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Art In Conversation

SUSAN BEE with Phong H. Bui

Phong H. Bui speaks with painter Susan Bee in her Brooklyn studio before her upcoming exhibit Anywhere Out of the World: New Paintings, 2017–2020 (postponed because of the coronavirus crisis) at A.I.R. Gallery.

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Sara Roffino meets with photographer Graciela Iturbide after the opening of her exhibition Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico at the National Museum of Women in the Arts to talk about intuition, time, and playing with death.

Art In Conversation

MERLIN JAMES with Louis Block

Louis Block speaks with painter and writer Merlin James in his Glasgow studio in the lead up to his forthcoming show, River at Sikkema Jenkins Gallery.

Art In Conversation

CRAIG KALPAKJIAN with Yasi Alipour

Craig Kalpakjian sits with Yasi Alipour for a discussion around politics, systems, student protests, graveyard maps, and Jacques Tati’s Playtime, and much more.

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Letter from Dusseldorf

In the kitchen of a townhouse with a tall ceiling, Toby Kamps talks to Imi Knoebel, his wife Carmen, and his longtime manager and former proprietor of the city’s legendary art and music bar Ratinger Hof. Joining them is artist and activist Johannes Stüttgen, who was a classmate of Knoebel and who has remained a friend over the ensuing decades.

From the Publisher & Artistic Director

Dear Friends and Readers,

As we go through this profound time together—a time of terrific uncertainty that will either connect and unite us or separate and divide us with a greater urgency than we’ve ever experienced in our collective lifetimes—we now have a need to remind ourselves that at the dawn of the twenty-first century, we were confronted with other kinds of fear.

Editor's Message Guest Critic

From the Threshing Floor

Threshold: the magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result or condition to occur or be manifested.

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