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Tausif Noor
Tausif Noor is a critic and doctoral student at the University of California Berkeley, where he studies modern and contemporary art history. His writing on art, literature, and visual culture appears in Artforum, frieze, The Nation, The New York Times and other venues, as well as in artist catalogues and various edited volumes.

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Devil in the Detail: on Leesa Gazi’s ‘Hellfire’

Book Review

July 2021

Tausif Noor

Book Review

July 2021

British-Bangladeshi novelist Tahmima Anam’s debut A Golden Age (2007) tracks the early stirrings of revolution in East Bengal from the 1950s to the climax...

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Art Review

May 2019

Simone Fattal, Works and Days

Tausif Noor

Art Review

May 2019

For the last five decades, Simone Fattal has produced works that refract the particularities of the present vis-à-vis a...

To Miquel   I possess my death She is in my hands and within the spirals of my inner ears She is in the balls of my eyes because she is my eyes If you are having a bad day, my eyes are also your death My death creeps carefully around the spiral of your inner ear and pushes out buds through the branches of your fingers   He met Misaki Konishi in his living room When he entered Misaki was squatting down, reading The servant barely cleared his throat before announcing the visitor’s name: Itakura no Goro The old man raised his face and made a slight movement of the head in the direction of his guest He responded martially Ask my wife to prepare the tea The servant disappeared behind the sliding door Misaki tried to stand up Aren’t you going to help me? he said The samurai hurried to do so, looking away so as not to humiliate him Now standing, the old man placed a hand on his lower back and gave a bow, possibly ironic, to which Itakura once again responded in earnest The old man smiled: I see that your heart remains in Kyushu; you are from Kyushu, no? From Nagoya You are among friends The old man purposefully looked towards his stick, which had been left on the floor The samurai stepped forward to pick it up, and held it out to him A beautiful city, Nagoya; I’m from a fishing village; they call me Misaki because that’s where I’m from; the name with which I was born is Ogata, Ogata Konishi Itakura nodded, barely closing his eyes, which made the old man smile again I tell you, you’re among friends, he said Leaning on his stick, he indicated the panel which opened to the garden, at the back of the living room   To Itakura it seemed that, more than being old, Misaki represented age itself Did you leave any family behind in Nagoya? he asked A wife, and two male children They’ll have opportunities in the city, they won’t be forced to do as

Contributor

March 2018

Tausif Noor

Contributor

March 2018

Tausif Noor is a critic and doctoral student at the University of California Berkeley, where he studies modern and contemporary art...

INTERVIEW WITH ANAND PATWARDHAN

Art Review

July 2018

Tausif Noor

Art Review

July 2018

By the late 1990s a right wing government in the shape of a BJP-Shiv Sena alliance had come to power for the first time...
Danh Vo, Take My Breath Away

Art Review

April 2018

Tausif Noor

Art Review

April 2018

‘When you love, you are nailed to the cross,’ says a character in Rainer Fassbinder’s film In a Year of 13 Moons (1978). In...

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Interview

February 2015

Interview with Eddie Peake

Lily Le Brun

Interview

February 2015

Like many people, I had seen Eddie Peake’s penis long before I met the artist himself. For several years...

Art

July 2014

Operation Paperclip

Naomi Pearce

Patrick Goddard

Art

July 2014

‘I began at this point to feel that politics was not something “out there” but something “in here” and of...

Interview

March 2015

Interview with Jonathan Meades

Jamie Sutcliffe

Interview

March 2015

The television broadcasts of Jonathan Meades are marked by a surreal humour, a polymathic breadth of knowledge, and a...

 

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