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Venus of Willendorf / Artist Unknown: London, Wednesday

by Travis Jeppesen on May 19, 2014

Wednesday 21 May, 7 PM Cubitt 8 Angel Mews London N1 9HH +44 (0)20 7278 8226 To book a place, please email: Venus of Willendorf / Artist Unknown is a screening and conversation on method and collapse with (…)

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The Object

by Travis Jeppesen on March 9, 2014

  He wonders how he will ever begin to write about the object. A bit like writing in the dark…The object is there in front of him, and yet isn’t. Both at the same time. How can that be, that (…)

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16 Sculptures

by Travis Jeppesen on February 25, 2014

In addition to his work as a novelist, art critic and poet, Travis Jeppesen has developed what he terms “object-oriented writing”—writing that seeks to use language as a site for a subjective, embodied encounter with and response to art objects. (…)

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Willard (1971): Two Takes

by Travis Jeppesen on November 22, 2012

  The Deleuzo-Guattarian Take (Translation by Brian Massumi)   I recall the fine film Willard (1972, Daniel Mann). A “B” movie perhaps, but a fine unpopular film: unpopular because the heroes are rats. My memory of it is not necessarily (…)

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by Travis Jeppesen on April 11, 2012

They asked me why I ran away so often, I told them no idea. I was lying, of course, but the reasons why were pretty obvious to all but the most disinterested spectator. My function was limited: I was a (…)

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Thomas Struth in Duesseldorf

by Travis Jeppesen on June 11, 2011

Read the review on Whitehot.

Baselitz & bad painting/the making of suiciders

by Travis Jeppesen on January 8, 2010

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about Georg Baselitz and his notion of “bad painting.” How this might correspond to writing, “bad writing.” To write badly on purpose. There is not much of a history to this anti-tradition in literature. (…)

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3 Reasons Why Art Writing Still Earns a Bad Name

by Travis Jeppesen on October 18, 2008

You can read my short essay on said topic in the latest issue of Dazed & Confused. It’s pretty much a condensation of my thesis in Disorientations: Art on the Margins of the “Contemporary”.

Vaginal Davis presents….. DEROHAN CHABOT

by Travis Jeppesen on August 27, 2008

We’re Back

by Travis Jeppesen on August 19, 2008

Here’s the book cover: and it’s already available for pre-order in the U.K., U.S.A., Germany, France, Canada, etc., etc. The book will officially be released in November of this year; review copies and press materials may be acquired via heidipsjames (…)

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