Activism

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Working Through Yourself: Kia LaBeija Interviewed by Nina Chanel Abney
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The artist, activist, and voguer on her Bauhaus-inspired performance for the Performa 19 Biennial.

From Scorpionic Sun by Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine

I disrupt the concupiscence of tube worms / where your snowy owl eye consults among white crusts / the venom of my gymnodactyl eye / which bribes the slag of trilobites

Getting Well Together: NIC Kay Interviewed by Vanessa Thill
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Discipline, resistance, and care flow through the performance artist’s work.

Jaque Fragua and Brad Kahlhamer
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Two artists drawing from punk, graffiti, and traditional Native American aesthetics, talk about protest art and the notion of the “Post-Smithsonian delinquent.”

Digging Our Way Through the Data Midden: On Ed Sanders’s Investigative Poetry and Broken Glory: The Final Years of Robert F. Kennedy by Ammiel Alcalay
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The citizen investigator as poet.

Songs for Sabotage: The New Museum Triennial by Matthew J. Abrams
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A political exhibition wrestles with its complicity.

“What Hovers Beyond Language”: Jennifer Natalya Fink Interviewed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
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Sex as ecstasy and trap.

Just Keep Running: A Conversation with Tongo Eisen-Martin by Jeffrey Grunthaner
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The poet on prison writing, collective art-making, Bay-area resistance, and being read in a thousand years.

Iman Issa by Andrew Weiner
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A New York- and Cairo-based artist unpacks her understanding of heritage and how it can operate in contemporary art.

Kayapó Chief Tuire by Pinar Yolaçan
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“I won’t open my palm for those wanting to dominate.”

A Punch in 4/4 Time by Valerie Tevere & Angel Nevarez
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On the day of POTUS 45’s inauguration, alt-right front man Richard Spencer was punched in the face during an interview for Australian television.

Leo Svirsky by Michael Pisaro
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“Activism always involves a kind of coalition building, but the kind of community art is capable of building extends further, to the dead and the unborn.”

Isamu Noguchi: Self-Interned, 1942 by Zack Hatfield
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How willful captivity shaped a sculptor’s practice.

Laura Kurgan by Noah Chasin
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An architect talks about her data maps of urban conflict from Brooklyn to Aleppo.

Dispatch from Standing Rock #4 by Ati Maier

Brooklyn-based artist Ati Maier is currently in North Dakota, where she has joined the Standing Rock Sioux in their demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dispatch from Standing Rock #3 by Ati Maier

Brooklyn-based artist Ati Maier is currently in North Dakota, where she has joined the Standing Rock Sioux in their demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dispatch from Standing Rock #2 by Ati Maier

Brooklyn-based artist Ati Maier is currently in North Dakota, where she has joined the Standing Rock Sioux in their demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dispatch from Standing Rock #1 by Ati Maier

Brooklyn-based artist Ati Maier is currently in North Dakota, where she has joined the Standing Rock Sioux in their demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Embodied Absence by Claire Barliant
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Chilean protest art of the 1970s proves timely.

Portfolio by A.L. Steiner

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