After the Art – Issue 11 – March 2021

Welcome to After the Art’s eleventh issue.

We hope you enjoy these four essays:

“Searching for memory in Jonathan Borofsky’s I dreamed I asked my father what the matter was and he said his tooth was bleeding and Louise Glück’s ‘Radium'” by Jessica Handler

“A Book, a Painting, a Fountain” by MaureenTeresa McCarthy

“The Man Who Breathed Art” by Karen McCall

“Sparrow Dance Spontaneity” by Stephen O’Connor

We’ve also started a Facebook page, which you can follow for posts about future issues as well as exhibits, articles, books, essays, and sites that might be of interest.

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Searching for memory in Jonathan Borofsky’s “I dreamed I asked my father what the matter was and he said his tooth was bleeding” and Louise Glück’s “Radium”

by Jessica Handler

 

My mother and I played a secret game in art museums. What, we would ask the other, is the single piece we would take for our own if such a thing were possible? Continue reading “Searching for memory in Jonathan Borofsky’s “I dreamed I asked my father what the matter was and he said his tooth was bleeding” and Louise Glück’s “Radium””

After the Art – Issue 10 – December 2020

Welcome to After the Art’s tenth issue.

We hope you enjoy these three essays:

“Semiotics of the Schoolroom” by Jenny Wu

“The Imaginary Battle of the Argonne” by Kimmo Rosenthal

“Golden Lies” by Aaron Hicks

We’ve also started a Facebook page, which you can follow for posts about future issues as well as exhibits, articles, books, essays, and sites that might be of interest.

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Semiotics of the Schoolroom

by Jenny Wu

 

In the fall and winter of 2019, the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, where I lived, went to school, and occasionally taught, held an exhibition of the work of multidisciplinary artist Bethany Collins.[1]

At the entrance of the museum, I saw, to my right, Odyssey: 1852/1980, made up of two juxtaposed translations of the same passage from Book 13 of Homer’s Odyssey. Continue reading “Semiotics of the Schoolroom”

Prose and Passion

by Cheryl Sadowski

Artists and aesthetes may debate whether morning or afternoon light casts a more pleasing shadow, but they are likely to agree it is the marriage of light with mood that creates moments of Grace. Grace delights, transfixes, and seduces. Grace is the dream that buffers us from the bustle and busyness of the external world.  

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After the Art – Issue 8 – June 2020

Welcome to After the Art’s eighth issue.

We hope you enjoy these five essays — some of which were written before the pandemic and some during:

“Finding MoMA” by Susan Lago

“The Mytheme of Male Desire” by Thomas Larson

“Love Forever” by Nels P. Highberg

“David Foster Wallace and The Midnight Gospel: Choosing in the Time of the Coronavirus” by Lou D. Malbe

“Heavy Is the Root of Light” by Dana Delibovi

We’ve also started a Facebook page, which you can follow for posts about future issues as well as exhibits, articles, books, essays, and sites that might be of interest. Continue reading “After the Art – Issue 8 – June 2020”

Finding MoMA

by Susan Lago

On a winter afternoon, soon after rounding the corner of the new year, I did something I had wanted to do for a long time. I went to a museum alone: The Museum of Modern Art. MoMA. Since moving to Queens, I had hemmed and hawed over the cost, rationalizing that it was too much money to spend on just myself. Then I broke up with the man I had been seeing for two years and so had an unclaimed Saturday ahead of me. Continue reading “Finding MoMA”

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