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Ryszard Wasko: Bedtime Stories

Children remember bedtime stories. It doesn’t matter where they grow up geographically or to what culture they belong. They expect their parents to tell them stories before they fall asleep.

In Conversation

Thomas Nozkowski with Chris Martin

The Brooklyn Rail met with Thomas Nozkowski at his house in High Falls, New York on a clear November day. We sat in the dining room as the afternoon sunlight filtered through the trees outside and set warm gray shadows flickering on the window shades

In Conversation

David Levi Strauss with Joan Waltemath

What I’ve always tried to do in relation to an artist’s work is to write something that can sit next to the work and not do violence to it, first of all, which is very difficult, and then to try to make something happen between them, between the visual work and the written, that is a third thing.

Between The Eyes: Essays on Photography and Politics

One Sunday morning I opened the New York Times Magazine and encountered a full two-page photograph of a refugee camp in Burundi. The image hit me like a sudden, terrible, hot gust of wind

Harlem Arts: A Faux Renaissance?

Talk to people on the street, read the Sunday Times or New York Magazine and you’re liable to have seen buzz about a revival uptown. Walking east on 125th Street, you’ll spot a billboard proclaiming "The Harlem Renaissance Continues" over a vacant lot ripe with possibilities. Harlem, although it never left, is suddenly back, and not a moment too soon.

A Reader’s Response to “Life at the Vermont Studio School”

To the Readers of the Rail, This letter is written to correct a false impression, which might emerge from reading the article “Life at VSC” in the November 2003 issue.

Victor Brauner (1903-1966): Centennial Celebration

The grand event connected to Victor Brauner’s international centennial celebrations is the collaborative effort of Ubu Gallery from New York and Isidore Ducasse Fine Arts from Paris in creating a rare exhibit of over 40 works, mostly paintings, by this avant-God of Surrealism. 

Mark Lombardi: Global Networks

The Drawing Center presents a retrospective exhibition of 25 graphite and colored pencil drawings, ranging in size from 30 inches across to over eleven feet, of the late artist Mark Lombardi (1951–2000).


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