Lawrence Weschler

Lawrence Weschler’s more than fifteen books—running from political tragedies through cultural comedies—include Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees (on artist Robert Irwin); Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder (on the Museum of Jurassic Technology); Vermeer in Bosnia; Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences; and, most recently, Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative.

  • June 2014: Pillow of Air
  • March/April 2014: Pillow of Air
  • March/April 2014: Pillow of Air
  • February 2014: Pillow of Air
  • January 2014: Pillow of Air
  • November/December 2013: Pillow of Air
    The debut installment of Lawrence Weschler’s column of loose-synaped peregrinations.
    November/December 2013: The Omnivorous Eye
    An Introduction to Pillow of Air
  • May 2013: Here in America
    How a community arts center in west central Illinois started a discussion on censorship, abuse, and the power of transgressive art.
  • October 2012: Interview with The Art Guys
    Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing on why their lives’ work can be accurately characterized as “one damn thing after another”
  • June 2011: Interview with Lena Herzog
  • February 2011: Interview with Margaret and Christine Wertheim
    Two sisters—a painter and a physicist—are spearheading a global project at the intersection of mathematics, science, ecology, feminism, and art.
    November/December 2010: Conversation with Michael Light
    “I realized that if I wanted to truly talk about vastness and the sublime and scale and the West—recur- rent themes in my overall work—I needed to engage with the vast ocean that is Los Angeles.”
    November/December 2010: Interview with Fictions of the Pose
    A Letter from Harry Berger Jr. on Alice Neel’s Portraits
    November/December 2008: The Paralyzed Cyclops
    A decades-long argument between David Hockney and Robert Irwin, artists who’ve never met, and whose core concerns are nearly identical.
  • March 2007: On the Art of the Disappeared
    After legal accountability reached the old regimes of Latin America, artists began addressing the cultural damage. Some notes on their success.
  • December 2004/January 2005: Interview with Ed Kienholz
    At the end of a five-day, ten-session summit in 1976, Kienholz finally yielded the infamous “TWA story”—but at what price?
    October 2003: Far Out
    A distinguished futurist and an idiosyncratic philosopher-writer debate the intelligence of machines and the future of wonder.
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