Gillian Jakab is assistant editor of the Gagosian Quarterly and, since 2016, has served as the dance editor of the Brooklyn Rail.
The Bigger Picture
Artists at Risk
Artists at Risk (AR) is a nonprofit organization that facilitates the secure passage of persecuted artists and welcomes them in safe-haven residencies around the world. But what happens when the world’s borders close due to a pandemic? In mid-May, Gillian Jakab spoke with founders Marita Muukkonen and Ivor Stodolsky in Berlin and artist Benjamin Abras in Tunis about the history of the organization, the residency experience, and the AR COVID-19 Emergency Fund.
The fact that you move so beautifully
On the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of Frank O’Hara’s celebrated poem “Having a Coke with You,” Gillian Jakab takes a look at the “poet among painters” and the poem’s “You.”
Gillian Jakab considers the legacy of Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes in light of contemporary collaborations between visual artists and choreographers.
Time by Dance by Paik
Gillian Jakab considers the role of choreography in Nam June Paik’s 1989 video installation Fin de Siècle II.