The art of dehumanization.
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
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.
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.
The artist talks about depicting imagined and real historical figures.
Artists and exhibitions address the AIDS crisis.
Intimate portraits of performers.
The artist talks about sound art and the historical record.
A bilingual excerpt from the Russian graphic journalist’s forthcoming memoir on her hometown of Serpukhov (translated by Bela Shayevich), exploring post-Soviet space and the closure of the village’s state printing press
Thinking the politics of race in contemporary dance.
The artist talks about investigating the gender spectrum and the female gaze.
The famous poet bombs while bombing.
The artist talks about claiming noble lineages through hybridized portrait paintings.