Spot 1: CORRUPTION

CORRUPTION

I Will Not Be Purified

Anyone who has ever been life-threateningly ill will know the desperation it breeds. You’ll try anything. You’ll do anything. And when treatments fail, and doctors—shockingly unskilled in empathy—shrug and suggest this means you will die, you start looking anywhere for help.

Type:
Features
Source:
Fall 2021
Credit:
Text / Sophie Strand

Bleeding Out: On the Use of Blood in Contemporary Art

Blood corrupts conventions of purity and privacy to suggest all elements of the body can be used for expression.

Type:
Features
Source:
Fall 2021
Credit:
Text / Lydia Horne

Language Around Corruption

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

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

Corruption

Letter from the Editor

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

Spot 2: CONVERSATIONS

CONVERSATIONS

Katherine Jentleson: Whose History of American Art?

Katherine Jentleson and Logan Lockner reflect on the creation of two concurrent exhibitions at the High Museum of Art—”Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe and “Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America.”

Type:
Interviews
Source:
November 24, 2021
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Interview / Logan Lockner

Angela Ziqi Zhang and Maggie Crowley: Flash, Bang, Fizz

In the summer of 2021, two solo exhibitions in Chicago, one by Maggie Crowley and another by Angela Ziqi Zhang, echoed one another in many ways: connected by the dotted lines of the artists’ friendship and shared history, the presentations revealed common concerns—around value and experience, affect and attention—that play out in both of their practices through distinct visual and material registers.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
November 17, 2021
Credit:
Interview / Anna Searle Jones

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 3: ARTISTS WRITING

ARTISTS WRITING

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

do / you

This project by writer and video artist Jason Lipeles explores questions of past and present, and of love in isolation and through connection, and relies heavily upon the asterisk’s potential.

Type:
Projects
Source:
Summer 2021
Credit:
Project / Jason Lipeles

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

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

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

Operating Along Desire: Derrick Woods-Morrow

Tyra A. Seals speaks with Derrick Woods-Morrow about deconstructing masculinity, moving through feeling, and interventions on the sartorial codes of male-identified bodies.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Summer 2021
Credit:
Interview / Tyra A. Seals

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

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: REVIEWS

REVIEWS

The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse

Growing up in Decatur, IL, meant that the hip-hop which influenced me was a combination of art and artists from...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
September 15, 2021
Location:
Richmond, VA
Credit:
Text / A.D. Carson

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
Location:
The Drawing Center, New York
Credit:
Text / Dina Ramadan

2021 Atlanta Biennial: Of Care and Destruction

Following a nine-year hiatus since its previous edition, the Atlanta Biennial was resurrected by Atlanta Contemporary in 2016 to present...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Summer 2021
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Text / Logan Lockner

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