Our Art Issue is here! Featuring Elizabeth Peyton interviewed by Leanne Shapton, Chris Martin, Winnie Wong, Aaron Hughes, essays about veteran artists, sculptor Saul Melman, feminist art installation Womanhouse, a new column by Lawrence Weschler, poetry by Sheryda Warrener, and so much more!

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Table of Contents:

Best of All Possible Worlds by Mark Lane [Full text!]
An effort to kickstart urban renewal in Evansville, Indiana, leads residents to take sides and artists to consider the social implications of their work.

Womanhouse Revisited by Sasha Archibald

When tracing the roots of feminist art, all roads lead back to Southern California in the early 1970s and an installation called Womanhouse.

Art Grenade by Damaris Colhoun
One Iraq veteran faces censorship over his confrontational performance art; another is nicknamed “the Kiln Fairy.”

Elizabeth Peyton interviewed by Leanne Shapton

“I don’t ask anybody to do anything. I just want to see.”

Chris Martin interviewed by Ross Simonini [Full text!]

“Finding one’s freedom is about surrendering to your helplessness. I’m a painter. That’s what I do.”

Comics” edited by Alvin Buenaventura

Siobhan Phillips on Mason Currey [Full text!], Daniel Levin Becker on Genpei Akasegawa, Kathleen Rooney on David Abed.

Pillow of Air by Lawrence Weschler [Full text!]
The debut installment of Lawrence Weschler’s column of loose-synaped peregrinations.

Schema: A Retrospective of Fictional Artists Louisa Dunnigan

Winnie Wong interviewed by James Hughes
What do the masterful painters of Dafen, China, teach us about authenticity and exceptionality?

Real Life Rock Top Ten by Greil Marcus

The Process by Amy Klein
A conversation with Suzanne Lacy about her piece Three Weeks in January.

Aaron Hughes interviewed by Meehan Crist
“There are still flowers in the desert, and that’s beautiful in the midst of all this destruction.”

A Sudden Gust”: a new poem by Sheryda Warrener [Full text!]

What the Swedes Read by Daniel Handler

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Close Read: Thiago Rodrigues-Oliveira, et al.

Veronique Greenwood

Take the W: Entry Points

Katie Heindl

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Claire Mullen