Between the Ticks of the Watch: reading list


Doubt and Art

Richard Shiff, “As It Feels,” Chinati newsletter (2014), 54-64.

George Kubler, The Shape of Time (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1962), particularly 16-24.

Boris Groys, “Comrades of Time,” e-flux journal (December 2009).

Thomas McEvilley, Sculpture in the Age of Doubt (New York: Allworth Press, 1999), particularly 3-30.

Maurice Merleau-Ponty, “Cezanne’s Doubt” (1945).

Tristan Tzara, “Dada Manifesto on Feeble Love and Bitter Love,” Seven Dada Manifestos and Lampisteries, transl. Barbara Wright (New York: Calder Publications/Riverrun Press, 1992).

Stacey D’Erasmo, “The Uses of Doubt,” Ploughshares (Winter 2002/2003), 24-34.

Carrie Lambert-Beatty, “Make-Believe: Parafiction and Plausibility,” OCTOBER 129, Summer 2009, pp. 51-84.


James Conant, “Forms of Philosophical Skepticism,” handout from “On Doubt” event, May 5, 2016.

Heidi Salaverria, “The Eros of Doubting,” Women in Philosophical Counseling, ed. Luisa de Paula (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015), 65-81.

William Irwin, “God Is a Question, Not an Answer,” The Stone, The New York Times (March 26, 2016).

Nishida Kitaro, “On the Doubt in Our Heart,” transl. Jeff Shore and Nagasawa Fusako, The Eastern Buddhist, (1984), 7-11.

Stuart Firestein, “Doubt Is Good for Science, but Bad for PR,” Wired (July 11, 2012).

Amanda Gefter, “The Case Against Reality,” The Atlantic (April 25, 2016).


Thomas J. Lax, “Openings: Kevin Beasley,” Artforum (January 2015).

Andy Battaglia, “In Focus: Kevin Beasley,” frieze (June/July/August 2015).

Ben Austen, “Chicago after Laquan McDonald,” The New York Times Magazine (April 20, 2016).


Joseph Masheck, “Peter Downsbrough: Two Reviews,” The Brooklyn Rail (February 1, 2012).

Robert Preece, “Power Alignments: A Conversation with Peter Downsbrough,” Sculpture (October 2013).

Peter Downsbrough, Position (MAMCO, 2004).


Goutam Ghosh, Ascribing to them birth, animation and accident (Oslo: Standard OSLO, 2015).

Jason Havneraas and Kristian Skylstad, “The Magus,” Kunstkritikk (February 15, 2015).


“The Value in Mathematics: A Conversation between Margaret Gaida and Falke Pisano,” Metropolis M (March 17, 2016).

George Gheverghese Joseph, “Mathematics and Eurocentrism,” in Enduring Western Civilization: The Construction of the Concept of Western Civilization and Its “Others”, ed. Silvia Federici (Westport, CT and London: Praeger, 1995), 119-136.


Martha Wilson Sourcebook: 40 Years of Reconsidering Performance, Feminism, Alternative Spaces, ed. Martha Wilson (New York: Independent Curators International, 2011).

Jayne Wark, “Martha Wilson: Not Taking It at Face Value,” Camera Obscura (2001), 1-33.

Emily Colucci, “The Tipping Point between Laughter and Crying: An Interview with Martha Wilson,” ART21 Magazine (June 29, 2012).

Press coverage

Lori Waxman, “Doubt blooms at the Ren,” The Chicago Tribune (June 8, 2016).

Caroline Picard, “Critics’ Pick,” Artforum.com (May 24, 2016).

May Huang, “Finding Art in Empty Spaces: Between the Ticks of the Watch at the Renaissance Society,” Chicago Maroon (May 16, 2016).

Nicole Cone, “Kevin Beasley’s Moment Is Yours,” The Creators Project, Vice (May 13, 2016).

Luke Fidler,” Artistic Timing: A Review of Between the Ticks of the Watch at the Renaissance Society,” Newcity (May 13, 2016).

Brit Barton, “On Doubt: a lecture review,” Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge.

Greg Borzo, “Renaissance Society and Stevanovich Institute design talk around exhibition,” UChicago News (May 16, 2016).