Author Archives: Dustin Stevenson

RIP Otto Muehl

“Birth” – Otto Muehl – 1983 On Monday, May 27 Otto Muehl, a figure central in Maggie Nelson’s Art of Cruelty, died at the age of 87.  As readers of Nelson’s book will be aware, Muehl was a founding member of the Viennese Actionists, who became famous for transgressive and often extremely violent art. A few relevant […]

The Last Color Term

Early in Bluets Maggie Nelson’s narrator addresses the obvious question of “why blue” head-on: “Why blue? People ask me this question often. I never know how to respond. We don’t get to choose what or whom we love, i want to say. We just don’t get to choose.” –Bluets, #13, P. 5  As a reader […]