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For the most recent additions to the magazine, this is the page to visit. Here, we publish all of our content in chronological order: both the essays that are part of a constellation and essays that are sparsile – that is, unattached to any constellation.

LOCUS

LOCUS

Written By: Christina Schmid - Constellation 25 2.18.14

To plumb a space, we cast a line. Weighted with a heavy object of delicate proportions, the line divides. Pulled by gravity it points downward in perfect verticality and divines the meaning of ‘here’ and ‘there.’ In Locus, questions of place, abstracted into space and held in the physicality of objects, preoccupy Harriet Bart. [...]

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Triforce: Jacolby Satterwhite at the Bindery Projects

Triforce: Jacolby Satterwhite at the Bindery Projects

Written By: Christina Schmid - Constellation 25 2.18.14

Jacolby Satterwhite’s “Triforce” at the Bindery Projects in St. Paul, MN.
In Jacolby Satterwhite’s dizzying digital multiverse, nothing is as it seems. Exuberant scenes of celebration give way to tortured netherworlds. The ground beneath an all-American picnic cracks, falls, and reveals characters caught in the frantic push-and-pull of competing demands. One crowned figure whose hands are [...]

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A Humbling

A Humbling

Written By: Christina Schmid - Constellation 25 2.18.14

A Humbling: Jaron Childs’ “How To Make A World” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program.
Ten paintings, modestly sized, punctuate the white walls of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Jaron Childs’ “How To Make A World.” Based on photographs, the paintings initially appear as exquisitely crafted exercises in photorealism. But [...]

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A Reluctant Biennial

A Reluctant Biennial

Written By: Christina Schmid - Constellation 25 2.18.14

A Reluctant Biennial: “,,,” at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis
The third Minnesota Biennial at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis is a reluctant biennial. The series organizers waited three rather than the customary two years to stage another survey of sorts devoted exclusively to art made in Minnesota. The curators, David Petersen and John Marks, [...]

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A Provocative Proposal

A Provocative Proposal

Written By: Christina Schmid - Constellation 25 2.18.14

A Provocative Proposal: “9 Artists” at the Walker Art Center
I can’t work this way. The letters emerge from a cluster of nails hammered into the white gallery wall. Natascha Sadr Haghighian’s memorable albeit reluctant contribution to a 2007 art fair proved immensely attractive: part of the Guggenheim’s collection, it now graces a wall of the [...]

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The End Of The World As We Know It

The End Of The World As We Know It

Written By: Christina Schmid - Constellation 25 2.18.14

The End Of The World As We Know It: Eleanor McGough and Claudia Poser, “Transitory Patterns” at Inez Greenberg Gallery, Bloomington Theatre and Art Center.
Paint splatters like plumes of smoke rising from rubble. Dark clouds billow and unfold in an unspeakable aftermath. Traces of pale red and muted green emerge, reminiscent of hardy lichen that [...]

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Darling Irreverence

Darling Irreverence

Written By: Christina Schmid - Constellation 25 2.18.14

Enamel, spray paint, steel. Acrylic, leather, marble dust. Glitter, screws, ribbons, frayed canvas, and poplar. Paintings on the wall, arching off the wall, sprawling across the floor, leaning, ever so precariously. ­Lisp (Turquoise), one of two chromogenic prints curled into slender pillars, stands freely, equal parts obstacle, intrusion, assertion, seduction. Watch me get away with [...]

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Meditations on Taste: The Taste of Desire, or the Desire for Taste

Meditations on Taste: The Taste of Desire, or the Desire for Taste

Written By: Jan Binder Constellation 24 6.1.13

By Jan Binder
The taste of desire or the desire for taste? What is it that I desire when I crave a cocktail? Taste is shaped and constructed by so many influences, not the least of which is our consumer-driven economy and the creation of trends that keep us spending to acquire [...]

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Eat Me: Food Gets Fussy in the Cities

Eat Me: Food Gets Fussy in the Cities

Written By: Thomas O. Haakenson Constellation 24 6.1.13

BY Thomas O. Haakenson
As we transition toward summer in the land of the big cherry, it’s time for us to reflect on what’s on our plates. Literally.
While some might celebrate the eruption of gastronomical grandeur in the Twin Cities, there are lots of reasons to find the new “food fussy” set quite [...]

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Color Lust

Color Lust

Written By: Lightsey Darst Constellation 24 6.1.13

By Lightsey Darst
I’ve fallen hard for mint. Call it sea foam, sea glass, pistachio cupcake, Bahia Honda shallows blue: you know the shade I mean. You know it because it’s had an exceptionally long lifespan for a fashion shade, which are often gone in a single season. My color first cropped [...]

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- Constellation 25

2.18.2014 You may not have noticed, but Quodlibetica has been on a hiatus of sorts. While we figure out what to do next, we offer a few recent reviews and essays, all previously published elsewhere. If you need a platform for your writing and want to get involved, email us at quodlibetica@gmail.com.

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LOCUS by: Christina Schmid No Comments

A Humbling by: Christina Schmid No Comments

A Reluctant Biennial by: Christina Schmid No Comments

A Provocative Proposal by: Christina Schmid No Comments

Darling Irreverence by: Christina Schmid No Comments