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In Conversation

ALEXANDER S. C. ROWER with Joost Elffers

On the occasion of Alexander Calder: The Great Discovery at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (February 11 – May 28, 2012), the artist’s first retrospective to be held in the Netherlands since 1969, Alexander S.C. Rower sat down with publisher and designer Joost Elffers to talk about the aesthetic relationship between Calder and Mondrian.

In Conversation

JOHN NEWMAN with Phong Bui

A few days after the opening reception of his solo exhibit John Newman: New Work at Tibor de Nagy Gallery (March 15 – April 21, 2012) the sculptor paid a visit to the Rail’s headquarters to talk with Rail publisher Phong Bui about his life and his recent body of work.

In Conversation

JULIA KUNIN with Maria Elena González

On the occasion of her exhibition at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, Julia Kunin: Nightwood (February 23 – April 21, 2012), Maria Elena González met with Julia to converse about her current work.

In Conversation

Ice Makes Fire
PAUL KOS with Jarrett Earnest

Paul Kos, a conceptual artist who has helped create the vocabulary for video, performance, and conceptual art in the San Francisco Bay Area since the late 1960s, walked Jarrett Earnest through the three floors of his exhibit at Nyehaus, Allegories and Metaphors, 1969 – 2012 (March 3 – April 21), and talked about the evolution of his art.

A Little Yes and a Big No?

When George Grosz called his autobiography A Little Yes and a Big No, he knew whereof he spoke, with his Weimar grimace. I thought about his wry countenance when I perused Ai Weiwei’s sensational and certainly not ironic self-advertising in a desultory file of clippings I’ve accumulated.


On the occasion of her exhibition Recent Work at Edward Thorp Gallery in New York (April 19 – May 26, 2012), painter Katherine Bradford welcomed fellow painter and Executive Editor of NY Arts Magazine, Jason Stopa, to her Williamsburg studio to talk about her current work and the publication of her first artist book.


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APR 2012

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