Bolano's Literary Prophecies: Breton Shall Return Through Mirrors
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 08-22-11
"Vladimir Mayakovksy shall come back into fashion around the year 2150. James Joyce shall be reincarnated as a Chinese boy in the year 2124. Thomas Mann shall become an Ecuadorian pharmacist in the year 2101.   For Marcel Proust, a desperate and prolonged period of oblivion shall b ...more

Quay Brothers' New Film Opens
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 08-21-11
The Quay Brothers, the experimental animators (of Street of Crocodiles fame) who sinisterly blur the line between animation and animism, are coming out with an eagerly awaited new production. It's to be based on swoon-inducingly grotesque Mutter Museum exhibition of alternative anatomy (which includ ...more

Of Being Numerous, No. 12
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 08-20-11
‘In these explanations it is presumed that an experiencing subject is one occasion of a sensitive reaction to an actual world.’   the rain falls that had not been falling and it is the same world   . . .   They made small objects Of wood and the bones of fish And ...more

Duchamp and the Paradox of Art Spaces, Even
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 08-19-11
In the vein of several recent posts of ours re: the relationship between the readymades and the power of institutions and centrality of art spaces: "post-Duchampian art-beyond-labor reveals itself, in fact, as the triumph of alienated “abstract” labor over non-alienated “creative” work. It is t ...more

Romania and the Avant Garde
By Lucy Li
posted: 08-17-11
Romania is not exactly the first country that comes to mind when one thinks of modern art, but exhibitions in Bucharest and Amsterdam are shedding light on this often overlooked center of the avant-garde.   The Amsterdam exhibition, “From Dada to Surrealism: Jewish Avant-Garde Artists i ...more

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