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

Carolyn Lazard by Catherine Damman
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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
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Two artists and activists share their thoughts on COVID-19 and mutual care.

The End of White Supremacy, An American Romance by Saidiya Hartman
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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
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Looking at contemporary photography within a larger historical legacy.

The Freedom to Develop What Is Necessary: Maria Thereza Alves Interviewed by Richard William Hill
Maria Thereza Alves, Seeds of Change, New York, A Botany of Colonization, 2017

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
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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.

Lauren Bon and Oscar Tuazon
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The social practice works of Bon and Tuazon take the form of functional interventions to address and educate about California’s water crisis.

Have We Done Enough to Remember? Have We Remembered Enough?: Contemplating AIDS in Contemporary Art by Jareh Das
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Artists and exhibitions address the AIDS crisis.

Does Abstraction Belong to White People? by Miguel Gutierrez
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Thinking the politics of race in contemporary dance. 

Andrea Fraser and Helen Molesworth
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Delving into public arts funding, resentment of “cultural elites,” and campaign finance, artist and curator discuss 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics—Fraser’s examination of the intersection of cultural and political patronage.

Migrant World: On Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow by T. J. Demos
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Examining the politics of representation. 

Sending Out the Signal: Swoon Interviewed by Katie Peyton
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“I take myself, my drawings, and this little bundle of creative forces that is me, and I try to make a chemical reaction with the world.”—Swoon

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