Spot 1: Borders / Barriers

Borders / Barriers

Out of Beirut

I never made it to Beirut until 2009. I was an adult on a career path. I had spent my life until that point confounded by the fact that so few people in the art world looked like me or bore names like mine. Where were they hiding?

Type:
Features
Source:
Fall 2018/2019
Location:
Beirut, Lebanon
Credit:
Text / Omar Kholeif

The Universe Flickers

“How do you create a record or generate matter in transitory times when the very limits of language, registers, and representation of truth are severely tested?”

Type:
Reviews
Source:
Fall 2018/2019
Location:
Istanbul, Turkey
Credit:
Text / Stephanie Bailey

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Spot 2: Interviews

Interviews

Contemporary African Art: Beyond Colonial Paradigms

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Chika Okeke met with Okwui Enwezor to discuss “The Short Century,” African artists, and his work as a critic, publisher and curator of contemporary art.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
July/August 2002
Credit:
Interview / Chika Okeke

Porous Cosmopolis: Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman

Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman’s many co-extensive projects merge activist praxis, intellectual and skill exchange, horizontalist planning, and creative production to examine and change the way that borders, and the communities around them, are conceived of and function.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
March 13, 2019
Credit:
Interview / Rachael Rakes

We Were Creative Before We Were Human

Freshly back from excavating in the Afar desert of northeast Ethiopia, Yonas Beyene PhD sat down in his Addis Ababa office to discuss the origins of human creativity.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
February 6, 2019
Location:
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Credit:
Interview / Will Corwin

Valley Visionaries

In Los Angeles a group of Armenian-American artists sat down with Sara Wintz to discuss the whitewashing of diasporic artists’ contributions in their own historic neighborhoods – and how to fight back.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Fall 2018/2019
Location:
Glendale, CA
Credit:
Interview / Sara Wintz

Spot 3: Ports of Call

Ports of Call

Stocktaking

Daniel Keller in conversation with Femke Herregraven.

Type:
Features, Interviews
Source:
Summer 2018
Credit:
Interview / Femke Herregraven + Daniel Keller

Supernumerary

In August 2017, I was a passenger—a “supernumerary,” in shipping lingo—aboard a cargo ship that sailed the North Sea’s perimeter before crossing the Atlantic Ocean: Le Havre to Antwerp to Rotterdam to Bremerhaven and over Scotland to Charleston, South Carolina. These photographs and notes document the journey.

Type:
Projects
Source:
Summer 2018
Location:
The North Sea
Credit:
Photo + Text / Kate Yeh Chiu

p.o.r.t

A reading of the “port.”

Type:
Glossary
Source:
Summer 2018
Credit:
Text / Sascha Pohflepp

Spot 4: Atlanta

Atlanta

The Infinite Nature of Black

Artist Paul Stephen Benjamin’s work explores the relevance, resonance, and poetics of the color black and ranges across media including photography, painting, video, and sculpture. We discussed his belief in simplicity, the relationship between interpretation and artist intention, and the experience of preparing for his solo debut in New York City.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
February 12, 2019
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Interview / Sarah Higgins

clarkston

Just outside Atlanta, one of America’s most diverse refugee destinations.

Type:
Glossary
Source:
March/April 2016
Location:
Clarkston, Georgia

The Practice of Circuit-Making

To “know” a city, walk it.

Type:
Projects
Source:
Winter 2017/2018
Location:
Tbilisi; Seoul; San Francisco; Istanbul; Decatur, GA.
Credit:
Art + Text / Brian Sherman

Spot 5: Cultural Capitals

Cultural Capitals

Las Vegas: Still Learning?

As the entertainment capital struggles to pioneer a new arts & culture landscape, the shape of the “future city” begins to take form—and it looks like a “strip.”

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Las Vegas
Credit:
Text / Claire E. Dempster

Viva Vienna

Young gallerists inject Austria’s primary city with cultural capital, fresh program strategies, and plenty of teamwork.

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Vienna
Credit:
Text / Francesca Gavin

Decolonizing the Ethnographic Museum

Europe’s museums turn to institutional rebrands and infusions of contemporary art to update their imperial-era collections —but are these efforts enough?

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Vienna
Credit:
Text / Christoph Chwatal

Tropical Hangover

Between reality and escapism, magic and engineering, there is Florida, where the swamp is an unlikely breeding ground for global cultural capital and investment.

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Florida
Credit:
Text / Alice Bucknell