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Ragnar Kjartansson in video installation The Visitors. Photo: Elisabet Davidsdottir. Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik.

Ragnar Kjartansson's The Visitors

​by Philip Auslander


Edvard Munch: The Sun, 1910–11. Oil on canvas. Collection and Photo © Munch-museet/Munch -Ellingsen Gruppen/Bono, Oslo, Norway

Introduction to Summer  2021 Issue 

by Deanna Sirlin 

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Aura Satz, The Trope of Musical Stairs - Georgia Tech Laptop Orchestra

Composers in Dialogue 

Jason Freeman with Giuseppe Gavazza


Gallery view of ‘Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul’,  at the Royal Academy of Arts, London © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Photo: © David Parry

Tracey Emin and Edvard Munch 

A Dialogue Between Two Artists Across a Century

 by Deanna Sirlin


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