Theory + Practice

Theory + Practice is a series supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.

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Material Resistance by Monica Uszerowicz
A woman wearing a bathing suit and sitting in a river pours a bowl of water over herself titled, Amara Abdal Figueroa in Guánica

Learning from clay; returning to the land.

Material Resistance by Monica Uszerowicz
A woman wearing a bathing suit and sitting in a river pours a bowl of water over herself titled, Amara Abdal Figueroa in Guánica

Learning from clay; returning to the land.

Come to My Window by Jeanne Vaccaro
A person wearing a slayer baseball cap and facemark reaches through a window to touch a leg titled, Aimee Goguen at the window, by Jeanne Vaccaro

The aesthetics and erotics of boundaries and portals.

Brown Building by Mariana Fernández
A drawing of a house in the shape of pliers titled, Casa en forma de alicate (Pliers-Shaped House), by Los Carpinteros

Improvised architecture as a form of temporality for marginalized communities.

Karyn Olivier by Michelle Lopez
Fairground tent with a single chair behind a wall covered in various cloths and clothing items. A passerby examines the tent.

At the heart of Olivier’s sculptural inquiry is the fate of our existing and future monuments. How can they teach, and change us?

Walton Ford by Andrés Reséndez
The painting ‘Euphrates’ by Walton Ford. A 2020 piece consisting of watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper. An Arabian oryx, a white mammal with long, sharp black horns and black legs is shown mid-leap emerging from a forest going towards a body of water.

The painter and the historian find common ground by unearthing narrative histories that have been overlooked and nearly forgotten.

Focused by Devin Kenny
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The art, activity, dance, and protest of skating.

Carolyn Lazard by Catherine Damman
Six brown smiley faces evenly spaced along a free-standing white wall.

Lazard’s spare, conceptual works examine the political dimensions of illness and disability and the pleasures of being with and caring for one another.

You’re Still Sick by Pato Hebert & Alexandra Juhasz
color photograph of a surgical mask on a black and white car seat by, Pato Hebert

Two artists and activists share their thoughts on COVID-19 and mutual care.

The End of White Supremacy, An American Romance by Saidiya Hartman
Sun setting over dark lava rocks, digital film still by Arthur Jafa

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.”

Drawing with Light: Photographic Modernism in Our Postmodern Dystopia by Gideon Jacobs
A child in a red soccer jersey and sneakers sits on the ground behind a metal crowd barricade fence in Daniel Arnolds show 1:21at Larrie Gallery

Looking at contemporary photography within a larger historical legacy.

The Freedom to Develop What Is Necessary: Maria Thereza Alves Interviewed by Richard William Hill
A variety of potted plants collected in plywood boxes and set in a small white gallery with botany drawings on the walls

Documenting a cross-cultural politics and aesthetics.

In Praise of Drop Shadows by Christopher Page
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The computer screen conjures pictorial space, but its apparent depth is paradoxical.

West Meets East: Piotr Uklański Interviewed by Osman Can Yerebakan
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Repainting a European encounter with the Ottoman Empire.

Venkatachalam Saravanan by Amit Dutta

An international chess master and a filmmaker play a match while discussing the art of the game and its history in India.

Atelier Bow-Wow Interviewed by Sunil Bald
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The Atelier’s research into urban morphology and their transformation of its precepts form the basis for Made in Tokyo: Architecture and Living, 1964/2020, an exhibition opening at the Japan Society this October.

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

Titus Kaphar by Jason Stanley
142017 Absconded From The Household Of The President Of The United States

The artist’s works amend the white supremacist mythology contained in American monuments and historical paintings: “Democracy requires a clear understanding of the past, including its mistakes.”

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

Making Interiority Visible: Dawoud Bey Interviewed by Louis Bury
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A new series of photographs tracks the Underground Railroad.

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.

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