Andrea Long Chu Is Ready for Criticism | The Nation

In conversation with The Nation, the critic and theorist breaks down her nonfiction debut Females.
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Then that belief broke. I was doing all this reading about art, and I suddenly realized I preferred doing the reading to doing the art. Then that became reading philosophy and theory. Over the course of the next several years, I came to the same conclusion about theory, which was that it had the same sort of structural impotence. The thing about theater is that when you keep pushing it further and further, eventually what you get is everyday life. At the most extreme edges of performance art, you’re just going through your life, and that is the art. Theory, I think, ends up at the same place. The point at which theory becomes capable of accomplishing something is the point at which it has abolished itself.

Hillary – The Hillary Clinton Emails | NERO Editions

The new book by American poet, writer and artist Kenneth Goldsmith takes its clue form the case which, exactly ten years ago, changed irrevocably the notions of privacy and transparency, propaganda and democracy in Western politics. It was in 2009 when the first doubts arose regarding a private server that Hillary Clinton was using for sending e-mails during her term as Secretary of State. Although the American senator has never been incriminated or convicted for any crime, the episode certainly contributed to her defeat—and the consequent victory of Donald Trump—during the 2016 Presidential Elections.

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The Conceptual Literature of Todd Van Buskirk