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Robert Seydel: Material bearing witness to imagination

Daniel Owen writes in HYPERALLERGIC: “Collage is homage, but also respiration. Seydel’s work reanimates the work of his forebears, who did the same for theirs, invigorating the tradition with unusual reverence and passion. “

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Robert Seydel: Contamination and assemblage

Megan N. Liberty writes in ART IN PRINT: “To dissect [his collages] into separate components is to strip them of the qualities with which Seydel—correction, Ruth— imbues them. Collage is a triumph over the dispersion that haunts Benjamin’s collector.”

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John Cage Diary: “Poetic and delightfully meandering”

Lee Ann Norman writes in ARTCRITICAL: “[Cage’s] critical, yet hopeful musings […] capture life’s impermanence as well as Cage’s personal comfort with ambiguity during a time when people around the world were desperately seeking certainty.”

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Robert Seydel: Reading is always an intimate act

Matthew Erickson in THE BELIEVER: “[Seydel’s] work was the result of a private dialogue with a range of artists and writers, with influences echoing off of each other through his daily working cycle, the nights spent processing the texts ingested in the morning.”

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John Cage Diary: “Questions more lucrative than their solution.”

Megan N. Liberty writes in THE BROOKLYN RAIL: “[Editors Biel and Kraft] revive Cage’s interest in chance methods and in effect reperform the journals, treating them as a score to interpret and collaborate with anew.”

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Daily Excerpt on Twitter #JohnCageDiary

Beginning September 1, @sigliopress is tweeting an excerpt from the forthcoming Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) by John Cage. We’ll tweet #JohnCageDiary each day until the publication date, October 27.

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