Manifestation of the Absurd: A Review of Oliverio Girondo’s DecalsJoseph Houlihan
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.
Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968-2018Joseph Houlihan
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.
The Pools Beneath a Guillotine: A Review of ComemadreJoseph Houlihan
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.
This is Work: A Review of Joe Hall’s Someone’s UtopiaJoseph Houlihan
Joseph Houlihan reviews Joe Hall’s latest, Someone’s Utopia, exploring the intrinsic link between internet language and brutality, and between work and love.
The Mime Deals in Negation: A Review of A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by ApplauseJoseph Houlihan
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.
Against the Narrowing of Language: On Nanni Balestrini’s BlackoutJoseph Houlihan
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.
Anna Maria Maiolino Retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los AngelesJoseph Houlihan
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.