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Badlands, September 1, 2014

Badlands Unlimited is pleased to announce the release of The Best Most Useless Dress by Claudia La Rocco. Widely known as an incisive critic for The New York Times and Artforum, Claudia La Rocco is also a poet and performer whose hybrid texts are as mercurial and imaginative as her criticism. The Best Most Useless Dress more... reveals the breadth and depth of La Rocco's work, encompassing a decade's worth of poetry, essays, performance texts and reviews. These writings explore how movement and rhythm—in time, through space, across bodies, on the page—engender experience itself. Jay Sanders, curator of performing arts at the Whitney, writes: “Claudia La Rocco’s impactful writing sketches its performing subjects in real time, depicting not only the character of work, but the conditions in which it collectively forms and exists. Here the spaces of New York performance and the spaces of critical writing reveal themselves anew.”

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    Badlands, September 8, 2014

    Badlands is pleased to co-host a book launch and reading for Claudia La Rocco’s new title The Best Most Useless Dress at The Kitchen September 8 at 6pm. Acclaimed choreographer Ralph Lemon will open the evening with a special surprise and La Rocco will read from her book. The Kitchen’s director... Read more

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    Art in America, August 28, 2014

    Kira Josefsson at Art in America writes a lol profile of Badlands and interviews Badlands associate director Micaela Durand. Our favorite Q+A was, “JOSEFSSON: Ebook publishing is still in its infancy, which creates a certain sense of freedom. How long before this youthfulness matures into... Read more

  • Bomb magazine, July 1, 2014

    Alan Gilbert writes about Selected Writings in Bomb magazine, “Chan is not an artist who also writes; he’s an artist and a writer. He brings to ideas the same rigor, obsession, and imagination he applies to his art. Read more on Bomb magazine’s summer 2014 issue. Read more

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