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Work That Sustains: The Wattis Library by Amber Power
Wattis

Offering open access to essays, lectures, and performances by contemporary artists and scholars during the pandemic.

Work That Sustains: The Wattis Library by Amber Power
Wattis

Offering open access to essays, lectures, and performances by contemporary artists and scholars during the pandemic.

Bouchra Khalili’s The Radical Ally by Sophie Kovel
Bouchra Khalili, The Radical Ally

In February 1970, the Black Panther Party (BPP) sought political support from the French dissident writer Jean Genet, after his play The Blacks, which had recently traveled to New York, suggested he might be an ally.

Investigating Violence: Jonathan Herrera Soto Interviewed by Erica N. Cardwell
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Presenting the missing in prints and installations.

Running off to Join the Circus: Wayne Koestenbaum Interviewed by Ruby Brunton
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The writer on the tradition of notebook writers, archiving his own work, and enjoying a ragged, damaged, nervous narration.

Portfolio by Eve Fowler
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More than.

Different Histories: Onyedika Chuke Interviewed by Rehan Ansari, George Bolster & Sara Reisman
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Creating an incomplete archive.

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

A Sense of Place: William Ferris Interviewed by Michael Blair
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The artist and documentarian on capturing the vernacular South. 

A Presence, Not a Ghost, But a Feeling: Lynell George Interviewed by Connie Samaras
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Conducting a posthumous interview with science-fiction author Octavia E. Butler.

Portfolio by Ville Kumpulainen
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Ville Kumpulainen is a photographer living and working in Helsinki, Finland. In his new book, Out of Sight (Hatje Cantz, 2017), Kumpulainen manipulates archival images to solidify the tenuous connection between present and past, attempting to fill the gaps left between himself and his history.

Mike Wallace by Phillip Lopate
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In advance of the next installment of his extensive history of New York City, Wallace expounds on the pivotal early years of the twentieth century.

John Giorno, Poet by Rebecca Waldron & Chris Kraus
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John Giorno’s influence as a cultural impresario, philanthropist, activist, hero, and éminence grise stretches so widely and across so many generations that one can almost forget that he is primarily a poet.

John Giorno’s Archives
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A selection curated by Marcia Bassett

Polina Barskova by Michael Juliani
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“I’m interested in subterranean culture that says ‘I will trick you’ to official culture, ‘I will play you.’”

Hoaxing History by Hayden Bennett
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Obscuring the past to get at truth in Paul La Farge’s The Night Ocean

Portfolio by Suha Traboulsi
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Kassab Bachi, one of the most prolific Arab painters, has never exhibited in the Arts Club of Chicago. Yet three of his drawings were found on the backs of three framed artworks in the club’s storage.

Jen Bervin and Dianna Frid
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Through sewing, weaving, and embroidery, two artists probe the boundaries between texts and textiles.

Tony Oursler by Maika Pollack
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“I’m a multimedia artist. If it’s not in the museums or history books, then where’s my art history?”

Jason Simon by Claire Pentecost
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“Liberty’s show manages to be about prison and not about prison at the same time: her audience writes about how the music lets them forget they’re incarcerated for a moment, and she calls that effect ‘time travel.’”

Portfolio by Baseera Khan
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“One actively is olived, one actively becomes a desired color, desired manufactured ethnicity.”

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