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Interior of the Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, site of the São Paulo Bienal.

Dear Readers

This past summer, an Italian curator asked me when I thought Americans will stop talking about 9/11. I answered that I believed that the response is still percolating in the American consciousness and perhaps the major works of art are yet to come. We are very pleased to present Roger Copeland's powerful film The Unrecovered, a sometimes harrowing poetic reflection on 9/11 and its aftermath. Copeland shares the ideas underlying the film, which he both wrote and directed; you may also view a scene from the film by clicking on the image from it below.

We also offer two perspectives on the upcoming Sao Paulo Biennial one from myself and one from Brazilian artist Christina Roiter. We would welcome more responses to this Biennale quandary.

And lastly, rounding out this issue, an essay in rock music historiography by Editor Philip Auslander, which sketches some of the background issues to his book Performing Glam Rock: Gender and Theatricality in Popular Music (2006).

In addition, we are delighted to announce the first event sponsored by The Art Section, an exhibition, ‘Endless Pleasure’ by Australian Artist Andrew Hewish to take place in Atlanta on February 29th and March 1st and 2nd. 


My best,


Deanna Sirlin is  an artist. Her recent book is She's Got What It Takes: American Women Artists In Dialogue was Published by Charta Art Books 2013.

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