June 24, 2016
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June 24, 2016
August 21, 2015
Ryan Trecartin’s Priority Innfield
The arrow of time—whichever direction it points—is fraught with guilt. To age is to decline: that’s what we’re always told. To trace is to blame: that’s what we’re afraid of. To the extent that Priority Innfield confounds our understanding of sequencing, iteration, and cause and effect, it also lets us off the hook for crimes of chronology. By the end we may feel confused, exhausted, and epistemologically spent, but we also feel exonerated. We feel disempowered, but ready for play.
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February 11, 2014
Hoffman’s death arrives at a similar moment in the nation’s relationship with heroin, a drug that’s undoubtedly “back.”
February 6, 2013
While bankruptcy protocols are always complex, student debt is loaded with its own special brand of illegibility.
Celebrity may disfigure personality, but it doesn’t obliterate it.
From 1980 to 2007, the number of prisoners held in the United States quadrupled to 2.3 million, with an additional 5 million on probation or parole. What Ayn Rand once called the “freest, noblest country in the history of the world” is now the most incarcerated,and the second-most incarcerated country in history, just barely edged out by Stalin’s Soviet Union.
November 1, 2011
Tutor! Donate sperm. There are ways to monetize your intelligence that doesn’t do damage to your craft.
October 28, 2011
If I’m trying to work on something, I try to be reading the things that are relevant to that book.
September 21, 2011
Some artworks edify, some perplex, and some coerce, evacuating everyone who views them to a new and better reality. To watch the videos of Ryan Trecartin is to be led out of a cave of ignorance by a queer, 30-year-old Socrates. Burrowed in a couch at Any Ever, Trecartin’s “game-changing” summer exhibition at PS1, you become addicted to the Ryan-verse.
February 14, 2011
As early as 2003, Williamsburg’s Hasidic population had protested against a wave of so-called “yuppies.”