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Charles Long’s Eco-Decadence Redefines the Contemporary Austin

By Seth Hawkins

In a city with the motto “Keep Austin Weird,” The Austin Contemporary—known for its avant-garde, edgy programming—has renovated its flagship, the Jones Center. From January through March 2014, the Jones Center hosted artist Charles Long’s massive collaborative installation “CATALIN,” a true Gesamtkunstwerk combining sculpture, music, scent, light, kinetics, video, theater, and new technology into one spectacle.

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Designing for Orbit: a laboratory against inertia

By David Pasek

“Terrestrial architecture must learn from extra-terrestrial architecture” says space architect David Nixon, “as today’s architecture consumes pure products and leaves waste.” Nixon reminds today’s architects to concentrate on the basic human needs; for example, on housing concepts that could be erected in disaster areas within hours. He also dislikes architecture that reduces the task to formal questions.

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Navigating Space and History in Paint with Liat Yossifor

By Liliana Rodrigues

LR – I understand that your new work is done in three-days per painting. I am curious about this time constraint you impose on yourself. In the past, fresco painters had to deal with the properties of freshly laid wet plaster and pigments; thus, they were forced to paint quickly. What does it mean for you, as a contemporary painter, to set a time constraint on yourself?

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El Escribir y la Resistencia: Entrevista con Erich Hackl

En la conferencia anual de la German Studies Association (EEUU) en septiembre, el Foro Cultural Austriaco presentó Three Tearless Histories (DoppelHouse Press, 2017) por autor austriaco Erich Hackl. El libro es una colección de tres historias personales que tratan con individuos afectados por el fascismo de mediados de siglo, incluida la luchadora por la resistencia austriaca Gisela “Gisi” Tschofenig, quien fue asesinada en 1945, seis días antes de la liberalización del campo Schörgenhub donde estaba detenido. En “Tschofenig: El nombre detrás de la calle,” Hackl relata la improbable boda de Gisi en el campo de concentración de Dachau e intenta resucitar los logros de ella a pesar de una pelea familiar que amenaza con enterrarla para siempre.