Interview

Para-institutional Kinshasa—Interview with Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo

Lauren Tate Baeza and Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo talk about particularities of how a continent-wide trend of community-centered and para-institutional arts organizing unfolds in his hometown of Kinshasa; his personal journey from artist to administrator; and his own organization, Kin ArtStudio.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Spring 2022
Location:
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Credit:
Interview / Lauren Tate Baeza

War Inna Babylon: The Community’s Struggle for Justice Truths and Rights

War Inna Babylon is not an exhibition; it is an everyday lived reality. Although we’ve exhibited some of the experience, I want people to feel it, feel like they have to do something, and [then] ask what we do next. To understand that you can’t sit on the fence, because if you do, you are supporting the status quo.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Spring 2022
Location:
London, England
Credit:
Interview / Stephanie Bailey

Greg Ito: Looking Back to Let Go

This is probably the most personal show I’ve made. I want people to know that the work is connected to these real experiences, so there’s pretty intimate stuff that’s only been seen within our family circle .… I had to ask my mom if it was okay to share these photographs. Since we weren’t able to get permission from relatives who have passed to share these things, all the faces are going to be covered with small white stickers. That way we can keep our family identities private and off the internet. These stickers also create a pathway for viewers to insert themselves into [my family’s] experience.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
May 11th, 2022
Location:
San Diego, CA
Credit:
Interview / Stephanie Bailey

Pearl Cleage: Fragile Bodies on a Fragile Planet

The thing that strikes me more and more as I get older is how we spend so much time and energy and bluster building cities, having wars, dominating and insulting each other, when all the time, we are living inside these fragile bodies that have to exist on a fragile planet in the company of other fragile beings and unknown viruses.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
April 27th, 2022
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Interview / Edward Austin Hall

Itziar Barrio: Stella!—working on, and through You Weren’t Familiar but You Weren’t Afraid

You Weren’t Familiar but You Weren’t Afraid was filmed in multiple cities and makes overt narrative references to three films: A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), La estrategia del caracol (The Strategy of the Snail) (1993) and Accattone (1961).

Type:
Interviews
Source:
April 13th, 2022
Credit:
Interview / Jillian McManemin

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