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John Link in Art Teaching

John Link, retired Professor of Art, Western Michigan University, painter, and contributor to the New Art Examiner, Interview with Lily Lihting Li Kostrzewa – From Philosophy to Art to Writing: When I was in philosophy, my fellow grad students agreed that we were in philosophy because we couldn’t do anything else. But the same can be said of art. My …

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Letters

Museum of Modern Women I completely agree with you Kathryn about “the complex and interconnected narrative of female experience”, which by far surpasses the superficial male experience. In that “these bodies are also full of desire, power, and humanity” is what our fundamental core message is here, something all women can well relate to. I find it amazing that 50 …

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The Editors Discuss David Wojnarowicz

Daniel/Derek, I’d like to write about the Whitney’s current David Wojnarowicz exhibition. Here’s the idea. EVERYONE is writing about it with non-objective, cloying praise. No critic has a bad word to say about it. When I went, I was hugely disappointed. Not in the work (which I love and wrote about) but in the show itself. This would be a …

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Autonomies of Art

Never before published in print, a lecture given by Clement Greenberg in Mountain Lake, Virginia in October 1980. Art and life. Art and life as lived can be seen as one and inseparable only when art is experienced sheerly as a phenomenon among other phenomena. Art experienced as art, art experienced aesthetically, “properly,” art experienced at what’s called aesthetic distance, …

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Letters Volume 33.no.1 September / October 2018

The Joy Of Painting John, After reading your brilliant article (the title was my starting point, as one who appreciates joy), I became curious to know more about Darby Bannard and discovered that a new exhibition of his work will be held at Berry Campbell in New York from November 15 – December 21, 2018. Without your article I wouldn’t …

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The Joy of Painting

Not many art lovers know Darby Bannard, even though he lived a long time and accomplished many things. In the late fifties, Bannard and his friend Frank Stella inspired themselves to make pictures that were very direct, to the point not many recognized them as “paintings” until almost 10 years later. In a letter to me he said the rules …

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Volume 32 no 3 Jan/Feb 2018

In this issue: Daniel Nanavati on how to use humour to close down the politically correct debate Dhyano Angius, performance artist and philosopher, has the SPEAKEASY. Chris Cutrone, School of the Art Institute, on why the Millennial Left is dead. Derek Guthrie on why he left Chicago (interview with Paul Germanos) Miklos Legrady on the celebriy chase Jerry Salz. Tim …

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The Expanded Print at Western Michigan University

I did not go there looking for Titian and I didn’t find him. Instead I saw an intelligently curated show that presented some of the best printmaking of our time, interesting support pieces, and a model that sheds light on the American art scene since we declared ourselves non-inferior to Europe (c. 1962). If the ‘60s are compared to the …

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You’ll Know It When You See It

The title of this comment “defines” art well enough, especially when the folly of trying to define it formally raises its perplexing head. When Marcel Duchamp is given credit, as he so often is, for making the definition of art an important issue, I roll my eyes. How is it we recognize the animal images adorning the walls of Lascaux …

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Volume 31 no 6 July / August 2017

Death of Damien Hirst in Venice – by Daniel Nanavati A New and Better Curriculum for Art Students – by Jorge Miguel Benitez Understanding Modernism, Part 1 –  by Charles Thomson A Very Modern Manifesto Goya 1792 – by Susanna Gómez Lain, Madrid editor Thoughts on a Personal Manifesto – by Tom Nakashima An Incomplete Project, art and politics – by …

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Night Divides the Day …

The Doors in *Break on Through* The desire for high-class oddities is nothing new in sophisticated society. The educated have always loved this stuff. The eighteenth century English constructed “ruins” in their gardens that they viewed through smoked glass, making them seem older and more romantic. Gentlemen carried human gallstones to social gatherings to use for starting conversations. The French …

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Speakeasy

In early February, Gloria Steinem commented to Bill Maher about Hillary Clinton’s problem getting support from younger women. Young women, she said, ask, “Where are the boys?” Of course, Steinem took a big hit for saying that but,if Maher had asked about Clinton’s problem getting support from younger men, it would have been equally relevant to answer the same way, …

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