Spot 1: NEW COMMONS

NEW COMMONS

What’s Love Got to Do with It? What Is Left Unspoken, Love

In its presentation of almost 70 works by more than 35 contemporary artists based in North America, Europe, and Asia—including...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Summer 2022
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Text / Logan Lockner

Refusing the Here—Now: An Afrofuturist Period Room and Black Fugitivity in the Undercommons

By mixing the historical and the contemporary, the analogue and the digital, the obsolete and the futuristic, the concrete and the speculative, the installation proposes a malleable reality, an undercommons existing not in the here-now but for, and toward, the future.

Type:
Features
Source:
Summer 2022
Location:
New York City, NY
Credit:
Text / Re’al Christian

Broken Hum(or)

Dinah Ryan explores the functions and possibilities of humor and its intersections with power, pain, vulnerability, and humanity.

Type:
Features
Source:
Summer 2022
Credit:
Text / Dinah Ryan

Spot 2: GEOHAZARDS: FROM THE ARCHIVES

GEOHAZARDS: FROM THE ARCHIVES

Poncili Creación Fights a More Beautiful Fight

Maxwell Paparella spends time with exuberant Puerto Rican performance collective Poncili Creación.

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring/Summer 2019
Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Credit:
Text / Maxwell Paparella; Photos / Walter Wlodarczyk

Cultural Militancy: New Orleans Art After Katrina

Eric Bookhardt reports on the New Orleans art scene after Katrina, and discusses its resurgent militancy.

Source:
March/April 2006
Location:
New Orleans
Credit:
Text / D. Eric Bookhardt

Anastasia Samoylova: FloodZone

A bicycle-helmeted boy, shoulders drawn in slightly, stands on a ramp at the entrance of a parking garage. He is...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
February 26, 2020
Location:
Tampa, FL
Credit:
Text / Danny Olda

Spot 3: GAMING THE SYSTEM

GAMING THE SYSTEM

Para-institutional Kinshasa—Interview with Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo

Lauren Tate Baeza and Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo talk about particularities of how a continent-wide trend of community-centered and para-institutional arts organizing unfolds in his hometown of Kinshasa; his personal journey from artist to administrator; and his own organization, Kin ArtStudio.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Spring 2022
Location:
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Credit:
Interview / Lauren Tate Baeza

Indicting the Poisonous Imaginary—Radha D’Souza and Jonas Staal

In 2021 D’Souza and Staal came together to stage the Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes (CICC) at Framer Framed in Amsterdam. Described as “a more-than-human tribunal to prosecute intergenerational climate crimes” committed by Unilever, ING, Airbus, and the Dutch state, the court drew from D’Souza’s book What’s Wrong With Rights? Social Movements, Law and Liberal Imaginations.

Type:
Features, Interviews
Source:
Spring 2022
Credit:
Interview / Stephanie Bailey

Ge Yulu: Cutting In—Dances with the State and the Collective

Ge Yulu’s artistic practice playfully pulls at the strings of a social system that, although seemingly all-encompassing, is in fact a malleable structure consisting of individual human beings.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Spring 2022
Credit:
Interview / Stephanie Bailey

What do we want from each other after we have told our stories

Jemma Desai’s essay “What do we want from each other after we have told our stories,” whispers abolition and points to the question: What if we say no?

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2022
Credit:
Text / Jemma Desai

Spot 4: HOUSING CRISIS

HOUSING CRISIS

anxiety

On fear, inhibition, and “freedom.”

Type:
Glossary
Source:
July/August 2016
Credit:
Text / Kimberly Drew

Condomillennium

Aaron Gemmill has spent years photographing the proliferation of luxury condominiums, mostly in Brooklyn, NY. His project is a selection of these photos (which Gemmill originally posted to Instagram under the hashtag “#condoreport) and his prints of the Plexiglas windowpanes used to give passersby a glimpse into construction sites.

Type:
Projects
Source:
Fall 2018/2019
Location:
New York, New York
Credit:
Art / Aaron Gemmill

Architectural Camouflage and the Class Dynamics of Housing

Gabriel Cira reveals how confounding façades can also reinforce the dominant narrative by masking economic differences to favor a mirage of homogeneity. Photos by Pat Falco.

Type:
Features, Projects
Source:
Spring 2021
Credit:
Text / Gabriel Cira
Photos / Pat Falco

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

Spot 5: REVIEWS

REVIEWS

partus/chorus

partus/chorus is US-based artist Ja’Tovia Gary’s curatorial debut. It is an exhibition about the Black womb from a perspective anchored...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
August 3rd, 2022
Location:
Paris, France
Credit:
Text / Natasha Marie Llorens

Because the Sky Will Be Filled With Sulfur—Jeremy Bolen

It is with grace that Jeremy Bolen’s exhibition Because the Sky Will Be Filled With Sulfur tackles the immense amount...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
August, 3rd, 2022
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Text / Noah Reyes

Spot 6: FROM THE ARCHIVES: MILDRED THOMPSON IN CONVERSATION

FROM THE ARCHIVES: MILDRED THOMPSON IN CONVERSATION

Mildred Thompson

Mildred Thompson served as an associate editor of ART PAPERS from 1989 to 1997. What follows is a selection of her contributions from the ART PAPERS Archive.

Type:
Dossier
Source:
ART PAPERS Archives
Credit:
Nzinga Simmons

Guillermo Gomez-Peña & Keith Antar Mason

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Mildred Thompson in conversation with Guillermo Gomez-Peña and Keith Antar Mason for ART PAPERS January/February 1993.

Source:
January/February 1993
Credit:
Interview / Mildred Thompson

Helmut Middendorf

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Mildred Thompson in conversation with Helmut Middendorf for ART PAPERS March/April 1990.

Source:
March/April 1990
Credit:
Interview / Mildred Thompson

Spot 7: FALL PREVIEW: EMBODIED KNOWLEDGE

Insurrectional Evolution: The Cronenbergian Revisited

Film critic Nathan Lee explores the insurrectional body in David Cronenberg’s “Crimes of the Future” and asks “What do we mean when we speak of the ‘Cronenbergian’?”

Type:
Features
Source:
Fall 2022
Credit:
Text / Nathan Lee