Denis Brun: Finissage Cocktail w/ Nicole Peyrafitte

This Thursday (Jan 30th) our good friend Denis Brun is having a “Finissage Cocktail” to close his first solo show in New York. You can stop by anytime between 6-9PM BUT if you want to hear Nicole Peyrafitte’s  send off to him make sure to be there by 7PM. Address: Giacobetti Paul Gallery 111 Front St, New York, NY 11201

T.J. Clark’s Picasso

From: Retort / Via: PB [John Banville, Irish master stylist and crusader against vivisection, reviews TJ Clark‘s Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica (Princeton UP, 2013). Banville grasps why this book should be read alongside Franco [Moretti]’s The Bourgeois (Verso, 2013). Between them they anatomize the quietus of the class and its comforts – the burgers and Bohemians – who made the 19th century their home. IB] A True Picture of Picasso … Read more T.J. Clark’s Picasso

Understanding a Revolution Through Iconography:

Tunisian Political Cartoonist_Z_ [ via MLYNXQUALEY  & her Arabic Literature (in English) site] Neila Columbo recently listened to and met with _Z_, the Tunisian political cartoonist who blogs at http://www.debatunisie.com/:By Neila ColumboFrom a video profile on Z, done by Samar Media. Various scenarios fluttered in my thoughts when I learned the Tunisian political cartoonist _Z_, who rose to prominence during the 2010-2011 Tunisian Revolution, would be speaking in Boston in the fall. … Read more Understanding a Revolution Through Iconography:

Nicole Peyrafitte Interviewed by Leonard Schwartz

A half hour radio conversation between Nicole Peyrafitte & Leonard Schwartz will air today on KAOS radio at 5:30pm PT — live on 89.3 FM in Washington State. It can be heard anywhere in the world on the station’s audio stream here. They will be talking mainly about (& Nicole will perform — live over the phone! — from) her new book Bi-Valve.

Hamid Kachmar’s Art

Via Boston.com’s Brainiac, this info on an Amazigh (Berber) artist whose show I would love to catch ‚ but can’t, unhappily. If in or around Boston, try to do so. Using art to preserve an endangered language  Posted by Kevin Hartnett  October 7, 2013 01:10 PM How do you preserve a language that’s in danger of being forgotten? Turn it into art. The Sherman Gallery at Boston University is currently running an exhibitionof … Read more Hamid Kachmar’s Art

Roger Denson’s article on “Breaking the Frame”

I may have been at a loss of words yesterday after seeing Breaking the Frame, Marielle Nitoslawska’s superb film on & with Carolee Schneemann, but cultural critic & essayist G. Roger Denson was not. He had a long, well-thought out article in the Huffington Post. Below are the first paragraphs; you can read the whole article here. It is questionable whether even Sigmund Freud has received a cinematic treatment as evocative of … Read more Roger Denson’s article on “Breaking the Frame”

Carolee Schneemann

Yesterday afternoon we went to see the New York premiere of Canadian filmmaker Marielle Nitoslawska‘s 100-minute documentary on Carolee Schneemann who for me is one of the essential avant-garde artists of the twentieth & the twenty-first centuries. I am still too much under the spell of the film to give a coherent “critical” assessment, except to say that it is a superb achievement & certainly one of the very best documentaries … Read more Carolee Schneemann

Nicole Peyrafitte’s “Bi-Valve”….

…is out! (Available via SPD here.) Writes her publisher: Enter vulvic space through Pyrenean caves & sacred stones, feel the wind & smell the shells of the Verrazano Narows. Bi-Valve is a tri-lingual sonic unfolding of Nicole Peyrafitte’s paintings, poems and vocals. Accompanied by jazz virtuoso Michael Bisio, Peyrafitte enters a geo-psychic knowledge that pulses with materiality. “…I am a resistant / multilingual migratory bi-valve/ with eyes   lens   retina.” … Read more Nicole Peyrafitte’s “Bi-Valve”….