Author Archives: Raphael Rubinstein
Granary Books has just published A Geniza, a fragmented “poem in a box” that delves into the history of the city of Cairo as a multi-ethnic, cosmopolitan and contested site. The presiding presences of the poem are Edmond Jabès, Uum Kalsoum, Waguih Ghali and Maurice Blanchot. Each copy of the edition, which is limited to 40 copies, includes 108 fragments individually printed letterpress on more than a dozen different papers accompanied by a 36-page pamphlet containing an introduction, which details the context and compositional process of the poem; biographical and bibliographical notes on the sources of the work; and the first printing of a provisional ordering of the poem based on one reading of the fragments.
A review of The Miraculous by Louis Bury at the always-interesting Hyperallergic. The piece is titled “Fables from Artlandia” and opens with a quote from poet Charles Olson: “There has been, is too much of everything, including knowledge, because it has not been winnowed.”
I will be signing copies of The Miraculous and reading from the book at Kijidome Gallery in Boston at 6 PM on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The gallery is located at 59 Wareham Street, Unit 1A, Boston, MA 02118 in Boston’s South End.
Ben Davis’s review of The Miraculous for Artnet News: “A Book About Art That Is a Work of Art Itself.”
Stephen Maine has written a review of The Miraculous at artcritical.com titled “In All their Wonderful Weirdness: Raphael Rubinstein’s Personal Revisionist Dictionary of Art.”