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Philip Guston, The Canvas, 1973, oil on canvas 67 x 79 inches, Zabludowicz Collection, UK

Introduction to the Issue 

by Deanna Sirlin

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Tony Oursler, Tear of the Cloud, installation views, 2018, outdoor projection installation, Riverside Park South, New York, courtesy of the artist and Public Art Fund, photographed by Nicholas Knight

Tony Oursler 


with Michaël Amy

Peter Schjeldahl,1982 photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Collection Collection MFA Houston, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Neil E. Kelley 

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Marina Abramović, The Cleaner exhibition, A view of reproformace by Lyn Bentschik  Moderna Museet, Stockholm Photo: Peter-Paul Weiler 

On Reperforming Abramović 

Lyn Bentschik in dialogue with Philip Auslander

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