Volume 20, number 3
Announcing the arrival of the spring issue of X-TRA Volume 20.
In this issue:
Leslie Dick weaves fragments of personal narrative into her review of Marisa Merz: The Sky Is a Great Space at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Artist Writes, No. 3: Martine Syms
“Incense Sweaters & Ice: Video Description Script,” Syms’s contribution to this series, presents a narrative description of the visual of her film, first shown at MoMA in New York last year.
From Lex Brown, an autobiographic artist’s project: time will come back to me.
David Weldzius revisits the town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and the work of Walker Evans in Slouching Towards Bethlehem:Four Meditations on the Old and New Spirits of Capitalism.
Sabrina Tarasoff explores the worlds of artist Jessica Stockholder and writer Tove Jansson in Needing Something, Hitting a Wall.
Cora Gilroy-Ware uncovers the symbolic hybridity of the mermaid in her review of The Beguiling Siren Is Thy Crest at the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw.
Anuradha Vikram delves into the biological and technical systems of art reviewing Juan Downey: Radiant Nature at Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.
Kim Beil considers the politics of listening in this review of Chris Kallmyer: Listening Is a Luxury at FraenkelLAB, San Francisco.
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