Author Archives: Journal of Art Criticism

Friedel, Can You Hear Me?

By Blakey Bessire, Barnard College.   This is an image from page seven in David Wojnarowicz’s diary. It is page seven from his diary, labeled Human Head II, 1977, currently housed in the Fales Library collection at New York University.1

Friedel, Can You Hear Me?

By Blakey Bessire, Barnard College.   This is an image from page seven in David Wojnarowicz’s diary. It is page seven from his diary, labeled Human Head II, 1977, currently housed in the Fales Library collection at New York University.1

Relational Possibilities Beyond the Horizon Line

By Gianna Samms, Vassar College. — “[The horizon line] defined the limits of communication and understanding. Beyond the horizon, there was only muteness and silence. Within it, things could be made visible. But it could also be used for determining

Relational Possibilities Beyond the Horizon Line

By Gianna Samms, Vassar College. — “[The horizon line] defined the limits of communication and understanding. Beyond the horizon, there was only muteness and silence. Within it, things could be made visible. But it could also be used for determining

Interview: Susan M B Chen

By Cornelia Smith, Columbia University. “Susan and I met last semester in John Miller’s Art Criticism class. It wasn’t until I attended the opening of Diaries—a show she curated in the hallway connecting her and two other MFA students’ studios

Interview: Susan M B Chen

By Cornelia Smith, Columbia University. “Susan and I met last semester in John Miller’s Art Criticism class. It wasn’t until I attended the opening of Diaries—a show she curated in the hallway connecting her and two other MFA students’ studios

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On the Chimeric Subject

By Aaron Su, Columbia University Originally published in the 2018 print edition. The question of selfhood has occupied a central problematic in nearly all the work of multidisciplinary queer artist and punk icon Vaginal Davis. Most notably, Davis is “the key

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On the Chimeric Subject

By Aaron Su, Columbia University Originally published in the 2018 print edition. The question of selfhood has occupied a central problematic in nearly all the work of multidisciplinary queer artist and punk icon Vaginal Davis. Most notably, Davis is “the key

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Pinup

Pinup (2017) Mixed media collage By Jasmine Weber, Columbia University Originally published in the 2018 print edition.

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Pinup

Pinup (2017) Mixed media collage By Jasmine Weber, Columbia University Originally published in the 2018 print edition.

Fibrous Depths: John Paul Morabito’s Woven “Frottage”

By Anastatia Spicer, Hampshire College Originally published in the 2018 print edition. Surfaces are typically envisioned to be sites of differentiation, where self/other, object/subject are defined. The structure of weaving and supple qualities of cloth are a unique alternative to understanding surfaces

Fibrous Depths: John Paul Morabito’s Woven “Frottage”

By Anastatia Spicer, Hampshire College Originally published in the 2018 print edition. Surfaces are typically envisioned to be sites of differentiation, where self/other, object/subject are defined. The structure of weaving and supple qualities of cloth are a unique alternative to understanding surfaces

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Input Output I and Input Output II

Input Output I and Input Output II (2017) Digital embroidery on linen By Ella Viscardi, Barnard College Originally published in the 2018 print edition.

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Input Output I and Input Output II

Input Output I and Input Output II (2017) Digital embroidery on linen By Ella Viscardi, Barnard College Originally published in the 2018 print edition.

Bodies Dissolving Boundaries

By Tina Shan, Barnard College Originally published in the 2018 print edition. What is it about the surface of the body that excites us and disturbs us? When Ren Hang’s camera captures nude figures against stark and abstract backgrounds, the photographer

Bodies Dissolving Boundaries

By Tina Shan, Barnard College Originally published in the 2018 print edition. What is it about the surface of the body that excites us and disturbs us? When Ren Hang’s camera captures nude figures against stark and abstract backgrounds, the photographer

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Surface I

  Surface I (2016) 16mm film, hand processed and transferred to video Sound by Cami Dominguez and Zoe Biggers By Cami Dominguez, Amherst College Originally published in the 2018 print edition.

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Surface I

  Surface I (2016) 16mm film, hand processed and transferred to video Sound by Cami Dominguez and Zoe Biggers By Cami Dominguez, Amherst College Originally published in the 2018 print edition.

Nolli’s Orders: Form Unlimited

By Natalie Edwards, Washington University in St. Louis Originally published in the 2018 print edition. In the 18th century, Giovanni Battista Piranesi found the abandoned forums and crumbling temples of ancient Rome to be so suggestive that he described them as

Nolli’s Orders: Form Unlimited

By Natalie Edwards, Washington University in St. Louis Originally published in the 2018 print edition. In the 18th century, Giovanni Battista Piranesi found the abandoned forums and crumbling temples of ancient Rome to be so suggestive that he described them as