Spot 1: CORRUPTION

CORRUPTION

Corruption

Letter from the Editor

Type:
Letters
Source:
Fall 2021
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Sarah Higgins

Mark Thomas Gibson: Chaos Is The Season

Will Corwin interviews Mark Thomas Gibson about Honoré Daumier’s influence on Gibson’s works of political satire, keeping momentum after a political win, and the challenges of building upon a broken foundation.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Fall 2021
Credit:
Interview / Will Corwin

Language Around Corruption

Who has the authority to witness and name corruption in another?

Type:
Glossary
Source:
Fall 2021
Credit:
Text / Gi (Ginny) Huo

Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête

In recent years, Huguette Caland (1931–2019) and a group of women artists of Lebanese origin, working in abstraction—including Saloua Raouda...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Fall 2021, Vol. 45.01
Location:
The Drawing Center, New York

Spot 2: REVIEWS

REVIEWS

Endless Séance

“ … go to Carver High School/ the new schools at Carver. Park in the lot next to the baseball...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Fall 2021
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Text / Noah Reyes

Show & Tell: On Joan Didion’s Let Me Tell You What I Mean

Self-assuredness has always been part of Joan Didion’s appeal. Guesswork and rumination are out of sight, somewhere in the drafts....
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Summer 2021
Credit:
Text / Noah Rawlings

Look, it’s daybreak, dear, time to sing

Upward of 30 or more bird families are known to use simple tools. We humans ought not be surprised by...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
October 13, 2021
Location:
Wichita, KS
Credit:
Text / Debra Thimmesch

Spot 3: ARTISTS WRITING

ARTISTS WRITING

Obstacle Race

A personal essay on the artist’s navigation of the art world while disabled.

Type:
Projects
Source:
Winter 2018/2019
Credit:
Project / Amalia Ulman

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

Bodies / Antibodies

Miriam Simun’s text-and-image artist project meanders through the first month or so of quarantine, exploring the porousness of the body—the touching/not touching—and offers a kind of choreography of permeability.

Type:
Features, Projects
Source:
Summer 2020
Credit:
Artist Project / Miriam Simun

Cast Iron

An artist almost drowns, then reflects on Black Buoyancy, Hemingway, and Mami Wata.

Type:
Projects
Source:
May/June 2016
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Text + Images: Michi Meko

Spot 4: QUESTIONS OF SCALE

Against Closure: John Akomfrah and the Monumental

John Akomfrah’s practice can be considered in relation to the problematics of monuments, and it is apt to do so at a time of widespread decommissioning of statues depicting individuals long celebrated for their roles in dominant narratives of human progress.

Type:
Features
Source:
October 6, 2021
Credit:
Text / Tom Denman

Spot 5: SPECULATIVE MASCULINITIES

SPECULATIVE MASCULINITIES

Jes Fan: Infectious Materials, Molecular Memories

In the United States there is a long history of positioning the foreign, non-White body as a viral contaminant. Confinement...
Type:
Interviews
Source:
Summer 2021
Credit:
Interview / Sasha Cordingley

Jared Buckhiester: Male Trouble

Jared Buckhiester and Logan Lockner discuss the thrill and humiliation of attraction, the influences of Billy Budd and Querelle on Buckhiester’s current exhibition, and the question of how much of a person’s “arousal template”—the fantasies, thoughts, images, sights, and smells that turn you on—is given, rather than chosen.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Summer 2021
Credit:
Interview / Logan Lockner

Yo soy mi padre: Carlos Leppe’s Transgressive Masculinities

On the night of October 19, 2000, some 10 years after the fall of Chile’s military dictatorship, artist Carlos Leppe...
Type:
Features
Source:
Summer 2021
Location:
Santiago, Chile
Credit:
Text / Joseph Shaikewitz

Spot 6: ON PERFORMANCE

ON PERFORMANCE

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

Nikima Jagudajev: Getting To Know Each Other in Public

Nikima Jagudajev choreographs the social. In her latest work, Jagudajev brings together the following elements: Dance, the I Ching, food, Zoom, meditation, live musical performance, time portals, long-term collaborators, new performers, and the audience.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
July 20, 2021
Credit:
Interview / Miriam Simun

nora chipaumire: Radical Space

New modalities of appearance and production for the Black body within performative spaces.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
June 24, 2020
Credit:
Interview / Mathilde Walker-Billaud

Spot 7: CONVERSATIONS

CONVERSATIONS

Ruben Ulises Rodriguez Montoya: Devastated and Hopeful

Ruben Ulises Rodriguez Montoya is an art- and myth-maker whose work distorts the imaginary lines that exist on land between states. His chimeric “lil beings,” as he calls them, are reconfigurations of found, personal, and organic materials, which he animates with allegories of displacement, inspired by ancient Mesoamerican myth and folklore.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
September 8, 2021
Credit:
Interview / Shehab Awad

Rethinking Sensory Dimensions

An interview with artist Wendy Jacob about how her investigation of tactility brought her to work with communities of disabled people.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Winter 2018/2019
Credit:
Interview / Emily McDermott

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

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