Spot 1: 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

Spot 2: GRITS

GRITS

Michael Rakowitz:
A Desert Home Companion

In an effort to suture the communicative divide between Middle Eastern and American cultures, an artist nourishes discourse through the palate, and the tongue.

Type:
Features
Source:
July/August 2016
Location:
Iraq and the United States of America
Credit:
Text / Lilly Lampe

Gina Adams: Its Honor Is Hereby Pledged

American pioneers would spend up to a year preparing for a trip west. In addition to provisions, prepared settlers packed...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
November 6, 2019
Location:
Boulder, CO
Credit:
Text / Kealey Boyd

Grits

An artist’s research took her to all 13 Presidential Libraries in the United States; notes from her stopover at the Carter Center weave archival research into intimate historical fiction.

Type:
Projects
Source:
November/December 2015
Location:
13 Presidential Libraries
Credit:
Text + Photo / Marisa J. Futernick

Spot 3: Living & Working

Living & Working

Telling Stories About Ourselves: Zia Anger’s Radical Mythmaking

Zia Anger will be the first to tell you that Gray was not a successful movie. Created on a shoestring...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Summer 2020
Credit:
Text / Madeleine Seidel

FOCUS GROUP II: PARATEXT

The awkwardness and luxury of an online video exhibition.

Type:
Reviews
Source:
Summer 2020
Location:
Washington DC
Credit:
Text / EC Flamming

Lilly McElroy: Absurdity Is a Protest

Wrestling with light and absurdity in a world transformed by a global virus.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Summer 2020
Credit:
Interview / Joey Orr

Spot 4: Art of the New Civil Rights Era

Art of the New Civil Rights Era

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

Celestia Morgan

Celestia Morgan, a conceptual photographer and sculptor living in Birmingham, AL, captures systems of inequality and justice.

Source:
Spring 2020
Credit:
Text / Hallie Ringle

Tariku Shiferaw

Unabashedly confronting issues related to racial identity, Tariku Shiferaw employs an obstinately formalist language of geometric abstraction in his practice to unpack the precariousness of contemporary Black life and celebrate the cultural production of Black people.

Source:
Spring 2020
Credit:
Text / Nzinga Simmons

Spot 5: 1988 Special Issue on Contemporary Black Artists

Interview: David Hammons

“I can’t stand art actually. I’ve never, ever liked art, ever.”

Source:
July/August 1988
Credit:
Interview / Kellie Jones

Where is the Art World Left?

Where is the artworld “Left” in the age of “trickle-down,” homelessness, the rise of the Aryan Nation and corporate art coma: a dehumanization of art and artist into a common denominator of profit?

Source:
July/August 1988
Credit:
Text / Howardena Pindell

Spot 6: Founding Stories

Founding Stories

Founding Stories:
Oral Histories of Grassroots Atlanta

Founding Stories: Oral Histories of Grassroots Atlanta” was a decade-by-decade series of panel discussions exploring the founding stories of a selection of Atlanta’s DIY, grassroots, and artist-run spaces.

Type:
Dossier
Credit:
Art Papers

Founding Stories: 1980s

The Mattress Factory Group, Blue Rat Gallery, Arts Exchange, Little Beirut Art Space & Café Bizzoso.

Spot 7: JOY OF MISSING OUT

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The Joy of Missing Out

Type:
Glossary
Source:
March/April 2014
Credit:
Text / Shumon Basar