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Writers’ Rooms: The Guardian offers a fascinating glimpse of writers’ workspaces as described by the authors themselves in words and pictures: JG Ballard, Jonathan Safran Foer, Seamus Heaney, Hanif Kureishi, Picasso biographer John Richardson, and others. (Pictured: Geoff Dyer) Recycled Rose: Mircea Cantor, an artist in the forthcoming Walker show Brave New Worlds, has a […]

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Writers’ Rooms: The Guardian offers a fascinating glimpse of writers’ workspaces as described by the authors themselves in words and pictures: JG Ballard, Jonathan Safran Foer, Seamus Heaney, Hanif Kureishi, Picasso biographer John Richardson, and others. (Pictured: Geoff Dyer)

Recycled Rose: Mircea Cantor, an artist in the forthcoming Walker show Brave New Worlds, has a simulated rose window called Rosace (made from crushed aluminum cans he found) in his solo show, now on view at Yvon Lambert New York.

Other Brave New Worlders in the news: Lia and Dan Perjovschi have a retrospective up at the Nasher at Duke University (a cartoon by Dan, “Free,” above).

Plethora of Piper: [Public] Curating points out the Adrian Piper Research Archives, a compendium of info on the artist’s work, life, philosophy, yoga practice, and letters to editors of books and periodicals, among other details. (Above, Piper photographed by Albert Landau.)

Triangulating Need: The fascination of Catherine Sullivan: Triangle of Need, writes mnartists.org’s Ann Kleftstad is less in the “witty” stories the Walker film installation tells — ranging from Neanderthals to figure skating — “than in the loving and almost frenetic inventiveness of the movement and sound of the work.” MPR reports on how Sullivan uses out-of-synch subtitles and characters who speak a “strange primitive language” to “simultaneously try to draw viewers in, while also making them feel alienated.” The Star Tribune offers a third view, quoting Sullivan who calls the project an “imperfect apparatus” for interpreting the world.

Happy Park(ing) Day: September 21 is PARK(ing) day, a day of reclaiming parking spots as… parks. Dubbed a global event but centered in San Francisco, the day will involve the temporary reclamation of parking spaces by sod- and lawnchair-toting artist/activists who take inspiration from Rebar’s project of the same name.