Spot 1: Monumental Interventions

Monumental Interventions

Monumental Interventions

Letter from the Editor

Type:
Letters
Source:
Fall/Winter 2020
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Sarah Higgins

monument

Patricia Eunji Kim unpacks the word monument and unearths its radical potential.

Type:
Glossary
Source:
Fall/Winter 2020
Credit:
Glossary / Patricia Eunji Kim

Monumental Collapse

A discussion on toppled statues and reimagining archives.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Fall/Winter 2020
Credit:
Conversation / Che Gossett + Jillian McManemin

Spot 2: Public Histories

Public Histories

Symbolic (Dis)Possession

Jerusalem is a city of competing symbols. Specters haunt its present and threaten its future.

Type:
Features
Source:
Fall 2018/2019
Location:
Jerusalem
Credit:
Text / Reema Salha Fadda

Imagine New Monuments

Emily Wilkerson offers a case study of the New Orleans collective Paper Monuments.

Type:
Features
Source:
Fall 2019
Location:
New Orleans
Credit:
Text / Emily Wilkerson

Nacional Insufficiencies

An interrogation of pubic monuments and memorials by looking to Carlos Motta and Cynthia Gutiérrez.

Type:
Features, Interviews
Source:
Winter 2019/2020
Credit:
Text / Humberto Moro

Spot 3: Interviews

Interviews

Chang Yuchen: Language, Use, Value

Traveling from China to the US in early 2020, the strangely fragmented temporality of solitude, and feeling useless.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Summer 2020
Credit:
Interview / Re'al Christian

Julie Mehretu: Emergent Propositions & Entropic Systems

Investigating power structures through abstraction, becoming a student of oneself, and entropic systems.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
November 19, 2020
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Interview / Sarah Higgins

Carolyn Lazard: Living Here and Together

On the limitations of institutional critique, and the transformative beauty of disability justice frameworks.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Summer 2020
Credit:
Interview / Madeleine Seidel

Szu-Han Ho: COVID–19, the #PPE we all need

Emerging from simultaneous impulses toward despair and hope, Szu-Han Ho shares her thoughts about making, activism, immigration, and ecology. 

Type:
Interviews
Source:
August 5, 2020
Credit:
Interview / Joey Orr

Spot 4: Icons & Iconoclasts

Icons & Iconoclasts

13 Ways of Looking at an Olympic Cauldron

An oddity to many, a problem to some, and an icon to few: Atlanta’s Olympic Cauldron, (fondly) revisited.
with photographs by Johnathon Kelso

Type:
Features
Source:
September/October 2016
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Text / Hannah Palmer

Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt

Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt defines the concept of iconoclasm as “the intentional damage to and destruction of culturally...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
July 18, 2019
Location:
St. Louis, MO
Credit:
Text / TK Smith

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: 1988 Special Issue on Contemporary Black Artists

Marketing Afro-American Artists

Afro-American artists will never get their fair share of the market until and unless white males, who control almost all the major cultural and academic institutions in our society, finally accept the well documented fact that “Western Civilization” would not exist were it not for the contributions of most of the human beings in the world.

Source:
July/August 1988
Credit:
Text / Daisy Murray Voigt

The New Exclusionism

Catchwords like “diversity,” “transculturalism,” “pluralism” cause my antennae to go up, and warning bells of skepticism to go off in my head. Not about these ideas per se, you understand, but about the way they are being implemented in our free-enterprise society in the 1980’s.

Source:
July/August 1988
Credit:
Text / Lowery Sims

Spot 6: Founding Stories

Founding Stories

Spot 7: Truth & Lies

Carrie Lambert-Beatty: Truth Bias

Carrie Lambert-Beatty discusses her latest research by way of the value of investigation, epistemological behaviors, and fake news in an age of uncertainty.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
February 5, 2020
Credit:
Interview / Courtney McClellan

Kevin Young: The Opposite of a Hoax

On the racialized history of truth, fiction, and hoax.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Spring 2020
Credit:
Interview / Courtney McClellan