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Confronted with a Choice

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In ‘Art Strike of 1977–80,’ Gustav Metzger's radical appeal to fellow artists issued in 1974, Metzger wrote: ‘The refusal to labor is the chief weapon of workers...
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The Syntax Itself: Marko Nikodijević, Nikolaus Bachler and Olivier Renaud-Clément in conversation

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I discovered the Serbian-born composer Marko Nikodijević more than a year ago at Teatro alla Scala in Milan. After an extraordinary interpretation of Mahler’s...
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Mussolini’s Microphone: A conversazione between Maurizio Cattelan and Fabio Mauri

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In a career that lasted more than half a century, Fabio Mauri, one of the most prominent members of the postwar Italian avant-garde, used his drawings,...
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Six decades in the art world: Calvin Tomkins sits down with Randy Kennedy

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In Eugene O’Neill’s unfinished play ‘The Calms of Capricorn,’ the protagonist Ethan Harford, second mate aboard a clipper bound for California, is admonished for...
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The Wooster Group: Getting Down to the Confrontation

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Founded in 1975 as the Performance Group, an avant-garde downtown Manhattan theater company, the Wooster Group has become one of the most revered—and...
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Paul McCarthy and Tala Madani on the Power of Seditious Art

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Paul McCarthy is one of the most revered and fearless artists of his generation. For almost half a century, he has made work that, as he has said, ‘grinds into’...
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Leave a Little Space

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Two years ago, during the Venice Biennale, Pinault Collection curator Caroline Bourgeois and I were invited to an unusual event, a symphonic concert to take...
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A conversation between Iggy Pop and Stefan Brüggemann

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The artist Stefan Brüggemann, who lives in Mexico City and London, labors in the mines of language. For more than 20 years, his painting, sculpture and...
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Agnes Gund and Mark Bradford on Art and Social Justice

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Agnes Gund, the pioneering collector and former president of the Museum of Modern Art, has devoted her life to a form of activist arts philanthropy that stands...
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Matthew Day Jackson in conversation with space-program engineer Don Eyles

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The March 17, 1971 issue of Rolling Stone magazine carried a headline typical of the mock-screaming tenor of the publication in those days, but eye-stopping even...
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I Don’t Believe in Masterpieces Anyway

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I remember calling Glenn O’Brien from my car on speakerphone after his advice book How to Be a Man (2011) was published. He had skipped a chapter on cellphone...
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The Painter and the Planetarian: Luchita Hurtado

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If, as Isamu Noguchi once said, ‘We are a landscape of all we have seen,’ then the painter Luchita Hurtado encompasses a particularly vast, astonishing stretch...
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Angry Birds: A Conversation with Ida Applebroog

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The artist Ida Applebroog has worked in SoHo since 1974, more than 40 of those years in a high-ceilinged, whitewashed loft on Broadway near Broome Street—one of...
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