“Each time they told me to smile I felt at risk for oblivion, as if it wasn’t me that they were looking at but, rather, some bright reflection of themselves, some aspiration gnarled against their own self-perception.”
The art, activity, dance, and protest of skating.
The difference between studio materials and life materials.
Blending traditional Chinese ceramics and figures.
This lecture was given at Wellesley College during the premiere of Lorraine O’Grady’s Miscegenated Family Album at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center.
Turning the gaze around.
Exploring queerness and Black bodies through drawing and collage.
Two artists and activists share their thoughts on COVID-19 and mutual care.
One hundred years later, Hartman revisits W.E.B. Du Bois’s 1920 short story, “The Comet”—”a speculative fiction about the end of the world written after the pandemic of 1918, after the Red Summer of 1919, and in the context of colonial expansion and atrocity.”
Re-embracing the full sonic spectrum in the era of binary digital sound.
An artist who treats painting like sculpture.
Looking at contemporary photography within a larger historical legacy.
The New York premiere of Krystian Lupa’s The Trial has been cancelled, as promises of funding from Poland disappeared.
An artist makes ambitious work in the final years of life.
With contributions from Okkyung Lee, Alan Licht, Aakash Mittal, and more.
With contributions from Ottessa Moshfegh, Carl Phillips, Lidia Yuknavitch, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, and more.
With contributions from Naeem Mohaiemen, Martha Rosler, Devin Kenny, Swoon, and more.
With contributions from Becca Blackwell, Moriah Evans, Kaneza Schaal, and more.