Winter 2010–2011


Colors / Gold

Michael BracewellPop’s magic suit

Ingestion / Dialectics of the Shmoo

Yara FloresThe Eucharist of utopia

Inventory / Blind Sight

Christopher TurnerThe secret signs of the cataract surgeon

Legend / Restraint

Wayne KoestenbaumMuscular arms, wristwatch, moustache


From Disc to Sphere

Volker M. WelterTaking on the whole earth

The Cinematic Spasm

Aaron SchusterLights, camera, achoo!

How to Make Anything Signify Anything

William H. ShermanWilliam F. Friedman and birth of modern cryptanalysis
(accompanied by a poster insert)

Facing the Unknown

D. Graham BurnettHistory, art, loss, recovery

Dairy Cases

Meredith MartinThe milk cure in eighteenth-century France

Tragic Candy, Time

Carol MavorEating Minou Drouet

Artist Projects / Ten

Jane South, Ester Partegàs, Janine Antoni, Rachel Harrison, Francis Cape, Moyra Davey, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Alexandre Singh, Virgil Marti, and Vik MunizAnniversary gifts


Pattern Baldness

Justin E. H. SmithA trichotillomanic impulse

Artist Project / Liquor, Hair

Julia JacquetteCurl crazy

Of Mice and Mania

Laurel BraitmanThe trichotillomaniac impulse

A Close Shave with Death

Mats BigertThe double electrocution of Willie Francis


Blake GopnikAesthetics along the bikini line

Artist Project / The Dreamtime

So Yoon LymBraid new world

Cutting Remarks

Mia Farrow’s troublesome haircut

Matters of the Head

Emma MarkiewiczHair and wigs in eighteenth-century England

On the Directionality of Hair

Spyros PapapetrosStreams on the cosmic body

Barbers and Barbarians

Jorian Polis SchutzEpisodes in the history of Argentine hair

Split Hairs

Christopher TurnerThe art of Alfie West


Postcard / Curlers

All set

Bookmark / Learn Your Stripes