographer Brian Ulrich has captured the US landscape of consumption for a decade—unflatteringly but never without empathy. Lynn Saville prompts him to elaborate on his vision and travels.
WEB EXCLUSIVE With MORE feel good paintings for feel bad times, Deborah Kass continues her dialogue with postwar pop culture. Her new show opened at Paul Kasmin Gallery on January 24.
WEB EXCLUSIVE How does the formless become form? Jane Dickson speaks with the sculptor Arlene Shechet on the eve of her one-woman exhibit at Jack Shainman Gallery––about time and the Buddhist precept of paying attention.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Michael Rother is perhaps best known as one half of German rock group Neu!, whose three-album body of work from the 1970’s is widely considered to be among the most unique and soaringly beautiful music of the era.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Joe Scanlan has been hiring diverse black actors to play the fictional emerging artist Donelle Woolford at art openings and lectures. With poet Jeremy Sigler, he delves into the project’s intricacies and uncomfortable implications.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Martinican musician/linguist Jacques Coursil’s Trail of Tears, features his signature trumpet sound—reminiscent of speech. Jason Weiss talks record labels with him, the heydays of jazz, identity, academia, and more.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Tom Healy, veteran of New York’s art scene, lecturer and activist, is garnering praise for his first book of poetry. Writer Carol Muske-Dukes speaks with Healy about painting, pain, and the making of unsentimental poems.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Michelle Boulé refers to dance as channeling, where movement is a conduit. Here she discusses her choreographic influences, like Miguel Gutierrez and Deborah Hay, and the increasing intersections between dance and visual art.
WEB EXCLUSIVE The legendary animator and filmmaker Ralph Bakshi, innovator of documents of generational angst like Fritz the Cat and Coonskin, has turned to visual art.
WEB EXCLUSIVE The director of the underground classics Variety and Luminous Motion speaks with Evangeline Morphos. Those and other films by Gordon are screening this weekend at Anthology Film Archives.
WEB EXCLUSIVE If you know Jace Clayton, you probably know him as DJ /rupture, a turntablist who has hopped styles from clattering noise to grimy dub to cumbia. Coming off his recent album Solar Life Raft, Clayton met with poet Alan Gilbert.