January 17, 2011 - Cabinet - Issue 40, out now
January 17, 2011

Issue 40, out now

Cabinet magazine issue 40, with a special section on “Hair,” available now

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Comb out the tangles with:
– Justin E. H. Smith on hairlessness and rationality
– Laurel Braitman on “barbering” in captive animals
– Mats Bigert on hair and the electric chair
– Blake Gopnik on artistic acomocliticism
– Emma Markiewicz on wigs in eighteenth-century England
– Spyros Papapetros on the cosmic meanings of hair directionality
– Jorian Polis Schutz on four episodes in the history of Argentine hair
– Christopher Turner on the split hairs of Alfie West
– Mia Farrow’s controversial haircut
– Artist projects by Julia Jacquette and So Yoon Lym

Just a little more off the top with:
– Carol Mavor on the delectable Minou Drouet
– Volker M. Welter on images of the whole earth
– Aaron Schuster on sneezing in cinema
– Meredith Martin on the milk cure in eighteenth-century France
– William H. Sherman on William F. Friedman and the birth of modern cryptanalysis
– Yara Flores on the dialectics of the Shmoo
– D. Graham Burnett on Cesare Brandi’s theory of restoration
– Michael Bracewell on the color gold
– Christopher Turner on the secret signs of the cataract surgeon
– Wayne Koestenbaum on restraint

As you relax under the dryer: a portfolio of artist projects celebrating Cabinet’s tenth anniversary, featuring Janine Antoni, Francis Cape, Moyra Davey, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Rachel Harrison, Virgil Marti, Vik Muniz, Ester Partegàs, Alexandre Singh, and Jane South

And since you didn’t squirm in your chair, a treat: “Knowledge is Powe,” a pull-out poster in which Sir Francis Bacon’s famous motto is rendered (more or less) in his own coding system.

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Cabinet is published by Immaterial Incorporated, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Cabinet receives generous support from the Orphiflamme Foundation, the Lambent Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Danielson Foundation, Art Matters, and the Katchadourian Foundation.

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