Artforum review of Brian Duggan’s ‘Everything Can Be Done, in Principle’ Here’s a link to a scan of my Artforum review of Brian Duggan’s show at Visual, Carlow, that Brian has put up on his website.
This is a piece called ‘An Avalanche, A Transformation’ that was published by Circa Magazine in Ireland a few years ago. It’s a pretty nostalgic reflection on an exciting moment in music criticism that was influential as I made my first, faltering efforts to write about literature and art and other things when I was a student. The piece came up in a discussion with NCAD MA Art in the Contemporary World students recently
Alice Maher, “Cassandra’s Necklace,” 2012. Film still. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Vivienne Dick.
And so on and so on: seven non-synthesized quotes, conjectures and questions prompted by Sarah Pierce’s ‘Towards a Newer Laocoön’. 1. “Whenever this account appears to be in a fluid state in which differences in and adjustments to level play a part, we ask the reader’s indulgence, since there will always be stoppages, blockages, siltings, […]
I’ve a review in the current issue of Artforum of Brian Duggan’s recent exhibition at the Visual Centre for Contemporary Art in Carlow. Not available online, unfortunately.
Titian: His Life, Sheila Hale (Harper Press) If you only read one biography of Titian this year it will almost certainly be by Sheila Hale. There is, after all, virtually no choice: the last serious biography of this High Renaissance master appeared, somewhat unbelievably, in 1877. While scholarly analyses of Titian’s profoundly influential, gorgeously radiant […]