"Reading as Art & Publishing as Artistic Practice," The Brooklyn Rail (Apr 2017)
Can reading be a form of making? And if reading is making, what, then, of publishing? Two recent publications take these questions as their starting points—Reading as Art addresses the former, Publishing as Artistic Practice the latter.
“Jon-Michael Frank and Bianca Stone,” The Brooklyn Rail (Jul/Aug 2016)
Ambiguous image-text combinations are at the center of this new form of communication. Some artists, such as Bianca Stone and Jon-Michael Frank, are responding to the new order of things through the genre of poetry comics, which combine illustrations with brief lines of text.
“An Intimate Reading of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Poetry,” Hyperallergic
The Notebooks, which looks and feels like a cheap composition notebook — Basquiat’s medium of choice for writing — presents actual-size reproductions of the pages of his eight notebooks, with no interruptions or annotations, save the brief forward by the editor and their owner, the art publisher Larry Warsh.