Spot 1: Contemporary Context

Contemporary Context

Gender and Artistic Practice in the Ice Age

Keeper of antiquities and curator of the blockbuster 2013 exhibition “Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind,” Jill Cook explains the idea of spiritual landscapes, the surreal continuity between ancient and modern artistic practice, and gender equality in the Paleolithic.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
September 19, 2018
Location:
The British Museum, London, England
Credit:
Interview / Will Corwin

Kirstin Mitchell: Miecznikowski

In Kirstin Mitchell’s Miecznikowski at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, darkness and obscurity counterbalance neon lights and pastel-painted...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
August 22, 2018
Location:
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta
Credit:
Text / Sara Omer

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

Spot 2: Reviews

Reviews

Toyin Ojih Odutola: Testing the Name

Artist Toyin Ojih Odutola’s Testing the Name [February 20–September 9, 2018] at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, GA,...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
July 23, 2018
Location:
Savannah, GA
Credit:
Text / Logan Lockner

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

I’m not who you think I’m not #4: Chebomuren

I’m Not Who You Think I’m Not #4: Chebomuren was a two hour performance by artists Awuor Onyango, Nyakallo Maleke,...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Uhuru Park, Nairobi, Kenya
Credit:
Text / Rose Jepkorir Kiptum

The US-Mexico Border

A photograph by Pablo López Luz shows an aerial view of the US-Mexico border as it stretches between Tijuana and...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
516 Arts, Albuquerque; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Credit:
Text / Chelsea Weathers

Spot 3: Atlanta

Atlanta

Black Folks on Bikes

Interviews with members of community and advocacy groups changing the iconography of the American cyclist, with portraits of MOBB-ATL Cycling Club by Zach Wolfe.

Type:
Features, ProjectsInterviews
Source:
January/February 2016
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Text + Interview / zahra alabanza; Images: Zach Wolfe

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

Spot 4: 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

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

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: Walk

Walk

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

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Luxuriant carlessness vs. walking to work in Atlanta.

Type:
Glossary
Source:
Winter 2017/2018
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Text / Edward Austin Hall

The Patty Chang Landscape

“Mao Tse-tung once said that the south had a lot of water and it would be okay if the north borrowed a little.” An artist tracks wandering lakes through piss and tears, from Central Asia to Queens.

Type:
Features
Source:
Winter 2017/2018
Location:
Queens, New York; Eurasia
Credit:
Text / Marcus Civin