Archive for the “Criticism” category

Reading the Palace

by Travis Jeppesen on June 14, 2013

What the “Encyclopedic Palace” ultimately offers are multiple examples of the extra-exclusionary, which may be nothing more than that fleeting moment in the act of creation when other people don’t exist—just me and my god(s). My review of “The Encyclopedic (…)

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Call for papers: Aliens & Anorexia: A Chris Kraus Symposium

by Travis Jeppesen on November 28, 2012

The Critical Writing in Art & Design programme at the Royal College of Art is pleased to announce the first conference on the work of the American writer Chris Kraus, to take place in London on 13-14 March 2013. Alongside (…)

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Towards an Object-Oriented Writing – or – How Anti-Formalism Helps Me Dream: Notes on an Idea (plus an announcement)

by Travis Jeppesen on October 13, 2011

For a while, it’s felt redundant to me, the way we write about art. I could say way(s), though I’m not even sure about that plurality anymore. The quest has been ongoing – and off-and-on – since Disorientations came out (…)

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Itchy Homo

by Travis Jeppesen on April 23, 2011

Where the life of the mind is concerned, totalitarianism has already triumphed, and its benefactor has been American-style democracy. This is reflected widely in the “literature” that is most praised and consumed in our culture, a literature that can no (…)

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Gary Indiana and the Five Percent Paradox

by Travis Jeppesen on January 30, 2010

This is so important, I can’t believe I didn’t post it earlier.

Gary Indiana on Andy Warhol

by Travis Jeppesen on November 11, 2009

Read Gary Indiana’s essay on Andy Warhol — surely one of the best things ever written about Warhol — here.

Thank You, 3am

by Travis Jeppesen on January 21, 2009

3am Magazine has named Disorientations “Nonfiction Book of the Year.”

Apollinaire for the digital age

by Travis Jeppesen on December 16, 2008

The first review (that I’m aware of) of Disorientations has been published. Thank you, John Holten and Dogmatika.

The Art World

by Travis Jeppesen on December 9, 2008

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “the art world.” The art world is in trouble. This is what the future of the art world will look like. I spent a week in the art world and lived to (…)

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Barry Schwabsky

by Travis Jeppesen on November 18, 2008

Barry Schwabsky on the art world: At a time when art still makes headlines mostly for the absurd prices people are willing to pay for it, it may sound surprising to say that the ethic of the art world entails (…)

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