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Kyiv Diary – Day 1 May 22

Kyiv hosted its first Biennale commissioned by Nataliia Zabolotna, curated by David Elliott.  We journeyed into the capital past 27-story communist apartment buildings, over the Dnieper river, past the Ukranian statue of liberty on the hill and into the old town to attend the opening...

Claire Bishop and Our Literal Speed

In passage through the town of Princeton, in the renovated basement of its once charming East Pyne building – house of the Language Departments – now a glossy, tech-driven space, I saw the collective show from Our Literal Speed.  As I waited, and well-dressed graduate...

Fictive Pursuits

Over four months, the Santozeum will be hosting artists in residence.  Collaborations on island projects will yield publications.  Projects work in twos – collaborators, ideas, dialogues.  A multivalent forum emerges from the dual strands.  The idea may be construed as obsolete today, but the Santozeum...

The long braid, the balcony, the arrow

In 2003, Jerome Clinton, Shahnameh scholar and Princeton professor of Islamic studies died.  A fellow Shahnameh scholar and friend wrote of Clinton: “May he be showered forever with blessings out of our world of dust and ashes.”  I was lucky to have studied with Prof....

Tragic Historiography

The Santozeum is hard at work on its first Manifesto conference.  The mission is to bring together scholars, practitioners, critics and journalists from across the arts on the battlefield of this economically pressured moment and to dare each one to fly the banner of their...