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The Kingdom Called Tijuana – Art from the Mexican Borderland

In her writings, Chris Kraus strokes art history, in the sense that Benjamin uses the term, against its hair. She disrupts the continuum of established art history and rescues dead and forgotten artists from oblivion and writes about small art collectives on the outskirts of the institutionalized art scene. Without psychologizing, she insists on the… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Book reviews

Book Review: “Plainwater” by Anne Carson

Yesterday someone came into the shop and picked up the book where I had left it open. She liked: the persona confused over a drowned dog. She disliked: the sentence “Air cracks apart like a green fruit.”(124) This is to her too self-satisfied, and asked was this a poem at all, this diary entry of… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Translation

Translation Tuesday: Self-portrait 1 / Autorretrato 1 (Tove Ditlevsen)

Translation Tuesday is an on-going series of translations focused on contemporary Scandinavian literature. In this edition of Translation Tuesday, Sheri and Neus have translated Tove Ditlevsen’s “Self-portrait 1” into English and Spanish. Tove Irma Margit Ditlevsen (1917-1976) is one of the most important and unique voices of 20th Danish literature and a household name in… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Musings

The ark annual summer reading list

A Thousand Plateaus by Deleuze and Guattari Well, it’s not light but summer is also about having time and space, and this book, A Thousand Plateaus, needs substantial time and dispositional space. Ideally, it needs time for you to have read Anti-Oedipus beforehand but I wouldn’t say that is a must. All you really need is… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Essays

So Sad Today, So Sexy: Melissa Broder and the Internet Sad Girl

I first heard the phrase ‘Sad Girl’ used to describe a female “archetype” in the words of Audrey Wollen, an instagram artist whose ‘Sad Girl Theory’ started circulating on the internet around 2015. Wollens theory functions on a number of levels; firstly, as a reaction against what she describes as the high “demands” of contemporary… Keep Reading

Ark Review

The Ark Review: A Gif By Joakim Drescher

The release of a gif is rarely seen as a moment of great import. But when it’s a gif made by the compellingly original artist Joakim Drescher for our publication, well then it is time to pop the champagne. You check out a selection of Drescher’s work at ark books or on his website, where there is… Keep Reading

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