Science Historicized: Notes on Hans-Jörg Rheinberger’s On Historicizing Epistemology: An Essay

  Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, On Historicizing Epistemology: An Essay, trans. David Fernbach (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010). In this short volume, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger surveys developments in the theory of science from […]

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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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“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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Thinking Outside the Box: Walter Benjamin’s Critique of ‘Dwelling’

This post takes off from reflections on two notebook entries in Walter Benjamin’s long, uncompleted research into the space and culture of 19th-century Paris, The Arcades Project or Passagenwerk, notes […]

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