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An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Cloves by Harmony Holiday
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On resisting parasitic invasions—from the poisons in our soil, to toxic masculinity in the psyche.

Material Engagements: Craft and Feminist Futures by Melissa Potter
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The challenge of craft practices to patriarchy and the art world.

A View of Vesuvius by Daniel Poppick

I entered my boss’s security code and pretended I was lifting a strain from a fugue.

One Piece: Ken Jacobs
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The artist talks about his film Joan Mitchell: Departures and its relation to Eternalism.

Studio Visit: Damián Ortega by Osman Can Yerebakan
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The human element of architecture.

Studio Visit: Rachel Rossin by Mikkel Rosengaard
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Shifting between the virtual and the real.

The Politics of Dancing by Matthew J. Abrams
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Overlooked modernisms on display.

Studio Visit: Nancy Elsamanoudi by Naomi Falk
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Intuiting rather than calculating.

Studio Visit: Anne Vieux by Terence Trouillot
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Painting digital.

Studio Visit: Nicholas Cueva by Jeffrey Grunthaner
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Making and unmaking idols.

Everywhere at Once: José Maceda’s Musical Territory by Aki Onda
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The secrets are boxed within. That’s what I thought two years ago in Quezon City, where I was doing research at the University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology.

History As Imitation of Life: Sherrie Levine by William J. Simmons
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Awash in melancholy. 

Rest in Paradise, Jonas Mekas by Marianne Shaneen
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The spirit and the damage done: On Bruce Nauman’s 100 Live and Die by Paul Chan
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The art of dehumanization.

One Piece: Kiki Smith by Nina Subin
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The artist talks about portraits stopping time.

Domesticating Waves in the Netherlands by Stefan Helmreich
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Two years back, in the midst of anthropological research about the science and culture of wave monitoring and modeling in the Netherlands, I joined in an event called Waterwolf 2016, a flood preparedness exercise staged in the small municipality of Marken, just twenty kilometers outside Amsterdam. I

Symphony for Wind and Waves by Lou Hoyer
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Far away from any coastline. Where the wind strikes the water for the first time. Where waves start to grow. A young wave stretches its quivering back, reaching for the wind.

Dispatches from Proje Su by Aidan Koch & Margaret Ross Tolbert
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For the past five years, artist Margaret Ross Tolbert has been traveling to southern Turkey to the site of ancient Lycia, an autochthonous culture with roots in the Bronze Age, later Hellenized, and eventually controlled by the Romans.

One Piece: Dead King 16 [10th Century Irish Lord] by Kate Glasheen
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The artist talks about depicting imagined and real historical figures.

Studio Visit: Theo Camacho by Brian Harkin
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Art in life; life in art.

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