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Elevator Repair Service’s John Collins on why his theater ensemble embraces “a blissful ignorance” at the outset of a new project.

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In Terms of Performance features essays and interviews from more than 50 prominent artists, curators, presenters, and scholars who reflect on common yet contested terms in contemporary cultural practice.

Final days to see

Five exhibitions highlighting art and design from the African continent, from contemporary photography, fashion, and architecture to centuries-old sculpture.


“Process is a…slippery idea. We like to start [theater projects] in a kind of blissful ignorance…without any expectations of how we’re going to go about what we do.”—John Collins, Elevator Repair Service

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