Features

We Meet in a Patchwork: Landscapes and Elsewheres

In the following collaborative text, Makshya Tolbert and DJ Hellerman weave a patchwork of shared curiosity and mutual enchantment while physically re/situating themselves within the American Southeast. At the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibition The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, Tolbert and Hellerman’s bodies and spirits converge, diverge, expand.

Type:
Features
Source:
Winter 2021
Location:
Richmond, Virgina
Credit:
Text / DJ Hellerman and Makshya Tolbert

Indicting the Poisonous Imaginary—Radha D’Souza and Jonas Staal

In 2021 D’Souza and Staal came together to stage the Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes (CICC) at Framer Framed in Amsterdam. Described as “a more-than-human tribunal to prosecute intergenerational climate crimes” committed by Unilever, ING, Airbus, and the Dutch state, the court drew from D’Souza’s book What’s Wrong With Rights? Social Movements, Law and Liberal Imaginations.

Type:
Features, Interviews
Source:
Spring 2022
Credit:
Interview / Stephanie Bailey

Consider the Hot Dog: Ivy Haldeman on an American Icon

Haldeman’s paintings capture the way quotidian images inform how we fashion ourselves, how we move about the world. They ask, “How do we wear ourselves into becoming ourselves? And what do things, such as inanimate objects and advertisements, demand from us?

Type:
Features
Source:
April 20th, 2022
Credit:
Text / Sarah Bochicchio

Berenice Olmedo—Radical Alterity and the Crip/Disabled Subject

Utilizing sculptural, performance, and social practice modes, Olmedo’s work circumvents the representational trap that is part and parcel of a reduced, oppositional framing of normative and non-normative, or able and disabled.

Type:
Features
Source:
Fall 2021
Credit:
Text / Christopher Robert Jones