A Third Path For the Novel
by Dean Kissick
The 2010s was a decade of autofiction and writers drawn in by, or disgusted with, art. A brief history of recent literature, from Karl Ove Knausgaard and Maggie Nelson to Ben Lerner and Ottessa Moshfegh.
A group show at Capitain Petzel is full of subtle interventions that throw our perspective off-kilter, marrying modernist design – rigorous, linear, and in control; not unlike the white cube itself – with playful nods to incongruity.
Fifty years after they broke onto the scene with their bold representations of female pleasure, two American feminist pioneers, Betty Tompkins and Marilyn Minter, are finally honoured with their first solo shows in France.
Killing time – it's not just a turn of phrase. The connection between state power, military force, and the measurement of time and space is more literal than we'd like to believe, observes Irish artist Yuri Pattison in his most recent show.
As cinemas reopen and "immersive" art experiences flood New York with their competing ads, Natasha Stagg wonders if we've lost the plot. Is reality still our north star, or has it been eclipsed by a collective fiction?
Dean Kissick returns from his summer hiatus (ascetic, solitary research, perhaps?), restored and brimming with renewed hope. Eat vegetables, get Tao Lin-pilled, and revel in the beauty of the universe: the modern-day equivalent of "turn on, tune in, drop out"?