Spot 1: GAMING THE SYSTEM

GAMING THE SYSTEM

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

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

Lean Into Trust & Confusion at Tai Kwun

Trust & Confusion at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong was a collective effort to bring people together through performativity,...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Spring 2022
Location:
Hong Kong
Credit:
Text / Sarah Wei

Trojan Horses

The past year, when everyone was cooped up behind screens, brought a peculiar kind of financialized culture into the mainstream,...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Spring 2022
Credit:
Text / Gary Zhexi Zhang

Spot 2: FEATURES

FEATURES

Zina Saro-Wiwa

British–Nigerian video artist and filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa depicts women as wandering states. Sensing a path through emotional matter, the artist...
Type:
Features
Source:
Spring/Summer 2019
Credit:
Text / Emmanuel Balogun

Vacant Presence

On how and why artists Park McArthur, Jesse Darling, and Julia Phillips use bodily supports without depicting the figure.

Type:
Features
Source:
Winter 2018/2019
Credit:
Text / Heather Holmes

Living and Working in Other Worlds

Tal Beery calls for making new worlds from the deconstructed raw material of our most stolid and faltering institutions.

Type:
Features
Source:
Summer 2020
Credit:
Text / Tal Beery

Spot 3: FINDING OUR WAY

FINDING OUR WAY

Hew Locke: A World Before the World We Know

Cosmo Whyte speaks with Hew Locke about how Locke’s work delves into deep histories of migration and colonialism.

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

Doireann O’Malley: Floating Worlds Apart

Lydia Horne interviews Doireann O’Malley about getting lost, the building of virtual spaces, and presenting us with a post-human reality in their recent work, New Maps of Hyperspace_Test_01.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Winter 2021
Credit:
Interview / Lydia Horne

Duane Linklater: mymothersside

Far in the distance of a vast, snow-covered clearing, men dressed in North Face jackets approach a large, dark mass...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Winter 2021
Location:
Seattle, WA
Credit:
Text / TK Smith

Against Confinement—On Mohamed Bourouissa’s Frames of Relation

In this expansive appraisal of the artist’s work, Bailey makes a case for the emancipatory power of images.

Type:
Features
Source:
Winter 2021
Credit:
Text / Stephanie Bailey

Spot 4: INTERVIEWS

INTERVIEWS

Greg Ito: Looking Back to Let Go

This is probably the most personal show I’ve made. I want people to know that the work is connected to these real experiences, so there’s pretty intimate stuff that’s only been seen within our family circle .… I had to ask my mom if it was okay to share these photographs. Since we weren’t able to get permission from relatives who have passed to share these things, all the faces are going to be covered with small white stickers. That way we can keep our family identities private and off the internet. These stickers also create a pathway for viewers to insert themselves into [my family’s] experience.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
May 11th, 2022
Location:
San Diego, CA
Credit:
Interview / Stephanie Bailey

Curtis Patterson: A Monument Maker Gets His Due

Melissa Messina, the show’s curator, speaks with Patterson about teaching, monuments to civil rights leaders, and his current studio practice, on the occasion of the artist’s first commercial gallery exhibition.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
April 27, 2022
Location:
Savannah, GA
Credit:
Interview / Melissa Messina

Spot 5: WEB EXCLUSIVES

WEB EXCLUSIVES

Consider the Hot Dog: Ivy Haldeman on an American Icon

Haldeman’s paintings capture the way quotidian images inform how we fashion ourselves, how we move about the world. They ask, “How do we wear ourselves into becoming ourselves? And what do things, such as inanimate objects and advertisements, demand from us?

Type:
Features
Source:
April 20th, 2022
Credit:
Text / Sarah Bochicchio

Rallou Panagiotou’s Pocket Microclimate: A Response

The ordinary conventions lapse, for in ordinary life one does not, after shaking hands with an unknown man, at once...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
March 2nd, 2022
Location:
Athens, Greece
Credit:
Text / Aliki Panagiotopoulou

Pearl Cleage: Fragile Bodies on a Fragile Planet

The thing that strikes me more and more as I get older is how we spend so much time and energy and bluster building cities, having wars, dominating and insulting each other, when all the time, we are living inside these fragile bodies that have to exist on a fragile planet in the company of other fragile beings and unknown viruses.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
April 27th, 2022
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Interview / Edward Austin Hall

Spot 6: INAUDIBILITY

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

Spot 7: GLOSSARIES

GLOSSARIES

trap

Trap is the hull of a slave ship / 12 million Africans came in

Type:
Glossary
Source:
Fall 2017
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Text / RYC

curate

A re-definition releases some hot air from the cult of the curator.

Type:
Glossary
Source:
January/February 2015
Credit:
Text / Barry Bergdoll

target

Warren Kanders, David Koch, Larry Fink, British Petroleum and the Sackler Family.

Type:
Glossary
Source:
Fall 2019
Credit:
Text / Tal Beery