Spot 1: Climate

Climate

Amitav Ghosh: The Great Derangement

French philosopher Jean-Pierre Dupuy writes: “If we destroy nature is it because we hate nature? Of course not—we merely hate one another.”
He may well be right.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Summer 2018
Credit:
Interview / Heidi Ballet; Images / Tamiko Thiel

Stocktaking

Daniel Keller in conversation with Femke Herregraven.

Type:
Features, Interviews
Source:
Summer 2018
Credit:
Interview / Femke Herregraven + Daniel Keller

The Good Soil: Michael John Whelan

Photographing the Global Seed Vault, an artist experiences “a sobering feeling of inescapability” at the junction of geological past and humanity’s future physical fragility.

Type:
Source:
November/December 2016
Location:
The Global Seed Vault, Svalbard
Credit:
Text / Stephanie Bailey

Tropical Hangover

Between reality and escapism, magic and engineering, there is Florida, where the swamp is an unlikely breeding ground for global cultural capital and investment.

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Florida
Credit:
Text / Alice Bucknell

Spot 2: New Year

New Year

Cyclical Time: the Trap

Gridthiya Gaweewong explores the Buddhist notion of cyclical time in the framework of diverging artistic practices in Thailand.

Type:
Features
Source:
January/February
Location:
Bangkok, Thailand
Credit:
Text / Gridthiya Gaweewong

Colin Renfrew: Where Are We Going?

An archaeologist at the University of Cambridge known to ask big-picture questions, such as “Where do we come from?” and “Where are we going?,” answers some of ours.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
November/December 2015
Credit:
Interview / Will Corwin; Images / Anderson Scott

Flow Through: Bahar Yürükoğlu

Processing the politics of “a timeless, borderless place,” an artist proposes a new mythology.

Type:
Source:
November/December 2016
Location:
Svalbard, Norway
Credit:
Text / Stephanie Bailey

Spot 3: Reviews

Reviews

With Drawn Arms: Glenn Kaino & Tommie Smith

Each of us keeps images in mind that are without context or explanation. These memories and images don’t have to...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
December 12, 2018
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Text / Taylor Janay Manigoult

M. Lamar: American Cuck

As viewers arrive for composer M. Lamar’s multimedia installation American Cuck, a looping video “pre-show” depicts a young white woman...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
November 28, 2018
Location:
Dixon Place, New York
Credit:
Text / Sally Hansell

The Un-Heroic Act

Content Warning: This review contains descriptions and visual depictions of sexual assault.  In late September 2018, Christine Blasey Ford testified against...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
November 1, 2018
Location:
New York, NY
Credit:
Text / Kristen Racaniello

Spot 4: Cultural Capitals

Cultural Capitals

Viva Vienna

Young gallerists inject Austria’s primary city with cultural capital, fresh program strategies, and plenty of teamwork.

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Vienna
Credit:
Text / Francesca Gavin

Huguette Caland: A Life Coming Into Focus

Once known only to few for her erotic topographies and obsessive line, an unsung heroine of Arab modernism enters the canon.

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Los Angeles, CA; Beirut, Lebanon
Credit:
Text / Omar Kholeif

Decolonizing the Ethnographic Museum

Europe’s museums turn to institutional rebrands and infusions of contemporary art to update their imperial-era collections —but are these efforts enough?

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Vienna
Credit:
Text / Christoph Chwatal

Spot 5: Atlanta

Atlanta

WE RIDE THE MARTA BUS

If highways and thoroughfares are Atlanta’s arteries, its bus stops are its pulse sites— places at which human life most authentically inhabits a city on the move.

Type:
Projects
Source:
July 25, 2018
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Art / Ruth Dusseault

The Practice of Circuit-Making

To “know” a city, walk it.

Type:
Projects
Source:
Winter 2017/2018
Location:
Tbilisi; Seoul; San Francisco; Istanbul; Decatur, GA.
Credit:
Art + Text / Brian Sherman

Doris Adelaide Derby

“Not all aspects of our lives are about the injustice.” Atlanta photographer, activist, organizer, and educator on SNCC in 1960s Mississippi, Roy DeCarava, and the importance of multidimensional representation.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Winter 2017/2018
Location:
Atlanta
Credit:
Interview / Erin Jane Nelson