The Potency of Images: Reading David Joselit’s After Art

  *David Joselit, After Art (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013). David Joselit’s book takes up the current condition of an accelerated and uncontrollably proliferating circulation of images, and specifically the […]

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Gordon Walters, New Vision. Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand. 7 July-4 November 2018.

Gordon Walters (1919-1995) was New Zealand’s most celebrated abstract artist, receiving major critical and popular acclaim at home as well as internationally. His lifetime artistic oeuvre is surveyed in this […]

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C. Wright Mills’ Critique of Pragmatism: Remarks on Sociology and Pragmatism: The Higher Learning in America (1964)

Sociology and Pragmatism: The Higher Learning in America, published after C. Wright Mills’ untimely death in 1962, derives from his dissertation A Sociological Account of Pragmatism, written twenty years earlier. Mills’ […]

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“Delirious times demand delirious art.”

Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980. The Met Breuer, New York City, New York. September 13, 2017-January 14, 2018. The three decades encompassed by this exhibition—1950-1980—was a disruptive, […]

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The Agony and the Ecstasy: Georges Bataille’s Inner Experience

Georges Bataille, Inner Experience, trans. Stuart Kendall (Albany: State University Press of New York, 2014). Jean-Paul Sartre, “ A New Mystic,” in Critical Essays, trans. Chris Turner (London: Seagull Books, […]

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