The artist’s voice since 1981

Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello

Vitiello and Roden are often mistaken for each other. It might have something to do with their early interest in punk, Cage’s influence on their work, and their sound-based collaborations.

Paulo Bruscky

by Antonio Sergio Bessa

Paulo Bruscky came of age as an artist during the military takeover of Brazil in the 1960s and ’70s. In his native Recife, he developed a body of work for the dissemination of messages—through mail art, newspaper ads, flyers, and public interventions.

Amy Sillman

by R.H. Quaytman

The two painters on Plato and Diogenes, the rude and the casual, cartoons and geometry, truth and deception, shame, and whimsical critical thinking. Sillman’s first museum survey opens at the ICA Boston this October

Gonçalo M. Tavares

by Pedro Sena Nunes

The Portuguese writer’s series are set respectively in an undefined Central European country beset by constant war, and in a mutable locale inhabited by famous authors. At their core is an exploration of history, literature, and evil.

Rodrigo Rey Rosa

by Francisco Goldman

Paul Bowles took Rey Rosa under his wing while he lived in Morocco in the ‘80s and early ’90s. Like his mentor’s, Rey Rosa’s prose is equally at home with acts of violence and with beauty. Rey Rosa discusses his native Guatemala’s legacy of fear.

Ben Rivers

by Coleen Fitzgibbon

Rivers’s films involve loners and small, insular communities cut off from society. His latest, A Spell To Ward Off the Darkness, was made in collaboration with Ben Russell. With fellow filmmaker Fitzgibbon, he speaks of recreating utopian visions.

Julia Holter

by Ben Vida

Upon the release of her new album, Loud City Song, the singer and composer on her interests in the poetry of Frank O’Hara, the operas of Robert Ashley, and Colette’s novella Gigi.

My Barbarian

by Andrea Fraser

Brecht’s estrangement, Artaud’s ritual theatre, Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, and camp inform My Barbarian’s performance work: an investigation of what constitutes transformative cultural practice

Ben Durham

illustrations: Christopher Stackhouse

Christopher Stackhouse unpacks muted expressiveness in the graphite portraits of Ben Durham

Miyoski Barosh

by Annetta Kapon

Annetta Kapon finds the friction of declarative, directive and expressive language in the sculptural work of Miyoshi Barosh.