Monthly Archives: July 2010

Brion Gysin at the New Museum

Brion Gysin: Dream Machine at the New Museum in New York City is the first US retrospective show of the Beat multimedia pioneer.  I have yet to see the show, so I’ll save a review of it until that time. … Continue reading

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Shangaan Electro

I have a longish review of the terrific new Shangaan Electro CD in the latest issue of The Wire.  Shangaan is a collection of 180 b.p.m. plus electronic dance tracks from South Africa that’s causing quite a stir at the … Continue reading

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Culture(s) of Copy/ 重復 重造 翻譯

An intriguing exhibition at the Goethe Institute in Hong Kong.  Contemporary art devoted to cross cultural thinking about the phenomenon of the copy.  Third part in a series of exhibitions that’s included History Will Repeat Itself – Strategies of Re-enactment … Continue reading

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Counterfeiting and Authentication in the Age of Forensics

Fascinating article in this week’s New Yorker by David Grann entitled “The Mark of a Masterpiece”. It concerns shifts in the ways in which paintings are authenticated or revealed to be forgeries — in particular,  the use of forensic techniques … Continue reading

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