Steve Bishop:

I was traveling in the California desert recently and by chance came upon a group of buildings laying in ruin while trying to find the Borax Mine outside the town of Boron. I filmed the ruins and it later became part of a larger work which is currently on show in Geneva. I came back to London full of intrigue as to what I had chanced upon, and why these peculiar buildings were in the middle of seemingly nowhere.

Steve Bishop:

I was traveling in the California desert recently and by chance came upon a group of buildings laying in ruin while trying to find the Borax Mine outside the town of Boron. I filmed the ruins and it later became part of a larger work which is currently on show in Geneva. I came back to London full of intrigue as to what I had chanced upon, and why these peculiar buildings were in the middle of seemingly nowhere.

  • Christian Haub, Keith Moon Float, 57 x 42 x 3.5 inches, cast acrylic sheet.

    Christian Haub, Keith Moon Float, 57 x 42 x 3.5 inches, cast acrylic sheet.

  • Luis Camnitzer, Real Edge of the Line that Divides Reality from Fiction, 1974-75, mixed media, 13½ x 9 7/8 x 2”. Photo by Peter Schälchli, Zurich.

    Luis Camnitzer, Real Edge of the Line that Divides Reality from Fiction, 1974-75, mixed media, 13½ x 9 7/8 x 2”. Photo by Peter Schälchli, Zurich.

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    - Andres Serrano

  • Mithu Sen, Border Unseen, 2014. False teeth and dental polymer sculpture, 82 feet. Courtesy of Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, Michigan.

My art has usually been seen as erotic, hybrid, and sexual. I don’t really care if my sexual works are the reason people are looking. Sexuality is the means by which one can enter the self and the psyche. The so-called sexual overtone in my work is to provoke and trap people, to force them to see and contemplate. I’ve tried to bring tabooed sexuality out of the closet.

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    Mithu Sen, Border Unseen, 2014. False teeth and dental polymer sculpture, 82 feet. Courtesy of Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, Michigan.

    My art has usually been seen as erotic, hybrid, and sexual. I don’t really care if my sexual works are the reason people are looking. Sexuality is the means by which one can enter the self and the psyche. The so-called sexual overtone in my work is to provoke and trap people, to force them to see and contemplate. I’ve tried to bring tabooed sexuality out of the closet.

    (Read more)

  • Luis Camnitzer, This is a Mirror, You are a Written Sentence, 1966-68, vacuum-formed polystyrene mounted on synthetic board, 18 4/5 x 24 3/5 x ½ “. Photo by Peter Schälchli, Zurich.

Art thinking should have the same overarching role that logical thinking has. Art has slowly deteriorated to become primarily a form of production instead of a way of shaping culture. Thus, it is viewed as a discipline and not as a methodology. I see art as the area where one can and should make “illicit” connections, connections that are not allowed in disciplinary, fragmented thinking. Art illuminates them through questioning and allows (though not necessarily) for their possible affirmation after a critical and imaginative evaluation.

    Luis Camnitzer, This is a Mirror, You are a Written Sentence, 1966-68, vacuum-formed polystyrene mounted on synthetic board, 18 4/5 x 24 3/5 x ½ “. Photo by Peter Schälchli, Zurich.

    Art thinking should have the same overarching role that logical thinking has. Art has slowly deteriorated to become primarily a form of production instead of a way of shaping culture. Thus, it is viewed as a discipline and not as a methodology. I see art as the area where one can and should make “illicit” connections, connections that are not allowed in disciplinary, fragmented thinking. Art illuminates them through questioning and allows (though not necessarily) for their possible affirmation after a critical and imaginative evaluation.

  • Allen Ruppersberg, Seven posters from The Singing Posters: Allen Ginsberg’s Howl by Allen Ruppersberg (Part I), 2003, 14 × 22 inches.

    Allen Ruppersberg, Seven posters from The Singing Posters: Allen Ginsberg’s Howl by Allen Ruppersberg (Part I), 2003, 14 × 22 inches.

  • Gabriel Orozco, Samurai Tree (Invariant Blue), 2005. Acrylic on linen canvas.
"I try to make language confront reality, the reality of the street and what goes on there."

    Gabriel Orozco, Samurai Tree (Invariant Blue), 2005. Acrylic on linen canvas.

    "I try to make language confront reality, the reality of the street and what goes on there."

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    - Rebecca Solnit

  • Olafur Eliasson’s exhibition Riverbed is now open at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. (We recommend his 2004 interview with Chris Gilbert.)

    Olafur Eliasson’s exhibition Riverbed is now open at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. (We recommend his 2004 interview with Chris Gilbert.)

  • "I always thought that all it took for the band to be taken more seriously was a little bit of cockiness with our imagery."
-Stephen Malkmus

    "I always thought that all it took for the band to be taken more seriously was a little bit of cockiness with our imagery."

    -Stephen Malkmus

  • It’s impossible to create more than what you are. You can only unveil more of yourself.

    - Saint Clair Cemin

  • Still from Expedition to the End of the World, 2013, directed by Daniel Dencik.
(Read the interview with Daniel Dencik and producer Michael Haslund)

    Still from Expedition to the End of the World, 2013, directed by Daniel Dencik.

    (Read the interview with Daniel Dencik and producer Michael Haslund)

  • Nan Goldin, Tabboo and Jimmy Paul in the bathroom, NYC, 1991.

    Nan Goldin, Tabboo and Jimmy Paul in the bathroom, NYC, 1991.