Spot 1: REWORLDING

REWORLDING

Imagination Dead Imagine

Without a Future, We Can Be Forever In 2017, Miami residents voted for a $400 million general obligation bond, pithily...
Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2024
Credit:
Text / Gean Moreno + Stephanie Wakefield

Earth Studies

The supercontinent Pangea, which existed from the Early Carboniferous Period 335 million years ago, to its breakup 160 million years...
Type:
Projects
Source:
Spring 2024
Credit:
Text / Michael Jones McKean

A Ceramic Materials Atlas

Organizing these materials in our studio is the outermost tip of a complex global distribution network of intricate webs of highways, shipping routes, rail lines, and flight paths—a planetary vascular system and neural network, a pulsing flow of matter and information covering the surface of the earth.

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2024
Credit:
Text / Del Harrow

On Biodiversity—Timur Si-Qin and Haley Mellin in Conversation

I think that you and I both approach the natural world similarly with our work. In a meditative and devotional way, in which we try to look deeper and deeper into the visuality and details of nature.

Type:
Interviews
Credit:
Interview / Haley Mellin + Timur Si-Qin

Spot 2: PLANETARY THINKING

Reworlding

What separates us, the living, from our recent ancestors, is that we have inadvertently become not just people of the planet, but planetary people. And as planetary folk, we’re the generational interlocutors of interlocking, simultaneous and earth-scaled challenges—something called the polycrisis.

Type:
Letters
Credit:
Text / Michael Jones McKean

Ecotone

In ecology, a place that comes into being only when two other places meet, is called the ecotone.

Type:
Glossary
Source:
Spring 2024
Credit:
Text / Sophie Strand

Spot 3: QUEERING NARRATIVES

QUEERING NARRATIVES

Nicole Eisenman: Fantastic Worlds

Yeah, there’s definitely a lot of self-portraiture. Even the work that doesn’t look like self-portraiture is self-portraiture. My father is a psychiatrist, and a part of our dialogue together is analyzing the inner lives of various artists, how their unconscious thoughts show up in their work. Those conversations taught me to look at my work in the same way. It’s similar to analyzing a dream. It’s so interesting to me.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
July/August 2000
Credit:
Interview / Rebecca Dimling Cochran

TJ Shin: Unbecoming Human

Los Angeles–based artist TJ Shin’s work centers on living processes. It explores the felt experience of postcoloniality through intimate sensorial...
Type:
Interviews
Source:
Fall 2022
Credit:
Interview / Re’al Christian

Blue Cripistemologies: In and Around Derek Jarman

This critique calls for the development of transgressive strategies that allow us to retrieve, revive, and ultimately reassess work that has become mired in art myth and fraudulent provenance.

Type:
Features
Source:
Summer 2021
Credit:
Text / Christopher Robert Jones

Spot 4: SUMMER READS

SUMMER READS

The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler

As naturalist Sy Montgomery writes in her nonfiction book The Soul of an Octopus, “To many people, an octopus is...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Winter 2022/23
Credit:
Text / Edward Austin Hall

The Athens Dialogues: Interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist

“The future is built from fragments of the past” Hans Ulrich Obrist muses, invoking Erwin Panofsky in the introduction to...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
November 3, 2021
Credit:
Text / Magdalyn Asimakis

Lucia Berlin: Evening in Paradise and Welcome Home

Schoolteacher, dressmaker, cleaning woman, ER clerk, switchboard operator, oral historian: these were a few of the jobs that occupied Lucia...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Spring/Summer 2019
Credit:
Text / Noah Rawlings

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: ON ALTERNATIVE ARTS PUBLICATIONS

SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE ALTERNATIVE ARTS PRESS

In summer 1991, ART PAPERS published a special issue on the Alternative Arts Press.

Type:
Collections
Location:
Atlanta

Spot 6: BIOMIMICRY

BIOMIMICRY

Joan Jonas: Moving Off the Land II

Throughout her more than 50-year artistic career, Joan Jonas has made ocular domination of the western information economy the starting...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
September 25, 2019
Location:
Ocean Space, Venice
Credit:
Text / Frida Sandström

Symbionts: Contemporary Artists and the Biosphere

Each collaborative entity mobilizes its own kind of micro-performance, but together they maintain a coherence through the way we simultaneously apprehend them in the sensorium. As such, the materials feel less instrumentalized by aesthetics and more mysterious.

Type:
Reviews
Source:
February 1, 2023
Location:
Cambridge, MA
Credit:
Text / Laurel V. McLaughlin

Michael Jones McKean: All That Lies Out of Sight

David Kim and Michael Jones McKean consider the immensity of the horizon and the poetics of a global body.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Fall 2019
Credit:
Interview / David Kim

Spot 7: Cross species communication

Cross species communication

stones make birds make stones

Kite, INYAN/ZINTKALA/INYAN KAGAPI (STONES MAKE BIRDS MAKE STONES), 2021 Created in response to Martha Tuttle’s installation, A stone that thinks...
Type:
Projects
Source:
April 26, 2023
Credit:
Project / Kite

Locus Hour

In Thill’s work, spirituality and hope coexist in tension with the banal materials of daily life, presenting an idea of transcendence that must pass through and engage with the grit of existence.

Type:
Projects
Source:
Fall 2021
Credit:
Project / Vanessa Thill