Spot 1: Ports of Call

Ports of Call

Gray Harbor

What such water goods reveal—only to persons close enough to smell the clinging dregs of seaweed or willing to caress the faux-leather handbag tucked into a cellophane sleeve—are the sentient negotiations of supple conquest.

Type:
Features, Projects
Source:
Summer 2018
Location:
Hong Kong
Credit:
Text / Holy Motors; Images / Luke Casey

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

p.o.r.t

A reading of the “port.”

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

Spot 2: Reviews

Reviews

M. Lamar: American Cuck

As viewers arrive for composer M. Lamar’s multimedia installation American Cuck, a looping video “pre-show” depicts a young white woman...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
November 28, 2018
Location:
Dixon Place, New York
Credit:
Text / Sally Hansell

With Drawn Arms: Glenn Kaino & Tommie Smith

Each of us keeps images in mind that are without context or explanation. These memories and images don’t have to...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
December 12, 2018
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Text / Taylor Janay Manigoult

The Un-Heroic Act

Content Warning: This review contains descriptions and visual depictions of sexual assault.  In late September 2018, Christine Blasey Ford testified against...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
November 1, 2018
Location:
New York, NY
Credit:
Text / Kristen Racaniello

Open Architecture

Subjects, Not Objects—Hospitality Through Open Architecture. Rather than espousing a syncretic approach, architecture has been preoccupied for decades with either...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Summer 2018
Credit:
Text / Clemens Finkelstein

Spot 3: American Hangover

American Hangover

Grits

An artist’s research took her to all 13 Presidential Libraries in the United States; notes from her stopover at the Carter Center weave archival research into intimate historical fiction.

Type:
Projects
Source:
November/December 2015
Location:
13 Presidential Libraries
Credit:
Text + Photo / Marisa J. Futernick

alternative (2)

In German, alt means old.

Type:
Glossary
Source:
Summer 2017
Credit:
Text / Tod Wodicka

Captives

I went back to Charleston, SC, for a wedding recently, and of all the port cities I have visited, lived in, or loved, Charleston is the worst.

Type:
Features
Source:
Summer 2018
Credit:
Text / Jasmine Amussen

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

Spot 4: Cultural Capitals

Cultural Capitals

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

Huguette Caland: A Life Coming Into Focus

Once known only to few for her erotic topographies and obsessive line, an unsung heroine of Arab modernism enters the canon.

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Los Angeles, CA; Beirut, Lebanon
Credit:
Text / Omar Kholeif

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

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Spot 5: Atlanta

Atlanta

WE RIDE THE MARTA BUS

If highways and thoroughfares are Atlanta’s arteries, its bus stops are its pulse sites— places at which human life most authentically inhabits a city on the move.

Type:
Projects
Source:
July 25, 2018
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Art / Ruth Dusseault

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

Doris Adelaide Derby

“Not all aspects of our lives are about the injustice.” Atlanta photographer, activist, organizer, and educator on SNCC in 1960s Mississippi, Roy DeCarava, and the importance of multidimensional representation.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Winter 2017/2018
Location:
Atlanta
Credit:
Interview / Erin Jane Nelson