Les Miroirs Profonds
A look at the illustrated book Les Miroirs Profonds, made in 1947 by Henri Matisse. Les Miroirs Profonds is a reduced-size reproduction of the original copy made on lithographic stone and counted with an edition of 950 copies signed by Matisse.
Notes on minimal movements
In a corner the size of a corn kernel teems the minimal as an enlarged pigeon Luis Enrique Belmonte Minimal movements arose amidst the psychic maneuvers to sustain the day in a moment of self-absorption and impossibility of verbal articulation; I have thought of this as a structure of wooden sticks that shelters me | … |
The Gorgeous Nothings
A look at Emily Dickinson’s The Gorgeous Nothings, edited by Marta Werner and Jen Bervin for New Directions in 2013.
MAC with Igor Barreto
The idea starts from the oeuvre, or rather from the assumption that the work of art can stir up things inside. But given that not every work of art produces something in anyone, one must inquire, feel, expose eye and body; submit to the experience of the senses and to chance as well. The | … |
The Landscape of Oblivion
To think about the identity of the images of Caracas seems an exercise still linked to the exaltation of the bucolic: the idealized landscape, the majestic character of the Ávila mountain, the privileged climate, the flight of birds of paradise, all make up the spinal cord of this representation. But is this really the landscape that the city becomes? Why does the urban face of Caracas drown its contemplation?
José Antonio Ramos Sucre
By Natasha Tiniacos (Translated by Guillermo Sucre). A desire to establish dialogues with creators is presented in a nearly excessive manner in this new series. Venezuelan poet José Antonio Ramos Sucre responds to Proust’s questionnaire from his eternal estate.
American poet and visual artist Jen Bervin made (which is more than “wrote”) this work of poetic recomposition from the sonnets of William Shakespeare. Here we show flashes of the singular beauty of this appropriation exercise, which is meant to be seen, read, and touched (its cover is engraved). Nets is a puzzle for the | … |