Tag Archives: Petra Cortright

On my return from Kassel and Athens, from documenta 14 and Liquid Antiquity, I not only found myself in the middle of my life (on turning 38 while away), but also back in the middle of the Wexner Store, holding in my hands a new book of an artist I had never heard of. This […]

I just proposed a so-called ‘First Year Seminar’ (a one credit class for Ohio State freshmen) on the topic of ‘Selfie Culture’. It will examine the history, art and politics of the selfie from ancient Rome to now and I will be discussing artists such as Cindy Sherman, David Hammons and Petra Cortright as well […]

Today is the last day of classes here at Ohio State – not that we’d notice after suffering assault-weapon ‘educators’ on campus on Monday, the legislature sneakily passing the terrifying ‘heartbeat’ bill yesterday and then twittering Mr. Twump descending on us tomorrow. As one of my colleagues puts it, “OSU is under siege!”. I agree […]

As winter creeps upon us here in Ohio, with its cold and dark, and leaves litter the ground, my newly invigorated daily bogging on Minus Plato may appear like a longing for spring. As such, it has brought to mind Philip Larkin’s poem The Trees: The trees are coming into leaf Like something almost being said; The […]