In my view, too little attention has been paid to Jeff Koons’s five-year career selling mutual funds and commodities on Wall Street in the 1980s. It is the key to understanding his art.
Eric Gibson
Henri Michaux
1952, Gouache on paper, 28 x 36 cm

Henri Michaux

1952, Gouache on paper, 28 x 36 cm

Marisa Mazria Katz: How do you see nature and natural history being represented in media and museums now? And how do you see the social or political forces that are currently shaping our natural environment being excluded from these institutions?

Not An Alternative: The variety of content presented at natural history museums is impossibly enormous. It’s natural history, after all. Museum directors and curators have no choice but to be selective about what they feature. So much more of the natural world is necessarily excluded than included. The history of natural history museums is really a history of the social and political forces that have shaped and determined that filtering process.

Our project considers natural history museums in these terms. We are not particularly interested in the fact that exclusions exist or in the infinite alternative articulations of natural history that could possibly exist. Our interest is in making visible that which is actively repressed in natural history museums, for political reasons, and in forcing those exclusions into the open. In this sense we are less interested in articulating what a museum fails to say and more interested in communicating what it refuses to say or can’t say.

For example, natural history museums typically represent climate change as a confluence of forces, with an emphasis on counting carbon. But it’s not enough to say that climate change is happening and humans are responsible. Climate change is not just anthropogenic; it’s also political. Just as wealth, resources and power aren’t distributed equally, the burden of responsibility and the burden of the impacts are not evenly distributed across all humans.

When the fossil fuel industry and the funders of front groups that misrepresent climate science are increasingly embedded in museums of science and natural history, those museums are less and less likely to communicate this critical story.

Vince Staples - Earth Science

Richie Havens - To Give All Your Love Away

Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer.
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The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. The gap has worsened in the last decade, and the United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid. (Whites in America on average own almost 18 times as much as blacks; in South Africa in 1970, the ratio was about 15 times.)

When Whites Just Don’t Get It / NYT

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One night, around ten, we’re on West Broadway, around the corner from Magoo’s, rumored to have once been a brothel, now a bar and hamburger joint. Kathy and I are sitting outside some stairs, talking about our writing. By now I’ve finished Weird Fucks and “Diary of a Masochist,” so it must be 1979 or 1980. I’m almost certain that the very ironic Kathy Goes to Haiti has come out. Kathy says something like, You have to know a lot of things to write a novel, it’s hard work. She’s been reading toward a new book. I’m working on the script for Committed. In my mind’s eye (always a curious expression), I walk away, then turn and wave good-bye again. She’s waiting for someone and might be going to Tier 3, a rock club down the block, or maybe I am.
Lynne Tillman, “Selective Memory,” The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Fall, 1989 (via jasonwilliammcbride)

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“My life was very, very dark and has gotten relatively lighter as years have gone on…I changed myself by using literature.” KA on Bookworm, 1992.

KANENG LOLANG - CONSTANT MESSIAH

Carnal Pleasure (senior) and Carnal Pleasure (junior) are rowing across a lake in a boat. The boat is made of white cottonwool. They are on a firm excursion, because Carnal Pleasure and Carnal Pleasure are in business together. They are rowing for publicity, because Carnal Pleasure and Carnal Pleasure manufacture cottonwool, for various ends. Carnal Pleasure and Carnal Pleasure in a cottonwool boat, it might be a game of clouds played in a mirror, a card game peculiar to the Lake of the Four Forests, up and down. Who’ll sting? Carnal Pleasure and Carnal Pleasure are bathed in a rosy hue; that is due to rowing and to the effulgence of the bights they are rowing in. Even the distant glaciers proclaim the firm’s flesh; even the industrious cows, now glazed with lilac, made of deseeded cottonwool, graze on their behoof. Father and son row with Tampax and Q-Tips. They are highly satisfied, it was a great publicity campaign. In the water a light rises up; then something in the sky goes strange.
Oskar Pastior (translated from the German by Christopher Middleton)
from Many Glove Compartments: Selected Poems

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September 9th, 2014 at McNally Jackson in New York: https://www.facebook.com/events/268887859968455/
Order it here: http://www.bookthug.ca/proddetail.php?prod=201401&cat=25
The BookThug interview with Jacob Wren: http://youtu.be/ahkJsl9O7xE
Interview with Malcolm Sutton for the BookThug blog: http://bookthug.ca/blog/jacob-wren-an-interview-with-malcolm-sutton/
Some of the Jacob Wren book reviews that can be found on the internet: http://radicalcut.blogspot.ca/2012/01/jacob-wren-book-reviews-that-can-be.html
Cover art by Matthew Paladino

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September 9th, 2014 at McNally Jackson in New York: https://www.facebook.com/events/268887859968455/

Order it here: http://www.bookthug.ca/proddetail.php?prod=201401&cat=25

The BookThug interview with Jacob Wren: http://youtu.be/ahkJsl9O7xE

Interview with Malcolm Sutton for the BookThug blog: http://bookthug.ca/blog/jacob-wren-an-interview-with-malcolm-sutton/

Some of the Jacob Wren book reviews that can be found on the internet: http://radicalcut.blogspot.ca/2012/01/jacob-wren-book-reviews-that-can-be.html

Cover art by Matthew Paladino

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