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Julia Christensen’s Upgrade Available

The new media artist addresses the subject of technological obsolescence through the form of the book, undoing our assumptions and undermining our seemingly unwavering belief that more information is always better.

Ryan Debolski’s LIKE

The photobook documents the laborers in the Persian Gulf with an affable eye, estranged from the grueling and under-compensated work that shapes their days, paired with an impassioned postscript to the images by the publisher that is critical of this exploitative socio-economic system.

Nele Wynants’s When Fact Is Fiction: Documentary Art in the Post-Truth Era

The anthology’s thirteen contributors, among them artists, photographers, broadcasters, and filmmakers, analyze projects that exemplify the discursive and rhetorical value of blurring the distinction between fiction and reality. But, despite its title, the contemporary context of online culture, populism, and “fake news” are almost entirely absent from its pages.

Sol LeWitt: Not to Be Sold for More Than $100 and Sol LeWitt: Folds & Rips

Two new books document the artist’s lesser-known practice of making ripped and folded drawings, making the case that they deserve the attention and scholarship of two books, and many more.


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2020

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