Spot 1: Origins of Creativity

Origins of Creativity

Karen Holmberg: Archeology in an Emergency

In Part One of this two-part conversation, Will Corwin and Karen Holmberg discuss her fascination with volcanoes, her discovery of mysterious “spider vulva” petroglyphs, and consider whether these images can still speak to us.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
June 8, 2021
Credit:
Interview / Will Corwin

We Were Creative Before We Were Human

Freshly back from excavating in the Afar desert of northeast Ethiopia, Yonas Beyene PhD sat down in his Addis Ababa office to discuss the origins of human creativity.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
February 6, 2019
Location:
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Credit:
Interview / Will Corwin

Gender and Artistic Practice in the Ice Age

Keeper of antiquities and curator of the blockbuster 2013 exhibition “Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind,” Jill Cook explains the idea of spiritual landscapes, the surreal continuity between ancient and modern artistic practice, and gender equality in the Paleolithic.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
September 19, 2018
Location:
The British Museum, London, England
Credit:
Interview / Will Corwin

Spot 2: 2021 CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

Turning The Page: 2021 Contributing Editors

To highlight the outstanding work of our contributing editors, we have compiled the following dossier of texts.

Type:
Dossier
Credit:
ART PAPERS

Spot 3: Mimicry, Camouflage, Transformation

Mimicry, Camouflage, Transformation

Firelei Báez: The Poetics of Opacity

Cosmo Whyte and Firelei Báez discuss practices of coding, withholding, and “mixing the honey with the sting” in Báez’s symbolically layered works.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Spring 2021
Credit:
Interview / Cosmo Whyte

Inaudibility: Krista Belle Stewart’s Sonic Repatriation of Knowledge

Krista Belle Stewart mines the power of strategic incomprehensibility to reclaim ownership through the mediation of access and refusal.

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2021
Credit:
Text / Mathilde Walker-Billaud

Claudia Peña Salinas: Seeing Sites Without Sightseeing

Claudia Peña Salinas takes stock of how some of the most visited archeological and spiritual sites in Mexico endure tourism for generations, yet still provide eternal inspiration.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Spring 2021
Credit:
Interview / Jack Radley

Spot 4: Reviews

Reviews

Patty Chang: Milk Debt

Death. 113 degrees, everyday. Water running out. Loss of meaning. sharks in the water when I see a seal. lemmings....
Type:
Reviews
Source:
May 28, 2021
Location:
New York
Credit:
Text / Jess Chen

Sasha Wortzel: Dreams of Unknown Islands

Sasha Wortzel’s Sitting Shiva (2021), which consists of two folding lawn chairs whose webbing has been replaced with Burmese python...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
May 5, 2021
Location:
Miami Beach, FL
Credit:
Text / Chris Balaschak

PEN15

PEN15 shouldn’t work—two 33-year-old women acting like 13-year-olds while surrounded by a cast of actual 13-year-olds—but good God, does it.

Type:
Reviews
Source:
Spring 2021
Location:
Hulu
Credit:
Text / EC Flamming

100 Boyfriends by Brontez Purnell

100 Boyfriends, Brontez Purnell’s latest book, is a beautifully acerbic and transgressively messy portrait of queer existence—and persistence—that celebrates implosion...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Spring 2021
Credit:
Text / Christopher Robert Jones

Spot 5: ARTIST PROJECTS

Artist Project: Spring 2021

In this series of drawings, I combined my usual lineup of materials, tools, and transformative processes—making marks by burning and branding, and use of gold leaf—to build surfaces that mimic naturalistic elements and environmental conditions.

Type:
Projects
Source:
Spring 2021
Credit:
Project + Text / Stacy Lynn Waddell

Constitutionally Flawed

María Korol’s artist project traces the subtext of history and autobiography in her practice of layered obfuscation.

Type:
Features, Projects
Source:
Spring 2021
Credit:
Project / María Korol

Spot 6: Monumental Interventions

Monumental Interventions

Monumental Futures

TK Smith maps a trajectory of interventions toward the articulation of a monument aesthetic for the African diaspora.

Type:
Features
Source:
Fall/Winter 2020
Credit:
Text / TK Smith

A Living Presence + and the body, Felix, where is it?

Christian’s essay and machado’s poem produce a dialogue that—in content and form—responds to the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres. These interwoven texts can be read separately or as one dialogue in two voices.

Type:
Features, Projects
Source:
Fall/Winter 2020
Credit:
Essay / Re'al Christian + Poem / danilo machado

Monumental Collapse

A discussion on toppled statues and reimagining archives.

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

Monuments Under Occupation

Patricia Eunji Kim and Mashinka Firuntz Hakopian discuss monuments as physical evidence against cultural erasure, their role in preserving indigenous Armenian histories, and augmented reality as a site for activism and memorialization.

Type:
Features, Interviews
Source:
April 23, 2021
Credit:
Conversation / Mashinka Firunts Hakopian and Patricia Eunji Kim

Spot 7: PRIDE: Queer Resistance

PRIDE: Queer Resistance

Queer Intimacy: A Conversation with Diedrick Brackens

The implications of emerging fully black and fully queer into the art world, and of creating images wherein men touch.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
August 14, 2019
Credit:
Text / TK Smith

Randy Ford: How To Pave a Street for Queens

A conversation about creating and protecting spaces for queer and trans people of color.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Spring 2020
Location:
Seattle
Credit:
Interview / Mia Imani Harrison

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

New Territories of Queer Separatism

Radical communities update—and revindicate—off-the-grid feminist movements of the 1970s.

Type:
Features
Source:
March/April 2015
Credit:
Text / Risa Puleo