Spot 1: A NEW CHAPTER

A NEW CHAPTER

A Letter to Our Readers

We are launching a three-year strategic plan designed to celebrate the legacy of Art Papers, to mobilize the organization’s resources in service to the cultural community, and to thoughtfully arrive at meaningful and controlled conclusion of operations in 2026, at 50 years.

Type:
Letters
Location:
Atlanta, GA

End of Year Letter: 2023 -> 2024

End of Year  2023 -> 2024 2023 has been a pivotal year for Art Papers, one filled with great accomplishments and...
Type:
Letters

Spot 2: COUNTER ECOLOGIES

COUNTER ECOLOGIES

Arata Isozaki, Re-Ruined Hiroshima, Photomontage, 1968

Repeated throughout his career and intoned almost like a dirge, the potent phrase “The city of the future lies in...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Fall 2023
Credit:
Text / Nicholas Risteen

Flipper, Cousteau, and Homo aquaticus

The broadcast of Flipper and Jacques Cousteau’s documentaries introduced audiences to a seemingly alien world. But these popular shows sought...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Fall 2023
Credit:
Text / Samantha Muka

Constructing the Environmental Imaginary

I wasn’t sure what I would find at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in College Park, MD, but...
Type:
Features
Source:
Fall 2023
Credit:
Text / Dalal Musaed Alsayer

Glen Small: An Architectural Nature

One of the founders of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), American architect Glen Small (born 1937), has dedicated...
Type:
Interviews
Source:
Fall 2023
Credit:
Interview / Matthew Wagstaffe

Spot 3: AUCTION ARTISTS 2024

AUCTION ARTISTS 2024

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

Daniel Rich: Energy Structures

WikiLeaks, Edward Snowden, instances of hacking, digital warfare, software glitches at Nasdaq, the role of social media in recent revolutions and wars in the Middle East, and the fragility of the systems on which we depend.

Type:
Projects
Source:
Spring/Summer 2019
Credit:
Text + Art / Daniel Rich

Making Time: Mildred Thompson’s Magnetic Fields

Color, line, form move toward an undefined but perceived center—by moving out of it. Density builds, decimates, then replenishes. There’s...
Type:
Features
Source:
Summer 2023
Credit:
Text / Sherae Rimpsey

Constitutionally Flawed

María Korol’s artist project traces the subtext of history and autobiography in her practice of layered obfuscation.

Type:
Projects, Features
Source:
Spring 2021
Credit:
Project / María Korol

Spot 4: AUCTION ARTISTS 2024

AUCTION ARTISTS 2024

Cosmo Whyte: Mining the Body for Gold

TK Smith and Cosmo Whyte discuss colonial retentions, notions of home, and Whyte’s recent exhibition at MOCA GA.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
January 15, 2020
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Interview / TK Smith

Fuego Nuevo —Sergio Suárez

Through a combination of printmaking, ceramics, and installation, Sergio Suárez uses distinct traditional techniques to assemble a visual language, one that examines the fusion, impermanence, and consistency of objects, images, and structures. The exhibition is framed by the Meso-American, post-classical-period ceremony Fuego Nuevo (New Fire)—a ritual enacted every 52 years to ensure that the sun would return, thus staving off the end of the world.

Type:
Reviews
Source:
December 30, 2022
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Text/ Jacob O'Kelley

There Will Be Sacrifices Along The Way

Across six paintings, Tori Tinsley tells the story of a parent, a child, and their donkey helper.

Type:
Projects
Source:
Summer 2020
Credit:
Project / Tori Tinsley

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

Spot 5: AUCTION ARTISTS 2024

AUCTION ARTISTS 2024

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

Office Landscaping—A Genealogy of Corporate Critique

Ultimately, corporate critique has a genealogy, one that is cyclical and resilient, and that allows artists to engage aesthetics of control, desire, and regulation which corporate capitalist structures aim to produce.

Type:
Features
Source:
Summer 2022
Credit:
Text / Andrew Woolbright

Spot 6: ATLANTA

ATLANTA

Let It Flow—Hannah Palmer’s Reimagined Atlanta

The quest that led Atlanta-based writer and urban designer Hannah Palmer to create Ghost Pools last summer in Atlanta was...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
December 12, 2023
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Text / Cathy Byrd

Three Case Studies in Ecological Protest

At the time of this timeline’s original publishing in our Fall 2023 issue, Counter Ecologies, in Atlanta, the Stop Cop...
Type:
Features
Source:
Fall 2023
Credit:
Text / Karina Teichert

Kelly Taylor Mitchell: Masking Practice

Kelly Taylor Mitchell is a performance artist, but you’ll never see her perform. Instead, the experience of her work is...
Type:
Interviews
Source:
Summer 2023
Credit:
Text / Sarah Higgins

Krista Clark — After Barkley

Even Clark’s techniques appear to be sly allusions that further enmesh her suite of references. In many of her works on paper, such as Play 1, Verse 1, the artist has created a subtle layering of paper through cutting and ripping—terms also used to label maneuvers in basketball.

Type:
Reviews
Source:
January 17th, 2023
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Text / Jennifer Williams

Spot 7: FROM THE ARCHIVES

FROM THE ARCHIVES

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

a rope, pulled

How do we make sense of catastrophe? With time. Moments immediately following acts of destructive violence are often not ones...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
April 20th, 2022
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Text / EC Flamming

An Eye for An Eye — Bambitchell’s Bugs and Beasts Before the Law

Bugs and Beasts works to remind viewers that such stories aren’t simply dusty curiosities from the footnotes of history books, but practices that fundamentally shaped how we came to understand the intersections between performance, punishment, and the social and legal limits of personhood. 

Type:
Features
Source:
Fall 2021
Location:
Seattle, WA
Credit:
Text / Daniella Sanader

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