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Issue No. 21

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Issue No. 21

In 2013 we encountered a pamphlet-sized book published by n+1 called No Regrets. It contained a series of conversations between different groups of women...

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March 2018

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March 2018

During his interview with Claudia Rankine in this issue, Kayo Chingonyi raises the subject of what role the arts...

One way to think about Moyra Davey’s way of working across photography, film and text is in terms of economy Economies of production: photograph in the home, or occasionally on the street, where time and ‘material’ are your own Send work in the mail to galleries, or more often, friends, replacing large insurance costs for the price of postage stamps Her piece ‘Copperheads’ focused on the scratched profiles of pennies, one per photo, in a grid of 100 It was 1990; the art market bubble had deflated, the Berlin Wall had fallen, and Lincoln’s face had lost its nose through casual circulation   Economies of class – for the signifiers of Davey’s work are very middle Things in her images include: dust under the bed, spines of old books, coffee cups, the corners of rooms, an open medicine cabinet, her dog taking a dump, herself in downward-facing dog pose – the entropy of domestic disorder Some of these subjects are of the kind you now see on Instagram—the everyday, self-reflexive mundane—but Davey’s been taking analogue photographs since the eighties, of what Chris Kraus called ‘the texture of spaces fully inhabited’ They have a literariness, without any heaviness – in 2012 she sent a series of aerograms, her preferred format, to the writer Lynne Tillman to be paired with text snippets or unconventional captions, before her exhibition at Murray Guy in New York ‘Indolence Torpor Ill-Humour’ was the title – like every artist’s struggle against stagnation   Economies of reading: Davey asks how much one should consume in order to produce, and whether it’s OK to be greedy, rather than worthy, in one’s choices And economy of expression: write in fragments, respond in terse statements – as she does here Given that her practice is itself epistolary, my request to communicate via snail mail was presumptuous She writes towards the end of our exchange of self-censorship, and in writing back rather than speaking out loud she had indeed censored herself in a way that is less possible in dialogue Put differently, she did the edit   The materialities: I wrote directly on pale blue paper, full of crossings-out She

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August 2014

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August 2014

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September 2017

On The White Review Anthology

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September 2017

Valentine’s Day 2010, Brooklyn: an intern at the Paris Review skips his shift as an undocumented worker at an...

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Issue No. 20

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Issue No. 20

    As a bookish schoolchild in Galilee, the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish was invited to compose, and read in public, a poem marking...

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Issue No. 19

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Issue No. 19

‘A crisis becomes a crisis when the white male body is affected,’ writes the philosopher Rosi Braidotti, interviewed in...

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Issue No. 18

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Issue No. 18

This is the editorial from the eighteenth print issue of The White Review, available to buy here.    In 1991...

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Issue No. 17

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Issue No. 17

An Englishman, a Frenchman and an Irishman set up a magazine in London in 2010. This sounds like the...

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Issue No. 16

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Issue No. 16

The political and internet activist Eli Pariser coined the term ‘Filter Bubble’ in 2011 to describe how we have...

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Issue No. 15

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Issue No. 15

In The Art of the Publisher, Roberto Calasso suggests that publishing is something approaching an art form, whereby ‘all...

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Issue No. 14

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Issue No. 14

Having several issues ago announced that we would no longer be writing our own editorials, the editors’ (ultimately inevitable) failure to organise a replacement,...
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Issue No. 10

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Issue No. 10

This tenth editorial will be our last. Back in February 2011, on launching the magazine, we grandiosely stated that we were ‘creating a space for...
The White Review No. 9 Editorial

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Issue No. 9

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Issue No. 9

This ninth print issue of The White Review is characterised by little more than the continuation of the principles we have set out in...
The White Review No. 8 Editorial

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Issue No. 8

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Issue No. 8

The manifesto of art collective Bruce High Quality foundation, the subject of an essay by Legacy Russell in this issue, states its intention to...
The White Review No. 7 Editorial

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Issue No. 7

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Issue No. 7

A few issues back we grandiosely stated ‘that it is more important now than ever to provide a forum for expression and debate’. This...
The White Review No. 6 Editorial

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Issue No. 6

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Issue No. 6

By the looks of it, not much has changed for The White Review. This new edition, like its predecessors, features the customary blend of...
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Issue No. 5

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Issue No. 5

One of the two editors of The White Review recently committed a faux pas by reacting with undisguised and indeed excessive envy to the revelation...
The White Review No. 4 Editorial

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Issue No. 4

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Issue No. 4

We live in interesting times. A few years ago, with little warning and for reasons obscure to all but a few, an economic system...
The White Review No.3 Editorial

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October 2011

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October 2011

In the course of putting three issues of The White Review together, the editors have been presented with the problems they were previously so...
Editorial: a thousand witnesses are better than conscience

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July 2011

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July 2011

The closure of any newspaper is a cause for sadness in any country that prides itself, as Britain does, on its possession of a...

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Issue No. 14

Lenin was a Mushroom

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Issue No. 14

Cast as the ‘savage, ugly’ part in the Popular Mechanics live show, Necrorealists were radical artists in their own...

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December 2016

Interview with Caragh Thuring

Harry Thorne

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December 2016

When I first visited Caragh Thuring in her east London studio, there was an old man lurking in the...

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November 2014

The Ovenbird

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TR. Chris Andrews

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November 2014

The hypothesis underlying this study is that human beings act in strict accordance with an instinctive programme, which governs...

 

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