César Aira has two tremendous strikes against him for the élitist American literary cognoscenti: he is extraordinarily prolific, and his writing has been endorsed by Roberto Bolaño. Quite unfortunately for this unique writer's reputation, it seems that Bolaño's fo
Cyprien Gaillard's work explores the effect of architecture on human life, using techniques borrowed from Land Art and Minimalism. He treats modernist buildings as romantic ruins, and aestheticizes their destruction. Gaillard films the demolition of housing projects and the explosions that carve away
Fred Sandback was born in Bronxville, New York where, as a young man, he made banjos and dulcimers. He majored in philosophy at Yale University before studying sculpture with Donald Judd and Robert Morris. He received a BFA in 1966 and an MFA in 1969 from the Yale School of Art.
Sandback's first o