A friend of Borges, and a massive force within the history of twentieth century Argentine poetics, Oliverio Girondo’s avant-garde language-play finds fabulous new life in Open Letter’s translation by Rachel Galvin & Harris Feinsod. Joseph Houlihan reviews.
L.A.-based conceptualist Allen Ruppersberg’s Intellectual Property 1968-2018 retrospective, now open at the Hammer Museum of UCLA, is a revelation of constraint, automatism, and obsession. Joseph Houlihan reviews.
Roque Larraquy’s Comemadre joins the uncanny, self-aware tradition of Kafka, Mann, Walser, Artaud, with a dash of the Three Stooges. Joseph Houlihan reviews.
Joseph Houlihan reviews Joe Hall’s latest, Someone’s Utopia, exploring the intrinsic link between internet language and brutality, and between work and love.
Shawn Wen’s biography in blank verse of Marcel Marceau the famed French mime establishes her as an irresistible force, much like her debut’s subject. Joseph Houlihan reviews.
Blackout by Nanni Balestrini imagines a power outage in a city like New York, like the one that took place on July 13, 1977, as an opportunity for significant social change. Joseph Houlihan reviews.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is hosting a comprehensive retrospective on the work of the Brazilian conceptual and performance artist Anna Maria Maiolino through January 22, 2018. Joseph Houlihan goes in.