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Mel Chin by Saul Ostrow
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Wry installations and revelatory sculptures blend art-making and activism in Chin’s unique practice of transformation.

Trees, Grass, & Collectivist Rock by Clinton Krute
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Träd, Gräs och Stenar and the democratizing power of the riff.

Nari Ward by Lee Jaffe
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Ward’s Jamaican roots and home in Harlem have been recurring themes in his numerous installations. He speaks with Jaffe about three key works.

Monte Laster by Hunter Braithwaite
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North of Paris, west of Texas—Laster’s community-based social sculptures span cultures and continents.

Bethany Ides by Suzanne Joelson
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For the past decade my sense of Bethany Ides’s work was based on hearsay, bits and scraps, or long distance perception.

Alain Guiraudie by Nicholas Elliott
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Filmmaker Guiraudie on his upcoming feature Stranger by the Lake, a story of love pushed to extremes.

Chat Travieso by Anni Irish
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Chat Travieso on creating in New York City, his adaptation of the found object and the importance of an optimistic attitude to the future.

Rama Burshtein’s Fill the Void by Liza Béar
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It’s a rare delight when a film makes a little-known, hermetic community that is bristling with traditions, customs, rules, and regulations come alive, transcending that subculture through its humanity.

Brian Rogers by Aynsley Vandenbroucke
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Brian Rogers talks about reprising his performance piece Hot Box, the challenges of performing, and his compulsion to keep creating.

Phoenix Rising: ABC No Rio by Fred Paginton
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ABC No Rio as we knew it is no more—but its legacy lives on. Here Fred Paginton sits down with the legendary institution’s Steven Englander to reflect on the role of the activist art space and its next steps.

Futurefarmers by David van der Leer
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If your knowledge of the San Francisco collective Futurefarmers ends at the Twitter logo (which they designed in 2007), you’re in for a surprise. This multifaceted design team runs the gamut, both in terms of production and strategies of audience engagement. 

Sharon Irish’s Suzanne Lacy: Spaces Between by Cameron Shaw
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In the summer of 1977, Suzanne Lacy traveled the great monuments of Europe and Latin America with a paint-by-numbers picture of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, which she gradually colored en route. 

Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: A History by Lisa Kahane
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K.O.S., the Kids of Survival, coalesced around Tim Rollins in the early 1980s, a time of inclusion and shifting autonomy.

Genevieve Belleveau by Lena Valencia
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One of the most difficult parts about moving to New York City is finding a community.

Lugar a Dudas by José Tomás Giraldo
The Fly Girlz: Da’ Brats From Da’ Ville by Cameron Shaw
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In 1985, Sandy Denton and Cheryl James were working dead-end jobs at Sears when Hurby Azor, a coworker and audio production student, asked for help on a college project. 

Berlin Calling: Alexis Knowlton by Mary Jones

This June Alexis Knowlton spoke at The Drawing Center’s colloquium on the “Power of Art.” Her topic was “S.L.A.T.”, Super Lame Art Thematization; calling attention to the corruption of the artist’s intention in the presence of evil middlemen.

Version Fest by Melissa Potter
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Having just celebrated its eighth incarnation last April and May, Chicago’s Version Fest is a 10-day mash-up of curatorial projects, public interventions, musical events, and academic forums.

Chris Metzier and Jeff Springer’s Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea by Williams Cole
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Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea is a darkly comedic documentary about a little known body of water found in the strange inland environs to the east of LA. 

Two Poems by Vincent Katz

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One side in haze, One in that painted blue erects the sky,

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