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Spring 2014

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Dada Dance: Sophie Taeuber’s Visceral Abstraction

Nell Andrew

The Photograph In a recent landmark exhibition on the intersection of art and dance, Danser sa vie, the Centre Georges Pompidou displayed an enigmatic photograph identified as the artist Sophie Taeuber dancing at the Cabaret Voltaire in 1916. It is … READ MORE

Sophie Taueber-Arp, Free Vertical-Horizontal Rhythms (Rythmes verticaux-horizontaux libres), 1919, gouache, 11 15⁄16 x 8 9⁄16 in. (30.3 x 21.8 cm). Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber Arp e.V., inv. 003.205 (artwork in the public domain; photograph provided by Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber Arp)
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The Aesthetic Gold of a Ravished Spouse of the Godhead

Elisabeth Kley

Chuck Smith. Forrest Bess: Key to the Riddle. New York: Power House Books, 2013. 168 pp., 125 color ills. $40 Claire Elliott and Robert Gober. Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible. Houston: The Menil Collection, 2013. 112 pp., 71 color ills. … READ MORE

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Counter to Type

Karen L. Schiff

In the Spring 2014 issue of Art Journal, Karen L. Schiff created an artists’s project, Counter to Type. Working from the typography on the covers and selected interior pages of the journal, she used colored pencils to draw on transparent … READ MORE

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Administered Occupation: Art and Politics at the 7th Berlin Biennale

Olga Kopenkina

In one of his best-known videos, the artist Artur Zmijewski is seen trying to persuade a former Nazi concentration camp prisoner to “renew” the number tattooed on the man’s forearm. In another film, Berek, naked adults play a game of … READ MORE