Novelist Jon Raymond calls Callahan’s early music as Smog, “gorgeous, literate, and bleak-hearted.” Raymond taps into Callahan’s passion for boxing and influences like DC hardcore and the Meat Puppets.
Artists Dike Blair and Joe Bradley set the record straight on irony and sincerity, kitsch and the sublime, anarchy and aestheticism. Bradley curated a Group Shoe at Gavin Brown, on view through July 30.
Oliveros is a perpetual pioneer of electronic music, the use of technology, telematics, and sonic awareness—or, as she terms it—Deep Listening.
Kraft’s new novel, Flying, tells the hilarious and digressive story of Peter Leroy, “birdboy of Babbington,” who as a teenager assembled an aerocycle in his garage. The authors on the Peter Leroy cycle. Alfred Jarry, and Twain’s Hucklberry Finn.
With the publication of Don’t Cry, Gaitskill’s new book of short stories, she has become a ubiquitous interviewee—on which she remarks, “I dance around, make faces, and wildly pantomime in hopes of getting my meaning across.” Here she does.
Buckingham’s film-based projects focus more on our contemporary reading of historical events than on imagining an ultimately irretrievable past. Their aim: to engage viewers in actively creating the present.
With cheap suits and utopian agendas, the Yes Men invade business conferences and the television newsroom posing as politicians and corporate spokesmen. It’s aigtprop for a new age, played out in real life
In her hometown of New Orleans, Humphries created silver and ghost paintings in an auto garage for the Prospect.1 Biennial. The artists on the beckoning mutability of Humphries’ paintings.
Paine and the architectural team discusses Maelstrom, the most recent of iconic stainless-steel tree installations, as well as his highly personal take on organic forms and machine-made art.
Bartos’s photography reveals something the writer Homes calls, “history passing, when culture is fading, when time has stopped.” His new work is on view now at Gitterman Gallery in New York City.
En Español El arquitecto chileno, de origen croata, habla con José Castillo sobre la precariedad de sus materiales, la relación de sus proyectos con el arte y la literatura, y los beneficios de mantener la perspectiva de inmigrante.
Adrián Dárgelos, front man of Babasónicos, speaks of how the band went from being the hobby of a group of déclassé, unemployed, college graduates to one of Argentina’s most enduring bands.
En Español El novelista argentino es una figura de culto con más de 60 libros publicados. La cronista María Moreno nos da acceso a una figura de culto que raras veces concede entrevistas.
En Español! La pionera del nuevo cine argentino ha dirigido tres películas igualmente perturbadoras e intensas. En La Mujer Sin Cabeza se desborda la paranoia de una mujer que no sabe si cometió o no un crimen.
Alejandro Cesarco works brazenly in a tradition, the aesthetic confines of classic conceptual art. In his work, text prevails over image—replacing it or transforming it.
Cristina Peri Rossi fled Uruguay after its military kidnapped a dissident student staying at her apartment. The only woman associated with the Latin American Boom, Peri Rossi spoke with fellow novelist Carmen Boullosa from Barcelona.
A prolific Argentine novelist with a cult following and over 60 published books under his belt, Aira rarely grants interviews. María Moreno presents a privileged glimpse of the writer.
In Chile and beyond, Guilisasti is known as both artist and co-founder of INCUBO. A proponent of the precarious, her recent work links Judd’s structures in Marfa to the Chilean phenomenon of short-term yet recurring summer beach squats.
Kuitca, whose new work is at the Drawing Center through December 16, speaks with Duville about provocation, his winter of discontent, and a nomadism of the mind.
The most radical living nonagenarian, Chilean Nicanor Parra has been practicing antipoetry for over half a century. In this essay poet Raúl Zurita releases the detonating force of Parra’s classic text/image artifacts.
Lucrecia Martel is the first Latin American—and the first woman—director to be the subject of the “Tribute to” program at this summer’s Sarajevo Film Festival. A pioneer of New Argentine Cinema, Martel spoke to Haden Guest in 2009.
A Chilean architect of Croatian descent, Radic talks with the Mexican architect José Castillo about his uniquely surreal dwellings, elemental installations, and the benefits of maintaining an immigrant’s approach to seeing the world.
Artist Jorge Macchi’s experiments with theatrical forms, music, and fiction in the ephemeral and accidental substance of his works. His show Loop is at Alexander and Bonin through June 15.
The Select Equity Group Series on Theater. Playwright Richard Maxwell directs artist and writer John Kelsey in an impromptu rehearsal of an angst-riddled monologue. A discussion on the intricacies of delivering a text ensues.
Filmmakers Kelly Reichardt and Gus Van Sant on Reichardt’s new film, Wendy and Lucy, Oregon, decay, and making a feature film with $20,000.
Matt McAuley and Brain McPeck of the band A. R. E. Weapons take a studio timeout with Suicide’s Alan Vega. Vega will be speaking at the Brooklyn Public Library on 12/10.
Poet, editor, and translator Peter Cole on his new book, Things on Which I’ve Stumbled, his anthology, The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain 950–1492, and the Judeo-Islamic aesthetic as poetic currency.
Blake and Harrison discuss notions under threat of extinction: self-expression, art not-for-reproduction, and being engaged in the here-and-now. Harrison’s new work is currently on view at Greene Naftali.
Through their loaded neon signs, lock picks, and bricks wrapped in book covers, the art duo Claire Fontaine prompt viewers to ponder the politics of action and inaction. Their show at Metro Pictures closes December 17.