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An Artist-Driven Video Channel: Passing-Time Reviewed by Addis Goldman
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Art online during COVID-19.

An Artist-Driven Video Channel: Passing-Time Reviewed by Addis Goldman
Brook Hsu And John Garcia Passing Time1

Art online during COVID-19.

Changing the Narrative: Catherine Gund Interviewed by Michaela Angela Davis
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On her new film, Aggie, the reimagining of art, and the urgency of justice.

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.

Andrés Jaque and Ivan L. Munuera’s The Transscalar Architecture of COVID-19 by Alex Tell
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In mid-March, a still from the reality show Big Brother in Germany circulated on the Internet. It showed the contestants, who had been locked in a house together since early February, relaxing in a hot tub, blissfully unaware of the pandemic surging across the globe.

Collective Ownership: Matthew Aucoin and Zack Winokur Interviewed by Arya Roshanian
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The creators of American Modern Opera Company on reinventing classical arts during the pandemic.

Growth Potential: Lisa Harris Interviewed by IONE​
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On her new album with Nicole Mitchell, EarthSeed, inspired by Octavia Butler’s prescient series of Afrofuturist Parables.

Issue #152: Craig Taborn by Camille Norment
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Two sound artists on noise, fractals, Bach, Cecil Taylor, the new 7 PM ritual, and whether we still have use for the word improvisation.

Field Recording by Tashi Wada & Julia Holter
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In May, BOMB asked artists how COVID-19 and quarantine were affecting their creative process. How were they making art now?

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.

Slowing Images Down: Andrew Sendor Interviewed by Will Fenstermaker
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Making drawings of Instagram posts during COVID-19.

Work That Sustains: The Wattis Library by Amber Power
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Offering open access to essays, lectures, and performances by contemporary artists and scholars during the pandemic.

Jenny Offill by Claire Vaye Watkins
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After researching climate change and survival psychology for her novel Weather, Offill asks if we might imagine a different way to live.

Rowan Ricardo Phillips by Gregory Pardlo
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From epics to lyrics, Rowan Ricardo Phillips considers poetry’s reckoning with history and how writing will reflect our current crisis for future generations.

Miasmic Dread and Inexplicable Lightness: Meriem Bennani and Orian Barki’s 2 Lizards Reviewed by Simon Wu
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Narrativizing everyday experiences of the pandemic in New York City.

Issue #152: Nicolas Party by Jonathan Lee
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Party creates vivid pastels and transformational installations that lure viewers deep into the backstories of his subjects.

A Surface of Circulation: Lewis Klahr Interviewed by Courtney Stephens
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The artist-filmmaker on his prescient collage film, featuring the jetsam and flotsam of global supply chains and a prophecy of the coming pandemic.

Symptom of Society: Luba Drozd’s PPE Fabrication Initiative by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
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3D-printing face shields to combat the shortage of PPE for hospital workers.

Connective Threads: Sugar Vendil’s A Vocal Record by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
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The composer and multimedia artist on raising awareness of the Asian experience during the pandemic.

The World’s Chaos Intercedes: Zia Anger’s My First Film by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
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The detritus of a filmmaking career becomes an immersive work of autofiction.

A New North Star: George Ferrandi’s Jump!Star by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
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Designing public rituals to commemorate the North Star’s eventual transition.

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