Writing

The Transported Man at MSU Broad @ Hyperallergic

EAST LANSING, MI — Magic, much like stand-up comedy, is considered by neophytes to be a spontaneous or improvisational form, but true practitioners know it to be, like most other performance, based on a formal structure. The Transported Man, a group show at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, uses […]

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Top 15 USA 2016 @ Hyperallergic

The greatest honor and privilege as an arts writer is being afforded the opportunity to lift up creative talent and the people who work long, hard, and tirelessly to bring new, risky, and important forms of expression to life. A few of my picks made this list, and they are so well-deserving of the acclaim. […]

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The Artist as Activist at MSU Broad @ Hyperallergic

EAST LANSING, Mich. — It’s most intuitive to equate activism with a kind of direct action: collecting signatures, participating in a public protest, sending sharply worded letters, community organizing. The Artist as Activist: Tayeba Begum Lipi and Mahbubur Rahman, at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, not only showcases the […]

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Moving Time at MSU Broad @ Hyperallergic

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As digital and web-based forms of dissemination have competed with video art, what is left to distinguish it as a standalone genre? Once, perhaps, embraced as a form of real-time recording that was both more instantaneous and more efficient than film, the video camera has lost widespread popularity. What defines video […]

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Material Effects at MSU Broad @ Hyperallergic

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The conceptual foundation for Material Effects, and the first thing you encounter upon entering the first-floor gallery of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, is a documentary film by Antje Majewski about influential Senegalese artist Issa Samb. La Coquille: Conversation entre Issa Samb et Antje Majewski […]

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